by Super User
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Exterior Concrete Surfaces: Care & Maintenance

The reason many people choose concrete over other materials is that it is very low maintenance. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require any maintenance – it just means that concrete surfaces are easier to upkeep than surfaces made of other materials.

Now, when it comes to driveways and pathways made of concrete, even though they are very sturdy, they are still porous which means that they easily get stained over time as any sort of liquid can easily find its way among those pores. So, if you want to find out how you can keep your concrete surfaces clean, keep on reading.

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Use a cleaning solution

Of course, you can’t hope to clean your concrete surface without the help of the appropriate cleaning solution. However, make sure that you browse through various products and only choose the one that is not harmful to the environment. Once you find the perfect fit, mix the solution with water according to the instructions, pour it over the concrete surface and let it sit for a while – 5 to 10 minutes is usually enough.

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by Super User
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Foolproof Ways to Secure Your New Home

Homes are often not built with the utmost security in mind. They are comfortable, inviting and appealing, but fail miserably when they need to keep burglars and trespassers at bay. So, I hate to spoil the fun, but your new home might have some loopholes you need to address. The good news is that there are many inexpensive and effective tactics to help you pull it off. You can protect your family and precious belongings without going out of your way. Here are some essential measures to beef up your safety.

Reinforce windows

One problem area to focus on comes in the form of windows. Those on the first story are the favorite entry point for burglars. Then again, basement and second-story windows can be used as well, which is to say you should not neglect them. The main issue is that the latches that come with them tend to be flimsy and ineffective. You are better off investing in new locks and key-operated levers. Likewise, you might want to add laminated or tempered glass as another layer of protection.

Invest in a security system

A fully-fledged security system takes your security to the next level. There are many smart setups that include video surveillance, alarms, motion sensors and other components. Of course, the type of system you should get depends on factors such as your budget and the risk level in the area. For instance, a high-end system might be overkill for a low-crime neighborhood. Besides, it has been proven that even fake cameras and alarms serve as effective deterrents.

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Selling your Home in Northland
by Super User
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Preparing Your Home For Sale

Here's some great tips to help you prepare your home for sellinghome appraisal

First impressions really do count and that’s why it’s important that you thoroughly prepare your home for sale. We've pulled together this handy list which points out things potential buyers are most likely to notice. Walk around your home and take an objective look at everything in it – put yourself in the buyers' shoes

In general

  • Clean everything
  • Flowers are a nice touch
  • Eliminate clutter wherever possible as this creates the impression of spaciousness

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is often considered the most important room of the house, pay particular attention to the cleanliness, layout and storage
  • Make sure all appliances are spotless, odour-free and in good working condition
  • Polish chrome surfaces
  • Fix any dripping taps, loose cabinet hardware, and outdated or inefficient light fittings
  • Tidy out drawers and cabinets

Living and dining areas

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