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Simple Solutions To Clean And Maintain Your Travertine Tile

As a homeowner, you most likely are familiar with the various tasks necessary to update your home. From pressure washing your vinyl siding to replacing worn roofing shingles, it is easy to see the stressful nature of home ownership. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough effort into the cleaning and maintenance of your travertine tile flooring. Considering the installation of travertine tile can cost an average of $15 per square foot, proper cleaning is imperative for protecting your investment.

6 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Massasauga Rattlesnakes

There are many types of snakes that can slither into Canadian backyards, but while they may all terrify you, most aren't going to hurt you. The one exception to this rule is the massassauga rattlesnake, the only venomous snake in Ontario. Here are six things you need to know about this dangerous snake.  What do they look like? Massassauga rattlesnakes are fairly small. Adult snakes can be anywhere between 50 and 80 centimetres long, but their bodies are thick and heavy which can make them look more menacing.

5 Rules For Managing Your New Lawn

If you've recently had new turf installed, you may be guilty of thinking that the job is finished and you can relax now. However, this isn't the case! Your lawn needs to be nurtured and looked after in order to remain healthy and grow in to the yard you want. The first two or three weeks are the most critical, as this is where problems can commonly arise and are easier to fix.

2 Ways To Fix Gaps Around Your Old Wooden Windows' Panes In Time For Winter

If your old wooden windows have gaps around their panes, they are letting a lot of cold air in. This makes your heater work harder to keep your house warm. It also makes your energy bills skyrocket since it has to run constantly. Below are some ways to fix the loose panes and fill the gaps to keep your home warmer in the winter. Secure Loose Panes With Homemade Shims

Managing Growth: The Pros And Cons Of Outsourced Warehousing

Growth is an exciting and challenging part of business ownership. For businesses that deal with inventory, there often comes a point where it makes sense to outsource warehousing. Choosing to outsource any aspect of your business can be a scary and overwhelming decision. If you're like most business owners, you have a hard time giving up control. However, there are many benefits that can come from hiring an expert to handle your warehousing.