Enjoying Your First Home? 3 Steps To Help Avoid Drain Problems

Your drains get a lot of use throughout the day. Whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathrooms, water, human waste, and food particles are being flushed through your drains daily. Unfortunately, particles of debris get left behind in the drain, resulting in a nasty buildup of hair, waste and grease. Over time, the buildup can lead to stubborn clogs and drain odors. Keeping your drains clean will help eliminate the problem.


Tips For Building A Private Road

Few things are more exciting than purchasing land and beginning construction of your dream home. Before you get too far in the planning process, though, you may need to first put in a private road to your home site. These roads generally wend their way from the nearest public road, which means you will have to consider some logistics before finalizing your home’s site and final design. The following tips can help you avoid problems.


3 Wood Fencing Project Ideas To Makeover Your Backyard Space

If you want to makeover your backyard, wood fencing can be a good solution. There are many ways you can add features and custom designs to any wood fence. You may want to consider solutions like a green privacy screen, vertical garden or adding practical fences to the fence or in your garden. Here are some wood fencing project ideas that you may want to consider to give your fence a little more of a personal touch:


3 Pieces Of Custom Glass You Can Get For Your Home

Your home is a place of your own. You can decorate it any way you like, while adding in elements that are unique and all your own. If you are looking for some custom-made pieces of glass, consider going with the three ideas below. Not only will they make your home beautiful, but you don’t have to worry about everyone else having the same designs as you do. Start by looking into the following three pieces.


How To Get A Snow Ready Home

For much of the US, snow is one of the biggest hassles of the winter months. It can be difficult to navigate in, and it’s removal can lead to a lot of extra work around the home. Snow removal often involves hours of shoveling every time there is a snow storm. Making sure the home is ready for snow is something that many should consider. For homeowners in snowy climates, there are a few ways to ensure that their homes are as snow ready as possible.


Recovering from a Household Flood

How many of your personal effects you can save from a flood depends on where the water came from and how long the item sat in the water. A few items you can recover yourself, but you’ll need a professional water damage recovery service to make sure other items are safe to be handled again. Here is how to determine what you can save and when to rely on a company’s help.


How To Add Pavers To Your Driveway

If you want to finish your driveway with pavers, it shouldn’t be too difficult to do. Adding pavers to the end of your driveway can provide a decorative effect, as well as helping with drainage if your driveway is on a slope. Regardless of the reason for adding the paving stones, the following tips will be helpful in finishing your driveway with pavers. Mark and Measure the Area Adding pavers to the end of the driveway should be well planned out.


Ways To Remove Hair Clogs From Drains -- And Keep Them From Returning

Is your bathtub or shower drain constantly clogging up due to a buildup of hair? Your first instinct might be to go to the local hardware store and buy some chemical drain cleaner. But those products don’t always work for drain cleaning and can actually cause damage to certain types of pipes. But there are other tools at the hardware store that can help you remove those hair clogs – and keep clogs from returning in the future.


How To Remove Old Plumber's Putty

If you’re trying to put in a new faucet on your own, there’s a good chance you’ll find that plumber’s putty was used to provide a waterproof seal when the old faucet was hooked up. When you’re putting on the new fixture, this old putty may squeeze out around the seal and interfere with the installation process. It’s best to remove all of the old plumber’s putty before you try installing your replacement fixture.


Tree Stump Left Over? Use Flowers To Camouflage It

If you have just hired a tree service to cut down your tree, but do not have enough money to grind down the stump, there are ways you can camouflage it so it does not look unsightly in your yard. When you are ready to grind the stump down, it is easy to undo these things. Plant Flowers You can plant some colorful flowers around the stump to camouflage it.  To do this, first remove the grass from the area around the tree.


The Benefits Of Pressure Washing For Your Business

If you own a storefront business, then you obviously want to keep it looking its best. After all, customers really aren’t drawn to a place that looks dirty and worn, and such an exterior doesn’t speak well of what’s inside your store. Aside from just the obvious benefit of making your business more inviting and welcoming to visitors, pressure washing can offer a host of other advantages for your business as well.


How To Determine The Source Of A Spa Leak

Having a home spa is certainly a luxury you probably enjoy and use quite a bit. Unfortunately, depending on where your spa is located, detecting a suspected leak can be a bit of a hassle. This article will give you an overview on what you do when you are certain your home spa has a leak, so that you’ll better be able to determine your next step in getting the leak under control.


3 Big Benefits Of Chain Link Fencing

When it comes to fencing, consumers today are faced with a wide range of options. Sometimes, it can be difficult to select which material to use, as each is uniquely different in form, function and practicality. But there’s a reason so many schools, sporting parks and homeowners choose chain link fencing to line their property. Here are the three big benefits of chain link fencing: 1. Cost Quite simply, chain link fencing is the most affordable option around.


Eliminating Weeds Without Killing Your Trees

Trees are a wonderful thing. They can provide shade, shelter, and even a place to harbor memories. However, often times weeds will grow around your trees and steal your tree’s water sources. Many people try to control these weeds with commercial spray and end up harming their trees. With these simple tips, you can diminish the weed growth around your trees without harming the tree itself. Prepare your ground before you even plant your tree.


Contractors: 3 Ways To Cut Your Expenses

As a contractor, you have probably done jobs before where you ended up spending more on your project than you wanted to. A lot of customers don’t realize just how much money contractors have to put into their building projects, and you probably don’t want to raise prices for your clients any more than you have to. To help ensure that you maintain your profits without increasing prices for your clients, try these tips for cutting your expenses.