Did you know that approximately 64% of American home owners don’t have $1,000 in savings available for household repairs? To make household repair matters worse, around 39% of American home owners say that it’s hard to find a reliable repair service as well. This is probably in large part to the fact that most American, [...]
When considering home repair Do It Yourself should be the first option. All over the country people are opting for Do It Yourself home improvement, and are gaining many benefits by making that decision. Obviously a lot of people will be unable to do the house repairs that require things like tearing out a wall, [...]
One of the most important elements of your home is what tops it. The hat of your house does more than just aesthetically bring the whole place together, although that should also be considered, as about 40% of the exterior of your home can be visible as roofing. But more than that, it provides the basic need of shelter. When you boil it down to the basics, stripping away the luxuries that we often take for granted and sometimes mistake for needs when they truly are wants or added comforts, shelter is one that you likely are not going to try and go without. A proper roof over your head allows you to seek and find refuge from the elements, and gives you a space to call your own.
The importance of finding a quality roof company
Many people tackle roofing projects on t (more…)
It’s amazing how many people in the world do not get the privilege of clean drinking water. With all the water well drilling services that work, you would think that everyone would be covered but it’s not true. Even here in America there are those who don’t have that kind of access. There are people who live in the outskirts of cities or that own land that actually take care of their own water well drilling instead of trying to connect the city’s water. This is done for several reasons.
- The city’s water system can be polluted or contaminated.
- It saves a lot of money to have your own well.
- The city doesn’t service that far out.
If you own a construction business or other kind of company that relies on certain kinds of machinery, you may need help financing its purchase. Buying new heavy equipment for sale is a big deal. These purchases are not just in tools you need but these purchases are investments in your and your business’s future. You need to work out what your immediate, medium term and long term goals are and how leasing or purchasing this construction equipment fits into all of that.
The process of buying new heavy equipment starts with the decision to acquire it but that is not the end point. Most construction companies look to outside financing sources to help them acquire the (more…)
It may or may not come as a surprise that of all manufacturers out there, 70% of them have a compressed air system. Compressed air distribution is a very big part of what they do, and having a compressed air piping design that is poorly done can severely deter a manufacturer from being as efficient as it needs to be.
A common error that is found in compressed air systems is line sizes that are too small for the desired flow of air. This involves the interconnecting of the piping from the compressor discharge to the dryer to the header. In addition, it applies to the distribution lines that convey air to different production areas and within the equipment found in these areas.
If you have undersized piping, the flow of the air is restricted and this reduces the discharge pressure. When this occurs, the user is r (more…)
Your roof is the first line of defense for your protecting your home. The roof works to keep outside elements where they belong, outside of your home. They also help to reduce your utility costs by keeping your cold and warm air where it belongs, inside the house. Roofing products which carry the ENERGY STAR rating help to reduce your cooling costs by as much as 10 to 15%. Choosing the right materials for your roof can result in a savings of 30% in your home’s cooling and heating costs. Since your roof works so hard for you, shouldn’t you do your part to make that work easier by reducing some common problems associated with roofs.
Faulty installation of your roof or roofing material by commercial roofers(more…)
They say that fish and house guests begin to stink after three days. This is particularly true if your house guests are of the six-legged demographic, and you never invited them to stay in the first place.
Having a pest issue can be a huge bummer. Some pests can be dangerous to the health of your family and pets. Some pests can wreak thousands of dollars in damage on your home. Some pests are nearly impossible to get rid of on your own.
As a homeowner, it’s important to know the distinction between when your pest control strategy only needs to involve a rolled up news paper, and when you need professional pest control services. Some pest control situations are dangerous to tackle on your own. Some pests become aggressive when threa (more…)
Some people love wood burning fireplaces, usually because of the nostalgia factor. Something about throwing a log on the fire reminds them of days gone by. Of course, wood burning fireplaces can also be a maintenance nightmare. Not only do you have to clean out ashes, keep the flue cleared, and worry about jumping sparks and ashes, but traditional chimneys are a magnet for spiders, bats, and all manner of creepy crawlies.
For many of the same reasons, 95% of chefs prefer to cook with gas. In fact, more and more homeowners are discovering the many benefits of gas fireplaces and propane fueled fireplaces because it’s such a cost efficient fuel.
Why Propane? What Are the Benefits of Gas Fireplaces?
Numbers don’t lie. Today, 8.1 million homes use propane, with 4.6% of them relying on propane for all their heating needs. On top of that, more than 1 million restaurants, hotels, and other commercial establishments use propane. Like natural gas, propane can exist in both liquid and gaseous states. When propane is at atmospheric pressure and temperatures higher than -44 F, it’s both non-toxic and colorless. Although it’s naturally odorless, an easily identifiable odorant is added to propane to make leaks easy to detect.
