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Toilet Won't Flush? Here's How To Fix It

It's never a good day when the toilet won't flush! Luckily, most possible causes of a nonflushing toilet are easier to fix than you might imagine. Just follow the steps below to get to the bottom of your toilet failure issue and hopefully solve it. Step 1: Check for clogs. If the flusher lever does seem to be engaging but nothing else is happening, chances are you have a good old-fashioned clog.

How To Determine What Type Of Finish Is On Your Marble Floors

If you have just purchased a home with existing marble floors, you likely already know that your marble needs special care to keep it looking great. Professional cleaning and sealing, through a place like All American Stone & Tile Care Inc., is recommended to keep it stain-free. However, when you make an appointment, one of the first questions you will be asked is what type of finish your marble floor is. Many people don't realize there are different finishes to marble floors or how to tell the difference between them.

Eco-Friendly Solutions For Cleaning Your Wrought Iron Fence

Used in a variety of indoor and outdoor structures, wrought iron is a popular option for homeowners. From functional fencing for their backyard to ornamental railings on their staircase, wrought iron increases the value and appeal of a home. While it is an incredibly durable option for indoor and outdoor use, iron requires a bit of cleaning to maintain its attractive look. Unfortunately, certain cleaners are too harsh to use on wrought iron.

Your Business Depends On Its Location-- You Can't Afford Not To Do Your Regular Roof Maintenance

Just like your home, your business's location won't last long unless the roof is in good repair. Water damage is one of the most serious issues you will face. The damage is difficult to mitigate and can be ongoing unless everything is properly dried. Your business can't stay in a location with a bad roof, and that means making sure you invest in regular maintenance. Ensure You Have All Your Documentation In Order

The 4 Best Landscaping Designs for Hot Weather Climates

Landscaping in a hot and dry weather climate can be a difficult proposition. However, just because you're designing your landscape in a hot weather climate does not mean that you will be relegated to rocks and cacti. There are plenty of options for those who live in hot, dry climates. Water scarcity is often an issue in these climates, so that is something of which to be acutely aware. In fact, successful landscaping in such climates often revolves around water saving and water reducing strategies.

7 Surprising Household Materials That May Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is an inexpensive, strong, and fire-resistant mineral that used to be a popular construction material. Now, everyone knows that asbestos causes cancer, so it's fallen out of favor, but if your home was built before 1980, asbestos could be lurking in many places. You probably already know that asbestos could be in your home's insulation, but asbestos was used in a huge variety of applications. Here are seven surprising places where asbestos could be hiding inside your home.

Beware The Construction Zone! Safe Driving Tips And Advice

Road construction may not seem like the most threatening job in the world, but it can endanger the lives of both workers and drivers on the road. Although it may seem like common knowledge to follow the rules of the road while driving through a construction zone, in 2013, Pennsylvania work zones experienced 1,845 work zone crashes, which resulted in 16 deaths. Fortunately, there are ways you can practice safer driving while passing through a construction zone.

Important Safety Tips Every New Forklift Driver Should Know

A forklift can be a dangerous piece of equipment that can cause fatalities. In fact, OSHA suggests that forklift accidents cause about 85 fatalities every year. If you've recently been hired to drive a forklift, you probably don't want to be counted in that statistic. Therefore, it's important to make safety your number one priority. Often, forklift operation safety courses are offered in the workplace, and some require certification which involves extensive practice and testing before being granted.

How To Give Your Brick Fireplace A Fresh, New Look By Using Concrete Resurfacer

Outdated brick fireplaces are eyesores for many homeowners, and it is often difficult to know exactly how to update an old fireplace to fit in with more contemporary styling. Painting can be successful in some instances, but the underlying brick pattern may still be unsatisfactory to the eye. Fortunately, there is a low-cost, simple option available to the homeowner looking to radically update their fireplace; below is how you can use concrete resurfacer and paint to create a beautiful new look:

Help Is on the Line: How a Fire Alarm Monitoring Service Might Just Save Your Life

Every minute, on average, one American home suffers from a serious fire. Even more worryingly, over 15,000 people are injured or killed in house fires every year in the US. Fires are especially dangerous for elderly people and children, who may have difficulty evacuating the home or getting away from the fire quickly. If you want to protect yourself and your loved ones, it might be a good idea to have your fire alarm connected to a quick-response service.