Cat litter is a menace to drains, even if the litter says it's flushable. While flushing cat litter down the drain can be a convenient way to dispose of it, it's never a good idea — clumping cat litter absorbs a great amount of water, expands and becomes very sticky. It will adhere to the sides of your plumbing pipes and create a clog that's very difficult to remove. However, it's still possible to break it up and dislodge it.
7 May 2019
Mold is a potentially serious problem, as mold spores become airborne and can be inhaled through the respiratory tract, resulting in health problems. And of course, there's the fact that a mold infestation can hurt the potential resale value of your home and scare off buyers. Unfortunately, mold isn't always obvious when it's present, which is why all homeowners should be aware of some of the most common signs of a hidden mold issue.
13 March 2019
Regular maintenance of your well is important for your health and safety. There are some things you can do on an ongoing basis to maintain your well, and there are other forms of maintenance that require a professional. The well and water should be checked and tested at least annually. Here's when you should have maintenance done on your well and what should be done. When To Schedule Well Maintenance
1 February 2019
Did you move into a house that gives you the convenience of parking your vehicles in a garage? A garage is not only beneficial for parking your vehicle without getting wet on a rainy day, but it also makes the house more valuable. If you have never owned a garage before, there are important things that you should know about. For instance, you must know how to care for the garage door to prevent it from needing frequent repairs.
15 December 2018
Retractable screens are so handy to have. They mean no more screen doors suddenly swinging shut and banging loudly against the door frame. But these screens are like any other household fixture in that they can eventually start to have problems if you don't keep an eye on them. And with "invisible" retractable screens, which are barely visible when closed, it's inevitable that someone will run into the screen and nearly yank it out of its tracks.
7 November 2018
Having a private water well can be a source of freedom, especially if you live in a rural area. You don't have to depend on city water supplies, and you don't have to pay to have water delivered. You also don't have to pay a monthly water bill, which turns into a lifetime of savings. However, some people avoid drilling a well because of mistaken beliefs or myths about wells and well water.
25 September 2018
Brick patios are very popular. They can be long-lasting if installed properly, but sometimes the mortar in between the bricks may eventually wear down from weather and usage, causing your mortar to be uneven. If you leave it this way, your bricks may move out of place and you'll end up with an uneven patio. Filling in the mortar in between the bricks is important, but it needs to be done properly.
8 August 2018
Insulation is a commonly misunderstood part of homes, and this can lead to issues when homeowners are needing to have work done on their insulation. In particular, homeowners will find that learning some of the basics about insulation work can help them as they navigate this aspect of home ownership. Will Insulation Ever Need To Be Replaced? Some homeowners will assume that their insulation will never need to be replaced once it is installed.
30 June 2018
If you're an avid dog owner and are having a custom home built, you'll want to think of features that will cater to your four-legged friends. One such feature is a washbasin in a suitable location — perhaps near one of the exterior doors or maybe even in the garage. This fixture will allow you to wash your dog with ease after a muddy walk in the woods or a trip to the nearest beach.
17 May 2018
Laminate surfaces are made from several sheets of plastic or Kraft paper glued to particle board. However, you may grow tired of the laminate, but you don't want the cost and hassle of replacement. If the laminate surface is still in good shape, consider installing ceramic tiles directly over the surface to change the look. Follow these steps to update your laminate countertops with ceramic tile. Prepare to Lay the Tile
29 March 2018