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  • Don’t Let Winter Ruin Your Worksite Efforts

    The arrival of winter means that construction industry professionals will need to adapt quickly to whatever Mother Nature throws their way. This might be sub-freezing temperatures, sleet, hail, snow, blizzards, etc. Cold weather typically means higher costs, as well – to keep workers warm, to ensure equipment works smoothly, to increase levels of fuel and maintenance, and to reverse the negative effects of cold weather.

    Maintain proper temperatures, ventilation, and humidity to keep jobsites running smoothly throughout winter months. Depending on the scope of your project, thousands of gallons of water may be used in the construction of commercial buildings. Concrete mixtures, masonry, drywall compound, paint, floor coating, and varnishes all have a water base. When the finishes dry, the moisture is given up into the interior space of the building, which is why it’s crucial to keep the building ventilated and dry.

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  • Avoid Rookie Mistakes with These Pressure Washing Tips for Winter

    Pressure washers are a quick and powerful tool for cleaning tough stains and grime that build up on the exterior of homes, cars, decks, industrial equipment and more. If you pressure wash regularly for home or business purposes, scheduling sessions during the winter can be particularly frustrating. Temperatures may dip into the teens at night and barely get to freezing during the prime daytime hours. If you are a home handyman or the designated pressure washer for workplace equipment, keep the following tips in mind to avoid rookie mistakes during winter.

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  • DIY Home Maintenance for Winter

    Although you may still be enjoying warm temperatures and sunny skies, cold weather can sneak into the forecast before you know it. Home maintenance for winter is easier to handle sooner than later so you don’t get caught having to handle massive and costly repairs in extreme temperatures. Below is a list of some crucial DIY home maintenance tasks to complete in the upcoming weeks.

    Caulk around windows and doors. Gaps between siding and window/door frames should be treated with exterior caulk. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink and can withstand fall and winter precipitation. Sealing these gaps will prevent cold air and moisture from entering warm rooms.

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  • How to Set Up Your Holiday Laser Light Projector

    Installing a holiday laser light projector for your home is an easy way to show off your holiday spirit. No more tangled lights or hours on a ladder, you can decorate your entire house from a single source!

    A laser light projector is the modern way of covering your home in sparkling festive lights  without any  of the hassle. The size of your home isn't an issue either - simply move the projector closer or further away to get the coverage you need.

    Cover your home in sparkling festive lights with these five easy steps:

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  • 10 Easy Ways to Stay Warm During Your Winter Camping Trip

    The excitement of a winter camping trip can turn into fear when you’re out in the open air and realize you haven’t prepared for frigid temperatures. Staying warm outdoors in the winter is a constant challenge because your body gives off so many different sensations that it can be difficult to know exactly what you need to remain safe.

    You’ll be cold, but then you’ll engage in some sort of activity and start sweating, only to have your body and clothes get damp, which leads to feeling cold. If you’re planning a camping trip this winter, here are ten tips that will allow you to remain comfortable during your time outdoors:

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  • Turn Your Closet into a Home Office

    Looking for an area in your home or apartment for an office? As unlikely as it sounds, a closet can easily be converted into a work or project related space over the course of a weekend. If you’ll be using a working closet, start by clearing it out and repacking your clothes, accessories, and shoes in their new locations. Decide on a look or theme you would like for your office as this will help determine factors such as color, style, and design along the way. Here is a step-by-step method for turning your closet into a home office:

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  • Common DIY Handyman Mistakes

    All handymen make mistakes at some point – it goes with the territory of planning and executing projects around the house. Even as you get more familiar with the tricks of the trade, a mistake every now and then cannot be avoided. Problems with a project can cost you more time and money than you anticipated, which can be discouraging for beginner handymen. Here are some common errors you should be aware of in order to avoid them.

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  • General Steps for Concrete Countertops

    Swapping out your current kitchen countertops for a concrete version is a project that will make your space feel more industrial. Some advantages of concrete countertops include the ability to cast in any shape, create custom edge details, resistance to high heat, and improved appearance with age. This advanced handyman project will need to be done over the course of a few weekends because of the time required for curing, but will save you money compared to granite or marble countertops. It will also be a great conversation starter at your next party. Below are the general guidelines on how to build concrete countertops:

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  • Bathroom Sanitation for Business Owners

    As a business owner, bathroom sanitation is an extension of your reputation. For example, in a healthcare or restaurant facility, an orderly and clean restroom makes customers feel comfortable. If the opposite is true, however, customers may not return. Dirty bathrooms give organizations a bad name, as candid reviews are likely to be posted on social media sites.

    A well-maintained space can help increase customer loyalty, frequency of visits, and overall satisfaction. A clean restroom comes down to staff training. Here are tips that will make bathroom sanitation more efficient in your place of business:

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  • Unexpected Uses for Your Autumn Leaf Blower

    Instead of manually raking and picking up falling leaves this autumn, save hours by investing in a high-quality gas blower. This commercial grade Tanaka leaf blower will do the job in much less time so you can spend weekends and evenings doing the things you really want to do. No need to feel guilty about using it for just a few months of the year because there are many unexpected uses for your leaf blower all year long.

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