21 May 2015
When your couch looks more sad and uninviting than it does a pretty furnishing in your home, you may be thinking of replacement. Furniture repair is often a much cheaper and easier way to give your couch the makeover it needs rather than picking out a new style. Learn 3 ways you can vamp up your old couch so it looks trendy and new again. Consider reupholstery If your couch is full of stains or faded upholstery, you can reupholster the whole furniture piece with new and engaging fabrics.
28 April 2015
Sometimes, tree roots wrap around the lines that attach to your sprinklers. Over time, the roots break through the lines' encasing to find water. Eventually, the lines collapse under the intense pressure placed on them and water seeps out into the soil. There are things you can do to remedy the problem yourself. But first, you need to find the source of the leaks: How Do Tree Roots Affect Your Sprinkler System?
9 April 2015
Spring cleaning involves more than throwing out that box you haven't touched since Clinton was President and vacuuming the stairs; the most time-consuming tasks tend to be out and around your home, rather than inside of it. But it can be hard to know where to start when there are so many things you need to do; you know about mowing and washing windows, but the smaller jobs tend to get lost in the shuffle.
25 November 2014
After children have left the nest, many couples choose to hit the open road and see all that the country has to offer. If you plan to go sightseeing in the near future, investing in a park model may be a great option for you. Learn the advantages of owning a park model recreational vehicle over a larger sized recreational vehicle. Hit the Road Whenever You Want Park model RVs are smaller than traditional RVs.
24 November 2014
If your water doesn't feel as soft and silky as it usually does, your water softener might be clogged. The hard water that enters the unit, or the salt, can cause deposits in the lines or working parts of the softener that affect its output. You might be able to fix this problem yourself. Here's what you can try. Check Settings The first thing you should do is make sure the unit is getting power and is not on bypass mode.
20 November 2014
When your garage door opener no longer responds to your remote, there's a good chance that the problem is as simple as dead batteries. However, when it comes time to change garage door remote batteries, many homeowners are surprised at just how complicated the task can be. Unfortunately, it's not quite as simple as changing the batteries in your TV remote: Choosing the Right Batteries Most garage door remotes take those small, flat, round batteries--also known by their technical name of coin cell batteries.
13 November 2014
If you have a clothes dryer at home, it's extremely important that you clean the vents regularly. Dirty or blocked vents can cause your dryer to work harder, costing you more money by using more power. It can also take longer for your clothes to dry if the vents are blocked. In addition, dirty or clogged dryer vents can cause a fire, making them very dangerous. Here are instructions to help you clean out your dryer vent.
12 November 2014
Whether your fiberglass insulation has water damage or is infested with pests, if you're having a contractor remove it for you, good for you! Fiberglass is a dangerous material that should only be handled by a professional. Not attempting to perform this task on your own is great way to stay safe. While the contractor will be doing all the hard work, this doesn't mean you that you won't have any responsibility.
12 November 2014
If you are looking for a way to buy a home without spending a lot of money, you might assume that buying an older home is your best option. Although it's certainly possible to find a good deal on an older house, you shouldn't assume that it's the cheapest option out there. In fact, many people find that new homes are much more affordable, so consider these three reasons why it can be more cost-effective to buy a brand new house rather than an older one.
11 November 2014
Ignoring faulty furnace parts could be costly. Homeowners report that the average cost of routine furnace repairs is between $300 and $400. If you want to eliminate these repair costs from your budget, it can be helpful to know when to replace the faulty furnace parts that can cause more serious problems. Here are some easy ways to tell when your worn ignitor or flame sensor is in need of replacement.