• 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.

  • 3 Benefits Of Having A Sliding Glass Back Door Installed For Your Home

    17 November 2014

    Choosing the doors for your home can often be somewhat challenging because you need different doors depending on where they are located in your home. For your back entrance, one popular option is a sliding glass door. These doors are made up of two glass doors that are encased in a strong metal door frame. This article will discuss 3 benefits of having a sliding glass door installed as the back door for your home.

  • How Soil Mineral Content And Planted Trees Place Foundations At Risk

    12 November 2014

    Two very common causes of foundation damage are expansive soils and moisture-sucking tree roots. To prevent unnecessary foundation damage and repair, a homeowner should investigate what type of soil surrounds the proposed or existing foundation, and they should also take the foundation into account when planting trees. Expansive Soils House foundations face a high risk of cracking and damage in regions that have "expansive soils." Expansive soils consist of minerals that expand when exposed to moisture.

  • Ideas For A Cozy Porch Enclosure

    12 November 2014

    Are you like a number of other people who are not taking full advantage of having a porch? Perhaps you do not like sitting outside on your porch due to your dislike for bugs or the discomfort of outdoor weather. If this sounds like some of your reasoning, you could  benefit from considering a porch enclosure remodeling project. Read on to discover some screen porch enclosure upgrades that can make your porch more appealing for relaxation or entertaining guests.