Even better, fully 90% of America’s propane supply is produced right here in the U.S.A., while the majority of the rest comes from Mexico and Canada.
Gas Fireplaces: The Ultimate Propane Accessory
Propane services have gone mainstream over the past few decades, and this gas is now used for so much more than cooking and heating. You’ll find pools and home spa heaters powered by this fuel, and of course, propane fueled fireplaces.
Not only do gas fireplaces avoid the maintenance, mess, and fire risks that come with traditional alternatives, but gas fireplaces spread heat more evenly around a room. Gas fires are both easier to light (literally with the flick of a switch!) and easier to keep lit, all at a low cost. And while traditional fireplaces must be connected to a pre-existing chimney, propane fueled fireplaces can be installed anywhere in your home.
There are two popular types of gas fireplaces: direct vent and — for lack of a better term — normal gas fireplaces. Traditional fireplaces use indoor air for combustion, then vent heated air through a flue and vent to the exterior of the home. On the other hand, direct vent fireplaces use outdoor air for combustion, creating a convention loop. Some home improvement pros think direct vent fireplaces are safer and more efficient, although it’s mostly a matter of preference.
No matter what you choose, there’s no denying that propane fueled fireplaces have a number of benefits over the alternatives.
Around 85% of homes in the United States were built before the year 1980; meaning house remodels are popular among homeowners. About 35% of home remodels included the whole house, but others only included certain rooms such as the bathroom, kitchen or the basement. Basement remodeling tips help you transform your basement into an extra living space for your home and for your family.
Some of the most popular basement remodeling ideas includes using basement remodeling tips to transform your basement into a family room. Turning basements into family rooms are excellent home additions. Basements make an ideal spot for family room because they can house a variety of (more…)
After you’ve replaced your propane tank, what do you do with the empty one? Propane fuels over 8.1 million homes and serves almost 60 million people in the U.S. alone. Recycling propane tanks and propane accessories is not like normal recycling and should be taken very seriously. For those of you who find yourself with an empty propane tank and are uncertain of what to do with it, consider these options:
- It is important to keep the tank in its original form, in an upright position outdoors where it cannot be tampered with.
- Propane tanks and many propane accessories cannot be reused and many recycling centers do not accept empty tanks. For this reason, there are other ways to burn off the remaining fuel and make them safer to dispose of.
- For those who are not fond of the idea of buying and throwing away tanks, it may be a good idea to look into purchasing camp stoves such as wood-burning stoves as an alternative to propane. It is important to note that this option does not burn as hot as propane.
- Many retailers offer take-backs of small, five-pound tanks free of charge. These tanks are either put back to use by painting and replacing nonworking and outdated parts, or taken apart and recycled by professionals.
- Many local waste districts and local businesses also take empty propane tanks. In Milford, CT, for example, the fire department hosted an event to collect propane tanks from locals with proof of residency at no extra cost. Check with your local organizations to confirm any collection events or locations in your area.
- Some creative types like to re-purpose propane tanks, using them to create works of art with other natural materials. This is only recommended to those who are or know professionals to handle the tanks.
Propane services and propane accessories are used by more than 1 million commercial establishments all over the United States. Not only does the cost efficient fuel have benefits for residential and commercial use, but it can also coordinate with other materials to create works of art. Once you have reached the point of needing to dispose of your empty propane tank, consider the options you have above and do so in the safest way possible.
The Top 3 Things That Could Happen if You Don’t Call Professional Residential or Commercial Plumbers
Do you feel aplomb about your home or company’s plumbing system, as in do you feel confident about the amount of care and maintenance you put into ensuring it remains in good working order? If you answered no — it’s okay, just admit — then you’re not alone. For many home and business owners, plumbing maintenance is the last thing on their mind until plumbing problems arise. Often times, these plumbing problems could have been completely avoided or at least less severe with proper and regular plumbing maintenance. Being aware of how well or how poorly your home or company’s plumbing system is working can help you prevent major plumbing issues and breakdowns.
And the best part is, you don’t even have to do most if not any of the heavy lifting. All you have to do is pick up your phone and call a (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
One of the most important elements of your home is what tops it. The hat of your house does more than just aesthetically bring the whole place together, although that should also be considered, as about 40% of the exterior of your home can be visible as roofing. But more than that, it provides the [...]
It’s amazing how many people in the world do not get the privilege of clean drinking water. With all the water well drilling services that work, you would think that everyone would be covered but it’s not true. Even here in America there are those who don’t have that kind of access. There are people [...]
If you own a construction business or other kind of company that relies on certain kinds of machinery, you may need help financing its purchase. Buying new heavy equipment for sale is a big deal. These purchases are not just in tools you need but these purchases are investments in your and your business’s future. [...]