The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
15 December 2016
Most homeowners will try to tackle just about anything on their own just once. The only problem with this when it comes to plumbing problems is the fact that some tasks look simple on the surface but end up being way more complicated than a homeowner expects. Before you grab your monkey wrench, plumber's tape, and flashlight to get started on that plumbing project at your home, it is a good idea to get to know some of the things that are and are not safe for you to do on your own.
3 May 2016
Carpet is a great flooring choice for many families-- it is soft under the feet, provides insulation during cold winter months, and it can help keep sounds from echoing throughout the house. When you invest in new carpet, it is natural to want to keep it in good condition for as long as possible. Use the following tips to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking great.
31 August 2015
Everyone would like to save money on their utility bill. If you are not careful, you can easily overspend on your energy bill each month. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep your bill low without causing everyone in the house to become overheated. Here are a couple tips. 1. Close The Vents and The Room Doors If you have rooms that are not being used in the house, you should make sure that those vents are closed.
8 July 2015
Are you tired of the bricks shifting in your driveway and want to get it reconstructed with concrete? You can also have problems with a concrete driveway, but it will be more durable if you get it constructed with air-entrained concrete. Find out below how an air-entrained concrete driveway can make your investment worthy, as well as what construction is estimated to cost. What is Air-Entrained Concrete? Unlike the typical concrete that is used for constructing a driveway, air-entrained concrete contains a lot of microscopic bubbles.
25 June 2015
Dealing with toilet clogs is never a pleasant experience, but it's something that most homeowners and even renters will run into at one point or another. When a serious clog occurs, it's in your best interest to call a plumbing professional. However, there are some steps that you and others in your household can take to help prevent toilet clogs and prolong the life of your home's plumbing system as a whole.