18 June 2015
If you are planning to make some exterior home improvements, some materials are easier to care for than others are. Follow the tips below, and you will have less work to do in the future keeping everything maintained. Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is beneficial in many ways, and especially if you live in an area that gets extreme weather conditions. This is because vinyl siding is manufactured to withstand subzero temperatures, as well as the hottest summer temperatures.
6 June 2015
When winter is coming, is your garage door ready? In many homes, the garage door is the main entry into the home. This means daily use, along with the attendant wear and tear, is common. You don't want to be troubleshooting a broken door on a freezing January morning, so make sure all is well during the mild days of fall. Stay on Track Whether you have a manual or automatic opener, the simplest but most effective way to avoid winter problems is to take care of your door tracks.
24 May 2015
While all septic systems will require maintenance, such as tank pumping every few years, these systems should last for many years before needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, this is not the experience that all homeowners have. In some cases, individuals will find themselves dealing with a system failure after just a few short years. Oftentimes, this is due to a misunderstanding regarding the way a septic system works and how their daily activities can impact the longevity of their system.
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.
20 April 2015
Did you recently move into a home with a septic tank? If so, then you probably know that you'll need to have the tank pumped and cleaned at some point. Knowing exactly when to get the cleaning, though, can be difficult. Generally, you're supposed to get the tank cleaned when the tank's contents are so high that they threaten to cover the drainage holes. However, you usually can't look inside the tank to see how the waste levels are.
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.
25 March 2015
There are a few different times that hiring a land surveyor to give you official property line information would be to your benefit. Many times, people fail to have land surveyed, causing them a bunch of problems when there is a discrepancy later on. Rather than cut corners to avoid cost, hiring a land surveyor may be one of the most cost-effective decisions you make. Here are some instances when having a land survey done would be beneficial.
13 March 2015
Tempering is a method is hardening steel—or any mild metal. The process works by exposing the metal to heat, which realigns the carbon and iron molecules to create a stronger metal. Although professionals usually do tempering, experienced DIY-ers can do it themselves in small batches. If you want to temper steel—be it a small knife or spring—follow the steps below: 1. Set up Your Workspace Before you get started, it is important that you set up your workspace.
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.
4 December 2014
Removing a garage door is necessary for a variety of reasons. It might need some major repairs, you may be in the market for a brand new garage door, or you may be converting your garage into living space and need to make room for the renovations. No matter what the reason, removing a garage door is something you can handle on your own. It requires some basic skills and intermediate level knowledge of construction.