Archive for July, 2018
Part of being a homeowner is making sure that your house is well-maintained and in good repair. While some homes may require more attention than others, there’s usually something that needs taking care of every year. The average homeowner will usually spend one to four percent of their house’s market value on maintenance and repairs. As houses age, or when they are subjected to extreme weather conditions, they will usually require more attention.
Taking Care of Your RoofExperts recommend that roofs should be inspected at least once or twice a year under normal conditions. Houses that are located in areas which experience inclement weather tend to need more frequent inspections and repairs, however. In some instances, homeowners may choose to have metal roofs installed because they can withstand high winds, hail, snow, and debris.
Making sure gutters are in good repair is also important. Since debris can clog gutters and prevent them from functioning optimally, h
Every homeowner has encountered the inevitable clogged drain. It’s tempting to fill your sinks and showers with Drano and to forget about them, but this comes at a high cost. Lye-based unclogging products eat away at glue holding your pipes together, and as the chemicals react with the other chemicals in your plumbing system, they can generate heat that results in any number of plumbing disasters. Here, we’ll look at four of the biggest causes of clogged drains, what you can do to prevent them, and how you’ll know when it’s time to bring in a professional.
Grease, Fat, and OilPlumbing experts agree that buildups of cooking grease and fat can cause major blockages in your kitchen draining system if they accumulate over time. It may be tempting to put all of your cooking leftovers down the garbage disposal, but unless you have a grease disposal, leftover fats f
Your plants need nourishment just like you do, and if you want to keep your plants healthy ad growing you need to make sure they get all the nutrients they need. Food for rooting plants is essential to their health, especially if they’re in the process of rooting, and here are some ways you can promote that health using root enhancer and root starter, which, when combined with a fertilizer, will ensure your plants achieve their maximum potential for growth.
What Is a Root Enhancer?A root enhancer, or root booster, helps your plant to expand the reach of its roots. The root enhancer works with the roots your plant already has in order to keep both the enhancer and the roots healthy.
How Does it Work?All plants need six important nutrients. Three are available from the air and from water (carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen), but there are three that have to come from the soil or from something like a deep root fertilizer. Those three are potassium, phosphorus, and nitro
Parents often do everything within their power to make sure that their children are safe. They carefully screen babysitters; they meticulously go through the house looking for sharp corners that need to be covered; they painstakingly put up any and all chemicals and medications that could be harmful. In all of these efforts that they make, however, many parents overlook the one thing that they should be doing to make sure that their entire family is living in a safe home. They do not take the time or invest the money to conduct radon testing.
Although the majority of homes that are bought and sold in many parts of the country require radon testing before a deal can be closed, paying attention to this tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas is often ignored once the final papers have been sold. Even buyers who know that the seller had to go through extensive Continue Reading No Comments