James C Profile and Articles
1). Types of Roofs
Has it come time to replace that old roof? If it is, you have a choice to make. You can go with a boring old shingle roof or you could upgrade to a more durable or more attractive roof. Lets discuss your options.
One popular choice for roof upgrades is slate. Slate makes for a very attractive roof that also offers excellent fire protection and a long life.
2). Is Olefin Carpeting Right For You?
So your old carpeting is finally beyond the point of rescue and you have decided to replace it. Now you are faced with an endless supply of choices to choose from. How can you decide which type of carpet to replace it with? You have to consider all of the different options and choose the one that fits your needs the best. One choice is Olefin or Polypropylene.
3). Choosing a New Door lock
Deadbolt locks are the key to your front doors security. The standard door knob with a lock is too easy to defeat. When it comes time to replace an existing deadbolt or add a deadbolt to your door, you have many choices. So how do you choose the right one? This article will give you the information you need to choose.
The first type of deadbolt is a single cylinder deadbolt.
4). Why You Should Hire An ASE Certified Mechanic
How do you go about choosing an auto mechanic? Do you look for one that's close to you? Do you just open the yellow pages and see who has the biggest ad? If that's how you choose a mechanic, you may be in for a big surprise when you get your car or truck back. The most important thing to look for when you hire an auto mechanic is an ASE certification.
5). Atlanta Attractions - Georgia Aquarium
There are many great things to do in the city of Atlanta. One of the best and most popular attractions is the Georgia Aquarium. So what makes it so special.
The Georgia Aquarium is the worlds largest aquarium. It has over 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water and over 10,000 marine animals. The list of animals is extensive with over 500 different species.
6). Frequently Asked Questions About Satellite Radio
Are you interested in satellite radio but have some questions about it? If you do, you should read on. This article will attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about satellite radio.
What is satellite radio?
This is the most basic question of course. Satellite radio is a subscription based service where users can receive music and talk programming on their radios broadcast from a satellite.
7). Repairing Loose Carpet
When carpeting is installed in a home, it is stretched over your floor onto tack strips which secure it on the sides. Over time with general use and age your carpet will actually stretch out. This will often show itself as wrinkles and loose spots in your carpeting. So how do you repair these wrinkles, is there a way?
Yes, to get rid of these unsightly wrinkles, you need to have your rugs professionally stretched.
8). Do Chair Mats Protect Your Carpeting?
It is a pretty common sight in a home office. You have a rolling chair on top of a chair mat. The mat is there to keep your carpet safe from the damage that the chairs rollers can cause. But do they do more harm than good?
There is no question that rolling chairs can quickly wear out your carpet. Because of that you should never place a rolling chair onto your carpeting.
9). Barber Carpeting Pros and Cons
Berber carpeting is carpet with a continuous loop. Unlike cut pile carpet one carpet yarn will run from one end to the other. Traditionally it was a hand woven wool carpet but today it is machine made and can be made from any material from Olefin to Nylon. It has become a very popular carpet but is it right for you.
The benefit of Berber carpet is that it is somewhat resistant to foot traffic.
10). Hair Removal Methods
Women have an endless supply of options when it comes to hair removal. There are temporary options and permanent options, painless options and painful options. This article will go over the basic choices women have in hair removal today.
This is the classic method of hair removal. You just apply a lubricating gel or foam and go over your skin with a razor.
11). Carpeting Issues - Traffic Lane Gray
The carpet in your home is subject to a lot of abuse. Because of that abuse and because of the characteristics of carpet it can develop a number of problems. One of those problems is Traffic Lane Gray.
Traffic Lane Gray is a condition where the traffic lanes in a home start to look darker than the rest of the carpet. It is different from regular soiling because the darkness is not caused by soil but by scratched carpet fibers that no longer reflect as much light as the rest of the carpeting.
12). Carpeting Issues - Soot Lines
Your homes carpets deal with abuse on a daily basis. They have damaging foot traffic, spills, pets and a host of other factors to deal with. One factor that is overlooked is the damage that can be caused by candles. It may sound strange but candles can do a great deal of damage to your carpeting.
When you think about candle damage to carpet you probably think about a candle tipping over and burning the carpet or spilling wax on it.
