Archive for December, 2017
Your gutters are an important part of the protection of your home. Without them in place, water from rain and snow would pool at the base of your home. Its proximity to your foundation would put your home at risk. After you have had your gutter installation done, your job is not over. Proper maintenance of your gutters can make a big difference in the well being of your home. Here are some tips to have a better experience when you clean your gutters.
- Be careful on ladders. Before you head on up to clean out your gutters, make sure someone knows you are planning to do the job. Also, get a decent ladder to do the job. Professional gutter cleaners consider the ladder to be one of the most important pieces of equip
Are you planning to enhance your outdoor living spaces or curb appeal? You’re probably aware that landscaping alone can increase a home’s resale value. Recent information indicates that this can be as much as 14%. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, just imagine how much more you’ll enjoy being in your front or back yards once they’ve been professionally landscaped.
If you’re looking for landscaping ideas, have you considered using gravel, river rock, or other types of landscaping rocks? Whether you’re creating a driveway, landscaping a yard, or diverting underground water, there are different types of rocks available to complete these tasks. When you spen
What are the benefits to half round gutters? Should I repair my gutter systems or replace them outright? Will my basement flood?
No need to stress! Being a homeowner is tough enough without piling on worries about all that can go wrong this winter season. Starting off with a new gutter installation is a great way to usher in the new year, because you’ll be keeping your home safe from sudden floods while preparing for all the storms spring will be bringing in a few months. If you’re not sure whether or not your gutter is old enough to be replaced, contacting a Continue Reading No Comments
Perhaps you’ve spent time remodeling every room in your house, but you skipped the bathroom because you’re all out of ideas. This happens to people every year, whether they’re designing it to their standards, or for resell on the market. Bathroom remodels, however, are growing in popularity as more ideas become available on the market. In 2015, in fact, 81% of people were working on remodeling their bathrooms, making them the most popular room for a remodel. What was one of the most popular choices for a bathroom? Glass shower enclosures, preferred by 79% of homeowners. 91% of participants in a survey found that they wanted to install energy efficient toilets during their remodel, which is another huge switch we’re making. Today we’ll look at some bathroom remodeling ideas for your all-new bathroom
Clogged drains can be one of the biggest nuisances in your household. But a clogged drain doesn’t have to bring you down – because we are the expert plumbers who can bring your house back to functioning order so that you can get on with your life. There are many signs that you may have started to notice that could signify that you have a clogged drain. You may have noticed water beginning to back up and pool around the bottom of your sink, water draining very slowly or not seeming to drain much at all, the toilet starting to bubble when you drain the sink, drains making gurgling sounds you’ve ne
If you’ve been noticing that your energy bill has been creeping up, it might be due to some problems with your windows. It might not occur to you at first, but that is one big red flag that a home’s windows might need repairing or replacing. There are several other red flags you can look for in order to know if there might be a problem with your windows in your home. When a window is replaced, the good news is that when windows are properly taken care of, they can last 20 or more years, which is incredible! The average cost to replace a window is anywhere between $300 to $700, and while it might seem like quite the investment at first, you have to remember that you won’t have to replace a window if they
With regular maintenance, such as septic tank cleaning, septics tanks shouldn’t give you much trouble. But that doesn’t mean you should take a casual out of sight, out of mind approach when it comes maintaining septic systems.
Like traditional plumbing and waste removal systems, septic tanks require preventative maintenance in order to keep things flowing smoothly. Knowing what should and shouldn’t be flushed or poured down the drain is an important part of maintaining septic tanks. An innocent mistake can lead to a costly septic tank repair, so it’s essential to know the do’s and don’t of routine septic tank maintenance.
Here are 5 things that make septic tanks angry and can lead serious
If you own your own home, you probably do not spend a lot of time thinking about your roof. That is only unfortunate because your roof is a very important part of your home. If you need work for roofing replacements or repairs, you need to find a good roofing company to help. If you are not sure who to hire, here are tips to help you hire the right company for your job.
- Talk to the people you know. The best way to find quality good and services is to talk to the people in your life that you trust. The best thing is to get the same reference from two (or more) people independently of each other. Talk to your friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers. If you know people who also own their own home, you know people who have had to hire someone to handle their roof repair.
You don’t need to be a visionary architect to imagine a list of fabulous landscape lighting benefits. After all, you’ve spent all that time and money having your lawn, gardens, trees, and other estate-surrounding vegetative decor pristinely manicured. You’re not alone, either! 83% of Americans agree that having yards is important, and 90% agree that proper maintenance is paramount to having a yard in the first place. Why only show it off during the day? That’s nonsense.
Aside from the obvious benefits of landscape lighting, market research shows that the outdoor lighting market (yeah, it’s a thing) is going to reach a value of $56.6 billion by 2020. It won’t surprise y
Since the weather is cooling down in most parts of the country, it’s important to ensure that your heating systems are in good working order. In addition to making sure that these systems will perform optimally through the winter, you want to make sure you’re not wasting heat and energy. This can be accomplished by thoroughly winterizing your home and taking other measures.
How to Save Energy, Heat, and Money
The largest energy expense for most typical households is for heating and cooling. The United States Department of Energy reports that heating and air conditioning a home will usually constitute 43% of your monthly utility bill. There are several steps that you can take, however, to reduce these costs.
Chances are that you already know turning back your thermostat ca