PVC pipe has many household plumbing applications including well equipment plumbing and automatic sprinkler systems. For this reason, it's a good idea for homeowners to understand how to work with it and make basic repairs. If you have a broken PVC pipe or want to make a repair, these tips will assist you: Tip: Use Teflon Joint Compound Instead of Teflon Tape with Threaded PVC Pieces If you need to connect two threaded pieces, skip the Teflon tape and instead use Teflon joint compound, also known as "
19 February 2019
Curb appeal is important for many reasons. While it is what encompasses your home's appearance, curb appeal is also a person's first impression of the home. Therefore, great curb appeal can make your home more attractive and more valuable. One key part of your home's curb appeal is the exterior siding. Although some materials are more durable than others, no siding is meant to last forever. If you are ready to update your home's siding, here are a few trends to consider for enhanced curb appeal:
2 January 2019
Healthy trees are strong and can withstand much of what nature throws at them. But even those healthy trees have weaker points that need reinforcement to ensure the trees don't fall over in the wind. Whether you've got new saplings in your yard or have an old, venerable tree that you don't want cracking during strong storms, you've got to do something to protect their structural integrity. Two options are cabling and staking.
26 November 2018
If you live in an area with extreme temperature and weather conditions, one option for your garage doors is an insulated model. The insulated garage doors will give you protection from extreme heat as well as extreme cold. This isn't the limit of their benefits however. Here are three key points to know about insulated garage doors and what they can do for your garage. Climate Control If you use your garage like many homeowners, then you likely have seasonal items stored alongside your car and tools.
10 October 2018
If you have a basement in your home, you should also have a waterproofing strategy that goes with it. Water can pose a real threat to your basement, and it doesn't even have to come from a natural setting such as rainstorms. Some water threats can come from broken water pipes or even a broken washing machine. Because there are so many flooding risks that your basement faces, it's crucial that you have a waterproofing strategy in place.
4 September 2018
When you are inside your home you aren't supposed to feel and hear the wind go by, and the exterior walls around the home shouldn't sound hollow on the inside. If these are problems that you have in your home, along with climbing heating and cooling bills throughout the year, it may be time for new insulation installation around your home. If you are ready to improve the house by replacing the insulation, you want to consider using spray foam.
20 July 2018
Your boiler may not get a lot of attention, after all, it's one component of your home you likely see very little of. However, it is nonetheless important. A failure to properly maintain the boiler will lead to consequences, especially when it comes to updating the tubing. Fortunately, the need for retubing does come with certain sigs; you just need to know what they are. Here are some of the instances when retubing is necessary.
4 June 2018
An important aspect of your home is the crawl space. It's a small area in your home that provides easy access to plumbing and electrical components. You can give this area an upgrade with crawl space encapsulation. It provides homeowners with the following benefits. 1. Creates a Water Vapor Barrier Although a crawl space is an important structural component to your home, it's prone to building up air vapor. Over time, this vapor can lead to mold and mildew.
16 April 2018
If you are going to be renting a crane from a crane rental company, then you could be wondering who you can hire to handle the operation of the crane. Unless you have someone in-house who is fully experienced in operating cranes and who is licensed to do so -- and even if you do -- it is probably a good idea to consider working through the crane rental company to hire someone for crane operation.
12 March 2018
As a new homeowner who has always been on the city water system, buying a house that needs well water can be a whole new experience. If you're getting ready to have a well dug on the property of your new home, you'll have to select the right pump to ensure proper water flow to your house. The pump you need will depend on how deep your well is, so it's important that you get the right one.
25 January 2018