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Rusty Screws Often Lead to the Need for Screen Door Repair

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Emergency Repairs, Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments June 1st, 2015

In Florida, rusty screws are a common problem with screened enclosures, patios and porches. There are several factors that cause rust and resultant screen door repair – exposure to rain, sun, and humidity are the most typical ones. The screw heads frequently ‘pop’ off, weakening and compromising the structure. Another major problem is chlorine. Many people wash their patios or decks with chlorine, which causes screws to rust a lot faster. To slow down the process, ensure that the chlorine is thoroughly rinsed off any metal areas and screws after washing. When incompatible metals touch each other, rust can...

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Porch Screen Repair: Primp Up Your Summer Living Space

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Emergency Repairs, Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments May 25th, 2015

Summer’s almost in full swing, so it’s time to make sure that your outdoor living space is just as ready for the hot months as you are, especially if you’re planning to host plenty of parties and barbecues. Porch screen repair is one of the most important things to have done, but there are some other ways to keep your patio looking freshly primped. If your patio has been neglected, it probably needs a good clean. Grime and dirt build up over time and make the space look really unattractive. Remove all accessories and furniture, and give the patio...

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How Often Should Sump Pump Replacement Be Considered?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Emergency Repairs | 0 comments March 23rd, 2015

There is always a quandary about when to replace a sump pump because a homeowner wants to get as much life out of it as possible but does not want to run the risk of it failing at the worst possible moment and suffering water damage as a result. The decision for sump pump replacement is further complicated by the fact that there is no actual expiration date on a sump pump because it will depend on how often it has had to engage and operate. One rule of thumb to consider is to replace the sump pump if...

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A Frozen Plumbing Pipe Can Present Serious Risks

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Emergency Repairs | 0 comments November 24th, 2014

Winter can be a time of great fun for sledding, building snowmen and cuddling up beside a roaring fire. Even if you enjoy the beauty of winter, a homeowner needs to deal with certain problems that occur during this season. High energy bills are one, and snowed-in roads are another. Another problem that can cause an unexpected expense is a frozen or burst plumbing pipe. Always call a plumber immediately if you think a pipe is frozen, because the results can cause flooding in the home and damage to your possessions. This image shows the devastating results of frozen...

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