28 January 2015
Asphalt makes for a fairly sturdy driveway with relative longevity compared to other building materials. However, time, weather and use can all take a toll on the asphalt and eventually leave you with cracks and/or sunken sections. The result doesn't look pretty, but you might still be tempted to leave the flaws alone instead of paying to have the driveway redone. But there are a few reasons you might not want to leave those driveway repairs for a later date.
26 January 2015
If you're a homeowner who has a bunch of old items that you want hauled away after cleaning out your house or finishing a DIY construction project, calling a junk service is really convenient. The company can send someone by to simply pick up everything so you no longer have to deal with it—to a point. Junk services are restricted somewhat because they can't haul away specific items. There's also another issue regarding how safe the junk is to touch if you live in an area known for poisonous spiders.
20 January 2015
The harsh cold of winter can have a significant effect on your utility bill. This is especially true if your windows are older or lack an Energy Star rating. What qualifies windows for this rating, and why is it essential to keeping your home warm in the winter time? Here is what you should look for. Energy Efficient An Energy Star rating simply means that your windows are energy efficient. Energy Star-rated windows will not lose heat the way that regular single-pane windows will.
15 January 2015
Iron fencing has been used for centuries both as a deterrent to trespassers and for decorative purposes. If you want to use iron fencing to decorate or protect your home, it may be helpful to learn some ways in which creative planning can help you save on the cost of the fencing, from purchase to installation. Use the information below to help you plan your fencing strategy so you can get the most benefit from this high quality method of implementing boundaries around your yard:
14 January 2015
Did you know that practically every house has either active mold or mold spores in it? If this is enough to make your skin crawl, then you should know the areas in your home where mold is most likely to thrive and become a potential problem. This way, you can tackle any mold that exists in your home quickly, and create a healthier environment for you and your family. Mold grows where it can thrive
7 January 2015
Many homes have their electric water heater temperature set far too high. When they do this, they are not only wasting energy, they are creating a burn hazard within their home. It's usually best to set your water heater temperature to 120°F. Doing so will save you a lot on your monthly energy bills. In addition, you won't have to worry about small children accidentally scalding themselves by turning on the hot water faucet.
5 January 2015
Have you recently purchased a hot tub? Are you considering purchasing one for yourself or for a gift? Here are some hot tub facts and myths that you should know about: Household bleach is fine for cleaning your hot tub. This myth could cause serious damage to any hot tubs. While sanitizers made for hot tubs may contain chlorine, they are specially formulated to not damage hot tub parts. Household bleach may contain contaminants that can damage your hot tub's pumps, jets or other parts.
29 December 2014
While there are bound to be plenty of projects around the house that you will be able to tackle on your own, garage door problems are usually better left to the professionals. This is because of the severity of many of those problems. Therefore, you might want to take a moment to review the following signs that it is time to hire a professional garage repair technician: Broken Cables