My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
8 September 2015
If you have water collecting in the basement, you may have been told to get a sump pump to get rid of it. This will get the water out of your basement for a little while, but unless you have a French drain in place to divert it away from your house, it is just going to come right back in. In addition, water sitting around the foundation but not actually getting into the basement can cause a lot of damage to the building.
20 August 2015
When you have an inspection performed on your home, the inspector may discover that your home comes with asbestos. If this is the case, you will need to decide on whether you'd like to purchase the home and implement asbestos abatement methods or if you would like to simply pass on the home. How Asbestos Can Become a Risk When asbestos is not disturbed, it is not as much of a risk for homeowners.
5 August 2015
No matter if a home has wood siding, vinyl siding, or cement fiber siding, each type comes with its own set of problems. Some problems are specific to the type of siding you have while others can affect any type of siding. What kind of siding do you have and what do you need to watch for? Wood Siding Wood rot is a serious wood siding problem. If the wood is not properly painted or stained, moisture can get into the exposed wood.
23 July 2015
If you have an older toilet filling slowly, the ballcock fill valve likely needs replacing. The ballcock valve is connected to the water supply line on the bottom of the toilet by a large nut. When you flush, a lever closes the valve as water levels increase. However, you may have trouble adjusting an older valve with corroded hardware. Here are some tips on replacing a ballcock fill valve. Shut Off Water and Drain the Tank
5 July 2015
Air conditioning has come a long way since its introduction in the early 1900's, and smart systems are superior to traditional units in many ways. Increasing amounts of home and business owners are upgrading to eco-friendly HVAC systems in order to enjoy the many benefits. You might be wondering if you should upgrade to a green HVAC system, and here are some benefits that you can take advantage of by doing so: