How To Remove Bats From Your House

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove Bats From Your Attic Bats are an amazing creature; did you know that they eat their own body weight in insects per night. A single bat can eat 1,000 or more mosquito‐sized insects in one hour. Just because they are killer mosquito eaters does’nt mean you have to put up with them…

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Victor Smart-Kill Electronic Mouse & Rat Traps

By Ben Carmichael

Victor Electronic Mouse Trap Review Victor, the rodent control company, has created a better mousetrap. No, really. While the simplicity of the traditional mousetrap has a certain elegance — a piece of wood, a spring, and a cheese or other bait — it doesn’t do a simple thing that, the world of wifi, Bluetooth, and…

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Why Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing

By Robert Robillard

Roofing Best Practice: Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing Here at Concord-Carpenter we always try to help and educate our readers on the BEST practices in the remodeling industry. When it comes to replacing skylights, there is no argument that the BEST time to do it is when you are re-roofing. Skylights have a finite service life…

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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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