15 June 2015
When you plan a project that involves digging, it is easy to forget about the the unseen dangers snaking through your yard. Water and sewer pipes, gas lines, power lines, and communications cables are buried to protect them from falling limbs that could clip overhead lines and from all of the various hazards that could damage pipes or cables running along the ground. While utility lines should be buried deep enough that you don't have to worry about hitting them, the risk is still there.
9 June 2015
If you have a home that is on a septic system, maintenance is very important. Without proper maintenance, your septic system can cause plumbing problems in your home. Part of regular maintenance is pumping the septic system and having repairs done when they are needed. If you have a septic system for your home, here are some things you will want to know about maintenance of your septic system: 1. Preventing Problems With Septic Drain Fields
2 June 2015
First impressions are important. The exterior of a home is the first thing that any visitor sees when they visit. A home with great curb appeal will seem more inviting to visitors and can be a point of pride for homeowners. There are also many other advantages of having great curb appeal. Homes with attractive exteriors and landscaping are easier to sell and can often command a higher price. Increasing curb appeal often involves painting, landscaping, and other big improvements.
18 May 2015
As a homeowner, a pivotal part of your bathroom is the toilet. In order to keep this part working at an optimal level, you can take these steps. Get Rid of Clogs If the toilet in your bathroom gets clogged, it's important to be proactive and fix this problem quickly. Start by bending a wire hanger so that it's straight. Feed one end through the drain, and keep pushing until you feel some resistance.
1 May 2015
One of the most popular trends for new home designs is the ability to incorporate "green" technology. This is because of benefits such as reducing your cooling and heating bills and helping to improve the environment. If you have a passion for gardening, consider adding a green roof to your home. Not only will it help lower your bills, but it may also extend the life of your roof by filtering off stormwater to reduce the risk of flooding.
15 April 2015
Many homeowners make the brilliant decision to have spray foam insulation installed in their homes. This product is an efficient and easy way to insulate the home more effectively than other options. Unfortunately, the spray foam insulation can sometimes get away from the installers and become stuck to your home and furnishings. Here, you will learn the removal techniques for getting the insulation off of the things that it shouldn't be on.
2 April 2015
If there was a roofing leak and you have water damage throughout the ceiling and along a wall in the home, there are a few dangers that could cause health concerns. If the water has been there for a long period of time, you could have a mold problem in the home. The water could have also triggered other problems you were unaware of, like lead or asbestos exposure. Here are a few things you have to consider.
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.