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Why It's Worth It To Repair Your Chimney And Fireplace

If your home's fireplace and chimney have been neglected -- particularly if you have an older home -- then they might not be in the best shape. If you have just purchased an older home, one concern that you might have is that the chimney and fireplace don't appear to be in good condition, or you could have been told about this by the seller or the home inspector. You might not really think that it's worth it to have the fireplace and chimney repaired, but you might find that the project is worth tackling for these reasons.

Don't Attempt DIY Septic Repairs

You need to pay attention to the condition of your septic system if you want your home or business to function properly. The septic system handles the removal of waste from a building, so problems with the septic system could have dangerous (and often disgusting) consequences. You may be tempted to try your hand at some septic repairs to reduce maintenance costs over time. DIY repairs can put you at risk of serious injury and compromise the integrity of your septic system as a whole.

Worried About The Rains? How To Protect Your Yard From Soil Erosion

If you live in an area that's been affected by devastating fires, the coming rainy season will be particularly worrisome for you. Once a fire goes through an area, the soil is left bare. Unfortunately, the bare soil creates the perfect environment for landslides and soil erosion. Now's the time to take steps to protect your property from both hazards. Here are four steps you can take to stabilize the soil in your yard.

What You Need To Know About Taking Care Of Your Home Septic System

If you have just moved into or bought a home with a septic system, there are some additional tidbits of knowledge you need to know and understand about your system. A septic system is a different waste elimination system than being connected to the city sewer line, and you need to make sure you take care of the system and keep it working properly. Here are some tips to help you get to know your system and how you need to properly maintain it.

Four Reasons Why Court Resurfacing Should Never Be Ignored

Tennis and basketball resurfacing should occur once every five to ten years. It is not just a matter of aesthetics. There are several other reasons why your city's park and recreation department should be keeping up with this maintenance task. Nice-Looking Courts Are Inviting No one is interested in playing tennis or basketball on a court that is just run-down and ugly. A resurfaced court is brightly colored and very inviting.