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Treating Your Old Septic System With Kid Gloves

Septic tanks — and the leech pipes and leech fields associated with them — only last so long. If your septic system has not been replaced in more than two decades, it's time to start thinking about having it replaced. But in the meantime, treating it with "kid gloves" can help you avoid overflows, backups, and other issues that often come with old septic systems. Here's how to play nice with your aging septic system.

How To Redo Your Wood Floors

If you just purchased an older home that has wood floors in it, then this article is just for you. If the wood floors are in pretty good condition but they need to be refinished, then this article will guide you through a few things for you to know about and do. Are you "floored" and ready to learn more? If so, read on.  Buff Them The first thing that you will want to do is buff your floors or have a buffing service come do it for you.

Why Unions Matter: Living Wages When You Are a Building Contractor

Even when the economy is doing well and there are plenty of jobs available, jobs that pay a living wage are another matter. Unemployment rates are low at this time, but people still struggle to pay their bills and few have the savings they need to retire. In 2016, Go Banking Rates reported that 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Despite this staggering statistic, wages continue to remain stagnant in many industries.

6 Options To Consider For Your Window Replacement

Replacing the windows in your home is an expensive but worthy capital investment. Unlike in newly built buildings, replacement windows must be customized in order to fit into the existing building. However, the costly sticker price does not mean that you cannot get efficient and attractive windows at a cheaper price. Here is what you should consider for your window replacement. Double-Hung or Single-Hung? This mostly refers to the window part that moves, also known as the sash.

Hard Vs. Soft Water

When water falls as rain, it is naturally soft. It's only once it starts to get into the groundwater that it starts to harden up. Not everyone knows what the difference is between hard and soft water, or how to tell if they have one or the other.  Hard vs. Soft Water The biggest difference between hard and soft water is the mineral content. The thing that makes hard water hard is the fact that it has some mineral content in it, primarily calcium, magnesium, and lime.