• 3 Steps To Winterizing Your Garage Doors

    19 November 2014

    Make your garage door a priority in your list of your winterizing jobs. Together with the approaching cold weather, it's a good idea to winterize your garage doors as soon as you possibly can. Don't wait until the snow starts coming down before you start winterizing. A well-insulated garage provides usable workspace throughout the year, even when the outside temperatures fall to all-time lows. Here are three useful steps that you could use now to winterize your garage doors.

  • 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?

  • Saving Money On Utilities This Year Is Possible

    13 November 2014

    If you live in one of the 46 million homes in America that are under insulated, air and money could be floating out of your house every time you turn on the heater or the air conditioning unit. There are a few things you can do to stop wasting energy and cash at the same time. Even homes that are just a handful of years old may be lacking proper insulation.

  • Four Systems To Help You Cut Costs When Replacing Your Water Heater

    13 November 2014

    If your water heater has recently quit working, it may be time for a water heater replacement. There are many different water heaters to choose from, and boiler attachments that can be installed to provide your home with hot water. These can vary in costs, which you may want to have something that is energy efficient, but that will not break the bank. Here are four water heating solutions that will help you to save money when having your water heater replaced: