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, [...]
Many city and government officials across the country fear of an expensive crisis in the near future.
As indicated by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, many of the water pipes in this country are decades old and no longer provide the safe and healthy drinking water that we expect and demand. Although Flint, Michigan, has received the greatest coverage in the last few years, a growing number of local and federal officials warn of a time when many, if not a majority, of the largest cities in the nation will need to make plans for the install and repair of sewer and water pipes.
Some economists and local officials, in fact, contend that a major public works program operated throughout the entire country could be needed for the install and repair of sewer and water pipes, as well as other infrastru (more…)
Natural disasters occur every single day all across the country. No one can ever know exactly when they will strike or how bad they will be, so the only option we are left with is to be as prepared as possible for before and after they happen. If you are looking to understand more about being prepared for natural disasters and the damage they can cause, you are not alone. Thousands of Americans are looking for the same information that you are every single day. Below are three of the most common natural disasters and how you can prepare for them:
1. Floods - Depending on where you live, floods can be extremely common. If you have moved to a new area and aren’t sure about this, you can always ask a local insurance agent. Floods are currently the most widespread natural disaster in the Unite (more…)
Interested in the best equipment and the best prices? It’s time to stop buying and start renting. Equipment rental is quickly becoming the go-to option for Americans who want to save money without sacrificing on quality, allowing them the flexibility they need to meet their individual projects or commissions with aplomb. From aluminum scaffolding to various tools for rent, the sky’s truly the limit. Let’s see what construction equipment rental can offer you and your business, landscaping projects or personal hobbies.
How Common Is Renting?
The best equipment doesn’t have to be expensive. According t (more…)
If you have construction work that needs to be done around your home, you may not know how to find the right company. Finding the right local construction contractor does not have to be as challenging as it may seem. These tips should help you find the right general contractors for your job.
- Talk to all of the people you know. If you know people who own their own home, you probably know someone who has hired a local construction contractor. Talk to your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. One of the best ways to find good quality services and products is to get a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust. In the best case scenario, two or more people will recommend the same local construction contractors independently from each other.
- Look online. Many cities and towns have (more…)
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you don’t have to do anything right away. You have plenty of time and the most important piece of advice for homeowners thinking about selling is to actually take advantage of the time you have and don’t rush into anything.
Since you’re selling your home, you don’t want to just rush the process along and get whatever quick buck someone will offer. If you take time well before you list your home, however, and do a couple of home renovation projects that significantly increase the value of your home, you’ll enjoy much more money when you eventually do sell.
Here are a few home projects to do a few months before you actually list your home on the market.
Hardwood Flooring Installation
Every homeowner values outdoor spaces, and many people prefer to buy homes that have backyards, patios, decks and water features. Once you’ve found your ideal home in the ideal location, the next step is to turn to landscaping and gardening to create a calm and relaxing environment. Whether your idea of relaxation is a quiet evening for two or a house full of guests partying into the wee hours, swimming pools are an essential part of that picture.
Inground pools add charm and character
Water features add interest and a soothing element to the landscape. A swimming pool serves many practical purposes: exercise, relaxation, a cool place to retreat (more…)
Among the problems that can occur in a home, electrical problems are some of the worst. Not only are problems with your electrical system not something you can usually deal with on your own, they also can be a huge safety risk. Nearly 50,000 home fires in the U.S. each year involve some sort of electrical failure or malfunction, and they cause $1.5 billion in property damage. If you notice electrical problems in your home, it is best to call a licensed electrician to do an inspection.
One of the most common electrical problems in homes is faulty wiring. Wiring, just like anything else in (more…)
There are a lot of repairs that people can do themselves around their home. Most electrical repairs are better handled by qualified electricians and not be approached like other DIY projects. Here are some reasons to use a professional electrician when you need to have these repairs done around your home.
- It is safer. When electrical repairs are not done properly the results can be very expensive and dangerous. Every year, nearly $1.5 billion in damages is done by electrical fires. There were about 47,700 home structure fires that were caused by some sort of (more…)
Whether you’re moving into your first home or you just want to update the space you’ve been living in for years, an interior designer can help you add personality and pizzazz to your space. But the important part is finding someone who will match with your style, your vision, and your design goals. Here are a few questions to ask any prospective interior designer before you hire them to make sure that you’re on the same page.
If you have an older home that was built without a very good basement waterproofing system, then a great way to eliminate the whole wet basement problem or at least reduce it, is with sump pump installation. There’s always the option of well digging or well drilling services but if you are not a plot of land that would support a well then you’d have to look for other options. That’s where the sump pump comes in. For a job as big as this, with the water tanks and all the other things that have to be included, you probably want to hire a professional to take care of your basement sump pu (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Many city and government officials across the country fear of an expensive crisis in the near future. As indicated by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, many of the water pipes in this country are decades old and no longer provide the safe and healthy drinking water that we expect and demand. Although Flint, Michigan, has [...]
Natural disasters occur every single day all across the country. No one can ever know exactly when they will strike or how bad they will be, so the only option we are left with is to be as prepared as possible for before and after they happen. If you are looking to understand more about [...]
Interested in the best equipment and the best prices? It’s time to stop buying and start renting. Equipment rental is quickly becoming the go-to option for Americans who want to save money without sacrificing on quality, allowing them the flexibility they need to meet their individual projects or commissions with aplomb. From aluminum scaffolding to [...]