Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • 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 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.