20 March 2015
If you turn on your furnace just to find that it isn't blowing warm air, take a look inside to see if the pilot light is lit. If it isn't, chances are that your thermocouple isn't working properly. This part acts as a sensor and signals the pilot light to stay lit when you turn up your thermostat. Cleaning the existing thermocouple or replacing it with a new one is easy to do and doesn't require knowledge of furnaces.
10 March 2015
People love water. The price of homes and land on lakes and rivers is a testament to this. But even if you don't live on coastal property, having a home swimming pool can still give you the ability to float, swim, relax, or just cool off on hot days. And while there's certainly nothing wrong with a traditional rectangular swimming pool, it's far from the only option available. If you're considering a swimming pool (and especially if you want to make the most of a small lot), consider getting something custom and unique.
2 March 2015
Hiring a landscaper to install a waterfall or a bubbling fountain with a Koi pond underneath is an excellent move. These water features add beauty and interest to your yard and increase the property value as well. After you have spent some time enjoying your new water feature, you may encounter a problem. Before you assume the landscaper did something wrong, consider that it is not the landscaper's fault. More than likely, it is one of the three following problems and you can easily fix it yourself.
20 February 2015
It is possible that you are getting older and are building or buying the home you plan to stay in for your retirement. Or, it could be that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with some form of debilitating illness and mobility is now an issue, especially going up or down the stairs. Whatever the reason for your current interest in installing an elevator in your home, there are ways to make it interesting, unusual and different from your normal run-of-the-mill indoor transportation.
13 February 2015
The patio door plays a vital role in the home. Not only does it provide you with easy access to the patio, but it can also flood the interior of your home with natural light during the day. Unfortunately, choosing the best patio door can be difficult, as there are so many options out there. Here are a few tips that will help you choose the best patio door. Styles
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.