• 4 Tips To Save On Your Water Bill: Why They Work

    20 October 2014

    Most plumbers would give you tips on how to save on your water bill. Some of the tips may seem like common sense, but do you know why they're so important? There are various reasons as to why each tip is cost effective. Change Your Shower Head Your shower head can use five and a half gallons of water each minute. If you switch your shower head to a low-flow model, you will be able to save up to three gallons each minute.

  • 3 Ways To Get Snow Out Of Your Storm Windows

    20 October 2014

    Storm windows made by companies like A-1 Glass Co Inc are mounted over your traditional windows to offer additional protection against the elements of winter. But strong winds during snowstorms can leave some of the white stuff wedged between your window units. You can sometimes allow the snow to simply melt and drain out on its own. But that isn't practical during long months of nasty weather, during which backing up snow can allow moisture to seep into your exterior walls.

  • Chain Link Fence Installation For A Business: The Process & Why Hiring A Fence Specialist Is Ideal

    20 October 2014

    If you want extra security for your business when it is not open, you may want to consider investing in a chain link fence. The fence will give you security without interfering with people seeing your business, and you can install the fence on your own if you don't want to hire a professional to do it. In this article, you will find out about chain link fence installation and why hiring a fence specialist is ideal.

  • Getting Your Home Winter Ready Without Dashing Through The Snow

    20 October 2014

    The hint of cool air has started to drift its way right into sun-filled afternoons and recently warm mornings and this could only mean that winter is on its way yet again. You may be ready for colder weather, with your cold weather clothes and scarves pulled out of storage, but have you taken the time to make sure your home is prepared as well? Now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the upcoming winter season.

  • 4 Potential Problems that Can Affect Your Trees in Winter

    20 October 2014

    Many homeowners believe that because trees go dormant during the winter, they are safe from any significant threats to their survival. However, there are several ways climate-related conditions can seriously harm your trees. Trees that have sustained significant winter damage may have to be removed by a professional tree care service. Here are four dangers lurking in the winter months that can potentially destroy your trees. Frost Cracking Frost cracking happens when daytime and nighttime temperatures fluctuate substantially.

  • How To Sand A Tile Counter

    20 October 2014

    Even when you are expanding or remodeling your kitchen, there are very few circumstances where you would want to consider sanding a ceramic tile counter. It's a very delicate job, since you want to avoid removing the tile finish. One situation where you might want to consider sanding your tile is if you're thinking about painting. Sanding the surface lightly will roughen it and help the paint to adhere. If this is what you're planning to do, the steps below will help you prepare your tile.

  • What Your Rights And Responsibilities Are As A Tenant

    15 October 2014

    Agreeing to a tenancy with a landlord results in you having rights with regards to the property, but with these rights come some responsibilities. The tenancy agreement may differ from one landlord or letting agent to another, but your basic rights will be the same. In order to have these rights, you must act in a responsible manner when using the property. This article will take a look at what that means in more detail.

  • Give Your Home A New Look: Four Steps To Replace Your Decking With Cedar Lumber

    15 October 2014

    If you want to give your home a new look, there are many things that you can do. Adding cedar decking is a great option for changing the look of your deck. Replacing the decking on your deck is a simple job that you can do to change the look of your deck. Following a few simple steps, you will be able to replace all the decking boards on your deck over the weekend.

  • Why You Should Get Rid Of That Curtain And Install A Glass Shower Door

    15 October 2014

    Most traditional bathrooms usually consist of a bath tub with a faucet and shower head that is concealed through the use of a shower curtain. While a shower curtain gets the job done as far as privacy is concerned, it can also be higher maintenance than more modern shower enclosures. Here are just a few reasons why more homeowners today are looking at glass shower doors and enclosures when it's time for a bathroom remodel.

  • How To Prevent Birds From Nesting In Your Spanish-Tile Roof

    15 October 2014

    Roosting birds in a Spanish tile roof can cause damage to the flashing and underlayment, causing deterioration and leaks. Nesting birds also deposit large piles of droppings in the yard below their nests, which can pose a health risk to the home's inhabitants. The best way to prevent this problem is to keep the birds from nesting on the roof in the first place. There are many homemade ways to do this: