Essential Plumbing Tools Everyone Should Have

If you're just moving out on your own for the first time, or if you've finally taken the plunge into becoming a homeowner, you're going to have to deal with plumbing in a way that you might not have had to before. As you'll quickly discover, emergency calls to a plumber whenever a leaky pipe or clogged drain occurs can become quite an expense--a clogged drain can average $100 or more to clear. [Read More]

Are Your Vehicle's Windows And Windshields Ready For Winter Weather? 4 Things To Check

SafeWinterRoads.org reports that automobile accidents that occur during falling snow or sleet injure approximately 76,000 Americans each year. The site also states that, annually, around 900 individuals die from injuries resulting from travel during a sleet storm or snowstorm. These alarming statistics indicate that there may be a connection between severe weather and automobile accidents, so it's important to do what you can to stay safe on the road when the elements threaten your visibility. [Read More]

Dealing With Basement Moisture Problems? Identify The Source First

If you constantly find yourself battling moisture problems in your basement, then you've probably considered having your basement waterproofed. But before you can make that important step, you'll have to take another important step – identifying the source of your moisture problems. The following talks about the 3 most common issues that often lead to a leaky or even flooded basement. Cracks in Concrete Walls Concrete is a naturally porous material, although it's not so porous as to actively allow water to come through. [Read More]

Heat Making Your Roof And Attic Unbearably Hot? Cool Them Off With These 3 Tips

If you spend every summer struggling to stay cool, even with the air conditioner running at full force, take steps to make your roof and attic cooler. A hot roof and attic can make your home feel hotter in the summer, especially if they're damaged in places and need repairs. In addition, the substrate and underlayment can have numerous imperfections, such as holes and water damage, that encourage heat to build up in the attic or ceiling. [Read More]