How I Came to Love Construction

  • Keep Your Home Dry And Stable - Signs Your Sewer Line Is In Need Of Repair

    25 June 2015

    Home ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities that many people may not have fully anticipated. Having to establish yourself as a veritable expert in a wide variety of home maintenance tasks is one of those responsibilities, and your sewer system is among the most specialized and vital systems that you'll ever have to deal with. Below, you'll find a guide to some signs that your sewer system is in need of repair.

  • Roof Leaking? Check Your Satellite Dish

    13 June 2015

    Roof leaks are caused by any number of problems including rotting sheathing. One problem that many homeowners overlook is leaking caused by satellite dishes. Here's more information about this issue and what you can to do prevent it. How Satellite Dishes Cause Leaks There are two ways satellite dishes can cause leaks. The first way is from poor installation. The dish is secured in place using long bolts that pierce through the shingles and sheathing.

  • How To Get A Good Drink Of Water At Home

    1 June 2015

    If you avoid drinking the water from your faucet at home because of the smell or taste, quit spending money on bottled water and install a water filtration system. Some are as easy as filling a pitcher while others will need a water treatment company to install them. Here are some ways you can get a good glass of water at home. Filtration Pitcher If you're just after an occasional glass of water, try a filtration pitcher.

  • Top 5 Elevator Maintenance Tips

    17 May 2015

    Are you interested in keeping your elevator well maintained so that the need for a maintenance service is reduced? There are many different maintenance steps that you can take to decrease the rate at which your elevator becomes worn out. With that thought in mind, here are the top elevator maintenance tips to consider: Keep an eye on lift capacity: In buildings with heavy foot traffic, keep an eye on the elevators to make sure they are used above capacity.

  • 3 Reasons To Replace Your Furnace

    12 May 2015

    Replacing your furnace is a very important aspect of owning your own home, mostly because of the many benefits that a new furnace can provide. Energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a quiet home are all reasons to consider replacing your furnace.  Quiet Home One issue that can come up with an older furnace is that it can become quite noisy as it ages. In many cases, this is due to parts corroding, coming loose or breaking over the course of the furnace's lifespan.

  • Why You Shouldn't Try To Repair Your Own Business Safe

    29 April 2015

    If you have a safe onsite at your place of business, you probably rely on it for storing money and important documents. If there is something wrong with your safe and it isn't locking or unlocking correctly, you could be thinking about attempting to repair it yourself so that you can start using it again. Although it might seem like a simple fix to repair it yourself, it's generally best to hire a professional instead.

  • 4 Steps To Deep Cleaning Your Tile Flooring

    14 April 2015

    Tile flooring is one of those types of flooring that can be challenging to clean and to keep clean. This is especially true because of the tile grout. The grout is even more difficult to clean because it is typically not a smooth surface. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep your tile flooring as clean as possible. Here are four steps to cleaning your tile flooring:

  • Algae On Your Asphalt Roof? Time For A Solid Metal Upgrade

    19 March 2015

    If the asphalt shingle roof on your home is showing signs of algae, and you notice a lot of discoloration, it's time for new shingles. Instead of using asphalt shingles, which can deteriorate over time, you may want to consider metal roof paneling instead. Metal roofing is more reliable and ecological option for your roofing needs and you are going to see a variety of benefits while you own the home.

  • Why You Should Hire A Contractor For Your Total Home Renovation

    9 March 2015

    If you have decided that it is finally time to renovate your entire home, you might want to hire a skilled general contractor to give you a hand. Sure, you can certainly do the renovations on your own, but there might just be too many benefits that you will not want to pass up on when you hire the right contractor for the job. Take a few moments to reflect on the following benefits that come with hiring a professional so you will be able to make the best decision for your personal situation and renovation plans.

  • Does Your Home Have Asbestos? Important Dos And Don'ts

    19 February 2015

    Asbestos started showing up in homes in the United States in the early 1900s. It was thought to be a perfect material for construction because it was fireproof and worked well as an insulator. As science evolved, it became clear that asbestos was doing far more harm than good when it came to people's health. As more and more people were diagnosed with severe health complications due to asbestos exposure, it was slowly phased out of the construction world.