Tips for Identifying a Ranch Home and How to Choose the Best Roofing Material


Ranch style homes are often mentioned and pointed out, but the relative simplicity of the home sometimes backfires and leads to false identifications. If you think your home is a Ranch, but you're not positive, there are a few tips for identifying the style and knowing for certain. That knowledge can help you choose the best building materials when working with roofing contractors on a repair or replacement project. Identifying a Ranch Home

27 October 2016

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Refinishing Wood


Wood refinishing is definitely something anyone can do, and it often has strongly positive effects on your wood furniture and products. Here are some common mistakes to avoid in order to make sure that you end up with the best result possible. Forgetting to Account for Safety The first thing you should always do when preparing to handle refinishing your home is make sure that you ensure the safety of yourself and all of your tools and furniture.

23 June 2016

Secondary Security: Install Extra Locks On That New Door


If you're getting a new door installed, either interior or exterior, you may want to add some secondary security to the door in the form of an interior lock. These add some peace of mind because they allow you to block out anyone who gets through the deadbolt and doorknob lock on the other side. However, there are a few different types of locks that you can get, and each has its advantages.

19 November 2015

4 Things To Avoid In A Hot Tub


If you are planning on getting a hot tub in your backyard, you are about to feel a lot more relaxed. However, before jumping into this purchase, you should know the basic rules and guidelines for owning a hot tub. Here are some things you should never do in or around a hot tub to avoid injury or damage to the hot tub itself. Avoid Getting Dirt or Sand Inside

10 February 2015

Helpful Plumbing Tips To Get Ready For Spring


As the cold chill of winter begins thawing out, it's the perfect time to start thinking about maintenance for your home. One of the parts of caring for your home that you should never skip is the plumbing. Problems with the plumbing in your home could end up costing you thousands if left unchecked, making it crucial to take care of your plumbing before any issues arise. The following tips can all help get your plumbing in great shape before spring arrives.

6 February 2015

Removing A Steel Fence Post: Buried Concrete Vs. Concrete Pad


There's nothing more frustrating than coming out of your house only to find that one of the steel fence posts that is supporting your fence is broken. Whether it suffered a collision or was merely damaged as a result of the weather, it is important to replace the fence post as soon as possible. The most difficult part of the process of replacement is getting the fence post out of the concrete into which it has been set.

30 January 2015

How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Mold In Your Garden Potting Shed


Mold and mildew in your garden shed isn't just dangerous to the structure, it can also endanger your health and the health of your garden plants. Mold prevention is often overlooked in the shed. The same thing that causes mold in your home – moisture – causes it in your shed. Prompt mold removal and preventative maintenance can put a stop to it. Metal or Wood? If you're building a new shed, opt for the wooden model.

23 January 2015

Planned Maintenance: Why An HVAC System Needs It & How Often It Should Be Done


The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the one aspect of your home that you likely use a lot. Due to the HVAC system being useful year round, it can go through many different problems needing repairs. You must plan regular maintenance for the system to prevent untimely repairs that may not be within your budget. Why Should an HVAC System Undergo Planned Maintenance? Planned maintenance will allow a specialist to inspect some of the vital areas of the HVAC system to determine if they are functioning as they should.

3 January 2015

Why Do Hard Water Stains Have To Be So Hard To Clean?!


You know you hate them…those horrible hard water stains all over your bathroom. They're on your dishes, the coffeemaker, the tub, the sink, the faucet, and the worst of all: your beautiful glass shower doors. They are certainly not fun to clean. However, with a few simple techniques, basic household ingredients, and tools, your home will be shining like new. Spotty Shower Doors The problem with hard water stains in the tub and shower area is that you often have the double problem of hard water spots and soap scum combined.

22 December 2014