Working construction in cold weather is rough work. You need to feel where pipes, wood and fasteners meet, but you cannot take your gloves off for very long to accomplish the task. In addition to these dangers, building boathouses and docks on the edges of and in frigid waters is a recipe for frostbite and/or hypothermia. If you have propane heaters (the kind you use for keeping concrete warm) on your job site, you may have exactly what you need to save someone's life or livelihood in the event of frostbite and hypothermia.
13 March 2016
Your furnace is a pretty expensive appliance in your home. You need to keep it well maintained if you want it to continue to work properly and efficiently year after year. Part of furnace maintenance is paying special attention to odd noises and other things that are out of the ordinary - ignoring warning signs can lead to bigger and costlier issues. See below for some warning signs you should look out for with your furnace.
17 February 2016
Medicine cabinets have been around for years, some of them being just plain wooden or metal boxes attached to the wall to serve the one purpose: to hold bottles of aspirin, boxes of bandages and other first aid items. In the past, a medicine box was more like a glorified first aid kit rather than a functional decorative addition. However, today, many styles of medicines are available for you to choose from, each one offering the same storage functionality.
28 January 2016
If you are like most homeowners, you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. This garbage disposal can be a very helpful appliance, but it can also cause you problems if you don't take proper care of it. This article will educate you on maintaining it and what you can do if you begin experiencing problems with it. Routine maintenance In order to keep your garbage disposal working, you want to make sure you prevent it from getting damaged by food particles that can get trapped in the moving parts.
21 January 2016
You probably know that you and the others in your household should drink more water. However, you might have never really put any thought into why your family doesn't drink as much water as it should. These are three possible reasons why -- and a few tips to make changes. 1. It Doesn't Taste Good If your water doesn't taste good, you probably aren't going to drink it. Even if your water tastes normal to you, it might not taste good to your kids, who can have more sensitive palates.
8 January 2016
You might not know this but moisture can damage your basement. Even a small amount can invite mold growth, cause paint to peel and it can even lead to wood rot. Unfortunately, moisture can be tough to find. You might not realize you have a problem with moisture until the damage is done. Here's a simple way to tell if you have a moisture problem, as well as some easy-to-follow ways to prevent moisture damage in your basement.
18 December 2015
Putting a new roof on your home is a big investment, so you want to get the most mileage for your money. You might get by with a partial new roof, or by putting new shingles over old ones. If your roof still has a few years of life left in it, you may want to make repairs rather than put on a new roof. You'll have some important decisions to make.
2 December 2015
One of the biggest trends in bathroom design is frameless shower doors. Unlike traditional framed doors, which feature metal edges to support rather weak, thin glass, frameless shower doors are made of thicker, tempered glass and do not need the support of a frame. While trendy, these doors are not for every home. Take a look at these advantages and disadvantages to help determine if a frameless shower door is right for you.
13 November 2015
If you want to have greener solutions to water your lawn, your irrigation systems may need updating. You can do things like combine drip irrigation with traditional sprinklers and add smart controllers. In addition, you may want to consider adding rain collection or grey water irrigation systems. Here are some tips to help you make your sprinkler system more efficient by combining different irrigation solutions: 1. Choosing The Best Areas To Use Sprinklers
27 October 2015
As your elderly parents age, you'll want to make sure that they stay as safe as possible in their home as their physical abilities decline. One area of the home that is particularly dangerous is the bathroom. Eliminating this risk involves removing the old tub and replacing it with a walk-in tub. A walk-in tub allows the elderly to open a door and step into the tub instead of climbing over the side of an old bathtub.
13 October 2015