24 January 2018
Hard water refers to a problem with your home's water supply in which it contains a significant amount of dissolved minerals, most commonly calcium and magnesium. Over time, as hard water passes through your plumbing and faucets, it will leave behind a scaly buildup of these minerals, which is chalky white and can be hard to remove. Water softeners are a particular type of plumbing installation for your home that are designed to remove these dissolved minerals through an electric charge, replacing them with sodium.
17 November 2016
If you are a small business owner, you most likely take the time to keep your property looking favorable for customers who come to visit you. This will enhance their overall experience, possibly helping you to get subsequent sales as a result. One portion of your property you should tend to frequently is the parking lot. Since this is the area customers will use first, how you tend it will make a lasting impression. Here are a few steps you can take to make your parking area attractive to those visiting.
25 July 2016
To keep the siding looking its best, it's important to clean and maintain it on a regular basis. The climate in which you live will determine how often you'll need to wash the window siding, as natural elements such as rain, dust storms, and humidity can degrade the look of the vinyl over time. You can talk with your siding manufacturer or another professional, like Beissel Window & Siding, to see how often you need to clean your vinyl siding.
13 January 2016
While flat roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and are typically cheaper to install than sloped roofs, they are more prone to ponding water issues. This is when water from rain or other sources settle into small pools rather than draining away to the ground, which can occur for a variety of reasons including poor roof pitch and clogged drains. Over time, ponding water can cause leaks and structural issues. If you roof tends to pond water, here are two possible treatment options.
15 July 2015
Seal coating asphalt is crucial to keeping it in good condition. Asphalt is naturally porous, so while sealed asphalt is very durable, unsealed asphalt is prone to many kinds of damage. Exposure to ultraviolet light accelerates the aging and cracking of asphalt, and water can infiltrate the surface, freezing and cracking the asphalt from within. Spills of oil or gas can also soak down into unsealed asphalt, reacting with the binder and softening the pavement.
10 February 2015
Clogged drains can be a major hassle. It's always annoying to deal with a slow drain in a sink or a shower, and it can actually contribute to sanitation issues in your home. Plus, avoiding dealing with a clog can cause it to get worse and cost more to fix, so it's best to take care of these issues as soon as possible. Luckily, there is more way than one to get rid of a clog in your drain.
5 February 2015
The average homeowner does not know a lot about plumbing and there is nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, the average homeowner also puts off calling a plumber if the problem "is not that bad" or you think you can fix it by yourself. While you probably can fix something small such as tightening a faucet. You might not know where to begin if you have a pipe that is leaking. Waiting is just going to cause a small plumbing problem to get worse.
30 January 2015
Selling a home is not as simple as putting up a sign and waiting for offers to come flooding in. There are many preparations to make and people you need to contact. If you are considering selling your home, one of the professionals that you need to call out for a visit is an electrician. This guide explains what the electrician will look at to ensure that potential buyers see your home as a good buy instead of a money pit concerning the electrical system.
23 January 2015
When it comes to protecting your home, your front door should be one of the key areas you bolster. Since most break-ins to homes happen through a compromised front door, no expense should be spared when it comes to securing it. With a few economical hardware upgrades, you can fortify your front entry and make your home much more burglar-proof. Here are a few tips on how to achieve this.
20 January 2015
Electrical fires in homes are somewhat rare, but they do still occur and especially in homes with older wiring. The sad truth is that very often there are signs of the home's wiring being bare or frayed that homeowners overlook simply because they aren't familiar with these signs and what they mean, and so they neglect to have an electrician make repairs and upgrades before such a fire occurs. Consider some common signs of older wiring or of dangerous wiring in a home that should be replaced or repaired.