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...

How Are You Heated?

There are many different ways of heating up a home. As with everything, you can find pros and cons no matter what method you choose. In many American homes, forced air heating is used, where there is a central unit that sends heated air through ducts to the entire...

What Is the Danger With Lead?

Imagine that you step into your home and you see that the paint on the wall is chipping. You decide that it is time to renovate and you plan to do it yourself. It sounds like a mundane scenario, but in reality, that simple decision could lead to serious health damage...

Do You Know the Quality of Your Water?

You might not think much about where the water in your tap comes from. Is it from a municipal source or from a private well? How is the quality of the water? You should be receiving updates from the city where you live if you are connected to the municipal water...

What Are Outdoor Wood Boilers?

Have you ever seen a home where there is a small shed with a chimney sitting outside? This is very likely an outdoor wood boiler. They are used to heat homes while lessening the risk of a house fire, as well as, carbon monoxide poisoning. They operate by heating up...