13). Techiniques Used By The Masseuse
If you have decided to have a massage, you have many different techniques from which to use. Many massage therapists specialize in one or two different methods of massage. This article will tell you the different methods of massage and give you a brief overview of them.
With this technique the therapist will use kneading combined with long gliding strokes and beating.
14). Protect Your Carpeting From Dents
I'm sure it sounds weird. Denting your carpet. How do you dent a soft textile material like carpeting. Well it can be done. Learn how it happens and how to prevent it in this article.
The backing of the carpet is much more rigid than the plush surface that we walk on. This layer of latex can be easily dented by heavy furniture that lays on it for a long period of time.
15). Water Heater Tips and Tricks
It's easy to forget about your water heater. It sits up in your attic or in your garage silently and reliably putting out hot water. It's easy to forget about it until something goes wrong. Water heaters are not as maintenance free as some people would like to believe. This article has some useful tips on keeping your water heater running well for some time to come.
16). Finding The Right Personal Trainer
Personal trainers can be a great help when you are trying to get in shape. They can tell you what exercises to do, how to do them and are a great motivational force. They can drive you to get in shape or to reach a new level of physical fitness. A good personal trainer is worth their weight in gold, but a bad one can aggravate and de-motivate you. So how do you find a good personal trainer? You can't just pick one and hope for the best.
17). Clearing a Stopped Commode
Its a horrible feeling. You flush the toilet and instead of going down, you start seeing the water level rise. In a frenzy you rush to turn the water shut off valve off if you know where it is. Hopefully you have managed to get the water off before the bowl completely overflows onto your floor. If not, you have quite a mess to clean up. But after the water stops and you clean up the mess do you know how to clear the clog? This article will give you some tips.
18). How To Insure Your Classic Car
If you own a classic car, you already know that they can be difficult to insure. You have things to consider that are unique to classic vehicles. Here are some things to consider when choosing an insurer for your classic vehicle.
How will you be using your antique or classic vehicle?
You should get coverage for how you use your vehicle. If you are not driving your vehicle daily, why pay for it.
19). Houston Attractions - Space Center Houston
Are you heading to Houston, Texas or do you live in Houston and are looking for something to do. If so, you should check out Space Center Houston. Its one of the many interesting attractions in this great Texas city. But what is there to do at the Space Center?
There is quite a bit to do. For starters you can take a tour of Johnson Space Center and mission control.
20). Preventing A Crabgrass Problem
If you take pride in your lawn you probably spend a lot of time taking care of it. You provide it with the right fertilizer several times a year. You water it regularly and keep it meticulously manicured. But what do you do when crabgrass enters your lawn? This article will give you some tips on controlling a crabgrass problem.
There are two main ways to control crabgrass.
21). Can Chew Treats Kill Your Dog?
Chew treats. You've probably given dozens of them to your dog and they love them. They clean their teeth and keep them occupied for hours. Its a perfectly harmless canine treat right? Wrong. Chew treats can harm or even kill your dog. If you are concerned about your dogs health read on.
Why are chew treats dangerous?
The two most popular kind of edible chew treats are those made of rawhide and those made from compressed vegetable protein.
22). Do You Know How To Vacuum?
You are probably reading this and thinking, "Of course I know how to vacuum." After all, how hard is vacuuming. You turn your vacuum on and move it around the room. Simple, right? Well if you want to vacuum efficiently, it isn't quite that easy. This article will tell you how to vacuum your carpet properly so that you remove the maximum amount of soil.
23). Renting Versus Buying A Tuxedo
To rent or to buy, that is the question. It can be a difficult decision to make and both decisions have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are pulling your hair out trying to decide, this article will hopefully give you some guidance to help you make the right decision for you.
Lets talk about purchasing a tuxedo first. Buying your own tux is great.
24). Types of Carpeting
Carpeting can be made with a variety of different fibers. These fibers have different characteristics that will drastically effect the way the carpet performs. Read along to find out about the three most common types of fibers used in carpeting.
The first material I will discuss is Olefin or Polypropylene. Olefin is generally a lower end carpeting but it does have several good qualities.
25). Serving Alcohol At Parties
Have you decided to serve alcohol at your next party or gathering? It is a difficult decision to make these days. The party host can easily open him or herself up to liability by serving alcohol. This article will give you some options on serving alcohol and tips on cutting your risk and liability.
