• Find A Leaky Pipe On The Weekend? 2 Ways To Stop The Leak Until The Plumber Can Get There

    18 November 2014

    You open your kitchen cabinet and notice a puddle of water under your sink. That's the moment you realize that you're going to need a plumber to fix that leaky pipe. If it's the weekend, you might have a tough time finding a plumber to come out and repair it for you. You could just let it leak. Unfortunately, that would leave you with a mess, water damage, and large water bill.

  • 3 Things You May Be Doing That Are Bad For Your Kitchen Drain And Pipes

    17 November 2014

    Whether you own a home or rent an apartment, you use your kitchen often. If you're like many people, you only have one sink drain in your kitchen. That's why it's important to keep it clear and unclogged. However, you may be doing things each day which increase the likelihood that your drain will clog up. You might even be damaging the pipes. Here are three things you might be doing wrong.

  • 5 Unusual Facts About Termites

    17 November 2014

    Termites can do significant structural damage to homes and businesses, but that doesn't negate the fact that they're extremely intriguing insects. Termites also play an important role in the planetary ecosystems because they aid in the decomposition process of dead and dying trees. Following are five interesting facts about termites that most people are unaware of: Termites Groom Each Other Good grooming helps termites decrease populations of harmful parasites and bacteria.

  • 3 Things That Will Give Your Bathroom A Modern Look

    14 November 2014

    One of the most important aspects of your home is the bathroom. With a few changes, you can make your bathroom more modern looking and give it a different sense of style: #1. Infrared Water Faucets A focal point of any bathroom is the water faucet. You can enhance the bathroom by installing infrared water faucets. Featuring infrared sensors, these faucets will turn on the moment your hands get near them.

  • 3 Basic Steps To Keep Your Air Conditioner Operational

    13 November 2014

    The forced-air distribution system is attached to the central air conditioner and heating system. For this reason, the two systems share the same blower, motor and ductwork. The air conditioner system operates by using these units to force the hot air out of the house through the return-air duct of the furnace. The hot air is then distributed in the home and moved by the blower through cooling evaporator coils to cool off the house.

  • Interior Or Exterior Drain Tile: Which Option Is Best For You?

    13 November 2014

    Waterproofing your basement is a must if you don't want to get stuck with expensive water damage repair bills down the road. It doesn't matter if you live in a floodplain or not; with enough rain water, flash flooding can happen at any time. And unless you have a flood insurance policy, your homeowners insurance probably doesn't cover this type of water damage either. Interior and exterior drain tiles are two popular methods of waterproofing a basement.

  • 2 Signs Your Shingles Are Shot

    13 November 2014

    Are you trying to figure out if your roof needs to be replaced? Contrary to popular belief, those shingles won't last forever. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of ignoring those shingles until they are completely destroyed. Here are two signs that your shingles are shot, and how a roofing contractor might be able to help. 1: Granules in the Gutters Have you ever wondered why asphalt shingles allow water to bead off of your roof?