Top 10 Items To Avoid Putting In Your Septic System

By Robert Robillard

Caring for Your Septic System If you have a septic system in your home, you need to be very careful about what household products you use. Septic systems rely on bacteria to break down wastes and solids, but these bacteria need a specific environment to survive. If you put the wrong kind of detergent in…

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Swollen Hollow Core Doors

By Will Endicott

Quick Tip For Swelling Doors – Seasonal Humidity As a remodeling contractor, one of the main service calls I receive is adjusting doors that no longer work properly. With the emergence of DIY’ers and the large quantity of poor workmanship from contractors, many people move into homes that will have problems with their doors. While…

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Tool Trailer Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Preparing Your Trailer For the Winter I often refer to myself as a carpenter but, in reality I’m a mobile contractor, moving from one project to the next, sometimes even two locations in one day. Many independent contractors work remotely, often on multiple projects at the same time. In order to store and transport my tools…

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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist

By Phil Benevides

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist Here in New England when the snow begins to melt we get excited to start anew with the warmth of spring and summer coming our way. But to ensure we can enjoy the good weather, we here at Concord Carpenter like to add some Home Maintenance to our spring…

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Washing Machine Odor

By Robert Robillard

Front Load Washing Machine Foul Smell Do you have a mystery laundry room or washing machine odor? If you do, the culprit is most likely your front loading washing machine. Many front loading washing machines develop a musty, mildew, rotten egg odor. The good news is that its curable with a little DIY maintenance. Front…

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Garage Door Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

This post was sponsored by 3-IN-ONE Oil; however, all views expressed below are my own. Sticky Garage Door Fix My garage door is the biggest door in my house and recently I started noticing that is was not opening as smoothly and sticking at one point in the track. This should not have been a…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Roof Ice and Snow Melting Cables Some homes are predisposed to ice dams – and the leaks that can result from them. Lack of insulation, warm air leaks, and complex roof designs all contribute to ice dam formations. Preventing roof leaks requires addressing these issues and ice dams themselves, but that’s not always easy to…

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