Algae is a type of nonflowering plant that does not really resemble any type of plant that grows on the land. Most often made up of a single cell, algae contains chlorophyll but does not have stems, roots, or leaves. Algae will grow in any source of water, including your well or storage container, if the conditions are right. Since algae is tenacious and fast growing, you can find yourself with an uncontrollable algae bloom in a matter of hours or days.
1 February 2017
If your home relies on well water to meet its potable water needs, then it's important that you take the time to check the quality of your water supply on a regular basis. A well that isn't functioning properly could be pumping contaminated water into your home, and you need to be able to identify this contamination before it causes serious health problems. Here are three simple methods that you can use to determine the quality of your home's well-supplied water in the future.
1 February 2017
In most cases, a wet basement is completely curable, and waterproofing can be done by the homeowner to resolve the issue. There are some cases where that is not as easy, but there are contractors who can handle the job quickly and efficiently. Reclaim your basement and make it usable again with just a few steps. Whether you do it yourself or you hire a basement waterproofing contractor to take care of it, the benefit in resale value, usable space, and health benefits will make it worth the time and money.
24 January 2017
If you use a tote heater to keep propane tanks or other types of tanks warm, then you probably rely on it to help ensure that your propane is not affected by the weather. If you have been using the same tote heater for years now, however, it might be time to replace it. These are a few signs that you may need to buy a new tote heater so that you can protect your propane tanks during the winter months.
12 January 2017
Having access to a functional gutter system ensures that water will not accumulate in the home of your roof. Since standing water can cause serious damage, keeping your gutter system in good condition should be a top priority. Here are three simple tips that you can use to help ensure your home's rain gutters remain fully functional well into the future. 1. Regularly inspect for cracks. Many rain gutters are made from aluminum.
13 December 2016
Polished concrete is a simple flooring option that is big on style. Whether you have the concrete poured specifically for this purpose, or choose to make use of your existing concrete slab, the polished surface will provide both protection for the concrete and an attractive gleam. Although durable, polished concrete does have some specific maintenance needs. The following tips can help you care for it correctly. Tip #1: Use only neutral pH cleaners
22 November 2016
A newly installed asphalt driveway can give your yard a rejuvenated look and add to the beauty of your home. To keep it looking great, you need to diligently maintain your investment so it isn't damaged early on. Typically, asphalt is soft and can easily get indentations, stains or cracks shortly after it is applied. Here is a look at steps to take so as to protect your new asphalt driveway from premature damage.
10 November 2016