Keeping Your Pipes Warm In The Winter
14 January 2015
Burst pipes are a serious concern in the winter time, as they can cause serious flood damage that can be difficult to repair. The easiest way to avoid burst pipes is to keep your pipes nice and warm all winter. Follow this simple process to keep your pipes safe and free from freezing and bursting.
1. Check Out Your Pipe Schematics
Start by finding your plumbing schematic and inspecting it for spots where bursting might be possible.
How To Insulate Your Basement
8 January 2015
Many people don't realize that even though their basement is below ground, they could still lose a lot of heat if the basement walls are uninsulated. Basement walls can quickly conduct heat from your basement out into the ground around your home, particularly if the walls are cinder block or concrete. This is why it's so important to put up insulation on your basement walls before you install drywall. One of the best types of insulation you can use for this purpose is foam board.
Septic Tank Care: How To Prevent An Overflow
6 January 2015
Living with a septic system can be much different than living with a sewer system. This is because while sewer systems carry your home's waste water and sewage safely away from your home to a treatment facility, a septic system will process this waste right on your property. Consequently, any failure in the way your septic system works could result in an overflow of sewage into your yard or home.
Reasons To Upgrade To A Metal Roof
30 December 2014
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing systems in the country. The obvious assumption would be that asphalt shingles are so popular because they are the best product on the market. This, however, would be a false assumption. Asphalt shingles are popular because they are the least expensive option. While asphalt shingles will help you to save money on the initial cost of your roof, they can cost you more money than other roofing options in the long run.