Periodic pumping is one of the most important maintenance tasks homeowners needs to have performed on their septic tanks. A backed up or overflowing septic tank can cause enormous damage to both your house and the yard that surrounds it. Being aware of the following three things will ensure that you get your septic system the service it needs to prevent overflows and other potentially disastrous malfunctions. It's important to periodically have your septic tank pumped out to keep your system working properly.
14 July 2016
Spanish eclectic homes are small, mission-inspired structures with stucco walls, scallop-shaped windows, and a number of decorative accents. The roof on a Spanish eclectic home is typically a low-pitched variant on the traditional gable roof. The distinct style of the home and the shape of the roof join together to help decide the best and worst roofing materials for a Spanish Eclectic home. Here are a few of the best and worst roofing materials for a Spanish Eclectic home roof installation.
28 June 2016
A dishwasher needs to take in the right amount of water during the wash cycle to ensure that the dishes can get cleaned but that the tub won't overflow. The balance of water is controlled through a water valve, or water inlet valve, located within the dishwasher's access panel. If your dishwasher has recently stopped filling properly, there might be a malfunction with the water valve. An electrical issue or continuity interruption is easy to test for if you own a digital multimeter.
8 June 2016
Having a home near a beach makes for some beautiful views and fun times. However, the salt air can do a number on your appliances. Namely, the corrosion caused by the high salt content can cut years off the lifespan of your air conditioner, requiring you to repair or replace it more often than normal. Here are a couple of things you can do to protect your air conditioner from the deleterious effects of the salt water.
23 May 2016
If you're building a new home, you might be looking for ways to cut costs anytime that you can. One good way to do so is with the roof. You don't want to skimp on the roof too much, since it's such an important part of the house. However, if you follow these tips, you can save money on the new roof while still ending up with a roof that you can rely on.
5 May 2016
If you are the owner of a company or a factory that needs to store a lot of excess merchandise or parts, you will likely have a stockroom where all of these items are located. You may have run into the problem that the way you have your shelves set up does not match your storage needs for your current stock of merchandise or parts. You might have the shelves set up so that there are a number of very large spaces when you had larger pieces of merchandise or parts, but now you only have smaller items and are wasting a lot of space.
19 April 2016
Before you and your family can move into your new ranch style custom home, it has to be built. Although you might be anxious to start construction, it is important to carefully plan the building of your home. Here are some of the most common mistakes made during new construction that you should factor into your planning. Trying to Build It Alone Unless you have professional experience with building a house, it is ideal to rely on professionals to help build your home.
7 March 2016
If you have any plants at all as part of your landscaping, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, etc., then it is definitely in your best interest to install an irrigation system that includes drip irrigation as well. This type of system is created specifically for watering plants and will water them much differently than a regular sprinkler would. This article will discuss 3 reasons to include a drip irrigation system as part of your overall irrigation system.
11 February 2016
Having your building renovated can give you a fresh, new space for your business, your employees and your customers, but the construction process can be a bit disruptive to your everyday operations. This is particularly true if you are renovating the restrooms or if the restrooms won't be accessible during the construction process. Portable restroom trailers can help to keep your customers, employees and construction contractors happy throughout the construction process.
20 January 2016
If the energy efficiency of your house is suffering, you could benefit from upgrading your home's insulation. While you may be tempted to use traditional materials like fiberglass, spray foam insulation is a viable alternative to keep the cold from seeping in through your attic's walls. Here is some essential information about the material. Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Many homeowners like using spray foam because the material expands. The shape that the foam creates forms well around cracks of all shapes and sizes.
1 January 2016