12 March 2019
If you have recently had a small fire in your home and are concerned about the soot and smoke odor in your house, then you may try to start the cleaning and restoration process on your own. This is a good choice if you are low on funds or if you do not want to hire any professionals right away. However, in your excitement to start cleaning, you may make some mistakes.
18 November 2018
A gas fireplace is an excellent alternative to a wood-burning fireplace. For this reason, a number of homeowners decide to upgrade to these units. It would, however, be unfair to say that gas fireplaces don't come without concerns. An ability to quickly discover the problem means that you can work even faster to correct it. If you own a gas fireplace, learn some of the signs that typically indicate that something is amiss.
22 October 2018
Just like anything else that you might use regularly in your place of business, your hydraulic system does need maintenance and repairs. In fact, failing to keep up with maintenance can lead to more frequent breakdowns and can reduce the lifespan of your equipment. Of course, there are some things that you can do that can help you reduce the need for maintenance. These are a few things that can help.
7 February 2017
If you dread digging wet clumps of leaves out of your gutters every year, then you may want to have covers installed. These fit on top of the gutters so leaves can't get inside, but rain is still able to fall through. Gutter covers also keep birds and animals out of the troughs so they can't build nests in them during dry spells. There are different types of gutter covers you can buy.
20 December 2016
Buildings in earthquake prone areas haven't always been built to be as earthquake resistant as they are now. If you have an older house in an earthquake prone area, you may want to do some seismic retrofitting so that your house is more resistant to damage done by earthquakes. Seismic Retrofitting This means that your house will be modified to bring it up to current seismic code or as close as possible.
5 August 2016
If you have a bad back, you may find it difficult to sleep comfortably throughout the night. However, much of your nightly discomfort may be alleviated by selecting the right mattress. Here are a few things that you should consider when buying a new mattress if you already suffer from back pain: The Age and Original Condition of Your Current Mattress If your current mattress is quite a few years old, it probably does not provide the support and comfort that it did when it was first purchased.
28 July 2016
If you thought sandblasting was just for construction projects, you're missing out on a very creative outlet. While sandblasting is most often used for construction projects such as pool resurfacing, it can also be used to create beautiful, decorative glassware. Here are some step-by-step instructions that will help you create etched glass. Choose Your Glass When it comes to using sandblasting glass to create etched designs, you should practice on old glass before you get started on more expensive pieces.
5 May 2016
Even a little water in your basement can result in thousands of dollars in water damage. From ruined antiques, furniture, and stored clothing, to the possibility of mold growth in your home, there are numerous reasons why you should make safeguarding your basement from flooding a priority. This article will help you brush up on preventive steps to help keep the water at bay and ensure your basement remains dry all spring.
12 April 2016
Space can become limited in a garage after you've lived in one place for a while. Old bikes, tools, mowers, camping gear, and other assorted items end up competing for limited space on the ground – not to mention the room you need to park your car inside on a wintry day. Here is how you can build and install shelving so you can organize your garage this spring. Cut the Pieces
10 March 2016
Dealing with any type of fire can be scary. Not only can it leave you struggling to figure out what is damaged and what is salvageable, but it leaves you trying to figure out what caused the fire to erupt in the first place. Once you have the chance to sit down and start assessing the fire damage with your loved ones, you can begin to figure out where to go from here.