Owning a home can be challenging due to the different tasks that are needed to keep it clean, functional, and appealing. Unfortunately, forgoing these tasks will not only decrease your home's appeal and value but it can also cause you to develop conditions that affect your health. From the use of products that contain toxic ingredients and a heavy buildup of dust to an overwhelming moisture problem that resulted from a simple leak, your home may actually be making you sick.
14 September 2016
If you want to save money on heating your home this winter, you do not have to be wrapped up in blankets to do so. Today, there are many options for renewable energy that you can add to your home to reduce your energy costs. Some of these options include solar water heaters, geothermal solutions, and bio-fuel solutions. If you are tired of high winter heating costs, here are some of the options that you may want to consider to give your home an energy-efficient system.
8 September 2016
Whether you have heavy metals, bacteria, or other contaminants in your well water or whether you have city water and simply want to remove the standard additives before drinking the water, distillation may be a possible treatment. It has a lot of good points to recommend it, such as its effectiveness and versatility. But before selecting distillation you'll want to hear both sides of the issue. Here are the pros and cons of distillation as a water treatment option.
8 September 2016
If you want to have elegant window treatments in your home but have a limited budget to purchase them, consider creating a unique set of window treatments on your own. Transforming a plain pair of curtains into something elegant and beautiful is easy to do. Use the guide below to learn how to add lace to a plain pair of curtains to get the elegant look you want. Choose the Curtains
24 August 2016
Kitchen drain clogs are extremely common, and you may have tried a variety of different tricks to remove debris from your drain. Boiling water, vinegar, baking soda, and plungers can all help to loosen clogs. All of these things will place minimal pressure on your drainage pipes and reduce damage. However, they may not completely remove a solid clog formation. A drain snake may be able to do this, but you should probably hire a professional if heavy duty tools need to be used.
20 July 2016
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