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Kitchens & Baths

Universal Plumbing Supply

Why settle for pictures when you can get a world of choice at Universal Plumbing? Choose from Michigan's largest selection of under mounted sinks, a display of 500 faucets and a huge collection of working toilets, vessles, tubs, spas & designer items.

Website for more info


Roofing Material

Eastern Michigan Distributors

Residential and commercial products –dimensional shingles, rolled roofing products, coatings, vinyl siding, lumber and gutter materials. Family owned and operated for 50 years. Detroit and Southfield locations for your convenience.

Website for more info


Builders of Additions

Pine Building Company

We will design and build an addition that will give you the extra space you need and look like it was the original part of the house. We'll even show you how to save by doing or subcontracting some of the work. First and second story renovations, remodeling of existing space. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, master suites, great room additions.

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Hardwood Floor Care book

Nothing matches the warmth and style of a real wood floor.  You can keep it looking great with Glenn Haege's Complete Hardwood Floor Care Guide.  this book covers it all , from caring for new floors to cleaning, maintaining, and solving problems with your existing wood floors. It’s free!

Download the guide here

Publication date: 11/30/2010

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Thermal imaging camera can determine source of water leaks

Dear Glenn: My son has a small, waterfront 1940s-type cottage on a concrete slab. He has discovered water leaking under the carpet, wood platform and ceramic tiles that compose his present flooring over this concrete slab. We have determined three possibilities for the water leak and damage. Perhaps rain water and melting snow at perimeter of foundation and slab. Second, a hidden roof leak on the exterior of the cottage. Third, ground water entering somewhere along the perimeter of the foundation. Our understanding from friends is that there is a company or service that has infrared or other diagnostic tools that can trace water leaks in all hidden areas of a dwelling and determine the actual source of any water leak to the property. Do you know of someone in this neck of the woods that does offers this service?

Dear Bob: Tell your son to get in contact with Bob Carey of Infrared Services of Michigan, (810) 329-9033, www.ismichigan.com. He will be able to shoot the area with a thermal imaging camera to determine where the water entry points are.


Note: This article was accurate at the date of publication. However, information contained in it may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

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