Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • Update Your Old Bathroom Faucet by Painting It!

    27 August 2015

    If you want to update your bathroom, but don't have the funds available for a full demolition and remodeling job, you may be wondering what you can do to give the space a new look—without taking out a second mortgage to do it. Well, for starters, you can update your faucet by painting it, and this guide explains how. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies sandpaper painter's tape newspaper spray-on metal primer spray paint for metal surfaces handheld vacuum Step 2: Clear the Area

  • 3 Reasons A Ducted Air Conditioner May Be Right For Your New Office

    12 August 2015

    If you are currently in the process of building a new office building, make sure that you include air conditioning in your building's plan. It can be tough for employees to focus and get work done in the summer if your building is too hot. The best way to ensure that your employees will be able to perform well in the summer is by installing an air conditioning system in your new office building.

  • 3 Tips To Reduce Your Washing Machine's Impact On Your Septic System

    30 July 2015

    When you think about your septic system and companies like McDermott Septic Tank Pumping, you probably think about how it is used in relation to your toilets. However, all of the grey water from your home goes into your septic tank, including the water that is used for washing your clothes. Many people never think about the impact that their washing machines have on their septic tanks and systems, but the truth is that your laundry habits could be putting an unnecessary strain on your system.

  • What Shouldn't You Throw Into The Garbage Disposal?

    14 July 2015

    There are several things that people toss into their garbage disposals that will cause clogged drains and possible damage to the disposal's blades.  Generally speaking, the only items that can be placed in the garbage disposal are those that you would also put into your mouth. Forbidden items include: Oils and grease Any fat that is solid at room temperature should never be dumped into a garbage disposal, or even an open drain.

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Electrical Outlet Isn't Working

    29 June 2015

    Do you have an electrical outlet that has stopped working? That's a frustrating experience, especially if you need the outlet to run something important like your refrigerator or some other major appliance. Before you call an electrician, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem yourself. First, try plugging a different device into the outlet. If that device works, then you know the outlet isn't the cause of the problem.

  • The Negative Effects Of Having Too Much Refrigerant In Your Air Conditioning System

    16 June 2015

    To be able to absorb heat from the air passing through it, an air conditioner's coil needs to have an ample supply of refrigerant. This is one of the main reasons why it is recommended that you replace any refrigerant that is lost after repairing a refrigerant leak. However, the fact that an air conditioner's refrigerant plays such an important role in the cooling process does not mean that having more of it is better.

  • 3 Reasons To Hire Window Cleaners For Your Business

    3 June 2015

    Appearance is everything when it comes to business, so having a nice facade is important. After all, no one wants to give their business to a place that appears to be rundown and dirty. As such, proper maintenance of your building is an important step in keeping your business healthy. One particular place of scrutiny is your windows. However, you might not have enough staff members that are free enough to take the time to clean your windows.

  • How To Repair Water Damaged Drywall Yourself

    20 May 2015

    Water can be very damaging to your home, especially if not taken care of quickly and properly. Your home could end up being inundated with mold and mildew, which can result in health issues like respiratory problems for you and your family if it goes undetected. Water damage can be caused from a leaky roof, broken or leaky pipes, or from a basement flood that was not cleaned up properly. Cleaning up water from this type of damage must be done quickly and properly.

  • Tips For Preventing Disasters At Home By Spotting Damage To Common Kitchen Appliances

    4 May 2015

    If you plan on using the major appliances in your kitchen for many more years, the need to avoid expensive repairs is obviously crucial. However, it is important to understand that by spotting the early symptoms of problems, you have a much better chance of not having a secondary issue occur, like a fire or water damage. It is easier and cheaper to prevent a problem than it is to make it go away, so check your appliances regularly and know what signs they provide of a developing issue.

  • Natural Cleaning Tips For Your French Doors

    16 April 2015

    Your new French patio doors add an element of elegance and beauty to your home, and cleaning your doors is an important part of maintaining that beauty and elegance. These tips will help you keep your new French patio doors clean using standard household products and environmentally friendly methods. Finished Wood Most of the time, the wooden parts of your French patio doors will only need to be wiped down with a microfiber cloth to remove dust.