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Carpenter And Pharaoh Ants Thrive On Heated Houses

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If you notice any kind of bug crawling around your home, it’s best to pay attention. You may not think there’s an issue if you spot two or three in the bathtub or wandering across the floor, but scouts and foragers in colonies represent small portions of the real population hiding in your walls, floors, ceilings and doorframes. Given enough time, an infestation from a species like carpenter ants can…

Tree Safely

Only An ISA-Certified Arborist Can Remove Your Tree Safely

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Trees are one of the most enjoyable features of Edmonton’s urban forest. Trees can provide shade for your home and lawn as well as a barrier against cold winter winds. They also filter water and air to reduce soil erosion and greenhouse gases. And did you know that trees have also been shown to reduce stress? Many urban residents find themselves calmer and happier when they are around trees. However,…

Back Room Jam-Packed

Is Your Back Room Jam-Packed? Use A Secure Self-Storage Unit For Overstock

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Do you take your life in your hands every time you try to navigate your overcrowded backroom? As it’s also your office, the staff room, supply closet, and the only route to the washrooms, it’s fair to say your backroom is chockablock with stuff. If overstock, supplies, and business records are vying for space in your (admittedly) small backroom, then you know you have a problem with space. Your solution…

Change your Bed for a Better Night’s Sleep

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If you suddenly find that you are frequently tossing and turning in the night, it may be time to invest in a new bed. While many people may not immediately associate a poor night’s sleep with their current bed, most people link it to stress or simple restlessness, if a bed has become old or uncomfortable it really can affect your sleeping pattern. Luckily, changing your bed doesn’t have to…

Buying the Best Air Hockey Table for Your Home

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The fast-paced game of air hockey enjoys widespread popularity. Air hockey got its start back in the late 1960s and since its inception, has grown to be one of the most popular games to play at home, in pubs and in recreation centers the world over. If you have decided to do a bit of online shopping to find air hockey tables for sale, here are a few tips which…

Buying a Home in the City Vs. The Suburbs

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With a strong real estate recovery underway, buyers are once again entering the real estate market. The decision of where to live depends on many factors such as work, family and schools. Ultimately, your choice is based on your lifestyle and what you feel are ‘musts’ for you. The City? Young professionals have often preferred urban living because the proximinity to work and social events. By simply stepping out of…

Built for comfort – not speed

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Modern furniture designed and made for commercial environments is both practical and comfortable. Built for comfort, one of the benefits of ergonomic office desks and chairs is the reduction of back pain as a result of improved posture. Office workers are just as likely to suffer back injury over a long period as a result of poor posture and working practices, as workers with more physically demanding roles. Work and…

Bromine v Chlorine: Picking The Right Chemicals for Your Pool

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Practically every person in the country will have returned from the local swimming pool with their skin having that distinct smell that most people associate with chlorine. As it turns out, there are actually two chemicals that are commonly used to treat pools and while chlorine is one of these, many people also forget that bromine is another popular choice. If we look at the use of the chemicals from a…

Brick Waterproofing: An Important Preventive Maintenance for Brickwork

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They are also energy efficient, making them an environmentally-conscious choice for building structures. Although bricks are inherently durable and are quite resistant to extreme weather conditions, they can still deteriorate, especially if they are frequently exposed to water or moisture. One of the best ways to help brickwork last as long as possible and keep moisture out is through waterproofing. Brick waterproofing simply involves the application of a sealant that…

Brick – Foundation Stone of Building a house

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Brick is considered as the foundation stone constructing a building.  It would not be wrong to say that is the oldest material which is used during the construction of a building. According to the research of an archeologist bricks are being used since the 7000BC. Bricks use had been found in the southern parts of Turkey and around Jericho. In earlier times, bricks were sun dried mud bricks they were…