How Tree and Shrub Roots Can Clog a Sewer Line

You may not be so fond of what flows through your sewer pipes, but to tree and shrub roots, it’s mother’s milk. That’s right:  human waste is chock full of life-enriching nutrients that roots not only thrive on, but seek out.  In fact, they naturally grow towards your underground drain lines sensing the presence of […]

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5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes

You’ve been dreaming about it, saving for it, and planning it in your head for months – maybe even years. Suddenly, it’s time to embark on your long-awaited remodeling project. So, what’s the last think you want moving forward?  Costly mistakes and delays, that’s what!  That’s why you’ll want to avoid these 5 common home […]

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

There’s nothing like a beautiful spring day. Bishop’s Caps, Harper’s Ginger, and Jacks-in-the-pulpit in full bloom, the smell of freshly cut grass, and the warmth of the sun on your face. But besides all that visual and aromatic beauty, spring is prime time for something else:  an abundance of rain.  And where there’s rain, there […]

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How Can You Tell if You Have Hard Water?

Water: it quenches your thirst, helps clean your dishes and and helps soothe your jagged nerves during your late evening bath. But not all home water supplies are of equal quality, and that’s a problem for some families here in the Birmingham area. Take hard water conditions, for example, defined by above-normal calcium and magnesium […]

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How to Humidify Your Home this Winter, and Why

Once the windows are closed and your heating system is on, you no doubt spend considerably more time indoors.  Enough so that, before long, you start experiencing certain annoying phenomena, such as dry skin, frizzy hair, a bloody nose here and there, not to mention the unmistakable zap from static electrical shock. What do they […]

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Common Cold Weather Mistakes

Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or use this time of year to count the days until summer, you still probably take some measure of comfort from snuggling up with a fluffy blanket by the fire (or not) and letting the stress of your day melt away. Kind of easy to get lost in that thought, […]

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