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Eco-Strip is the largest US and Canadian Distributor of the Speedheater™ Infrared Paint Remover System since 2003. This System is safe, efficient, effective, and clean. Our EPA-Compliant Speedheater™ does not release toxic lead fumes as it operates at 200-400° F. Traditional heat guns running at 1000°+ do vaporize the lead...

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Working Safely With Lead-Based Paint

Jul 18, 2011 by Eco-Strip LLC

Until recently, contractors, homeowners, and the general public in the U.S. had little knowledge of the dangers around them as they worked on older buildings. Many historic restorationists who focused on buildings from the 19th and early 20th century knew that the lead commonly used as a binder and colorant in old paint could poison them. In 1971, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency (HUD) enacted laws to reduce lead in house dust in federally-assisted housing. It wasn’t until 1978 that the US outlawed the manufacture and application of lead-based paint. Most European countries had done so decades before.

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Choosing a Power Drill

Jul 19, 2010 by Lowe's

Hand-held power tools have become an indispensable part of the modern handyman’s and contractors’ toolbox. Power drills are the most commonly purchased hand-held power tool. You can spend from $30 – $400 for a tool that meets your needs. With that dollar range in mind, you may want to ask yourself a few simple questions before you go shopping. These same questions will also apply to most power tool purchases.

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Handyman Service offers Green Updates for Your Home

Oct 01, 2009 by Handyman Matters

A Handyman service specializes in making your home usable for you and completing projects that fit all of your needs.

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Fall Maintenance Tips

Sep 22, 2009

You will save time and money if you periodically inspect your home for potential water damage.

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Handyman or Home Consultant?

Apr 29, 2009

Today’s homes are incredibly complex structures combining the skills of 20+ specialty contractors, managed by a builder or remodeler.

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General Contractor or Handyman - Who Do I Really Need?

Dec 22, 2008

General Contractor or Handyman – who do I really need? The more familiar you become with your home and the more home renovations/decorating you do, the more you’ll familiarize yourself with the distinctions between Handyman and General Contractor. Hopefully this will give you some help and/or guidance in this area.

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Chimney Caps Protect and Enhance Home's Value

Oct 17, 2008

Getting optimal enjoyment from a crackling fireplace, this winter, depends on at least three things: having an adequate supply of dry wood on hand, making sure a professional chimney sweep has removed flammable creosote from the inside of the chimney, and making sure that an animal-proof chimney cap is attached to the top of the chimney.

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10 Tips for Choosing a Reliable Contractor

Jun 24, 2008

You’ve done your homework, and you’re ready to get started on that next big project. Now it’s time to call the contractor. Here are a few tips that’ll help you find a reputable, reliable craftsman to perform the work.