If your home has suffered extreme water damage due to flooding, you may want or need to move out of your home while the water is being removed and the repairs are being completed. If you are considering relocating for the duration of the repairs, there are a few things you should consider. You Will Likely Not Have to Move Out for Small Amounts of Water Damage Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, which will determine whether you should relocate while a professional team is restoring your home.
16 September 2016
For two decades in the middle of the 20th century, the Minimal Traditional architectural style reigned as the perfect fit for young families on budget. The look was similar to more pricey homes, but without the embellishments and decorative features, the simpler version was both functional and financially feasible. If you purchase one of these older homes today, it's likely you'll find that it's still sturdy due to the careful workmanship and quality building materials that were a standard expectation during that era.
25 July 2016
When people think about the septic tank and its accompanying system, they often think about wastewater from the toilets in their homes. Even though the septic system does handle this waste, it also handles all of the other wastewater from your home. This means that your septic system takes care of the water from your showers, bathtubs, washing machines and dishwashers. Along with being careful about what you flush down the toilet to prevent septic system problems, you should also be careful about the other wastewater in your home, too, such as the water that is used while your dishwasher is cleaning your dishes.
5 July 2016
The warm, moist environment of your bathroom provides the ideal environment for mold to grow. A properly-sized bathroom fan will remove the moisture from the air and protect your bathroom against mold growth, but with costs ranging up to $800, getting one isn't always financially feasible. If you've got a bathroom that doesn't have a fan, here are 4 low-cost tips for keeping it dry so mold doesn't grow there.
5 May 2016
By planting a few trees in the yard, you can decrease your home's HVAC costs and protect your home from extreme weather elements throughout the year. Not only can your new trees help to cut your air conditioning expenses by up to 30 percent, but they'll decrease your heating costs by up to 50 percent too. Your trees may even increase your property value by anywhere from 10 to 20 percent!
7 April 2016
With a little skill and careful planning, you can renovate an older home to give it better energy efficiency and a few modern touches without losing its original character. Prioritize the process of adding insulation to the walls and attic of your home during your renovation to make sure it's comfortable in addition to looking great. These five tips will help you decide what type of insulation to use and how to get the most out of it.
26 February 2016
Drain clogs are a hassle that no homeowner looks forward to. While you may be aware of a few common tips to remove clogs after they occur, you may not be as familiar with the steps you can take to keep them from happening in the first place. Here are four tips that can significantly reduce how often drain clogs occur. Dispose of Food Scraps Correctly Just because your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, doesn't mean it can be used in the same way as a trashcan.
29 January 2016
When the temperatures outside dip below the freezing mark, the water inside of your pipes can freeze. This can cause a significant amount of damage. As the water freezes, it expands. This can cause tiny cracks to form in the pipe, which can lead to leaks, or it can cause the pipe to burst, which can lead to a flood when the water thaws out. Regardless, both issues need to be fixed, which can be costly.
19 January 2016
Whether it is coming home to a cold house after work or waking up shivering in the middle of the night, furnace failures can create conditions that range from unpleasant to unsafe, depending on other factors, such as exterior temperatures and the amount of insulation your home offers. If you experience a furnace failure this winter, the following guide can help you take proactive steps to relieve the discomfort of the situation.
23 December 2015
If you are dealing with a leaking foundation and a wet basement, you need to correct the problem as soon as possible to avoid mold and mildew growth in your home. Here are three options to help you correct your home's foundation leaks. Install Exterior Drain Tile To repair a leaking basement foundation, you can install an external drain pipe buried around your home's foundation. There are several benefits to installing an exterior drain.
11 December 2015