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!
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:
23 June 2015
Moisture in your basement should never be ignored. As you probably know, moisture leads to mold and mold can be hazardous to your health. Instead of struggling to keep your damp basement dry after heavy rains, why not have it waterproofed? Below, you will find the answers to some of the questions that you have about waterproofing your basement. Will waterproofing put a stop to the moisture problems? In most cases, yes.
10 June 2015
Many house hunters make the mistake of thinking they're eventually going to find a home that they love everything about. Though there are many different types of homes for sale, this may happen for just a few people. It is more likely that you'll have to compromise on something small in order to get moved into your new home in a timely manner. There are several small shortcomings, listed below, that should never stop you from buying a home that you otherwise love.
28 May 2015
One of the biggest concerns for homeowners with well water is the risk of contamination in the well. Since many chemicals and bacteria can seep into your well water without leaving any odor or flavor behind, this is a significant concern. Wells are susceptible to this type of contamination from many things, including de-icing chemicals, pesticide treatments, animal waste and sewage leaks. Here are some tips for testing and treating your home's well.