• How To Clean And Store Away Your Floating Dock For The Winter

    25 November 2014

    If you have a small, plastic floating dock placed outside your river or lakeside home, you probably want to get it ready for the cold season. To do this, you need to clean it thoroughly before you store it away for the winter. If you don't, the river or lake's water may damage it in storage by forming mold or mildew on the surfaces of your floating dock. Here are three cleaning tips you may find useful when you clean and store away your floating dock.

  • Why Does Your Pool Water Look Different Than The Pictures You Saw Online?

    25 November 2014

    If you recently had a new pool installed or updated your pool's finish, you may be wondering why color of the water isn't the same as the pictures you saw online or in the brochures. First, you need to understand that this is normal. There are several different factors that affect the color of your pool water, including the how deep the water is, the pool's surroundings, and the time of day.

  • The Doors To Your Ideal Storage Options

    25 November 2014

    When choosing storage options, many people will have many specifications in mind. Things like space, design, ventilation and even security features are always top on these consideration lists. But do you know that the type of doors used by your storage facility could also have an effect on the overall quality of your storage experience? When installing storage doors, an individual or the company offering storage facilities should have several factors in mind.

  • Tips For Waterproofing Your Basement Bathroom

    24 November 2014

    If you have a bathroom in your basement, you should do what you can to waterproof it. This will keep water from leaking through the walls and causing mold and other damage.  Below are some tips to protect your basement bathroom's walls, floors, and ceilings with waterproofing. Walls The wall behind your shower is the perfect place for mold and mildew to grow. Installing a moisture barrier behind the walls will keep water from reaching the material.

  • Avoiding Plumbing Disasters—3 Tips To Keep Major Plumbing Problems Away

    24 November 2014

    If you own a home, one of the last things you want to deal with is unexpected plumbing problems. Problems with your pipes could have disastrous results that could quickly deplete your emergency fund. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep that damage from happening. Here are some things you can do to keep major pluming issues at bay: Have Your Plumbing Serviced Regularly Just like any other major component of your home, the plumbing requires a regular service check to make sure everything is in working order.

  • Tips For Preventing Your Lawn From Flooding This Winter

    24 November 2014

    Winter brings stormy weather to most areas of the U.S., hitting areas hard with snow, ice, or rain. This precipitation can often make your yard flood, which can lead to poor soil, flooding in your house, and messy conditions all around. Here are some tips that can keep your lawn from flooding this winter: Treat your lawn with topsoil and mulch. If your lawn is prone to flooding after a storm, it may contain a lot of clay.

  • How To Increase Your Home's Value With A Bathroom Renovation

    7 November 2014

    Many home buyers are increasingly picky about the bathrooms in their home purchases. Outdated bathrooms in need of complete remodels are deal-breakers for many buyers, and even those people willing to put in a little work may consider an updated bathroom to be a great selling point. There are a few tips and tricks to getting the biggest bang for your buck on bathroom remodels, though, and here are a few of them.

  • Having A Hard Time Renting Your Home Out? Use These Tips And Tricks To Get More Attention

    30 October 2014

    So, you've decide to turn your home into a rental because you won't be occupying it anytime soon. You already put it on the market, but it isn't getting the attention you thought it would. You may be thinking about having professionals come in to fix the place up—but that isn't necessary. With the help of these tips and tricks, you'll have renters knocking on your door in no time:

  • Keep Your Hot Tub From Making You Sick

    21 October 2014

    Hot tubs are relaxing havens away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so the last thing you want is to get sick from microorganisms that are allowed to grow inside your tub. Improperly maintained hot tubs can transmit a variety of diseases, including serious illnesses such as Legionnaire's disease, E. coli infections, shigellosis and hepatitis. Fortunately, it is not difficult to prevent your hot tub from becoming an incubator for germs; here are a few hints for keeping your hot tub's water clean and disease-free:

  • 5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Roofers And Roofing

    21 October 2014

    If you've ever had your roof replaced or are thinking about having it done, you probably have a lot of questions. Most of them can be answered easily by a roofing company like Roof Tech, but there are some common misconceptions you wouldn't think to ask about because you assume you already know the answers. These range from what you are paying for to how long you can expect the roof to last.