If you have purchased an older home and you plan on renovating it, one of the first places you need to start is with the plumbing system. The plumbing system in a lot of older homes used cast iron pipes that could cause you a lot of costly, stressful trouble. Learn more about older cast iron plumbing systems and how you can improve them during your renovation efforts. Visible Signs Of Compromised Cast Iron Pipes
20 July 2016
A dock is a significant investment. As with any other investment, protection is key. You play the most important role in this area. How you maneuver and care for your boat has a direct effect on the condition of your dock. Make sure you know what boat care tips you should be following to keep your dock intact for many years to come. Always Dock Correctly There is a wrong and a right way to dock.
4 July 2016
A wet swampy lawn isn't just a deterrent to things like croquet games and barbecues--it can also represent a serious threat to the foundation of your home. Some form of water management, therefore, is essential to protect against unwanted water damage. If you have a lawn that soaks up and retains water like a sponge, read on. This article will introduce two long-term solutions to the problem. French Drains Water-logged lawns are generally caused by the convergence of two factors: a high water table and poor drainage.
16 June 2016
Roof leaks have been the cause of untold amounts of stress and expense. Yet many people still fail to understand some of the basic ways that roof leaks develop. If you would like to protect your home by reducing the risk of costly roof leaks, read on. This article will outline how to address one of the most common causes of a leaky roof--bad flashing around plumbing vents. The Problem
27 May 2016
If you have a well on your property or are considering having one drilled, they may seem complicated. Unless you're an expert, it's likely that much of the maintenance and repair will be done by professionals rather than as a do-it-yourself job. But there are four important steps every well owner should perform annually as preventative maintenance, and these can be done regardless of how much you know about plumbing or how your specific well works.
11 May 2016
If you are opening a new business, it takes a lot of work, such as hiring employees, financing your business, and more. Because of this, it is easy to forget about one very important part and that is advertisements. One type of advertisement you can use is signs. Using them in the right way can make a big difference in how many customers walk through your door. Below are some signs you can use for your business.
25 April 2016
Because many garage doors are made of metal and have metal components that rust or corrode, they are susceptible to grating and squeaking noises. Part of your garage door maintenance should include addressing these issues so that you are not disturbing any of your neighbors when you open your garage door. Here are a few helpful ways in which a garage door service can help keep the moving parts free of rust and/or corrosion and keep the door as quiet as any garage door can be.
6 April 2016
Ensuring that your home's bathroom is in the best condition possible is important for making your home as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. Unfortunately, many homes have less-than-desirable bathrooms, and if this is the case for your house, you will want to consider a remodeling project. To make sure that you get the most from these renovations, you should use the following two tips to reduce the odds of making common oversights.
14 March 2016
If you find that your home has a lingering odor you can't quite place your finger on, it might not have anything to do with your daily cleaning tasks. Some odors are in certain areas of your home that don't often get included in regular cleaning routines. Here are some tips for identifying and removing these household odors. Clean the Trash Can While you might take out your trash promptly, the can itself can pick up a lot of stinky odors.
17 February 2016
A fall protection harness is critical if you are in the construction business and are going to be working at higher heights. However, simply putting the harness on is not enough. Next time that you put on one of these harnesses, make sure that you check these three things. 1. Check for Tears Fall protection harnesses are designed to be strong enough to hold your entire weight -- and then some -- but it is possible for them to become torn or otherwise damaged while being used on a construction site.
28 January 2016