• Breathe Easy: 4 Reasons to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

    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.

  • When A Land Survey Is Important

    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.

  • DIY Projects: How To Temper Steel

    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.

  • Solutions For A Clogged Drain: A Guide To Understanding How Drains Are Unclogged

    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.

  • How To Remove Your Garage Door

    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.

  • High-End Bathroom Remodels That May Help You Sell Your Home

    24 November 2014

    There are many high-end upgrades that you can make that may make your bathroom a compelling selling-point of your home. These are excellent, contemporary options that provide convenience, class, and sophistication, while many are also affordable options for homeowners. Talk to contractors and retailers about bathroom options that will elevate your toilet and tub into an extraordinary and beautiful bathroom. Some things to consider when remodeling the bathroom include: Shower enclosures

  • AC Tips: 3 Ways To Find Out If You Have A Bad Compressor

    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.

  • 3 Building Supplies You Can Use To Create Yard Art

    21 November 2014

    If you're looking for a way to add creative decorations to your yard, you'll find that the left over building supplies from your last project can be used to create great works of art you can proudly display. Make yard art with the three types of building supplies listed below: Wood Wood is great when it comes to creating yard art. It can be used to make many different interesting creations.

  • 5 Easy Ways For Senior Citizens To Save On Their Energy Bills

    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.

  • The Retro Look: Retrofit Window Guards And Bars With Quick-Release Mechanisms

    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.