2 Appliances That Can Save You Room In Your Kitchen

Construction & Contractors Blog

If your kitchen is a little small or you just want more room, one place you can start with is your appliances. If your current appliances have a lot of age on them, this gives you an excuse to purchase new ones. Below is some information about two appliances you may want to consider.  Under the Counter Microwave A microwave oven is a much-used appliance in many kitchens. It usually sits on a countertop, or installed over a stove.

18 August 2015

Fighting Gravity: What Booster Pumps Are And How They Send Water Up Several Stories

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If you are building a high-rise apartment building or just having the plumbing updated in a multi-story complex, you may be wondering how the water flow works. Because of gravity, water fights to flow downward, not upward. That is where commercial plumbing services introduce booster pumps. Booster pumps serve a very particular purpose. Booster Pumps Defined and Explained Booster pumps are water pumps that increase pressure in the plumbing lines and keep it moving upwards.

26 July 2015

How To Keep Your Window Screens In Good Shape In Homes With Cats

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While you may enjoy opening the windows at home to allow in a cool breeze, it could lead to damage to the window screens if you have cats. Luckily, with some preparations, you can prevent any damage to the screens and the need for repairs by focusing on a few key things. With the following tips, you'll be able to maintain the condition of your window screens, even with cats that enjoy looking outside.

21 July 2015

Answering A Couple Of Questions About Maintaining A Tile Floor

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Tile flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its beautiful appearance and durability. Unfortunately, these floors will eventually need to be cleaned to remove a variety of substances that can accumulate on them. Yet many new homeowners may not be sure of how to clean this type of flooring, and if you are one of these people, having the following questions about this task answered should help you to keep your tile flooring in excellent condition for years to come.

10 July 2015

Wet Basements: Understanding Your Waterproofing Options

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A wet basement can lead to interior damage, especially in finished basements or in storage areas. It also can raise the humidity in your home, leading to dampness throughout and an increased chance of mold and mildew. Fortunately, you have several waterproofing options that fall into two main categories – interior or exterior. This guide can help you determine which method is best for you. Basic Waterproofing Options Exterior options for basement waterproofing include the addition of drain fields or the application of an exterior membrane or waterproof coating.

19 June 2015

Stay Comfortable And Protect Your Investment - Tips For Maintaining Your Gas Furnace

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Owning your own home is tremendously rewarding and exciting, but it also requires you to build up knowledge about a variety of maintenance tasks that, at time, can seem almost endless. However, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is perhaps the most important of these tasks, as it also plays a role in maintaining the lifespan of a number of smaller items. Below, you'll find a guide to some tips for maintaining your gas furnace in your home.

8 June 2015

Got Knob And Tube Wiring? 3 Reasons Why It Could Be Putting Your Home And Life In Jeopardy

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While it's a widely held belief that knob and tube wiring is inherently dangerous, it is not dangerous as long as it is in good working order. However, this type of wiring was used from 1880 to 1930, so most of the wiring lurking behind the walls in older homes has some issues due to age. Additionally, knob and tube wiring has been made dangerous, in many cases, due to upgrades within the home and within the electrical system itself.

26 May 2015