As a general rule, your garage door is dependable. It doesn't fail on you. In fact, it is so reliable that you tend to take it for granted. Well, that is until it ends up failing on you. Of course, when the technician comes out to your home, they inform you that failure could have easily been avoided had you followed a few simple maintenance checks on a regular basis. Here are three things that you can do regularly that will help reduce the chances of costly repairs and extend the life of your garage door:
11 July 2016
Using rocks to landscape a yard is a great idea. Many homeowners choose rocks because they last forever, they look nice, and it can be affordable. If you choose to use rocks for your landscaping, there are some things that you need to know to get the best results possible. Here are some tips. 1. Tamp The Soil One of the first things you need to do before you start landscaping with rocks is to make the dirt completely even.
24 June 2016
Energy conservation can help reduce your monthly living expenses. When you are renting, you don't have the luxury of investing in appliances that are more energy efficient, but that doesn't mean you can't still conserve energy inside your home. Here are three simple energy saving upgrades that can help you cut costs in your rental unit in the future. 1. Swap out your light bulbs for LED ones. The light fixtures inside your rental home can use quite a bit of energy.
6 June 2016
Keeping your plumbing running smoothly should be a top priority since clogs and broken pipes can lead to tons of water damage and headaches. Being able to fix these problems when they happen is important, but it is equally important to be able to prevent plumbing nightmares from even happening in the first place. To help you out with that, here are some tips on how to prevent clogs from forming in your drains:
18 May 2016
If you discover a wall or ceiling in your home with mold damage, it's a good idea to call in an expert for help. Removing mold by yourself can be dangerous if you don't do it properly. These are some reasons why calling in a contractor to get rid of your mold is the best solution. Finding Hidden Mold It's often difficult to locate the source of mold. You may smell mildew or see a few stains on your wall or ceiling and have no idea how bad the problem really is.
2 May 2016
A clogged toilet can quickly cause panic as you watch the toilet's water level rise dangerously toward the rim of the bowl. While you can often manage toilet clogs with the help of a plunger or a toilet snake, you'll occasionally need to involve the help of a licensed plumber – and you might feel a little embarrassed about making that phone call. It's better to be proactive by taking steps to limit your risk of a clogged toilet.
29 March 2016
Did winter weathering result in cracked asphalt? The problem often starts with a small, nearly invisible crack. Water makes its way into the crack, where it then freezes and expands. This results to a larger crack and more extensive damage. Fortunately, it is often possible to repair the damage if you catch it before it becomes too extensive. The following tips can help you control the crack and prevent further issues.
1 March 2016