2015

How To Store Your Propane Tank For The Winter

Not many people want to think about how they are going to store their BBQ grill and propane tank once the cold weather sets back in, but if you have gone out and gotten your first propane BBQ grill this summer, you'll be glad you did once it's time to move it off the porch and into a safe area for the winter. You have to be particularly careful how you store the propane tank since improper storage can affect how well the tank holds up over time.

How To Caulk A Window

Caulking is the sealant that is applied in the seams around fixtures in a home that help insulate the interior of your house from exterior temperatures. Over time, due to general wear and tear, caulking can break down and fall apart, leaving gaps around your windows that allow cold air to seep into your home. Thankfully, applying caulk around a window is a fairly simple process that only requires a few tools and some time to complete properly.

Concrete Need A New Look? 3 Ways To Restore And Protect It

If you're in the process of adding new landscaping to your home, this might be the perfect time to give a new look to your old concrete. Pitted, chipped and damaged concrete can make your home look old and worn-down. You don't have to go to the expense of replacing the concrete. There are several methods to repair and restore the look of your existing concrete. Here are three unique ways to change the appearance of the concrete around your home.

Why You Should Invest In Fiberglass New Windows

There are a number of popular window materials to choose from. Some products, like wood, offer a more traditional style but they are not quite as practical when it comes to daily usage. On the other hand, some materials, like fiberglass, are more functional and they have very few practical problems. This article will focus on the particular strengths of fiberglass windows. Fiberglass is Durable Most people will invest in fiberglass simply because it is such a durable material.

3 Tips For Improving Safety Around Confined Spaces

Do you have employees who work in or around confined spaces? Do they perhaps have to work around manholes, deep wells, or the open tops of large pieces of machinery? One of the most dangerous risks surrounding this kind of work is the possibility of falling into the confined space. The space could be extremely deep, meaning the worker could fall a great distance and face serious impact. Or the confined space may have limited oxygen or other dangerous conditions.

Learn The Steps To Take If Your Hardwood Floor Has Some Minor Water Damage

If your hardwood floor has some minor water damage as a result of a leaking pipe in your home, restore it to its original condition by following some basis steps. Use The Following Materials fan portable heater bleach  vinegar water bucket broom mop floor sanding machine low and high grit sandpaper wood stain wood varnish paint tray paint roller with handle mixing stick Disinfect And Dry The Floor

Cleaning Your Air Conditioner In 3 Steps

Your air conditioner needs to be cleaned on a regular basis, so it can work efficiently. The part that sits outdoors draws in air along with dirt, grass clippings, pollen, pollution, and anything else that is floating in the air. This debris will gum up the works and eventually cause your air conditioner to stop working if you don't clean it out. While you don't want to bother the mechanical parts of the unit that are hidden behind panels, you can easily clean the fins, vents, and outer portion of your air conditioner.

How To Find The Source Of Low-Water Pressure In Your Bathroom Faucet

If your bathroom faucet has started releasing less water even when you have your handles turned all the way, the problem could be in a number of places under your sink or in the sink fixture itself. Broken parts, parts that have been moved and buildups of sediment can cause your water pressure to slowly decrease. Whether you have the problem in your hot water, your cold water or both, basic troubleshooting should lead you to the source -- and fixing it isn't much harder:

Waterproofing Your Home: It Does More Than Keep Your Home Structurally Sound

Anywhere water can get into your home that is not through the plumbing system, it creates trouble. First, it weakens the structure of the building by rotting wood and drywall, and by causing the concrete or masonry to crumble. Professional waterproofing contractors use special products and techniques to find the cause and fix the problem. The work they do will make sure your home is a healthy, comfortable, pest-free place to live that doesn't break you with high utility bills.

3 Reasons A Tankless Water Heater May Be Best For Your Home

While the initial costs of purchasing a tankless water heater can seem daunting, the many benefits of owning one truly outweigh the costs. Read on to see all of the ways you and your home can benefit by switching to a tankless model. Increased Energy Savings Keeping hot water in reserve seems rather expensive, but this is exactly how standard water heaters work. Cold water is taken to the top of the tank and then heated to the designated temperature.