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Should You Go Tankless?

In homes across the country, homeowners have decided to go tankless with their water heaters. A primary reason for this is that traditional water heaters with a big ol' tank will run regularly throughout the day to keep the reservoir of water at a set temperature,...

Properly Supporting a Deck

Decks and porches are a popular feature for many high-value homes. And it's true, there's nothing quite like having your good friends and family over to spend time outside on the deck enjoying each other's company. However, millions of decks must be replaced each year...

Improving Impressions

Many people give a lot of attention to their appearance. A big reason for this is that our appearance has a big impact on the first impression that people form about us. This principle is also true when it comes to your business location. When a potential customer -...

Guards For Your Roof

Heavy, wet snowfall can create a number of serious hazards. One of those hazards is the damage that it can cause when the snow or ice slides off of your home's roof. The main reason for this is that snow tends to move as one large object - so, if snow falls off of...

Conserving Water

Conserving water is important for all of us - whether we live in a drought-prone part of the world or not. Besides the benefits that water conservation can bring to the environment, it can also help save you money in the long run. This is true, not just because of...

Could This Interruption Save Your Life?

A remarkable device was released in 1971 that has since become commonplace in American homes - the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI, for short. Since 1971, GFCIs have helped reduce the number of electrocutions in general by 81%, and they've helped drop the...

Is Clay The Right Material For You?

When used in roofing, clay can be a truly gorgeous way to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Clay roofing has a unique orange appearance common to Southwestern and Mediterranean style homes, and this method of roofing has been around for centuries. Clay is...

Ways to Fight Mold

If allowed to grow out of control, mold can be a significant danger to your health. Nearly everyone knows this, but mold is commonly found in a lot of homes across the United States. Why? Because many people just don't know how to fight the growth of mold. One of the...

Letting The Right Kind of Light In

Have you heard of Low-E windows? Low-E stands for "low emissivity", and the idea behind these types of windows is that their main goal is to keep heat and energy from emitting through them. As you can imagine, if the windows reach that goal, they can contribute...

An Important Part of Your Plumbing

Have you ever looked under your sink and noticed that the pipe that comes from the sink drain seems to have a weird bend in it, almost making it look like the letter "P"? Believe it or not, that's intentional. That bend in the piping is called a p-trap (the name makes...

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