How Can You Prevent Your New Patio Fire Pit From Becoming A Fire Hazard?
18 April 2016
With summer just on the horizon, you may already be looking forward to spending balmy nights outside around the calming roar of an open flame. If you have a portable fire pit, an evening of fun and friends is always just a match and some kindling away. However, open flames always bring with them some risk, and your fun and carefree party could quickly go south if an errant spark were to cause an uncontrolled fire.
4 Tips For Making Gutter Cleaning Easy
30 March 2016
Cleaning the gutters attached to the roof of your home is highly important for preventing water damage. If the gutters are not clean, when it rains, the water can build up and cause water damage to the roof and the side of your home. The cost of repairs can be extensive and in many situations, your homeowners insurance won't cover the costs since it was a repair that could have easily been avoided had the gutters been cleaned.
Do's And Don'ts For Replacing Your Water Heater's Elements
7 March 2016
If you need to tackle the job of replacing your water heater's elements, then following these do's and don'ts will help you to complete the project like a seasoned plumber:
Do invest in a water heater element wrench. Water heater element wrenches can be purchased at the hardware store where you buy the replacement heating elements. The wrench looks like a short piece of metal pipe with two holes drilled into one end.
Repairing Loose Outlets In Plaster Walls
20 January 2016
Do you have plaster walls with loose electrical outlets? Do your outlets push into the wall when you plug something into them? Your outlets should be secured to a stud to prevent them from moving around. Below, you will find out how to make this relatively easy repair.
Find the Studs
This can be a tricky part of making the repair. Generally, the outlet should have been installed using the stud in the wall to support it, but sometimes, especially in older homes, the outlet isn't located aside the stud.