24 July 2015
No homeowner wants to go down in the basement only to find smelly wastewater backed up around the drain. Neither do you want your toilet or your kitchen sink to not drain properly. While everyone has this type of problem occasionally, there are easy and affordable things you can do to prevent a major drain catastrophe. How to avoid drain issues 1. Be careful where you plant shrubs and trees. Planting trees between your house and the street may look inviting, but as they grow, these trees will send out deep roots, roots that can penetrate older sewer lines and residential pipes where your residential system connects to the city system.
6 July 2015
If you were to take a helicopter ride over the business district of a large city, you may be surprised to find how many businesses actually have a green roof system in place. As a business owner, you may be thinking that a green roof is just something that would not be logical for your business. However, there is a lot more to a green roof system than what meets the eye.
24 June 2015
There are few things more annoying than opening the garage door and hearing a loud grinding or squeaking noise. There are times when it can get so bad that the noise is ear piercing. Not only is this very annoying, it can also be causing damage to your garage door and garage door opener if you do not find out what the problem is and get it repaired as soon as possible.
11 June 2015
Wells need to be checked every year to identify mechanical issues and to check for cleanliness. As a homeowner, you can perform various forms of maintenance and also inspect your well for signs of damage. The Cleanliness of the Well Checking for cleanliness is essential, because some issues can emerge with a water well system that can make the water unsafe to drink. The two most common sources of contaminants for well water is contaminated surface water that makes its way into the well water and septic systems that allow the contaminants to seep into the well water.
28 May 2015
If you're anything like the average homeowner, with all the demands of life, you likely have little time to think about the condition of your asphalt driveway. In fact, a considerable length of time has probably passed since you've even had the time to look at your driveway. However, if you want to take care of your home, checking the driveway is a habit you want to get into. At some point, it is likely that your driveway will need to be replaced.
14 May 2015
The old pool in your backyard may be outdated and not blend into your landscaping. If you want to have your pool be more of a relaxing place, water features and natural designs can be a great addition. You may want to include things like stone decking, aquatic gardens and water features that are integrated into your pool area. Doing these things can make your pool more of a natural oasis where you can relax in your backyard.
27 April 2015
You may not know that the fluffy and soft carpet under your feet helps you in more ways than one. It is important to take care of your carpet, and there are a few tips that will help you maintain your carpet. The Importance Of Carpet Maintenance The following are just some of the reasons you should keep your carpet in tip-top condition: You may not know this, but the fibers of your carpet have a great R-value.
13 April 2015
As someone who owns an apartment complex, you are probably interested in keeping your tenants as safe as possible. Plus, you are also probably always looking for ways to make your complex more appealing to potential tenants. One great way to make improvements in both areas if by improving security in and around your apartment complex. Luckily, making these five changes can help keep everyone safe, and you might also attract more tenants after taking these extra steps for improved security.
31 March 2015
The upside of living in a small apartment or condo is the fact that your home needs much less utility usage. With very few rooms and less square feet, it is easier to cool your space than it is a larger home. Regulating of the temperatures and utilities is also a much simpler process. One of the biggest choices that you will have to make is how to provide the air conditioning for your small home.
18 March 2015
Having the best protection from today's thieves means investing in the highest types of security available. Modern car- and home security system manufacturers offer extreme high-security options, but what happens when your high security becomes high stress and frustration? Find out more about how you can open the door when your high-security car keys or home system locks you out with the thieves. High-Security Keys Do Not Always Have Buttons