Archive for September, 2017
If you’re one of the few lucky people in the world who haven’t yet experienced a plumbing emergency, chances are, you will have one at some point in your life. In the case of a plumbing emergency, it’s important to know a few crucial steps to take to keep the situation contained. The article will look at a few common plumbing emergencies and how to handle them.
While plumbing emergencies can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, here’s a few common ones to keep a look out for:
- Frozen Pipes — if you find a pipe inside or outside of your house, look closely at the pipe. If there is any damage whatsoever, call a plumber right away. If there seems to be no damage, you can thaw the pipe with a hair dryer set on low heat. Below are a few quick tips on how to avoid a frozen pipe:
Even though fall just arrived, it’s not too early to prepare for winter weather. Your home heating system is chiefly responsible for keeping your house comfortable and cozy for the next couple of seasons. That means you should do everything to can to ensure it’s in tip-top shape. Overwhelmed just thinking about it? Never fear. Here are five easy steps that will cover your heating bases and keep you and your family warm all winter long.
- Check and change the filters: Your HVAC system filters should be changed regularly (sometimes as often as every month). But it’s not uncommon for people to forget. If you can’t recall the last time you changed or cleaned your air filters, do so straight away. Keep up with this maintenance throughout the year. In most cases, you should clean or cha
Other than bathrooms, kitchens are always one of the first rooms in the house to get remodeled or renovated in some fashion. Whether it’s getting custom cabinets or designing a custom Italian kitchen, giving your kitchen a facelift always falls pretty high up there on the remodeling list for homeowners. Indeed, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a quarter of remodeling focused on kitchens and bathrooms in 2015. Homeowners want a functional and aesthetically pleasing space — whether that takes the form of a modern kitchen design or a custom Italian kitchen — as much of household activity tend
Most homes are sadly not built to be handicap accessible right from the get go. There’s often a significant amount of remodeling needed for homeowners who need to accommodate a handicap, For example, ramps or handrails are often installed, hallways and doorways need to be expanded, non-slip flooring needs to be installed, and accessible switches, shelves, doors, faucets, and drawers all need to be accounted for. Similarly, entries and showers might need to have a step removed. One of the most important things for many handicapped individuals is to have a handicap bathroom design that works for them. They may want the independence — and privacy — to shower, use the bathroom, get ready in the morning, etc., with