Lawn Mower & Small Engine Repairs Available at Mr. B’s in Ellwood City, PA

Spring has officially arrived, and you’ll soon be mowing your lawn, planting flowers and trimming shrubs. At Mr. B’s, we can help you prepare for the long summer days and your long list of summer chores by getting your lawn mower, hedge trimmers, weed whackers and chainsaws ready to perform after months of sitting in your garage or shed.

Our small engine repair professionals can give your mower a thorough tune-up, replace your chainsaw chain or sharpen lawn mower blades. We work on all size mowers, including push mowers and riding lawn tractors.

Don’t know when you can drop off your mower at our 513 Third Street, Ellwood City location? Call 724-752-5551 to arrange pick-up and delivery in Ellwood City, PA!

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Five Reasons Why Poly Flooring is the Perfect Way to Upgrade Your Garage

Garage floors take a real beating from most homeowners. The concrete cracks over time and quickly becomes stained by oils, gasoline and more from cars and trucks. Most homeowners don’t think much about the appearance of their garage flooring until it’s time to sell their home, and then they’re dismayed to realize just how bad the concrete flooring looks. By then it may be too late to clean and patch the worn concrete. That’s why more homeowners every year are coating their concrete garage floors with a durable, poly coating that protects and beautifies.

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American Guardian Protection offers an outstanding, spray-on poly elastomer coating that was originally developed for use on bed liners and heavy equipment, so you know it can stand up to just about anything you can dish out. This innovative product seals concrete floors and adds an extra layer of protection that’s attractive and lasts for years.

There are several benefits to coating your garage floor with liquid bed liner from American Guardian Protection:

  1. It’s durable. The poly elastomer coating will provide years of protection and will won’t stain or crack. You won’t have to worry about repairing crumbling concrete or trying to remove stains.
  2. It’s easy to install. You can paint on American Guardian’s poly flooring with a paint gun or paint brushes and let it cure over the weekend.
  3. It’s attractive. American Guardian Protection now offers their poly coating in black, antique white and sky blue so that you can choose the color that works best in your garage or workshop.
  4. It’s safe. If you install a poly floor by American Guardian Protection, you can choose a formula with grit, which will give the garage flooring a skid-free surface that provides traction and decreases the chances of someone slipping and falling on your floor.
  5. It’s easy care. All you have to do to clean your poly flooring is hose it down occasionally. It’s also waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about water seeping underneath the flooring and damaging the concrete underneath.

Ready to upgrade your concrete garage flooring to a durable, poly flooring? Call American Guardian Protection and ask for more information about how you can use our liquid bed liner to finish your garage flooring and add years of durability, safety and beauty to your garage in one easy application!

 

American Guardian Protection

724-752-4001

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Four Unexpected Uses for Spray-On Bed Liner

Spray-on truck bed liners have been popular for years to protect pickup truck beds from wear and tear while improving the looks of the truck bed. But there are plenty of others uses for this versatile material, particularly if you’re looking for a product that meets a lot of durability requirements. A top quality, spray on bed liner like that offered by American Guardian Protection gives you all this:

Good looks. The black finish covers up scratches and dings and can easily be hosed clean whenever it gets dirty. It doesn’t show wear and tearing, keeping its good looks for years.

Stain coverage. So you spilled a bucket of paint or varnish in your truck bed? No problem – our spray-on bed liner will cover the entire area, making it look like it’s brand new.

Corrosion control. You’ll never have to worry about corrosion from salt or the elements when our liner covers your truck bed.

Do these advantages translate to other applications?  Absolutely! Think about the many kinds of equipment that could benefit from a waterproof coating that protects from the elements:

You can protect your boat against moisture damage or wood rot by applying American Guardian Protection’s liquid protective coating, and it will give you improved traction on deck.

Do you use an ATV with a dump bed for hauling loads where trucks can’t go? Our spray-on bed liner can protect your ATV’s dump bed just like it protects your pickup’s bed.

Horse and livestock trailers take a lot of abuse.  Acids from urine and feces can corrode metal quickly. A spray-on bed liner will protect against that kind of damage and is easily cleaned with a garden hose.

Your garage, basement or barn floor. That’s right! By applying American Guardian Protection’s spray-on protective coating, you can instantly update an old concrete floor that can be quickly hosed down. There’s no need to worry about cracking or peeling and it will resist stains, looking great for years to come.

