After Your Home Inspection – What’s Next

So you had your home inspection, worked through all the hurdles of negotiations, and you have finally moved in. Congratulations! It was likely a long journey to get to where you are today. But that begs the question: What next? If you are a first time home buyer, it...

Under Pressure

When it comes to water pressure, you will have problems whether it is too low or too high. Of course, it’s easier to notice when your pressure is low, especially if it takes a long time to fill up a glass of water or if your shower has no power. In reality, however,...

Older Buildings… Problems You Might Encounter

A good number of home buyers decide to purchase an older home, something that they will be able to fix up but, at the same time, maintain the charm and character that a lot of older homes possess. This can be a very exciting project to embark on, however, anyone who...

Why Choose A Factory-Built Fireplace?

Who doesn’t love sitting around a cozy fireplace when the weather is colder? Not all homes, however, enjoy the benefits of a traditional fireplace so one solution to this is to install a factory-built fireplace. What are some of the advantages of choosing this kind of...

Why Can’t All Metals Just Get Along?

Why can’t you two just get along? When metals with significantly different nobility touch, it’s not uncommon to eventually find corrosion. For this to happen, there also has to be an element that can carry an electrical current. It’s not uncommon to see this win...

Mold Problem? Blast It!

We all know mold bad. Exposure has many effects, from irritating skin, to causing allergic reactions and can even lead to long term health problems such as cancer. But it’s so annoying to get rid of! What can we do? BLAST IT! One of the most effective methods of mold...

Safe Grilling.

As boring as it may sound, an electric grill can still make a decent burger. And it’s probably the safest grill you will ever use. Since there is no open flame, there is no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. There is no fuel, so hazards with fuel storage and...

How do you get up there?

What’s creepier than a dingy basement? A musty attic. And yet, we all use them if we have them. Accessing them can be very convenient if we have a pull-down ladder. But make sure that pull-down ladder is still up to the job. Often, these are installed by previous home...

The Water You Drink

When you are sitting outside in the blistering sun, doesn’t a tall glass of water with ice sound tempting? Large parts of the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, while here in the US it is very easy to attain. However, have you ever wondered what the...

Heating Units and Controls

There are four common types of heating units: A furnace provides heat through a forced-air distribution system.A boiler provides heat through a hydronic distribution system. (Hydronic systems are also referred to as hot water systems.)A space heater supplies heat...

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