23 December 2015
If you have been trying to figure out how to keep pigeons off your office building's window sills, you may have seen those strips of spikes that you place on the sill. Those are very effective, but they present some issues for window cleaners when they go to work on the windows in your building. An alternative is to use a wire arrangement sometimes called a trip wire. This is a lot safer for anyone trying to clean the windows, and it also makes the job easier, especially if you want the sills clean as well.
8 December 2015
If you're in the market for a new heating system, or if you're adding a new room or addition to your home, you might be overwhelmed by all of the heating system options on the market today. One good choice, especially for an older home, is a ductless heat pump system. What is a ductless heat pump system? A ductless heat pump system, as the name implies, circulates heated air throughout your home without the traditional duct system of pipes, vents and registers.
18 November 2015
Swimming year round is becoming more and more common. Heated pools allow people to keep swimming even when temperatures drop. One of the main issues with swimming during the colder months is getting out of the pool. Cold air can make exiting the pool a very uncomfortable task. Luckily there are changes that can be made to the space around the swimming pool in order to ensure that swimmers aren't left shivering.
30 October 2015
Kitchen countertops have come a long way in recent years. You no longer have to choose between a cheap laminate material or an expensive marble countertop. There are lots of options that fall in-between those two extremes. It's a good idea to think about the material and how you use your kitchen before you chose a new countertop. There are some that look beautiful, but require lots of maintenance. Others are not designed for people who do lots of food prep in their kitchen.
15 October 2015
Few things are more frustrating than cleaning up sewage that has backed up into your house. Unfortunately, unless you pay close attention to your septic tank, it might be the reality you are faced with. Here are two signs your sewage tank pump needs to be serviced so that you can avoid this harsh reality: 1: Plumbing Fixture Drainage Issues Does it seem like your plumbing fixtures take an eternity to drain?
1 October 2015
When it comes to completing any construction project, selecting the right materials is essential. Trusses contribute not only to the structural integrity of the finished building, but the aesthetic appeal of the building as well. Selecting the right truss will help you create a structurally sound building that your client will be proud to call his or her own. Here are some tips you can use to help select the right type of truss in the future.
14 September 2015
If you have noticed dripping or puddles of water either inside or on the floor underneath your refrigerator, you will want to be quick at doing repair work so you do not have unnecessary food loss or damage to your flooring. Many leaking problems can be repaired on your own with simple household items and a bit of know-how. Here are some of the main areas to look for the source of a refrigerator leak and some basic guidance in how to repair them.
26 August 2015
If you are planning on having your dream home built for you and your family, you might be thinking about hiring an architect to help you come up with your designs. Then, you might assume that you will be able to take these plans to a good contractor to have your home built. Although this might be the traditional way of planning for and building a home, you should know that it's not your only choice.
19 August 2015
When it comes to general swimming pool maintenance, one of the things that many homeowners overlook is the importance of monitoring the pH levels regularly. A high pH level in your pool, or water that's too alkaline, may occur for many reasons and may lead to cloudy water that'll leave you uncomfortable if you swim in it. It's important that you adjust a high pH right away. Here's a look at why the pH matters and some common reasons why it can be too high.
10 August 2015
If moisture bogs down the soil in your vegetable garden every time you water it or it rains, install a simple French drain system in it. A French drain or trench is used to guide or drain water away from a structure or location, such as your garden. Unless you plan to install a French drain around your entire property, you can do the installation yourself. Here's what you need to do and why.