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.
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.
4 September 2015
Making the move from renter to homeowner is an exciting time filled with dreams of a bright future. But, home ownership also brings with it a host of responsibilities. Taking care of your plumbing is one of them. While you will undoubtedly call in the plumber for major repairs, being able to make quick repairs while you wait for the plumber is important. To do that, you will need to keep some plumbing supplies on hand.
27 August 2015
There are lots of great reasons to plant trees in your yard. They beautify the landscape and increase property value, they provide shade for more comfortable outdoor recreation, and they can also reduce your energy bills by providing strategic shade for your house, cutting down on your cooling costs. One of the most important factors in successfully growing trees in your yard is choosing the right type of trees to plant.