How to Save Money – Restore Your Deck

Stop Wasting Money on Deck Repairs! When your deck begins to look as though it has seen better days, you may think it’s time to start replacing boards. Don’t be so hasty! Hardwood is quite pricey and continues to become more expensive over the years. Instead, there’s a cheaper and easier method. Make It Look…

Rodent Activity Wreaks Havoc on Electrical Work

Finding rats in your home is never a fun experience. Not only are rats a health concern and anuisance, but they can cause severe damage to your property. Rats are chewers by nature. While rodent droppings might be your first sign of a problem, missing or chewed up items is another clear sign. If you…

A Burning Smell Requires Immediate Action

If you smell something burning in your home, you need to act right away. The biggest warning sign that there is something wrong with your electrical work is that unmistakable burning smell. When wiring heats up, it melts the plastic sheath. As soon as this happens, you are at immediate risk. Fires can happen quickly…

Choosing the Right Size Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans move air around the room, saving you money on energy bills. In the summer, set the fan to run in a counterclockwise direction, moving cool air around the room. In winter, set the fan to clockwise to draw warm air up from the floor. To move the correct amount of air around the…

Ungrounded Electrical Systems and Shock Risk

Have you ever touched a metal object plugged in in your home and receive a shock? If you have, this is a sign that your electrical system has a problem. More specifically, this is anindication of an ungrounded electrical system. There is a very serious increased risk for shock any time you have a system…

6 Hidden Dangers in the Home to Watch Out For

Everybody wants a safe home. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as just keeping doors locked and the structure maintained. There are many surprising areas where your home may be exposing you and your family to unsafe conditions, and it’s probably not what you think. Mold One of the most common problems around homes is…

Keep Lawn Supplies Protected from the Elements

The garage is typically the place where everything gets stored for outdoor projects. Garages are not always moisture-proof, making it important to store supplies properly. Lawn essentials such as grass seed, fertilizer, potting soil and more are particularly susceptible to moisture in the garage. The purpose of dirt is to soak up moisture for plants.…

The Best Way to Mark for Wet Saw Use

Wet saws can be great for performing tile work, because the addition of water helps keep friction from wearing down the blade, allowing you to keep your home improvement project moving. But, they can pose a difficulty when it comes to marking where to cut your lines. The use of water tends to make pencil…

How To Save Money – Install a Water Heater Timer

Save Money Using This Water Heater Trick Heating up the water in your house can be muchcostlier than you may imagine. Your water heater may be burning through unnecessary fuel to heat water that’s only going to get cold again when not used. How can you stop it from running too frequently? Time It! Depending…

How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlets

Need more outdoor lighting, but don’t have the plugs to provide electricity? You could resort to self-powered solar lights, or you could install a new outlet for outdoor lighting. Installing outdoor lighting is something most handymen and women can do on their own, even if there currently isn’t a source of electricity available in the…