Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • The Advantages & Drawbacks Of A Pressure-Assisted Toilet

    10 December 2015

    If you are looking to install a new toilet in your house, you need to think about what type of flushing system you want your new toilet to have. Here is a quick rundown of some of the advantages and drawback of a pressure-assisted toilet. The Basics Pressure-assisted toilets have a pressure tank. The inside of a pressure tank looks like it is filled up with a couple of giant, black balloons.

  • Four Tips To Help You Avoid Costly Septic Tank Maintenance

    20 November 2015

    If you have one of the millions of homes that are on septic systems, maintenance to your system is important. Lack of maintenance can lead to septic failures and eventually problems with plumbing in your home. These can be costly problems to repair, which is why you may want to know some things about the maintenance of your septic system. Here are some maintenance tips to help you avoid these costly problems:

  • Why Buy Prefabricated Roof Trusses?

    4 November 2015

    If you are buying a new home, you might assume that your roofer will do things as they were done in the past. For example, you might assume that your roofer will build your trusses on-site while the roof is being built. However, more and more roofers are opting for prefabricated roof trusses nowadays, which means that the trusses will be built to your specifications to suit your new home and will be delivered to the construction site already ready to be installed.

  • Using Natural Stone To Create A Warm And Inviting Master Bedroom Retreat

    16 October 2015

    When it comes to creating a warm and inviting space, stone is not often considered as a building material. Stone is often thought of as being cold and hard. However, this doesn't have to be the case! Natural stone can actually bring in a lot of warmth into a space. The master suite is an area of the home where many homeowners want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Natural stone can achieve this just as well as any other building material.

  • Best Tubs For A Person With Health Problems

    24 September 2015

    If you are a person who suffers from health problems, you may find that bathing can be something you tend to put off longer than you should. You may want to consider replacing your current bathtub with one that does a better job of meeting your health needs. This article will introduce you to some of the different styles of bathtubs that help you to feel better. Walk-in tubs

  • Four Tips to Help You Dry Out a Flooded Basement to Begin the Repairs

    15 September 2015

    If your basement has recently been flooded, the sooner you get the water out, the easier it will be to begin repairs. There are many things that you will want to do to clean up the water. You will want to start with getting the standing water out, then do things like remove damaged materials and air out your basement. Here are some tips to help you with the steps for drying out your flooded basement:

  • 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 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.