2016

Hot Water Sludge - Understanding The Problem And Solution

Water heaters are often ignored until hot water no longer flows through the faucets. However, this is often a mistake because a wide variety of issues can arise that are cause for concern. One of these issues is when you notice black slime or debris coming out the hot water faucet. This type of debris can occur for a variety of reasons. While the problem is alarming and needs to be addressed, it is not a life-threatening or serious issue.

Tips For Identifying A Second Empire Victorian – And How To Choose The Best Roofing Material For The Home

Knowing the name of your home style can help you find out architectural details that can come in handy when undergoing a roofing repair or roof restoration project. There are a number of different Victorian home styles that range widely in ornamentation and roof shape. Second Empire Victorians are one of the easier styles to identify once you know the details. What are some tips for identifying a Second Empire Victorian – and how can you and your roofing contractor choose the best material for your home?

Repaving A Private Road? What Are Your Most Durable Options?

As a business owner, you've likely taken on a number of responsibilities you never expected -- from pitch-in short order cook or dishwasher to occasional de facto therapist for troubled employees. If your business has frontage on a private road, you may need to add "paving supervisor" to your list of job duties once your road has begun to develop potholes, thick cracks, or other structural issues that could pose dangers for your customers and employees.

How Trees Can Ruin Your Sewer

If you have a septic tank, you should keep the drainage field clear of any plants that have deep roots. Here is how trees and other plants with deep roots can ruin your septic tank and plumbing system. Your Sewer Lines Release Moisture and Vapor To start with, you need to understand how your sewer lines are designed to work. When warm water flows out of your house and through your sewer lines, vapors from the hot water are released into the surrounding soil.

How To Remove Mold From A Laminate Wood Floor

Cleaning mold from a laminate floor can be more of a challenge than removing mold from a carpet or real-wood floor because laminate floors have a special coating that can be damaged by many chemicals that kill mold. You can still kill and remove the mold – in many cases without having to replace the floor – but how hard the task is depends on where the mold is growing and how deeply it has traveled.

Tips To Reduce Condensation Concerns In Your New Steel Building

Steel buildings are great additions to your property if you want a barn, garage, or storage shed. Most steel buildings can be erected quickly and inexpensively. You will likely need to pay between $20,000 and $50,000 on average to have a prefabricated steel building erected on your land. The building process should include measures to reduce condensation. Condensation in the metal building can create corrosion around metal hardware used to secure steel sheets together.

Answers To 3 Common Questions About Chimney Liners

More than any other part of the chimney, the liner is responsible for protecting your home against the ever present danger of a fire. Yet many people lack even a basic understanding of the liner's role and importance. If you own a fireplace that sees regular--or even sporadic--use, read on. This article will provide answer to three common questions about chimney liners. What are chimney liners? The easiest way to think of a chimney liner is as a chimney within your chimney.

Understanding And Removing Mold Growth On Your Exterior Siding

From the basic financial responsibilities of making a real estate investment to the overwhelming amount of cleaning and maintenance, it is easy to see the challenges of owning a house. Fortunately, with proper upkeep, your home can be a worthwhile investment. However, you may not understand the importance of maintaining your home's exterior siding. Rain and other moisture can quickly build up on, under, and in between your vinyl siding. This excess moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.

3 Steps To Keep Your Home's Roof Well-Maintained

Spring is a good time to check on the condition of your roof to make any necessary repairs after winter's harsh weather has passed. Here are three steps you can do to clean and maintain your home's roof. Remove Roof Moss and Mold If your roof is growing moss or mold, you will need to clean it from your shingles to prevent water damage and rot from occurring to your roof. As moss and mold grows around the edges of your shingles, the shingles will lift and allow in moisture and more moss growth to occur under the shingles.

Pros And Cons Of A Ductless Heat Pump

If you are in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you may be considering a ductless heat pump. Ductless heat pumps have been gaining in popularity with homeowners for many reasons. Learning the pros and cons of such a ductless heat pump will allow you to make an educated decision on whether it is ideal for your home. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with a ductless heat pump.

3-Step Guide To Clearing Your Kitchen Drain When It Is Completely Clogged Up

If your kitchen sink is completely clogged up, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to clean it out yourself without having to call in a professional. If so, try using the following three-step guide to clearing out your kitchen drain. Step 1:  Try To Manually Remove Or Loosen The Clog  The first step is to try to manually remove or loosen the clog as much as possible, especially if the drain is completely stopped and no water is draining out.

Would A Tankless Water Heater Work In Your Home?

Tankless water heaters are often touted as the answer to all your hot water problems. In some cases, they are actually a great choice, but not always. There are several situations where a tankless heater either can't be installed or won't work with your lifestyle. Here are the major items you should consider. One Thing At A Time A traditional water heater can handle a load of laundry and doing your dishes at the same time.

What to Do If You Think the Water Coming Into Your Restaurant Is Hard

If your city changes its water source from one with soft water to one with hard water, you will immediately notice a difference in how the water engages with some of the commercial appliances in your restaurant. In particular, the appliances that use hot water such as your dishwasher are most likely to be affected. Luckily, there are several things you can do to mitigate the issue. Here are some tips to help you:

Custom Warehouse Safety Signs Ideal For 3 Modern Types Of Transportation

Warehouses are known for forklifts, rolling carts, and other forms of small machinery, but the advent of modern technology has drastically changed the way that these environments operate and run. With safety being a number one priority for many warehouses, it's important to make employees and guests aware of potential dangers that come with modern vehicles and designs. By ordering custom signs, you can ensure that proper safety procedures are followed and dangers are monitored for all types of these vehicles.