14 April 2015
A properly running air conditioner can mean the difference between comfort and misery in hot weather. And beyond that, in extreme conditions, an air conditioner can help prevent serious conditions like heatstroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using an air conditioner is the best way to prevent heat-induced illness and death. To keep your air conditioner from going out when you need it most, maintenance is key.
1 April 2015
Cleaning out roof gutters has never been a favorite chore of homeowners, but it is a necessary one. Not only does cleaning out the gutters allow water to flow unimpeded, but it can also help improve the chances of your home avoiding a fire. Clogged gutters can catch fire if sparks are flying, increasing the chances of the house itself catching on fire. Rather than taking the chance of something happening because you don't want to clean out the gutters on your home, hire a gutter-cleaning or repair company to do the job for you.
19 March 2015
Masonry is a highly durable material that is found in a variety of structures, but despite its prevalence, there are many people that do not know much about this building material. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge can cause these individuals to not get the most from their home's masonry, and this can lead to an unsightly exterior and higher repair costs. Fortunately, knowing the answers to a couple of basic questions may help you find it easier to make sound and practical decisions when it comes to this part of your home.
9 March 2015
Treat contaminated water when you are hiking in the woods by making a portable water filter. Knowing how to make one of these items can also come in handy if your water supply at your home is deemed unsafe to drink. You only need some basic materials that don't cost much to complete this project. Use The Following Items clear plastic jug sand small pebbles powdered charcoal large brick or rock hammer long-handled spoon piece of fabric scissors knife water pot small fire or cooking source matches water collection containers Add The Layers To The Filter
27 February 2015
If you've recently purchased your first home, you'll soon find that one of the biggest challenges is finishing your landscaping in a way that highlights the look that you want for your property. One of the most difficult landscaping challenges can be building a retaining wall that's strong enough to stabilize your soil but attractive enough to keep your home looking inviting. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the materials available in retaining wall construction.
20 February 2015
It is nearly impossible to purchase exactly the amount of laminate flooring you need when upgrading your home. Inevitably, you will have leftover planks that usually end up sitting in the garage for years. By taking the time to think creatively, these planks can be given a new lease on life inside your home. Here are three crafts you can make using those leftover laminate flooring pieces. 1. Coat Rack
12 February 2015
In terms of the bathroom, there are so many directions you can go in when customizing it. In order to enhance your bathroom, you can incorporate these things into the bathroom: Frameless Shower Doors The shower area is used a lot in the bathroom, and to give this area a unique look, you can put a frameless shower door in the bathroom. The frameless design gives your shower an open vibe, making it look bigger and more sophisticated.