American Guardian Protection prides itself on providing the most versatile and easy-to-apply bed liner product on the market. It’s easy to apply and you can do even a sizable job in a weekend. For more information, visit American Guardian Protection or call 800-346-1116.

 

Prepping for Spring: 5 Indoor Chores to Get You Ready for Warmer Weather

The unusually warm weather and sunny skies this winter may have you looking forward to spring, but it’s still too early for most outside chores. Instead, focus on a few indoor chores that can brighten your home and get you ready for summer. The bonus? Your house will look and feel fresher.

Deep clean your kitchen. Pull out and clean behind your appliances, scrub off the counter tops and clean the front of your cabinets to get rid of any residue left by sticky hands. Clean out your pantry and fridge, tossing any expired products and organizing the rest.

Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you don’t have these, now is the time to purchase and install them.

Clean the window coverings. Wash the drapes and curtains or take them to the dry cleaners and clean off your window blinds. If you have windows that are framed by both sheers and heavy draperies, consider using just the sheers during the summer months for a breezy look that will let in more sunshine.

Switch to lighter bedding.  If you have the option, switch out your winter bedding for lighter, airier coverings. Replace flannel sheets and duvets for cotton sheets and gauzy throws.

Declutter. Less is more, particularly in rooms with lots of summer foot traffic. Do one room at a time and separate items into “throw out,” “store,” and “yard sale” groups. The bonus? When warmer weather and sunny skies arrive, you’ll have lots of stuff ready for a yard sale.

 

Six Great Reasons Why Outsourcing Your Company’s Lawn Care Is A Smart Idea

“Your company will appreciate not having to deal with the many problems that can arise if you’re doing your own grounds keeping.”

Your business’s outward appearance can make an instant impression on clients and customers. If you’re properly maintaining the grounds and keeping the plant life thriving you can make an excellent first impression, but this can be time-consuming and expensive. Outsourcing the grounds keeping to a professional lawn service may be the ideal solution, particularly if you need year round grounds work such as mowing in the summer and snow shoveling in the winter. There are six great reasons your company should outsource your lawn care that can save you time and money:

 1. No Need to Tie Up Capital – The cost of purchasing, fueling and maintaining lawn tractors, edgers, a snow plow and other equipment can be significant. Add wages and benefits for a grounds crew and you’ll be tying up a significant amount of money.

2. It May Be Tax Deductible – Because maintaining your property is a business expense, the cost of hiring a professional lawn care service is tax deductible in most cases. You’ll love the deduction when tax time rolls around. Be sure to ask your tax consultant how much you can deduct.

3. No Training Necessary – Properly training your grounds crew and keeping them up to date on the latest innovations in everything from weed control to irrigation can be expensive. You also won’t have to worry about providing safety gear or the appropriate clothing to your grounds keepers.

4. No Workers’ Compensation Concerns – A worker’s compensation claim can put your company in a bind if someone on your grounds crew is seriously injured on the job. There is a relatively high rate of workers’ compensation claims filed by grounds keepers because they do heavy lifting and repetitive tasks.

5. Compliance Issues – Lawn care is expensive in part because you have to keep up to date on current compliance issues. Your company will need to know what the current regulations are on proper use of fertilizers, weed killers and more so that you are in compliance with federal and state laws regarding potentially hazardous chemicals.

6. Lower Cost of Supplies – The cost of fertilizers, weed control products and other products needed to maintain an attractive lawn can be cost prohibitive. Professional lawn services, however, buy these products in bulk at reduced prices and they will pass some of that savings on to you.

In addition to the six great reasons outlined above, your company will also appreciate not having to deal with the many problems that can arise if you’re doing your own grounds keeping. No need to make sure your employees are mowing the grass regularly, no need to call someone in the middle of the night to get a snow plow out to clear your parking lot after a heavy snowfall. Simplifying your lawn care has never been easier – just contact Mr. B’s Lawn Service or Penn Turf to schedule a time for a free estimate. We’ll do the hard work for you!

Mr. B’s Lawn Care is a full service company providing year round grounds maintenance, landscaping and snow removal.  Call Mr. B’s at 724-752-5551 to schedule an appointment for a free, no obligation quote.

Great Tips for Saving for a House, Courtesy of Investopedia

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Saving for a house is never easy, but Tim Parker’s article on how to start saving money today makes it seem easier. He gives you six ways to start squirreling away some money now for the house you’ll want to buy down the read, and they’re all simple and effective!

Read all about it here:

How To Start Saving for a House