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Tips to reduce storm runoff

Best ways to deal with storm runoff

Storm water runoff occurs when rain is not soaked into the ground where it falls. A major threat to water quality, the water that runs off streets, yards and parking lots into waterways or storm sewers carries with it sdediments that reduce oxygen in the water, clog streams, and poisining aquatic life. It can also render water supplies unsafe to drink. Other issues include flodding and water shortages as it doesn’t recharge groundwater supplies. Storm runoff is worse over time in cities due to flattened, impervious surfaces. Lack of vegetation prevents the rain from soaking into the ground.

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Bathroom Organization: 7 Easy Tricks

1. Organize your cabinet and toss old products

Keep only what you use regularly, which means getting rid of any outdated products or medication. Repurpose the medicine cabinet for everyday grooming products to offer quick and easy access. It’s easy to accidently stockpile things you don’t use and probably never will. If you haven’t picked it up in the last 3 months, let it go. For things you actually need, keep them in labeled storage bins under the sink or in the linen closet. Medicines may need to migrate to the kitchen, away from moisture. “Active” storage space in your medicine cabinet will allow for efficiency and less stress in the morning.

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Garage door safety tips

Springs that are found in your garage doors are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your garage. The purpose of extension or torsion springs is to balance the garage door. They maintain extreme tension with each swing of the door. Extension springs are placed perpendicularly to the closed garage door just above the horizontal track. The specific role of extension springs is to provide lifting power with stretching action.

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7 ways to refresh and update your bathroom on a budget

Looking for the inexpensive and environmentally-friendly solutions to freshen up and update your bathroom? We’ve put together a few tips to get you through the process:

  1. Have a clear vision. This is crucial as it’s easy to become sidetracked while shopping for new things. Gather inspiration photos and make a list of changes you want to incorporate. Choose one theme and stick with it.
  2. Details: ornate paneling and modeling. An easy way is to make a quick switch. Swap out your mirror for one with a detailed frame to add modern style. As a focal point in the bathroom, don’t hesitate to go all out on this one. Continue reading

Outdoor deck cleaning and staining guide

Step 1: Replace Damaged and Loose Boards

Decks undergo many challenges such as bruising, damage, and loosening from constant pushing, assault by various elements and foot traffic. Damaged and loose boards and cracks should be repaired to maintain the wellbeing of your deck. Patch cracks with wood filler and tap in popped nails.

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Busted! Top 10 Smart Building Myths

Smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures. Yet to many property owners and investors, the value of smart buildings remains a mystery.
In the following post, experts from Jones Lang LaSalle(JLL) aim to debunk the top 10 misconceptions they encounter through their experience working with clients around the world.

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