All septic systems need periodic pumping and annual inspections. How frequently your system is pumped depends on its size and how heavily its used, but most systems are pumped every few years to ensure they are running well. The following tips can help you prepare for your septic tank pumping. Tip #1: Mark the tank location An overgrown or hidden tank access isn't just annoying, it can also cost you money.
15 February 2017
If you've seen any of the popular home improvement shows on television, you've likely seen homeowners or even contractors demolishing walls with a sledgehammer. This makes for dramatic TV, but it isn't the most efficient—or safest—way to demolish an interior wall. To get through an interior wall demolition without making a giant mess or getting hurt, follow these simple steps. 1. Determine if the wall can be safely demolished. You can't just go through your house randomly demolishing walls without risking structural damage.
13 February 2017
If you're fed up with high power bills in the winter and your house feels too chilly, then you may want to install radiant floor heat. It warms the entire floor so heat wafts up towards the ceiling and warms the whole room uniformly. Plus, you'll never have to put up with walking barefoot on cold floors again. Radiant floor heat is energy efficient too, so you'll stay warmer and pay less on your power bill.
6 February 2017
If you are a homeowner or some other property owner that has a well on your property, you are likely going to want to make sure that the well continues to provide clean water to the people and services that are on your property. You also want to make sure that the well does not become a safety hazard. Here are some tips for maintaining your well so that you don't have to spend time worrying about its ability to produce or its potential threat to safety.
4 February 2017
If you think that your current windows are sufficient and don't need to be replaced, you may want to think again. This is especially true if you live in an older home, since, although your windows may be intact, they could be badly outdated and no longer serving their purpose. New windows can be highly beneficial and the investment could pay off in more ways than one. Use this information to learn more about why now is the perfect time to get new windows.
12 December 2016
There are some jobs that are nearly impossible without bringing in special equipment. Lifting heavy objects like air conditioning units or roof trusses is near the top of the list. When you have a job of this nature to do, a crane is the best solution, but what kind of crane do you need and how do you get one on your job site? Selecting the right crane for the job
22 November 2016
The type of insulation to use in a home is a major decision. The right installation, when installed correctly, helps to maintain cooler temperatures in the home in summer and warmer temperatures in winter, all while minimizing energy bills. This is a big deal, as 44 percent of energy costs in the typical home go to keeping the home at a comfortable temperature. No one insulation is right for every home, though, so understanding the pros and cons of different options, such as spray foam insulation or fiberglass insulation, can be helpful in making the decision.
11 October 2016