30 July 2015
Bad electric wires have to be replaced to avoid shorting out an electric motor and causing extensive damage. If the wires are connected to the motor using terminal connectors, you'll also have to install new terminals on the end of the new wires so you can connect them to the motor you are working on. The wires are typically crimped into the connectors so they don't become loose and disconnect from the terminal.
8 July 2015
Glass shower doors are beautiful, they fill your shower with light, and they can make your bathroom feel bigger, but if you have a big family and a busy bathroom, they don't offer much privacy. You can remove your clear glass doors and replace them with frosted, colored or etched glass, but if you're not ready for a remodeling project yet, there are other options. Here are a few simple, DIY options for making your glass shower doors more private:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.