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
Just hearing a leaky faucet repeatedly drip for hours on end is enough to make you want to call your plumber for emergency repair services. Shockingly, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that upward of 5 percent of all US households currently have substantial, uncorrected water leaks. Although it may appear that the amount of water lost via a leaking faucet is small, the long-term ramifications can actually have a clear and negative impact on much more than your finances.
12 October 2016
During a hail storm, your roof is at high risk of being damaged. A roof damaged by hail will not stop rain water from penetrating into the structure. This increases the risk of incurring damage to items inside your home, like furniture and other personal belongings. Hailstorms can be very destructive, depending on how large the hail is, how fast the wind is, and how much rain is pouring down. Keep reading to learn about the different factors involved in a hailstorm and how to identify these issues on the roof of your home.
23 September 2016
When extreme storms hit, there may not be anything you can do about keeping your basement from flooding--but there are certainly things you can do to help keep yourself safe during the crisis. If you would like to learn more about how to protect the well-being of yourself and your family in the event of catastrophic storms, read on. This article will present three safety-minded tips. Have the electricity turned off before entering a flooded basement.
31 August 2016
Attic insulation is an important part of your home's heating and cooling systems. Because heat rises and because the roof of your home absorbs a large amount of sunlight during the summer months, there is a large degree of temperature transfer between your attic and the exterior of your home. If your attic insulation is not up to par, your energy bills can greatly increase, and your home's comfort levels can fall.
19 August 2016
If you live in an area with a dry summer climate, evaporative cooling may be a good solution to keep your house cool during the summer months. It can also cause some problems that you may want to address, such as higher levels of humidity and water damage. This can also cause a warmer feeling in your home. This is why you may want to consider improvement like using a combination system or installing dehumidification for your home.
11 August 2016
Any air that gets into an air conditioning system has to pass through its air filters. And since the filters are the ones charged with protecting the system from dust accumulation, how effective they are at trapping dust and mold particles usually determines the rate at which dirt accumulates inside the system. Dirty air filters and rate of condensation at evaporator coils Clogged air filters are usually ineffective when it comes to trapping dust particles from incoming air.
27 July 2016
Steel storm shelters are essential in areas of the country that are prone to tornadoes. The storm shelters offer a safe place for people to go during the storm to ensure that no one is injured during a catastrophic event. If you have a storm shelter, it is important to take the time to prepare your children for the time when they may have to stay in the shelter until a storm passes.
24 June 2016
Being able to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with friends is an experience that you will enjoy again and again. The only problem with being outside at night is that the temperatures can sometimes get rather cool, making the party a bit on the cold side. Instead of wrapping up in bulky blankets, consider creating a beautiful fire pit to use on cold nights. You will be able to build a warm fire that will be safely contained within the pit.
24 June 2016
If you want to have a more energy efficient home, solar is a great choice that gives you many different choices for your renewable energy solutions. Thermal energy is an affordable option that you may want to consider for the mechanical systems in your home. Solar collectors can be added to give you hot water and help improve the energy efficiency of conventional heating systems. Here are some ideas to help you with the integration of solar energy into your mechanical systems:
3 June 2016