Pump On The Fritz? 4 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs An Emergency Plumber
If you have a basement, chances are good that you also have a sump pump. Without a sump pump, your basement is susceptible to water damage. Unfortunately, sump pumps aren’t always as reliable as they need to be, especially when they’re facing mechanical problems. If your sump pump breaks down during a flood, you need to get it working as quickly as possible. This is especially true when you can’t troubleshoot the problem for yourself.
How To Keep Your Garage Door Safe
The heavy door on your garage opens and closes easily because of a set of high-tension springs, pulleys and cables that counterbalance the weight of the door. The garage door mechanism has built in safety features to prevent accidental injury to people should a failure occur. It’s a good idea to periodically do the following inspections and tests to make sure your garage door remains safe. Garage Door Spring Safety Cables
How To Repair A Leaking Shower Arm
While many homeowners know to check for clogs and repair leaks in the shower head, the shower arm is often forgotten. If you have noticed water leaking from the shower arm, it may take a slightly more complex repair job, but it is still something that can be done. Instead of replacing it completely, try the following tips for fixing the leak. These tips fix a leak of a shower arm that is due to a broken pipe in the wall behind the shower.
Preparing For A Big Storm? Here's How To Protect Your Roof
If there is a big storm coming your way, you might be concerned about your home being damaged in the process. One main thing that you might be concerned about is your roof, but there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your roof is secure before the storm strikes. Try these tips in the days before the storm, and you can then focus on other aspects of preparing for the storm, such as securing other parts of your home or getting your family ready.
You Don't Always See The Dripping Water: Other Early Signs Of A Leak
Of course you would know if you had a water leak in your home. You’d see the dripping water – it would be impossible to miss, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes leaks start off so slow that you won’t notice the dripping water. By the time they become noticeable, they have already caused substantial damage. If you want to spot a leak before it ruins your floorboards or rusts out your faucet, look for these early signs.
Why Chain Link Fencing Still Makes Sense For Businesses
If you’re considering adding a new fence around your building, parking lot or green space, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of fencing materials on the market today. However, one of the best choices for commercial uses–chain link fencing–has been on the market for decades. This type of fencing is far from obsolete; it’s affordable, versatile and easy to maintain. Benefits of commercial chain link fencing 1. Cost-effective. Chain link fencing is one of the most economical fencing materials on the market.
5 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Easier On Your Arthritis
If you find it’s getting harder and harder to get around your bathroom due to arthritis, there are some changes you can make in your bathroom to make things much easier on you. Not only do you want to make it easier for you to get around the bathroom, but you also need to know that you’ve made it safer. Follow the advice in this article to make your bathroom a more comfortable, safe environment.
Add An Etched Design To The Glass In Your Front Door
Add some beauty to your front door and increase your privacy by etching the glass pane that is in it. You can easily add a simple design that will provide an opaque view to anyone who approaches. Use These Items glass cleaner soft cloth self-adhesive vinyl stencil painters tape etching cream glass bowl foam brush thin paintbrush measuring tape squeegee rubber gloves bucket of water sponge Note: Before purchasing a stencil for the glass, be sure to measure the pane to make sure you buy one that will fit well inside of it.
If you’ve got a problem with one of your appliances, then you might be tempted to hire a professional to come and take a look. However, many problems with home appliances can be diagnosed by the average homeowner, if you know what you’re looking for. The following article assumes that you have a basic level knowledge regarding appliances. Here are some of the most common reasons that clothes dryers and refrigerators break, and exactly what the warning signs are:
Winterize Your Boiler's Pipes
Don’t take any chances of having the condensate pipes to your boiler freeze this winter. If you prepare now, you can use your boiler on the coldest nights of the year without having to worry about it quitting. Frozen pipes can cause a multitude of problems, including having to replace portions that break due to the increased amount of pressure that is inside of them. Use some inexpensive materials to keep your boiler’s pipes protected throughout the season.