If you've never had a home with a well, you may not have ever been exposed to hard water, or water with high mineral concentrations. If you have hard water, it can actually cause mineral deposits and problems with your appliances. In addition, it can dry out your skin. Understanding how to spot hard water and deal with it can save you from costly plumbing repairs and other issues. Here are some things to watch for.
30 September 2016
If you struggle to host guests on a too-small patio or have a wonderful view of mountains, hills, or water but no outdoor seating to enjoy it, you may be considering building a deck. However, the thought of spending thousands (or even tens of thousands) of dollars to have a deck professionally constructed may cause you to take pause. If you normally spend your weekends puttering around the house on home-improvement projects, you may feel that a DIY deck construction is within your reach.
19 September 2016
If you are getting sent overseas for a long term but temporary living situation, you might decide that you are going to rent out your house to passively pay off the mortgage, rather than sell it and go through the whole process of having to buy a new house when you return. However, you might worry about making sure that you are making the right decision. Here are some tips for making sure.
6 September 2016
As a restaurant owner, you have your head in the game when it comes to delicious food and quality customer service. However, you might not consider the importance of your business's plumbing needs. Your industry's plumbing can create a significant amount of water waste that could be costing you thousands of dollars each year. Fortunately, plumbing technology can help save your business money. Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Technology In 2013, it was reported that an average sit down knife-and-fork restaurant used roughly 5,800 gallons of water each day.
26 July 2016
If your home has oceanfront property and is protected from flooding by a seawall barrier, you may wonder if the wall is sound enough to withstand the ocean's waters. If so, look for one or more of the signs below that could indicate your seawall is in need of repairs. Heavy Layers Of Rust Are Present If your seawall is constructed entirely of metal, areas of heavy rust could cause weakening of the structure.
30 June 2016
You can expect to get a good 30 years' worth of usage out of your garage door, but only if you take good care of it. That includes properly lubricating all of the moving parts that make up your garage door. If your garage door suddenly becomes hard to open or if it starts making a loud racket, then it's a definite sign that it needs a good round of lubrication.
6 May 2016
Designing sheet metal products for the home is a great business that can create custom products. Instead of working by hand, you can expand your business's productivity and the design of orders by transitioning to metal tools. When working with sheet metals, a variety of powerful tools can cut through the designs and add custom details that fit your needs. When working with the following three types of tools, you can create modern, rustic, and custom designs to fit both your needs and possible customer requests.
7 April 2016
A basement can provide a lot of extra storage and also be a great place to keep your washer and dryer. If you choose to finish your basement, it can add value to your home and give your family extra living space. But one problem that many homeowners with a basement face is excess moisture and leaking water. These things can cause significant damage to your basement and also lead to mold growth, so it is important to take the necessary steps to waterproof your basement.
1 April 2016
You may have heard that the vast majority of the human body is made up of water, and that this magical substance facilitates countless physical processes that make life on Earth -- and in you -- possible. But as with so many other necessary substances, how intelligently you use, store and ingest your water can make a major difference in the benefits you receive from it. Here are some clever tips for optimizing your healthy use of H2O.
25 March 2016
When remodeling a bathroom, you will be faced with several choices. One item you will have to decide on that you will use on a daily basis is a quality medicine cabinet. Not only will you have to choose a wall-mounted or recessed unit and what shape and size you need, you will also have to decide between many extra features that can make or break a medicine cabinet. Here are some of the more worthwhile features you should consider.
29 February 2016