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Caring For Your Window Films

Congrats on your decision to invest in window film installation! It shouldn't be long before you start noticing that your home or office has less glare and is a more comfortable environment. To ensure the most benefits from window tinting for as long as possible, be sure to follow these care tips for window tint and protective window film.   Window Cleaning - If you dread the thought of cleaning windows, you'll be pleased to learn that windows treated with window film are less porous than untreated windows, so it takes longer for dirt and debris to accumulate. For you, that means less frequent cleaning is required to keep your windows crystal clear. Pro-Tip: Always be sure that the window film is completely dry after cleaning. To clean, all you need to do is mix a bit of mild dish detergent with warm water. Dampen a soft rag, don't soak it! Slowly and gently wipe the window to clear away dust and dirt. To dry, use another soft towel to wipe away any leftover moisture. Don
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Accessible Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

While you might think that accessible bathroom remodeling is a home project reserved only for the elderly or those with disabilities, this couldn't be further from the truth. With more people opting to "age in place," homeowners considering a bathroom remodeling project are wise to consider upgrades and improvements that fit their needs in the present and the future. Even if you don't plan to stay in your home into retirement, the aging-in-place renovations you make today can significantly increase your investment return when you sell. Design Elements And Bathroom Dimensions Accessible bathrooms need to be spacious and configured correctly to accommodate wheelchairs. The door should be a minimum of 32 inches wide. A 5-foot turning radius for wheelchairs meets ADA requirements, so you must consider the sink, tub, shower, and toilet placement during the design process. Ideas that help to maximize your space and provide the functionality you need in your accessible bathr

Add An In-Ground Spa To Your Swimming Pool

Are you searching for a way to add luxury spa features to your outdoor living oasis? If so, adding an in-ground spa to your custom pool area is the way to go. While an above ground spa is always an option, in-ground jacuzzis offer benefits including: Seamless Integration - Unlike aboveground jacuzzi spas, inground spas seamlessly integrate with your custom pool. Instead of protruding like a sore thumb or looking out of place, they create a harmonious environment that accentuates your property. Spillover spas offer homeowners multiple options and designs from which to choose. High-End Design - Hopkins Custom Pools, serving Rockwall, Texas, provides high-end spa and pool builder and design services sure to meet the needs of you and your family. Whether you already have pool design ideas in mind, or you could use help finding inspiration to enhance your property, our team is available to help. We use state-of-the-art, high-end materials and apply our years of experience to create deligh

Texas Land Clearing Services For Property Improvements

When you need to clear land on your Texas ranch, look no further than Lone Star Trapping to provide eco-friendly land improvement services. Our experienced and detail-oriented team is available to help whether you need to make room for a new pasture, create a new fence line, remove tree stumps, or build a right of way road passage.    Land Clearing Services One of the most significant concerns many clients have today when weighing their options for land clearing services is how the project will impact the environment. At Lone Star Trapping, we always follow industry best practices to minimize negative impacts. We use leading-edge, heavy-duty equipment to clear away underbrush, and overgrowth efficiently. Additionally, we repurpose these materials by turning them into mulch instead of hauling them away or burning them. As you can imagine, this helps with wildfire prevention, not letting these valuable resources go to waste, and less fuel consumption to haul it away for disposal. Pasture

Signs You Might Need to Repair Your AC

There's no doubt about it - Texas summers get hot! When the mercury is on the rise, having a working home air conditioning system provides sweet relief after a long day at work or play. To ensure that you and your family can stay comfortable during the dog days, here are common signs that your AC unit could use a service call from an experienced HVAC company. Warm Air - When you need to cool things down, warm air won't do! If your HVAC unit is circulating heated air, check your thermostat to make sure you have it on the cooling setting. If you do, and cold air isn't coming out, you could have a malfunctioning compressor or other inefficiencies in your heating and cooling unit. Malfunctioning Thermostat - An older or outdated thermostat or one installed close to direct heat sources, such as sunlight, table, or floor lamps, can provide false readings. As a result, you might experience uneven temperatures throughout your residence, even when the air is running. By

Indoor Air Quality Could Be Worse Than Outside Air

Did you know that the air quality inside your home could be far more polluted than the air we breathe outside? This article lines out several factors that cause indoor pollution and some solutions you can implement to clean the air circulating through your house. Air Pollutants Found Inside Smoke  - We already know of the harmful effects caused by smoking. If you smoke inside your home, you are releasing this toxic pollutant into the air, which is not only bad of you but also the other residents living in the house. Smoke can cause respiratory problems for the user, and those non-smokers who are inhaling the same air. VOCs  - These substances enter the air through indoor items such as plastics, paints, resins, and other materials used in the construction of your house. Old paint can still be the cause of these air pollutants years later. Biological Agents  - Mold, pollen, and animal hair are all common pollutants we deal with, but many are unaware that these issues can c

Floor Cleaning Tips

A clean floor helps to promote a healthier home. Dirt, debris, and bacteria all fall and collect when people and pets walk across it, in addition to the contaminants that settle from the air. Each type of flooring has different cleaning requirements to keep things sanitary and fresh. Not surprisingly, some flooring types are easier to clean than others. To help you tidy up, here are tips from a flooring contractor to clean your floors more effectively. Tile Floors - Floors made of tile and porcelain are among the easiest types of flooring to clean and maintain. Spills and stains can get wiped up using a wet mop. Using a neutral floor cleaning solution in combination with a classic string mop helps break free debris stuck in the grout and in between tiles. Always be sure to avoid using an abrasive cleaner, as there is a chance of scratching the glaze. In between mopping, using a broom is recommended to clear away visible dirt. Vinyl Floors - Vinyl tiles and planks are amo