If you're lucky enough to have a full-size laundry room in your home or even in an apartment, you may have noticed just how expensive using these appliances regularly can be. Instead of struggling with high energy costs in your home due to the water usage in the laundry room, look into how you can reduce their usage and strain on the rest of your home. Choose the Right Washing and Drying Cycles
16 April 2015
A nice patio will give you a place to sit and enjoy the weather. You will be able to grill out or just sit outside with a good book and relax. But, you may not have the patio that you want. You can fix that by using paving stones. What Are Paving Stones? Pavers are generally made out of cement. They have been cast into a variety of sizes and shapes.
6 April 2015
When it comes to the big stuff-- inches of water in the basement, water running down the walls, and puddles of water in your yard-- you know when to call a plumber. However, not all plumbing issues are easily identified. In fact, some types of silent plumbing issues can remain undetected for years. If left unfixed, these silent plumbing problems can cause a great deal of costly water damage. For this reason, it's a great idea to have a routine plumbing checkup annually.
24 March 2015
If you are planning on replacing your current flooring with wood flooring, there are a few things to keep in mind that might set your project back. Knowing ahead of time what common issues can come up when replacing wooden flooring will prepare you for the worst and make sure you are ready for the project. Here are three common problems that can occur when replacing your carpets with wood flooring.
11 March 2015
Do you have streaks and stains on the shaded areas of your roof? Many homeowners think it is impossible to rid their roofs of stains. However, with a little knowledge, you can make your roof look new again. What Causes Staining? Streaks and stains on your roof look like mold; however, those streaks are actually colonies of algae that feed on the moisture and limestone in your shingles. New shingles are treated with an algaecide that keeps algae at bay for approximately 10 years; however, after 10 years colonies of algae begin to grow, causing streaking and damage to your roof.
3 March 2015
Your in-ground swimming pool is already going to be a focal point of your yard. Most likely it's going to serve as a center of entertainment and relaxation as well. Customize your pool to transform it into a getaway that's one-of-a-kind. Geometry One of the first decisions you'll make about your swimming pool is its shape. While rectangular is the standard, the Landscaping Network outlines a few other options: L-Shape: The L-shape features an extension to the standard rectangle, allowing for a shallow end or a spa.
23 February 2015
Is your roof leaking? Do you need to hire a roofing contractor to re-shingle your roof? If you're trying to save money, you may be tempted to simply hire someone from the first and cheapest ad you see posted online. However, doing that could actually cause more problems than solutions. Here are some questions you should ask before hiring any roofing contractor you find online: What is the company's exact name and address?
17 February 2015