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Unclog That Kitchen Drain Fast

6 June 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your kitchen drain has suddenly stopped flowing, you may have a clog in the plumbing directly under the sink. A piece of plumbing pipe with a bend in it, called the P-trap, can get items lodged in it. If you don't have a plumbing snake handy, you can disassemble this part of the drain and clear out the clog yourself. If the clog is deeper in the drain, you'll have to call one of your local plumbing services to find the clog. Read More …

How Will An Improperly Ventilated Attic Affect Your New Asphalt Roof?

23 May 2015
 Categories: , Blog

If your attic isn't properly ventilated, it can cause blistering and buckling in your new asphalt roof's shingles and underlayment. It's a good idea to have your roofing contractors place a ventilation system in the attic prior to the project. You may also need to add new insulation in the attic to control the heat and high humidity inside the room. If you don't make the necessary changes in the attic, your new roof will fail some time after installation. Read More …

A Homeowner’s Guide To Troubleshooting Common Gas Hot Water Heater Issues

9 May 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The traditional gas hot water heater offers a tank that is well-insulated to contain and heat hot water, and while for the most part these units do a good job at supplying your home with the hot water you need, from time-to-time you will have issues. This is especially true with outdated models that have been in use for several years. If you want to get the most out of your gas hot water heater, it is a good idea to become familiar with a few of the most common signs that there is a problem and what you should do. Read More …

How To Use Tropical Landscaping Around Your Hot Tub

20 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have a hot tub in your backyard and it looks out of place, it may be time to get serious about landscaping. In order for the landscaping to go smoothly, you'll need to consider what kinds of projects you should tackle for the best finished look. If you're a fan of the tropical theme, consider some of the following ideas for improving the look of your yard and adding value to your home. Read More …

Things To Know About Knob And Tube Wiring In Antique Homes

8 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you in the market for a new home? Have you fallen in love with an antique home from the Victorian era or even earlier? Although it's getting rarer to find them, many older homes still have knob and tube wiring that hasn't been replaced. Before you purchase such a house, here are some things you'll want to know: The home doesn't have to be especially old: Although knob and tube wiring fell out of favor in the 1930s, it continued to be used by some electricians up until the 1970s. Read More …