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.
12 February 2015
If you work at home and have your own office, you should try to make it as interesting as you can. Instead of walking into a boring office, give it a coat of paint to brighten it up, add some lighting, adorn your walls, and even some bobble heads. Below are some tips to turn your boring office into something you will not mind sitting in all day: Paint Because you work at home, you can choose whatever color you like for your office walls.
9 February 2015
Garage door openers can stop functioning for a variety of reasons. While they may require repair, there are some situations where you'll be able to take care of the problem yourself. Before you call someone to repair your garage door, these simple troubleshooting steps can help you to rule out basic issues before you call for help. Make Sure It's The Opener. If your garage door isn't opening or closing properly, the first step is to determine whether it's the door, the tracks, or the opener itself.
29 January 2015
Plumbing a new toilet, bathtub or shower can take some dedicated work and attention to detail. To know more about how to spot a well-done plumbing project, check out this short list of common issues with residential plumbing in bathrooms. Straightness of Pipes Piping and plumbing projects need to be relatively straight and orderly. In some cases, too much slanting or crooked trajectories can be a sign of serious problems with a project that may not hold up over time.
20 January 2015
When you own a business, you have a lot of things to worry about and plan for. One of those things is the security of your actual, physical place of business. Businesses are often subjected to robberies, vandalism, and other threats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, in addition to having good, strong locks on every door and window, to keep your business safe. Replace Keys and Locks Regularly
20 January 2015
The freeze and thaw cycles of winter can cause severe damage to asphalt. Water can seep down into the cracks in the asphalt where it will expand when it turns to ice. This can cause damage ranging from large potholes to severe cracking of the asphalt that can damage car tires, struts, and alignments. Cold patch, the traditional asphalt mixture used to fill potholes, will typically provide a temporary fix that might last only a few weeks - you will have to return every few weeks to put more cold patch into the pothole.
30 December 2014
Heating your home represents a huge expense. Anything you can do to heat your home more efficiently can help to keep costs low. You can improve your efficiency by sealing leaks in your ducts, updating your windows, or using thermal curtains. However, if you have an older furnace, your best efforts will not be as effective as they could be. Replacing your furnace with a newer, more efficient furnace can help you to keep your home comfortable through the winter and keep your costs down at the same time.
17 December 2014
Holes and gashes in a window screen can be a real pain, especially in the heat of summer, when insects are a problem. Luckily, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to replace a damaged screen. If you have window screens in need of some attention, read on. This article will teach you how to get them fixed in no time flat. Repair vs. Replace There's no reason to bother replacing a screen completely if it can be repaired.