Whether you operate your produce- or flower-growing operation on a community-supported agricultural model (CSA), sell to area restaurants and markets, or use your harvests to create another retail product, preserving the vegetables, herbs, fruit, or flowers you grow is sure to be a prime concern. Unfortunately, the costs involved in purchasing commercial refrigeration equipment, such as walk-in cooler units, may not be affordable for the small grower. Luckily, there are some things you can do very affordably that will allow you to extend the shelf life of your harvests without wrecking your small produce budget.
18 September 2018
Painting a room in your home can be an easy way to change the look of the room. But applying paint onto the wall is not simply a process of slapping paint onto the wall, but requires some proper steps and techniques to make it look nice. Here are some tips to help you successfully paint the interior of your home. Prepare the Area One of the first things you should do in preparation for painting a room is to remove the furniture from the room or at least away from the walls, and also remove pictures and wall decor.
20 September 2017
Even though there are an array of professional carpet cleaning companies pretty much anywhere and they are really affordable, a lot of homeowners still try to tackle carpet cleaning on their own. The only problem with this is that cleaning your carpet on your own involves a lot of room for error that could compromise both the appearance and lifespan of your flooring. Here is a brief look at a few of the biggest DIY mistakes homeowners tend to make when attempting to clean their own carpeted flooring.
27 December 2016
If you run a construction company, you're obviously aware that your equipment is your livelihood. Without the right tools for the job, your company and all of its projects are going to go nowhere fast. So if some of your equipment breaks down, your first instinct might be to quickly order a new piece of machinery as fast as possible. But before you do that, there is another option you may want to consider.
7 November 2016
Moving your company is more than a challenge; it can mean protecting equipment and shipping sensitive data to new locations. Packing right and choosing the right shipping method can help. Preparing Your Items for Shipping Preparing your items to be shipped is the first step. Discs filled with data, paperwork, and other files may need to go to an entirely new location, and shipping can be the best method. Begin by boxing up the paperwork and discs you want to send.
5 August 2016
If your roof has seen its better days, it is time to get out there and clean it. It can be difficult to see if there is damage to the roof if it is covered with debris and gunk. You may find your roof is not in as bad of shape as you thought. There are also other reasons why you need to keep your roof clean, four of which are listed below.
16 June 2016
If you plan on extending your storage space by installing a shed in your backyard this summer, you are going to want to build a concrete foundation for your shed. This will give your shed a solid foundation and help it be stronger and more durable. Here is what you are going to need to do in order to pour a 8' x 12' concrete foundation for your shed. #1 Check For Underground Lines
27 May 2016
The thermostat on your HVAC system is extremely important. After all, it regulates the temperature of your home and keeps it comfortable year-round. Sometimes, however, it can develop issues that affect how warm or cool your home is. When this happens, you might think that you need your AC or heating unit repaired. However, you might just need to troubleshoot your thermostat. If you believe your thermostat is the reason for your uncomfortable home, these four reasons might be to blame:
22 September 2015
So, that old asphalt shingle roof has reached the end of its life? Well, this means that it is time to have a roof replacement done for your home. Today, you can use many affordable roofing products on your home. Some of these roofing products are green roofing solutions, and in the case of materials like wood shakes, they are even made from renewable resources. If you want to have a green roofing replacement, here are some of your options:
13 April 2015
Nobody likes moving into a new home and finding out that they have thousands of insect roommates. Keeping this in mind, you will want to find ant control that keeps many of these pests out of your construction site. There are a couple of different options, depending on what type of ants you are attempting to keep out of the home while it is under construction. Controlling Carpenter Ants These big, black, wood-chewing ants are a construction contractor's worst nightmare.
31 March 2015