29 July 2016
If your business is located in a climate that remains cold throughout most of the year and you have encountered frozen plumbing outdoors on various occasions, learn how to thaw out the pipe sections by completing the steps below. Once water flows freely through the plumbing, you can ward off additional problems by adding a layer of thermal insulation to each of the pipe sections that are exposed. Supplies Needed
11 May 2015
As a business owner, you work hard to meet the needs of your customers. Even though you do everything you can to offer the right products and services, that doesn't always guarantee you are going to draw customers into your store. If you are looking for a way to take your business to the next level, consider getting a commercial air conditioning unit. Not sure you really need one? Consider the following reasons why one might be in the best interest of your business.
8 April 2015
Pollutants can enter your home in a variety of ways, including your air ducts. Though scientists aren't sure about whether or not dirty air ducts pose any direct health risks, there are nonetheless quite a few reasons why you might want your air ducts cleaned. Check out these four great reasons below to decide whether or not your home is due for a duct cleaning. Mold If there is a substantial amount of mold that has grown inside your air ducts, you should consider having them cleaned.
8 December 2014
Drains get clogged. It's a common problem for homeowners. Most of the time, if the clog is minor, you can handle the problem yourself. There are a few different methods that you can use to free up the drain. The most common solutions involve pouring a liquid down the drain and letting it slowly dislodge whatever is blocking the drain. The next step, for those persistent clogs, is to use a tool such as a drain snake or compressed air.
22 November 2014
An air conditioner is just like any other appliance with moving parts: it may fail at some point. One of the components that could fail in your air conditioning system is the compressor. The following are a couple of detectable signs that will let you know if your compressor may be in need of repair. 1. You Feel Hot Air Coming From Your AC One sign that you can feel is your AC is only able to blow hot air.
19 November 2014
Senior citizens spend a lot of their time at their home. Many are on a fixed income, which means it is important to keep an eye on monthly expenses. This includes electricity usage. Here are a few tips to help senior citizens save on their home electricity use: 1. Turn off or unplug electronics. Believe it or not, electronics can still be drawing power even when they are in standby mode and appear to be turned off.
19 November 2014
Are you a homeowner whose home has old window guards or burglar bars on the windows? If so, you really do need to consider retrofitting the bars with a quick-release mechanism if you haven't already done so. Without a way to open the bars, residents in your home—including you—could be trapped if a fire breaks out. Guards and bars are meant to be tough, and you won't be able to simply push them out if you need to escape.
11 November 2014
Is it time to replace the old roof on your commercial property, but you aren't sure what new material will be best? Consider metal for your next roofing option, and you'll experience a wide variety of benefits when you do. Metal roofing materials are ecologically beneficial, and they are going to save you money in a variety of ways throughout the years. Here are just a few of the reasons you want to get quotes for a new metal roof on your commercial building.
11 November 2014
Throughout our lives, we run into slate a lot. Many roofs are made from slate. Slate comes in a wide variety of different colors and patterns and can turn a roof into a piece of artwork. Here are eight things you probably didn't know about slate that will change your viewpoint on slate: Slate is a type of rock that is created when clay sediments, known as shale, are compressed and subjected to heat.
10 November 2014
Being the victim of a home robbery is stressful enough, so you don't want to chance it happening a second time. Fortunately, you have options to keep your family and your possessions safe—from securing your identity to upgrading your windows and locks. Secure Your Accounts After the police leave, the first thing you need to do is call your bank and credit card companies. The big theft often happens after the bad guys leave your home, when they drain all your accounts.