After you have decided to serve alcohol you must decide how you will serve it.
26). 5 Easy Ways To Add Exercise To You Life
These days people live busy lives. Demanding work schedules, children and other obligations take up much of our time. When you do find free time do you really want to use it exercising? For most people the answer is no. So how can you stay in shape without spending hours in the gym? You can simply add more exercise to your daily life. Its that simple.
27). Atlanta Attractions - Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park was built for the 1996 Olympics that tool place in Atlanta. The park was built in a run down part of town entirely from public donations. It is a must see site in Atlanta so if you have some extra time to spend check it out.
If you like music, try to visit the park at noon on Tuesday or Thursday between April and September. Between noon and 1PM on those days you will find live music.
28). Should I Hire A Caterer
So you have decided to throw a party. Great, now its time to consider all of the things you must do to make it a success. You need to make a guest list, plan decorations, arrange for a DJ, etc, etc. The list goes on and on but one of the most important tasks is arranging for the food. Food and drink will make or break your party. The question you must decide is are you going to hire a caterer or are you going to handle the food yourself.
29). How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?
If you have never had your carpet cleaned before, you might be a little in the dark as to what to expect. The fact that just about every carpet cleaning company has their own way of calculating cleaning prices doesn't help either. Prices for carpet cleaning vary greatly depending on the method, the level of service and your location. There are however two basic ways of figuring a cleaning cost.
30). Philadelphia Attractions - Eastern State Penitentiary
There are many interesting things to do in the great city of Philadelphia. If you are interested in doing something off of the beaten path and out of the ordinary, visit the Eastern State Penitentiary. It will give you something to talk about and will be an experience like no other.
The penitentiary was founded in 1829 by Quakers. It was an old fashioned prison that wanted to reform its inmates through isolation and physical labor.
31). How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?
If you want to extend the life of your carpeting, you need to clean it often. A dirty carpet contains soil and other debris that will wear your carpet's fibers. Every time you walk on your dirty carpet, you are grinding the soil into the fibers, permanently scratching and wearing them. A carpet cleaning will remove these damaging particles. But how often should you clean it?
How often you clean your carpet depends on a number of different factors.
32). Water Features Can Transform Your Backyard
How do you take a boring backyard and transform it into something special? Add a water feature. Water features can transform the ordinary into something incredible as well as hide road noise creating a peaceful and tranquil environment. So all you have to decide is what kind of feature you want. Here are some of the options.
Garden fountains are one of the easiest water features to add to your yard.
33). 5 Quick Mopping Tips
Mopping may not be the most fun job in the world but nothing can make as big of a difference in your home as a nice clean floor. A shining floor expresses the message that your house is clean. If you want a cleaner home or just want to get done with mopping quicker, read these 5 quick mopping tips.
1. Flip your mop over often to expose a clean side.
34). Dealing With Pet Odor
Pet odor. If you have animals, you will probably have to deal with it at one time or another. It can be an embarrassing problem keeping you from inviting company to your home and keeping you from fully enjoying your home. You do not have to live with pet odor nor do you have to replace your carpet if you have odor. You can easily eliminate this odor if you follow a few simple steps.
35). Painting Over Existing Wallpaper
If you have ever removed wallpaper in the past you know that it can be a nightmare. It never simply peels off like it does on those home improvement shows. There are many products available to you to supposedly make it easier. You can buy special tools to score the wallpaper, wallpaper removal chemicals and even special scrapers. They help a little but usually do not work as well as advertised.
36). Proper Flossing of Teeth
Flossing. It is such a simple thing to do yet most people do not floss on a regular basis. Of those who do, many do not floss properly. When done properly, flossing is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the health of your teeth. This article will give you advice on how to floss correctly.
To begin, cut off a two foot section of dental floss.
37). 5 Quick Shaving Tips
Shaving can be a very annoying and aggravating task. Would you like to learn five ways to make shaving easier. If so, read on.
Use a quality shaving gel instead of soap or traditional shaving cream. It contains more lubricants and can reduce the chance of irritation and nicks. After you apply it to your skin, allow it to sit for a minute to soften your hairs before shaving.
