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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Home Renovation

Date: August 21, 2015

Author: Andrea Suarez


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Home renovation projects are so important! How do you know where to start? By the end of this blog post, you'll be able to determine what questions to ask as you start thinking about your construction project. 

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3 Ways Find a Good Contractor

Date: August 21, 2015

Author: Andrea Suarez

Tags: Contractors, How To


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you're doing a home renovation or addition, most people will need an contractor. And since whatever project you're working on will likely be a permanent addition to your home, you need a great contractor. You need someone what can be trusted and someone who has experience. So how do you find that person?

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Hampton’s Roads

Date: November 6, 2012

Author: Shane

Norfolk Botanical Gardens – Part 1

By: Shane Main


The view from the Rose Garden looking back at the visitors center.

In the late 1930’s the issues, though different, were much the same as today. It was just prior to World War II, and we were still recovering from World War I. Most Americans were concerned with politics, the economy, and how to save money while investing in quality family memories.

On June 30, 1938, Representative Norman R. Hamilton announced a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant of $76,278 for the Azalea Garden project. The city of Norfolk provided Thomas P. Thompson and Frederic Heutte, a young horticulturalist, with a seventy-five acre section of high, wooded ground and another seventy-five acres of the Little Creek Reservoir to establish a city garden.

A group of more than 200 women and 20 men were assigned to the Azalea Garden project. Laboring from dawn until dusk, the labor crew cleared dense vegetation and carried the equivalent of 150 truckloads of dirt by hand to build a levee for the lake.

Within less than a year, a section of underbrush had been cleared and readied for planting. By March of 1939, four thousand azaleas, two thousand rhododendrons, several thousand miscellaneous shrubs and trees and one hundred bushels of daffodils had been planted.

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When To Change Your Furnace Filters

06 Feb

Date: February 6, 2012

Author: admin

Tags: home repairs, handyman, furnace filters, handyman services

Different homes require different changing schedules. A few factors that affect how often are listed below.

There are good reasons for changing your furnace filters on a regular basis. If you do not change them regularly, you may be losing some of the protection that they provide. Filters can become full of dust and other particles and then they will not trap the new particles that come through. This means they will be released into the air and you will be breathing them in. In addition, your furnace will have to run harder and will be less energy efficient if your filter is dirty. So how do you know when to change that filter? Here are some general guidelines that can help you determine how often is best for you.

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How To Unclog a Toilet

02 Nov

Date: November 2, 2011

Author: admin

Tags: plungers, handyman services, bathrooms, wordpress, flange plunger, clogged toilet

Choosing The Right Plunger For Unclogging Drains

Make sure you use the right kind of plunger when unclogging sinks, bathtubs and toilets.

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CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL AND PORCELAIN SURFACES

02 Oct

Date: October 2, 2011

Author: admin

Tags: cleaning, home repairs, handyman, bathrooms, ktichen, stainless steel

Use Bar Keepers Friend® to clean sinks made of porcelain, stainless steel or solid surfaces. Other cleansers containing bleach are not recommended for stainless steel. BKF® is also recommended for sinks in bronze, brass and copper.

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