A power outage during winter can leave you in the cold if you don't have a backup heating source. Fortunately, you can probably stay warm until the electricity is back on if you have a working fireplace. In many homes, though, the fireplace sits cold and unused, which means you don't know if it is safe to light a fire when an emergency occurs. These tips can help you determine if there are any concerns with using your fireplace for necessary heat.
22 December 2015
If you have an outdoor spa, or jacuzzi tub, you probably use it as often as you can. If you also reside in an area of the country where winter weather gets especially cold and not conducive to enjoying your spa during this season, there is a way around this conundrum. You can enclose your spa through the assistance of a spa service from a licensed pool contractor, and here is how to do it.
4 December 2015
In theory, you should have your air conditioner serviced before the hot summer arrives. In reality, most people don't call an HVAC professional to fix there AC until there is something wrong. Having to call an HVAC company for an emergency repair can be quite costly, but it is often your only option. Before you do call and HVAC professional in the case of the sudden malfunctioning of your AC unit, you should run these simple checks.
17 November 2015
Having, or installing, granite countertops means that your kitchen countertops will be classy and beautiful. But having granite counter tops does mean that you need to know a thing or two about how to care for your granite countertops. And you should also know how to remove stains, which is something you will learn about in this guide. Tips To Care For Your Countertops First, you can learn about a few things you should not do to your countertops:
29 October 2015
If you are building a house and want to make the exterior look sharp and attractive, you might want to consider using brick or stone. Unfortunately, brick and stone can both be very expensive materials to use for the entire exterior of a house. This is why many homeowners place stone or brick only on a small portion of their homes. There is an alternative option you could consider, though, called stone veneer siding.
5 October 2015
If you're a homeowner, you'll hear the term "dedicated circuit" from time to time when talking to your electrician. Knowing what a dedicated circuit is and why dedicated circuits are important will come in handy as you make renovations and appliance installations in your home. These answers to frequently asked questions will tell you what you need to know. What is a dedicated circuit? A dedicated circuit is a circuit in your home's electrical system that supplies power to one fixed appliance only.
17 September 2015
When it comes to home remodeling projects, many homeowners wonder where to spend their money. Some maintenance projects, such as replacing an old water heater or upgrading inefficient insulation are a necessity over time, while other projects are designed to increase the visual appeal of your home or add more living space. If you want a project that will increase square footage while also creating a gorgeous space to enjoy, consider adding a sunroom to your house.
1 September 2015
If your construction company is gearing up to begin accepting demolition jobs, you may need some new equipment for this particular service. Demolition jobs require the use of heavy machines, but how do you know which ones to get? A good way to find out is by renting demolition equipment from a construction rental company. Here are three benefits this offers when branching out into the world of demolition. The Ability To Try Various Types Of Machines And Attachments
25 August 2015
Are you prepared for a plumbing emergency? If a pipe in your home bursts, do you know how to get the water to stop flowing immediately? Knowing how to shut off the water supply before the disaster occurs can help to save you a lot of mess to clean up and a substantial amount of damage that needs repaired. How to Shut Off City Water If your home is supplied water from the city, your main water shut off should be near the water meter.
10 August 2015
Once upon a time, wainscoting was a heavy affair consisting of oak paneling installed in the bathroom. Beaded board eventually replaced at least some of these installations. Beaded board, or beadboard paneling, consists of pre-fabricated strips with regular bumps along the edges. Painted white or another light color, beaded board adds an airy ambience to any bathroom remodeling project. Increase Visual Space Light hues automatically give any space a wider feel because they refract light.
30 July 2015