38). Houston Attractions - Hermann Park
Hermann park is the first public park built in the city of Houston. It was given to the city in 1914 by George Hermann. At the park you will find picnic areas, running trails, dog areas and more. It is a special place enjoyed by both tourists and Houston residents alike. So what is there specifically to do in the park.
One place to go in the park is McGovern Lake.
39). The Different Methods of Cleaning Carpet
With the great variety of carpet cleaning methods out there, it can be hard to decide which method is best for you. In truth, they all work well but some have advantages over others. This article will go over the various different methods of carpet cleaning so that you can decide for yourself which method you like the best.
This method is also known as hot water extraction and is probably the best known and most used method.
40). What Not To Do To Your Carpeting
Carpet can be difficult to take care of. This is especially true if you have kids or pets constantly dirtying them up. This article will help you maintain your carpet by letting you know what not to do to them.
The biggest mistake people make is not using the right chemicals on their carpet. The only thing you should use on your carpet is a spotter designed for carpeting.
41). The Founder of Pilates
Pilates is an incredible exercise that has become extremely popular. It is an exercise that anyone can do no matter what your level of physical conditioning is. It is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance your body. It is a great exercise but do you know how Pilates got its start? Read this article and find out.
Pilates was started by the man who gave it its name, Joseph Pilates.
42). Why Do Spots Keep Coming Back In My Carpeting?
Do you have one of those spots on your carpet that just won't go away? You clean it again and again and in a day or two it just comes right back. Would you like to know what is causing it and how to treat it? I'm sure you would so read on and find out what is behind that mystery spot.
The reason that a spot comes back is because of residue. Some kind of residue is on your carpet causing soil to be attracted to and stick to the carpet.
43). The Many Wedding Cake Options
These days you have many different choices when it comes to wedding cakes. Gone are the days when a white on white cake was just about mandatory. Today brides are doing many different things to make their wedding cake special. Learn about some of your options when it comes to wedding cake flavors and icing.
When you are deciding on a wedding cake the first thing you will have to decide on is the flavor of the cake.
44). Pregnancy And Massage Therapy
When you are pregnant, your body is under tremendous pressure. Everything hurts, everything aches. But how can you get relief from this tension and stress. Massage after all is out of the question, isn't it? Well maybe not. Many massage therapists today specialize in Prenatal Massages.
You may wonder how a prenatal massage differs from traditional massage.
45). Choosing New Upholstery
If you are ready to buy new furniture for your home you should stop for a minute to think about what kind of upholstery you should get. Its an important decision. It could mean the difference between buying a couch or chair that lasts for years or for only months. There are many different types of upholstery and they are best for different uses. This article will help guide you in making your decision.
46). The Importance of Maintaining Your Air Conditioner
The summer has finally hit and now you are spending more time indoors with the air conditioner on. You have the thermostat set on 75 degrees and are feeling pretty good until you realize that its getting hotter inside. Before you know it, it is 90 degrees in your house and you are calling the air conditioning repair company. Problem is that it is the busy season and they may not be able to get to you for a week.
47). When Your Carpet Gets Flooded?
It happens all of the time. You come home from work to find water running out of your garage or front door. You rush inside to find that your water heater tank has sprung a leak and your entire house is now flooded. As your couch floats by you begin to wonder what to do. This article will give you some information that you need to know if the unthinkable happens to you.
48). Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
What would happen if you lost your job today? What if you needed money for a medical emergency? Most people would be in trouble. Living paycheck to paycheck has become a way of life for most Americans. You do not have to live this way. Saving money is easy if you just follow a few simple steps.
List Your Expenses
If you do not know where your money is going, you are in big trouble.
49). Finding packing Boxes For Your Move
It is time to move. You are ready to go but face a big problem. Where can you get enough boxes to pack all of your belongings? You could always buy the necessary boxes but that could cost a small fortune. No you need free boxes. but where can you find that many free boxes?
The best source for boxes is your family, friends and neighbors. Well ahead of your move you should ask them if they have any boxes or if they would save you any that they find.
50). Protect Your Children's Teeth
As a parent you have many responsibilities. You are responsible for providing your children with an education, food, shelter, clothing and making sure that they remain safe. The list of your duties goes on and on. With all that you have to do, you may not be able to pay enough attention to protecting your child's teeth. It is however an extremely important duty.
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