24 June 2015
With water becoming a precious resource in many areas, greywater is becoming a practical way to get water for landscaping irrigation. Not only can it help to reduce water consumption, but using grey water can also help reduce wear on your septic system. This is water that goes to your septic system and can cause it to be over burdened with affluent (liquid waste). If you want to use greywater for your landscape irrigation, here are some tips that can help you:
12 June 2015
A new roof for your house is a huge investment, and a necessary purchase like that can take you by surprise since roof-related damage isn't always noticed until it's too late. You should aim for the best deal possible and save money over the entire process by replacing your roof during periods of low demand or buying only what materials you need. Do I Need Repairs or a Full Replacement?
1 June 2015
Without an electrical license, it can be hard to identify the culprits of electrical problems in your home. However, as a homeowner, you can take charge by knowing what to look for and know what signs indicate that there is a problem that requires the help of a professional. Here are a few signs that indicate a repair or replacement is necessary for your home electrical system: Circuit Breaker Constantly Tripping
15 May 2015
Are you getting a house constructed in a city that you don't reside in? If you won't be around to supervise the project, you may want to hire a general contractor to oversee it on your behalf. Find out below about the benefits of using a general contractor for supervising home construction, as well as how to hire one without spending too much money. What Makes a General Contractor Useful When a Home is Constructed?
29 April 2015
If you want to have a heating system that is efficient and comfortable, radiant heating is a great option. There are also many different options when choosing radiant heating systems. You can choose between different types of boilers, radiators and in-floor heating. These different options can be good for certain circumstances. If you have an existing home, you may want to have radiators installed, while with new homes in-floor systems can be great.
14 April 2015
If you know your older home needs new siding but you aren't sure what type of siding is going to be best, you'll want to consider professional installation. There are a lot of risks when you try to do your own siding removal and installation. Consider the following things, and call professionals to get the siding that you need. Asbestos Concerns Removing your own siding can be dangerous because you don't know if there was asbestos in the siding, in the adhesive used to apply the siding, or in the insulation behind the siding.
31 March 2015
Have you recently purchased an old home? Are you making plans for how to renovate it, while preserving its historical charm? Here are some reasons why home window replacement should be at the top of your to do list: Safety: In some older houses, the window frames are too small for a person to use the window as a fire escape. They may also have small windows that consist of nothing more than a pane of glass and don't open at all.
27 March 2015
If you've got a well that provides water to your home, you know it can be a pretty large inconvenience if something goes wrong. If you're all of a sudden without any water at all, it can impact just about every aspect of your day. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prolong the life of your system. Like with almost anything in your home, preventative water well maintenance is the best thing you can do for your well.
19 March 2015
Today, there are many options to make the roofing on your home energy efficient. Most of these options include using alternatives to asphalt shingles, which can be a costly solution. If you want to use asphalt shingles on your roof, there are some things that can be done to make your roof greener and more energy efficient. This can include using an energy efficient underlayment, choosing lighter colored shingles and adding insulation to the roof rafters.
9 March 2015
Most people don't give much thought to their water heater, but when it ceases to work properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. A broken water heater doesn't necessarily mean that you have to buy a new water heater; in many cases, an experienced plumber can repair your broken unit. But if you want to prevent your water heater from malfunctioning and make it last longer, there are several things you can do.