A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.
22 December 2015
There are many ways you can cut back on energy usage in your home. You decrease the temperature that you keep your house at in the winter and increase it slightly in the summer. You can install energy-efficient light bulbs. And you can check the seals around your doors and windows and replace them, if needed. However, having a residential electrician install certain devices can also help you to further decrease your usage and help save you some money.
10 December 2015
If you are buying a new water heater, a tank water heater is likely the first option you considered. However, there are several reasons that a tankless water heater might be right for you. Here are five benefits of using a tankless water heater in your home. Higher Energy Efficiency Tank water heaters experience several types of efficiency loss, but one of the most significant is standby heat loss. Even when you are not running hot water in your home, your tank water heater is using energy to keep the water in the tank hot for when you need it.
13 November 2015
If you are like most homeowners, you might use your garage door more than your front door. After all, since your kids can access your place with that easy-to-use keypad after school and you typically leave in your car, why would you bother with your elaborate entryway? Unfortunately, while most homeowners bolster their front door with extra security features, it can be easy to neglect your garage door—leaving your home at risk.
19 October 2015
DIY electrical repairs require more caution and know-how than many other types of home improvement projects. Whether you are installing a new electrical outlet or simply changing a light bulb, you need to be sure you are not putting your home at risk of a fire. Here are four mistakes to avoid when fixing electrical problems around your home. Connecting Wires Outside Junction Boxes Junction boxes are one of the most important components for protecting your home from an electrical fire.
24 September 2015
Bringing unwanted objects to a scrap metal recycling center is a fine way to make some quick cash. However, it's important to learn which items these facilities will not pay cash for or will not accept for various reasons. Most of these items also should not be thrown away in the trash. Dispose of them properly instead. Lead Old computer monitors and word processing devices, as well as old TV sets, have cathode ray tubes that contain lead, a heavy metal.