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.
1 September 2016
When it comes to remodeling and updating your home, you might not think much about the electrical wiring. However, if you live in an older home, and the wiring has never been updated, you might be looking at potential electrical problems. In fact, your home could be sending you warning signs right now. Here are four signs that your home wiring should be replaced. Lights That Flicker or Dim When your wiring is in good shape, your lights should stay lit.
12 August 2016
If you have an older septic system that your home has outgrown, replacing it may be the best option for repairs or improvements. When it is time to replace your septic system, there are many modern septic system designs to choose from, such as multiple tanks with grey water separation, chambered tanks and drainage, and other solutions. If you are replacing your septic system, here are some modern improvements that you will want to consider:
28 July 2016
If you live in Southern California, landscaping can be difficult, especially when you're trying to stay within the drought restrictions. You don't want to choose plants that will require extensive watering. What you want is a design that utilizes xeriscaping. If you're not sure what xeriscaping is, it's landscaping that requires minimal water. The word xeriscape actually translates from "xeros" meaning dry and "scape" meaning scene. With careful planning, you can create a beautiful landscape using elements of xeriscaping.
8 July 2016
One of the challenges of being a homeowner is that you have to take care of all aspects of your home, including your siding. Summer is a great time to perform annual maintenance and take care of your siding. Here are two things you should do to take care of your siding this summer. #1 Trim Back Bushes & Trees The first thing that you should do is inspect how close all your bushes, trees, and shrubs are to the siding on your home.
27 June 2016
As the general manager of your facility, one of your key responsibilities is safety, not just of your employees, but also of contractors and other visitors to your site. Due to this, you already have procedures in place for the safety of your employees and visitors. But it's also important to have contingency plans in place for problems that can arise, such as when you need new roofing installed on your facility.