One of the most important features in your home is your heating system, a fact that is very clear if it malfunctions in the middle of winter. Fortunately, your furnace should last for decades as long as it is properly maintained. You can help your furnace last longer by taking a few simple steps. Filter Although you've been told that you should change the furnace filter regularly, you may not always be conscientious about it.
23 December 2015
Although a window well is designed to keep water out of your basement, it can develop problems over time, especially if the well stops draining properly. Rainwater and melted snow can overflow the well and travel into your basement. There are things you can do to prevent problems with your window well, including the ideas below. Add More Gravel One of the things you can do first to help your window well drain properly is clean the well out with a small rake.
7 December 2015
Installing a cedar fence around your yard to keep your kids in a safe zone is a wonderful concept. Cedar fencing is durable and beautiful and will last longer than your kids will be children. The fencing that you have installed can be used to provide your kids with hours of entertainment in the yard. Below, you will find a few good ideas of how to utilize the fencing for outdoor activities.
18 November 2015
The risk of a fire is a serious concern for most business owners. However, even considering all the losses associated with this type of risk, some business owners make a number of mistakes when it comes to fire protection. In order to ensure the safekeeping of everything you've worked so hard for, it's important that you know how to protect your business from a fire correctly. Good Housekeeping Keeping your business organized and clutter-free doesn't just create a more professional atmosphere, but it also helps reduce the risk of an accidental fire.
10 November 2015
If your child plays on an asphalt-covered area on your property and the surface of it is cracked, you may be concerned about him/her becoming injured while enjoying activities outdoors. Learn how to repair the asphalt and seal it with the following steps. After finishing, your child will have a suitable area to play and you will not have to worry about new cracks forming in the asphalt's surface. Materials
30 October 2015
If you are in the process of building a new home, and want to install french doors that open up to the exterior of your home, you need to make security a top priority. With a few smart building decisions, you can enjoy the stylistic benefits of french doors while still keeping your home secure from unwanted guests. Steel Frame If you want your french door to be secure, talk to your contractor about installing a steel frame around your french doors instead of a wooden frame.
15 October 2015
The condition of your storefront can welcome customers in or scare them away, and your sliding glass doors play a big role. Just keeping them polished and sparkling isn't enough. This type of commercial door requires special maintenance and upkeep. And if you neglect to take care of it in the following ways, you'll affect its smooth operation and shorten its life: Keep the Track Free of Debris All sorts of things can find their way into the bottom track of your commercial sliding glass door, including leaves, dirt, gravel, and even trash.
8 October 2015
Flat roofing provides a simple, cheaper alternative to pitched roofs for both commercial and residential applications. The roofing is prone to several problems such as thermal movement due to thawing and cooling and water seepage due to water standing on the roof. A flat roof design is slightly slanted to prevent water pooling, but there are issues that can cause water to infiltrate the surface and cause problems such as rotting of underlying structures, damage to electrical wires and flooding in the building.
21 September 2015
Most people know that having a fire extinguisher in their house is a good idea, but not everyone knows the best place to store it, how often to do maintenance checks or how to even use it if the need arises. Location The two most common areas for fires in a home are the kitchen and the garage. Keeping a fire extinguisher in the kitchen ensures that most grease fires can be contained.
4 September 2015
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are roughly nine billion gallons of water utilized outdoors at residential properties across the nation every single day. This water is primarily used for landscape irrigation. That's a lot of water, especially when you consider the fact that households often use more water outdoors than they do indoors to wash clothes and shower. Then, with the cost of residential water doubling or more in one-fourth of the cities in the United States in the past 12 years or so, it is crucial that you do what you can to help save water, which then translates to money savings on your end.
26 August 2015