Anytime is a good time to better your home, as long as you can comfortably handle the costs. While it is possible to improve upon current parts or revitalize the cosmetics, you may want to think about improvements or additions that will have a long-term impact on the condition of your home. For exterior enhancements, adding gutters is an effective way to reduce your home's maintenance necessities. Add Rain Barrels to Collect Water for Plants
5 April 2016
If you've recently gone through the unfortunate experience of a household fire, you may find that the aftermath of the "treatment" -- high capacity fire hoses and suppressant spray -- has caused more damage than the fire itself. What should you do following a fire to help preserve your belongings and maintain your home's structural integrity? Read on to learn more about some of the steps you should take after a fire has ravaged your home.
29 January 2016
When you're a homeowner, tending to your home's eavestroughs is a necessary part of the home's seasonal maintenance. Dirty and blocked eavestroughs can cause the water to back up, which can lead to leaks and significant complications for you. If you're comfortable performing basic maintenance tasks around the home, cleaning your own eavestroughs can be a satisfying job to perform. However, it's important to make use of some specific accessories that will not only allow you to complete the task correctly, but also in a safe manner.
5 November 2015
Most windshield cracks don't happen overnight: they are usually the end result of a process that starts with your windshield wipers. Understanding this process and how to halt it can avoid the kind of severe cracks that make expensive repairs or replacement inevitable. Blades Collect Dirt The first step in massive windshield cracks starts with your windshield wiper blades. As you use your blades to clean, they collect dirt. This dirt stains the blades and often gets embedded along the full length of its surface.
10 June 2015
If the internal temperature of your refrigerator is on the fritz, all of the meat in your freezer can end up with freezer burn that leaves it unusable. You can even develop frozen or frosty products within the refrigerator which at best makes your food items difficult to use. The best bet is to call an appliance repair person, but there are a few quick checks you can make on your own before help arrives.
13 March 2015
Black mold in the house can cause joint pain, asthma, sinusitis, and other health problems. Moisture is the number one cause of mold problems, so if you can deal with moisture, then you can (hopefully) prevent its growth. Here are the common sources of moisture in the house:. Leaks Any leaking part of the house can cause moisture problems, especially if they are not quickly fixed. For example, loose or damaged plumbing pipes are usually located out of view (such as behind walls or under the floors), which means they can leak for a long time before the problem is detected.
25 February 2015
If you have recently been in an auto accident and your vehicle was damaged, you now have to deal with getting your vehicle repaired. In order to get the best service possible, you need to really understand how your insurance works. You Actually Get To Choose Who Repairs Your Vehicle You have probably heard stories about people being forced to use the repair shop that their insurance company recommended even though they were not comfortable with that shop.
9 December 2014