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The Benefits of Having a Synthetic Turf In Your Backyard

Synthetic Turf Benefits

For the most part, grass just seems to be there.  Most people hardly even think about it–until they own a home with a yard.  Suddenly, the grass is no longer a stationary piece of landscape, but a living, breathing entity that must be cared for.  Believe it or not, there are other alternatives to natural grass: a synthetic turf.   Looking for a professional opinion on this, we turned to Ernest from Synthetic Turf Dallas to understand the benefits of installing turf.

The benefits of installing synthetic turf in your backyard are various: it saves time, money and is environmentally-friendly.

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Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

No Cool Air…Yikes

When your air conditioner breaks down on a hot summer day it can seem like the end of days, but there is no need to panic. This brief post will explain exactly what you need to do if your air conditioner stops blowing cold air, and how it can troubleshoot and possibly do some at home repairs.

As with any type of home project, we always suggest you contact a professional to assist, otherwise, you could cause more damage if you are not sure what you are doing.  Also if you are working with electricity, be sure to turn off all electricity at the breaker box, or better yet contact a professional.   We have invited a professional Jason from AC Repair Frisco to show you a few good tips.

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Great Pressure Washing Tips

Effective Tips That Will Guide You In Hiring The Best Pressure Washing Company

Pressure washing is one quick and thorough way to clean the exterior of your house. Due to the scale of the operation, you may want to hire a contractor to do the job for you. Then you’ll have to make sure the service provider you choose is fully qualified for the task. Otherwise, you run the risk of incurring costly damage to your property.

We went to an expert on Commercial Pressure Washing in Houston, TX, Jeremy and asked for some tips on finding a great pressure washing company.  Below are a few pointers that can help you in your search for a pressure washing contractor that will get the job done correctly. There are also additional tips for dealing with the contractor you choose while the job is ongoing and when it is done.

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Remote Worker Time Tracking

Best Way to Track Your Time When Working Temp

This may seem like an odd article for my blog, but as a contract worker, I love sharing when I run across something spectacular.  I have found a new software that will help you tremendously.  If you are a temporary or contract worker you have most likely spent a great deal of time filling out paper timesheets and faxing or scanning them in to send to your employer.  This task in itself can be a full-time job, and actually is no fun at all.   If you are one of the unlucky soles that have to go through these grueling tasks, you should speak with your staffing firm and have them look at investing in the best time tracking solution on the planet.  There is a new software on the market that will revolutionize how you enter time for all of your temporary and contract positions.

The new software allows any third party manager to actually approve your timesheet without having to login to your payroll system.  This is a huge deal for staffing firms and breaks down a barrier that has been looming over the heads of all staffing firms around the country.

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Cleaning the Baseboards in Your Home

Baseboard Cleaning – Not A Fun Job

Cleaning baseboards is typically not a glamorous task for anyone, but actually cleaning the baseboards is all about making your room look clean and free from dust. It is the kind of task which when finished makes one’s home feel and appear to be better. You may spend much time dusting furniture, cleaning the floor and vacuuming crannies and nooks in your room, but whenever the baseboards are untidy, they will definitely attract attention thereby creating a total impression of neglect and shabbiness. However, it is very simple learning to clean your baseboards at home and should not be one of the huge housekeeping challenges you face in life.


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How To Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning Gutters

funky guttersWhen it comes to cleaning gutters you are not looking at a basic household chore. Cleaning your gutters can be very dangerous and cumbersome sometimes, but it is very essential if you want a home in good standing. I know of a few personally who put their gutter off for years, resulting in literally thousands of dollars in damage.


With the dangers of falling, slipping, or hurting yourself you must take appropriate precautions by ensuring you are using the right tools and techniques for the job. This article will help you with advice on the basic equipment and technique you can use, as well as how to clean your gutters.

What You Need
You will need items such as a cloth, bucket, gardening shovel, ladder, gloves, drain clearing tool, hose nozzle, and safety glasses. Of course, be in your working attires. Never try to clean if it just rained because it’s very slippery.

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How To Caulk A Bathtub

Does Your Bathtub Caulk Look Gross?

Whether you’re renovating your bathroom or repairing water damage, caulking is an important step in preventing serious water damage to your bathroom. Since the area around your bathtub is especially exposed to humidity it is especially important to do this carefully and correctly. While it may seem daunting at first, with adequate preparation and a few straightforward steps you can caulk your bathtub yourself with effective, professional-looking results.

Simply follow these seven steps:

1. Start Clean

If you are re-caulking your bathtub, be sure to remove all of the old caulk, and any mildew or soap scum from around the edge of the tub. Once the surface is clean wipe it once more with denatured alcohol to remove moisture. For a new bathtub begin with this step.

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Cleaning Windows Like A Pro

Do You Do Windows?

Do you want to know how you can clean your windows like a professional and save yourself a few bucks? Here are some handy tips to get your windows spotless and smudge free.

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Clean Off Any Excess Dry Dirt or Dust

Before trying to use any wet products to clean your windows first of all you should ensure that there is no dry dirt or dust lingering on or around the window. Dry dirt will become wet dirt which will ultimately cause smears and smudges which will be far harder to get off at a later stage. Similarly, any dust left on the window sill or around the frame will inevitably be disturbed as you clean and the first place it will land is straight onto the window which you are trying to clean. Therefore it is imperative that you use a dry brush or a vacuum cleaner with an extendable nozzle in order to ensure that you get rid of as much of the dust as possible.

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Home Office Makeover

Remodeling Your Home Office

Are you one of the lucky folks that gets to office from home every single day?  Some people love it, some hate it, and not matter which side of the fence you are on, and there will be some time when you may need to remodel your home office.   No matter if you use it every day, or once a month to sit down and pay monthly bills, your home office needs to be functional, efficient, and it doesn’t hurt to make it beautiful.

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What is the best layout for your office design?

If you are working from your office every day, you need to create a space that is not only functional, but one that sparks your creativity.   Ideally you will have a space dedicated specifically as your office, but if space is limited you may need to pair your home office with a guest room, or a nook in your living room or kitchen area.   There are so many options for you to pick the best design and it will depend on your living situation as to how much space you can dedicate for your home office.

No matter where you choose to set up shop, you need to think of the layout for your office so that you have ample access to electricity to connect all of your equipment.  Think of where you need to put things like your computer and monitor, printer, wifi access points, etc.   Also make sure you are able to place your monitor so it will not have a glare on the screen during the day.  Depending on the layout of the room, it may be necessary to also have lamps placed in strategic locations in order to provide you with ample amount of lighting.

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