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  • DIY Electrical Wiring Mistakes to Avoid

    2 August 2017

    Electrical work is dangerous, and it is often wise to leave this type of work to the professionals. That being said, there are many handy individuals who decide to complete electrical work themselves. If you have been thinking about doing some rewiring yourself, or if you want to add an electrical outlet or two to your home, then keep reading to learn about some mistakes to avoid. Mistake - Not Testing for Current

  • 3 Step Guide To Using Hot Water To Check Your Construction Company's Propane Tank's Level

    13 July 2017

    If your construction company uses propane on the worksite, you may worry about running low on the gas while in the middle of a job. However, you may discover that you have an older tank that does not have a level indicator. If so, use the following three-step guide to check your propane tank's level using hot water. Step 1:  Pour Hot Water down the Side The first step in checking your propane tank's level when it does not have an indicator is to pour hot water down the side.

  • Tips for Saving Money on Your Dumpster Rental

    21 February 2017

    If you want to clear the clutter from your home so you can have more space or to get ready to renovate, then you may want to rent a dumpster to make the job easier and quicker. You can get rid of all your junk at once rather than filling up your garbage can to overflowing for weeks on end. It's worth the expense to rent a dumpster for the convenience it provides.

  • Building A Home When A Family Member Has MS? Tips To Build It So They Are Comfortable

    5 January 2017

    If you are building a home, you can customize it any way you want to. Because you have a family member that has MS, this ability is very important as you can customize it to fit them so they can be comfortable in their own home. Below are some tips to help you get started. Install Grab Bars in Bathroom Your family member will eventually have problems walking if they do not already and will likely be in a wheelchair at some point.

  • Three Ways To Make Gutter Cleaning Easier

    27 December 2016

    A house, or any building for that matter, cannot go without gutters. Gutters help protect the roof and the foundation from excess water. However, gutters notoriously get clogged up with dirt, silt, and leaves, leaving you to clean up a mess. If you want to make this job easier, and possibly even safer, here are a few solutions that can help. Oil the Gutter Channels If you do not mind standing on a ladder for a while, you can do an initial cleaning of the gutters and then literally oil them while you are up there.

  • What To Do When Your Electric Furnace Won't Shut Off

    1 December 2016

    If your electric furnace stays on, and the thermostat won't reach the temperature you set it to, you may wonder if you should call a heating specialist for help. Although you can contact a local contractor for assistance, you can follow some simple tips to solve your furnace's problem yourself. The problem can actually be as simple as unblocking the cold-air return vents in your floors to changing your furnace's air filter.

  • Construction, IBC Containers, and Freeze Prevention: How It Works

    7 November 2016

    IBC containers used in construction often contain materials that need to be kept above a certain temperature. There is less concern about freezing in the southern half of the United States than there is in the northern half, but freeze prevention should still be considered. Materials like water only need to be exposed to desert cold for a few hours before ice crystals begin to form. Other liquid materials may have similar properties and susceptibility to cold.

  • Creating A Vacation Rental Private Bedroom? Make It Rent Ready By Hiring An Electrician

    21 October 2016

    When homeowners have a bedroom to spare, they often turn it into a space that gets used every once in a while or make it an additional storage space along with the attic and garage. If you have no desire to transform the room into anything and you do not need more storage, you can financially benefit from making it a vacation rental that you rent out as a private bedroom.

  • A Guide To Water Damage Risks, Prevention, And Waterproofing

    3 October 2016

    In order to protect your house, you need to make sure that you do your best to keep it dry. Nature's elements can begin to take a toll on your building if you do not keep it in check. Excess moisture due to rain, humidity, swelling, and other issues affect 60 percent of homeowners in the form of basement moisture damage. There are some things you can do and consider to prevent your building from dealing with this sort of damage.

  • Tips For Quieting A Noisy Garage Door

    12 September 2016

    Although garage doors aren't known for being silent, they don't have to be excessively noisy, either. If your home has a garage and the garage door has become a nuisance in its noisy operation, you don't necessarily have to just live with it. Understanding what makes a garage door noisy and what you can do about it may allow you to quiet things down. Here are some things you should know.