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3 Major Challenges When Remodeling An Old House

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Older homes have a rustic charm about them, but they can be difficult when doing remodeling projects. Before building materials were standardized and construction codes established, homes could be built any way the contractor wanted. Here are 3 common issues you may encounter when remodeling your old home.   Asbestos The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety notes that many countries have banned the use of asbestos for construction. In Canada, the use of asbestos has declined starting in the mid-1970s. If your remodeling...

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How To Prevent Asbestos From Becoming Harmful

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As a homeowner, you have probably heard of asbestos and the problems that it can cause for you and your family. You’re probably concerned about asbestos in your home having an effect on you and your loved ones, but you shouldn’t necessarily be worried just because your home is older and has building materials that include asbestos. Asbestos only become harmful when they become airborne, so following these tips can help you keep you and your family safe. Be Careful When Making Home Improvements If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you...

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Stove In For Repair? How To Get By In The Meantime

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If your stove is out of commission for repairs, you may be in despair, wondering how you’ll cook in the meantime, ’cause you LOVE food. Real food. If you have a vintage or specialty model, it could be a few weeks for parts to come in. Here’s how to get by without going to the drive-up window every day. Appliances That Will Come in Handy If you have a bunch of other cooking appliances in your house, you can use those to substitute for your range and oven. A grill is okay, but it can take a lot of time to heat up, and if you...

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