• Putting A New Roof On Your House? How To Get The Roofing Permit

    11 December 2014

    If you are putting a new roof on your home, you should get a roofing permit. This will ensure you do not have any problems with your homeowner's insurance, as well as your roofing warranty.  You apply for this permit through the local building authority in your city or county.  If you are unsure where this office is, contact your local city hall, who should be able to give you this information.

  • Planning An Outdoor Wedding? Remember These 3 Things When Renting Portable Restrooms

    5 December 2014

    When you're getting married outdoors, there are a number of things you need to do. Renting portable restrooms for your guests might be on a very long list of things to take care of, but a bit of attention to the restrooms before your wedding day will help ensure that you won't have to worry about them when the big day finally arrives. Here are three things to remember when you are renting portable restrooms for your outdoor wedding.

  • Moving A Fruit Tree To A New Location

    30 November 2014

    If you have moved from one home to another, you may want to move your fruit tree with you. It is very difficult to grow a tree from seed, and you need to wait for many years before being able to get fruit from the tree. If you have a fruit tree that you just cannot leave behind, it is possible to bring it to your new home if you are careful.

  • Indoor Hot Tubs: Why Draining The Water Is Important, And What Options Are Available For Homeowners

    24 November 2014

    A hot tub must be routinely drained so that the water remains clear and clean. The owner of an outdoor hot tub can easily perform this routine drain, but the owner of an indoor hot tub will likely find this task more challenging. Why Drain an Indoor Hot Tub? An indoor hot tub is shielded from environmental debris, like leaves, sand, and bugs, but an indoor hot tub will still need water drainage on a regular basis.

  • How To Stop Road Dust From Settling In Your Home

    21 November 2014

    Living in a dusty home can be frustrating. No matter how many times each week you go through the routine of dusting and vacuuming, you wake to find a new layer of dust settled on your furnishings. If you live on a dirt road or near a construction road, there are a few things to do to limit the amount of outdoor dust that enters your home. Road Dust Suppression Treatments

  • Up On The Rooftop: Preparing Your Roof For Santa's Arrival

    20 November 2014

    Before you know it, it will be time for jolly old Saint Nick to come sneaking down the chimney to leave gifts for all the good girls and boys. Unfortunately, while this holiday season will be magical for many families, this magic can quickly turn to disaster if Santa and his reindeer are unable to safely land on your rooftop due to unattended damage. Thankfully, preparing your roof for Santa's arrival, and the cold winter season ahead, can be much easier than you think.

  • 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.