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.
19 January 2015
Once a masonry project has been completed, you may find yourself with a few leftover bricks. If the job was a big one, you may actually have a yard full of bricks. Keep those broken or leftover bricks. You can use them to make some wonderful projects. Here are 5 fun ways to use bricks when a masonry project is finished. Put them Inside Planters Bricks are great inside outdoor planters for several reasons.
15 January 2015
If your washer, refrigerator or dishwasher gives out, your first thought might be to call in someone who specializes in appliance service repairs. Allowing an experienced pro to fix major or difficult problems is always wise. These experts know how to troubleshoot problems, how to best access broken or faulty machinery and which replacement parts to use. Sometimes, a seemingly major problem turns out to be a relatively minor repair that you could have done yourself.
9 January 2015
Are you concerned about the environment and want to lessen your impact? Or maybe you just want to make some spare cash? Whatever your reason, metal, glass, plastic and cardboard recycling can be the solutions you're looking for. Follow these tips to get the best results: Cardboard recycling: It won't net you a lot of money if you've only got a small amount, but cardboard recycling can at least help keep landfills from filling up as quickly.
5 January 2015
Tap water contains moderate to heavy levels of contaminants which could cause serious health problems for you and your family. Installing a water filter that can clean your home water is therefore an important step in making your home safer and ensuring you have clean water for drinking, laundry and bathing. While there many water filtration systems you can choose, whole house water treatment represents the current pinnacle of water cleaning technology, capable of removing all contaminants from your home water including heavy metals, bacteria, scale and dirt.
5 January 2015
As a contractor you need to invest in the best tools and equipment to ensure you get the job done right, and can work as efficiently as possible. This is true for general contractors and for those who oversee large job sites. Consider some pieces of material handling equipment that every contractor needs to purchase or should consider renting for their site: 1. Drywall lifts Because of its size and weight, drywall is very easy to break especially when lifting it overhead.