What Should You Do If One Of Your Pipes Freeze?


A frozen pipe can be a serious problem if it bursts. Knowing what to do in the event that a pipe freezes can help you safely thaw the pipe and determine whether or not it's leaking as a result. What should you do if one of your pipes freeze? The first thing you should do if one of your pipes freeze this winter is to locate the frozen section of pipe.

11 January 2016

Having An Outdoor Party? Two Reasons Why You Need Portable Toilets


If you're hosting an outdoor party at your home, there are a number of different facets that you must plan out.  The food, entertainment, weather, and even seating must be taken into account if you want the party to be memorable.  However, one thing that you may not have thought about involves how your guests will be able to relieve themselves when nature calls.  Although you certainly have one or more bathrooms in your home, it may be best to rent portable toilets for the event.

2 January 2016

New Homeowners: Tips On Preparing Your Home For The Cold


Depending on where you live, the weather may not be too extreme – at least not yet. If you've recently purchased your first home and have no clue how to prepare for an ice storm, a big freeze or even a huge snow blizzard, here are a few tips to help prepare your home for Jack Frost: 1. Make Sure You Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit. You may have an emergency kit already prepared that consists of water, food and medication for all household members.

21 December 2015

Five Simple And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Your Disposal Blades Sharp


When it comes to your kitchen sink, keeping your garbage disposal in good shape is an important part of avoiding drain clogs. You can minimize the chances of food waste causing clogs if you keep your garbage disposal blades sharp. Sharp disposal blades will adequately liquefy food before it reaches your drain trap. The following are five important things you can do to avoid kitchen sink clogs by keeping your disposal blades sharp: 

15 December 2015

Understanding The Importance Of Your Water Heater's Anode Rod


Of all the major appliances in your home, the water heater is one of the most heavily used. To reduce the likelihood of major repairs or upgrades, it is therefore highly important that you keep your water heater in tip-top shape. If you would like to learn more about maintaining this vital piece of equipment, read on. This article will take a closer look at one of your water heater's most important components--the anode rod.

8 December 2015

Tank Water Heater Showdown: Electric Vs. Hybrid Electric


Tanked water heaters, or traditional water heaters, come in several different styles based around how the heat is generated. Two common styles are electric and hybrid electric. Electric water heaters simply use electricity-powered heating elements to warm the water in the tank. A hybrid electric tank also have electric heating elements but those only power on if the unit is unable to absorb enough heat from the surrounding air to warm the water in the tank.

30 November 2015

Increasing The Size Of Your Bathroom With The Power Of Illusion


If you have a tiny bathroom, chances are you feel a bit claustrophobic when you go inside to use it. Adding some illusionary effects to your bathroom can make you feel as if it is bigger than it really is. Here are some easy ways to increase the appearance of space within your small bathroom, making you feel as if the room is much larger as a result. Add Reflection Mirrors will increase the appearance of space in any room they are used.

18 November 2015