You have likely ridden on elevators many times. There are about 900,000 of them in the United States, and each one serves an average 20,000 people each year of its life. In total, elevators in America take us on 18 billion trips a year, and about 10,000 new residential lifts alone get installed every year. They have an amazing history, so if you?ve ever been curious how elevator repair is done, how the elevator came about, or the difference between a commercial elevator and a residential one, read on.
Without Them, Our Cities Would Look Very Different
the elevator may seem quite a simple innovation, but without them we could not have the skyscrapers the dominate so many places in (more…)
There is a statistic that around 80% of Americans are unhappy with their home decor. But much less than that (around 37%) have changed their decor within the past year. It is possible that Americans are thinking too much about their decor and need to just make decisions. With that said, this article is a quick guide to decor.
Decor, as a term, includes many different things. Decor, for instance, can mean the furnishings in the house, the style of furnishings, the color of furnishings, the material type of the furnishings, and so forth. It can also mean the tables and chairs, their colors and materials. It can also mean the paintings and wall fixtures.
Together, the decor is supposed to create a sense of feeling within a room. There may be a depressing feeling if the lights are dimmed too muc (more…)
We are about halfway through the winter, which means it is time to begin your spring cleaning and renovation plans. If you live in a part of the country with a lot of snowfall and freezing temperatures, it is likely that you have not done much exterior renovation or preventative maintenance lately. The spring is the best time to complete these task and these are some of the most important to include on your list.
Roof inspection and maintenance
Your roof takes on a lot of wear and tear during the cold, winter months. Snow can quickly accumulate and put a lot of weight on the roof. Once it melts, the roof is exposed to higher amounts of water. Ice can also cause minor tears and cracks in the integrity of the roof materials. Under normal circumstances, your roof should be inspec (more…)
There are many reasons someone would like to sell a home. They might be financial reasons, such a downsizing to a smaller home or an upsizing to a bigger home. The seller may want to move to a different neighborhood or be in a district with better schooling. The person may be moving out of the area to another area, city, or state.
A person may consider renovating when looking at the home they are wanting to sell. There may be issues with the paint job. There may be issues with the flooring. There may be issues with rooms that need scrubbing or bathrooms with pipe leaks that need fixing. There may be numerous changes to be made when selling a home.
The first issue to consider is the paint job. A paint job may require a great deal of tools, such as a roller or a paintbrush or cans of paint. T (more…)
More and more Americans are turning to generators to be there when the power goes out. People may not realize this but the United States sees the most violent weather on the planet. As a consequence, power outages are fairly common around the country. Electric generators are there to save the day when a hurricane, blizzard or tornado wreaks havoc in a community. If you have a generator, there are things you can do to keep it happy and ready to step in when the need strikes.
- Make sure you get the warranty. One of the best things you can do for yourself when you have an electric generator is have the warranty on it. Make sure you understand the coverage you are getting with the warranty. There are different levels and you should not wait until you need the coverage to know what (more…)
Did you know that a quarter of homes in the U.S. use a septic system? In most cases, tanks are made large enough to hold two days of wastewater, which is how long it takes for solids to settle. If you own a two bedroom household, you’ll need at least an 1,000 gallon tank for your needs. Septic pumping is a part of regular maintenance and a process you will find that you absolutely need if you are somebody using a system in your household. But why? Many people disregard this necessary septic tank service and hold off on it as long as they can. But trust us – you will love the results if you take the chance and care for your system when it needs it most.
When You Should Pump
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Are you looking for the best windows? Are you working on home remodels and you’ve done everything you can think of, but the windows are last on your list because you always have a hard time deciding? We can make the decision easier for you. We do residential window replacement as well as replacements for commercial windows. Window installation comes at a cost, sure, but in the end you’ll realize that you are actually saving money with the options we have to offer to you. If it’s time to replace windows in your home, you have real options.
How Window Replacements Are Actually Saving You Money
When you think about getting rid of certain aspects inside your home and replacing it with new parts, you may think of money. However, not everything comes at a huge cost when you know that (more…)
Planning to Sell Your Home? Here Are a Few Tips That Will Bring You a Significant Return on Your Investment
Many people within the United States believe that their backyard is “an ideal entertaining space.” The 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study revealed that this was the perspective of 83% of their study’s participants. The Houzz study also revealed that 56% of the participants were planning to enhance their yards so they were more inviting for entertaining. This includes both outdoor living and entertainment areas as well as swimming pools.
Barbecues or grills, according to Houzz data, were just one of the top-three items that their participants were planning to add to their outdoor area. Outdoor kitchens were added by 14% of the consumers that Houzz surveyed. It’s important to note that when homeowners have an outdoor kitchen added to their yard, this can bring them a return (more…)
Think about a home made of wooden floors, walls, banisters, and more. You’ll think of comfort and warmth; you’ll think of a rustic cabin; you’ll think of adventure and the outdoors. There are benefits to adding some wood design to your home, not only for the visual look of it, but for the outward perspective from others. A touch of wood wall covering or wood flooring in the kitchen can make all the difference
Increasing the Value of Your Home:
For anyone that happens to own a gas or hot-water furnace, it is well known just how expensive the monthly bills can add up to, especially for eastern-most U.S. states during the winter months. Furnace problems lead to maintenance that can be burdensome, fuel prices seem to be uncomfortably increasing, and they can take up a large portion of the basement. However, there is a more environmental, inexpensiveness option: an outdoor furnace.
An outdoor wood furnace, one that can be loaded with chopped wood and wood pellets, is a fantastic option when compared to the traditional methods of heating a home. Where a traditional furnace relies of fuel or spinning, boiling water to heat a home, an outdoor wood burning furnace is a simple way to curb fuel costs and utilize less fu (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Water usage has significantly increased within the United States. From 1950 to 2000, for example, this amounted to a 200% increase. In 1992, toilet tanks were upgraded to contain 3.5 gallons of water. If this hadn’t been done, it is estimated that the average annual water usage for this essential piece of plumbing would be [...]
Remodeling your kitchen can be costly and time-consuming, but in the long run, it often proves to be a worthwhile investment. Even a minor kitchen remodel averages a return on investment of 82.7%, and that doesn’t take into account all of the time you get to spend with a better kitchen design. So, what minor [...]
Your exterior design needs a little work. Where do you get started transforming your home into something truly impressive? Hardscaping is an art form in of itself. Not only do they require a keen eye for aesthetic, they rely on a careful balance between natural materials and a cautious hand to give you the very [...]