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What A Flooded Basement Can Do To Your Heating Oil Tank & Furnace & What To Do About It

Heating oil tanks and furnaces are commonly placed in basements. However, this can present a problem if the basement floods. The rising waters can cause the heating oil tank to overturn, which can cause heating oil to be spilled into the flood water. Flooded furnaces may no longer work effectively. Here's what you need to know if your heating oil tank and furnace are in your basement. Health risks of heating oil Read More 

Lower Your Cooling Costs By Applying An Elastomeric Coating Containing Ceramic Particles To Your Metal Roof

If you have a metal roof, you can already appreciate its durable, strong construction. However, you may not realize you can enhance your roof's summer-time insulating characteristics by applying a special elastomeric coating containing ceramic particles. This coating provides added protection against the elements, but most importantly, its special reflective characteristics prevent heat from passing through the roof into your home. Applying the coating is a simple do-it-yourself task for most homeowners, and below is what you need to know to get it done: Read More 

Repave, Patch, Or Sealcoat – How Should You Maintain Your New Asphalt Drive?

If you've recently had your driveway paved with asphalt for the first time, you may still be marveling at the smooth, flawless surface. While an asphalt driveway can provide you with decades of loyal service, eventually you'll need to perform some maintenance on your driveway to keep it in good condition. You'll also want to avoid doing things that could potentially cause long-term damage to your driveway. Read on to learn more about sealcoating, patching, and repaving your asphalt driveway, as well as the in-between preventive measures you can take to ensure that your driveway remains flawless for as long as possible. Read More 

What Can You Do To Prep Your Gas Furnace For An Extended Power Outage?

If you live in a part of the country that experiences intermittent power outages at certain types of year -- during tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, or even just heavy thunderstorms -- you may be wondering what you can do to protect your home in the event of an extended power outage. When such an outage strikes during winter months, it can be even more inconvenient, as most gas or heating oil furnaces do run off the electrical grid, and will be unable to create or disperse heat without a steady current of electricity. Read More 

What To Know About Recycling Scrap Metal

When companies use scrap metal to create new items, it requires less energy and reduces their carbon footprint. As a result, scrap metal is in demand, and scrap yards will pay you money in exchange for this valuable material. If you're considering recycling scrap metal to make extra money, check out these four important facts to help you along the way. Many Different Types of Metals Are Recyclable The most common metals accepted for recycling are copper, aluminum, brass, iron and copper, but different scrap yards may accept other metals, such as steel. Read More