No Time To Lose

No one likes for things to take a lot of time. When selling or buying a new house, there are so many things to take care of that an inspection just feels like another burden that needs to be handled. So, how can you make sure that your inspection takes as little time...

A Few Thoughts On Electrical Problems

Electricity in the home is something that most everyone views as essential. We all have a multitude of appliances, devices and lights that we rely on every day to live our lives, and just a few days without electricity could cause serious problems. Some homes,...

What Is RockWool Insulation?

There are many types of insulation that you can use for your home, but one type might be considered more interesting merely by the fashion in which it was discovered. The material that inspired rockwool was found in Hawaii. It was hanging in trees as a byproduct of...

Taking Care Of Your Septic System

When you flush your toilet, where does your waste go? For many, the answer is a septic system, since a municipal plumbing system isn’t readily available outside of cities. Your septic system is a fairly complex setup, but for the most part, it does its job without any...

Is Something Blocking Your Pipes?

Do your pipes ever clog up? Do you suspect a clog, but aren’t sure if it’s actually there? There are some signs that will let you know that you might need to take action to get your pipes running properly. If your drains start making a lot of gurgling noises, this...

Can a Cool Roof Keep You Cool?

Do you know what a cool roof is? With summer approaching, this is something that could benefit you and save you a lot of money. Cool roofs are made specifically to reflect sunlight and lessen the heat absorbed. This will make it much more efficient to keep down the...

How Not To Waste Water

Could you guess how much water the average American uses in a day? Most likely your guess was too low. The correct answer is 90 gallons of water. This is enough to fill up an average tub. With running water freely available in this country, you might not be too...

Draining Your Shower

When your shower doesn’t drain well, it can be both frustrating and unsanitary. What could cause this problem? There are a number of different reasons it could be happening. A common problem is accumulation of hair and soap that clumps up and causes a clog. While you...

Watch Out For The Silent Killer!

There are a variety of ways to heat your home, and most of them use combustible fuels to generate heat. The danger with this is if you are burning fuels indoors and the fuel is incompletely combusted. In such a situation, you’re at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning....

Keeping Your Outdoor Masonry Work in Good Repair

A common feature that many older homes have is outdoor masonry work. It might be walls around your driveway, a beautiful porch or even a massive carport. If well maintained, it can be a great addition to your home, but since it is exposed to the elements, masonry work...