Removing Floor Drains In Your Basement And Replacing Them With A Sump-Pump: What To Expect

If you currently have a basement that has one or more open floor drains, the drains exist to help remove excess water from your basement when it rains or floods. If you find that your floor drains are quite messy or smelly and you would like to remove them and replace them with another drainage option, you should know that this process is extensive and messy. If you are still set on replacing your floor drains with, say, a sump-pump system instead, then here is what you should expect from your plumbing contractor. Read More 

2 Kinds Of Window Screens To Think About

When you look at your windows, you may only think about the window frames or glass, but that's not the only part of your window that you need to worry about. You also need to think about the window screens. Here are two types of window screens that you may not have thought about before. Pet-Resistant Fabric Screening You love your dog or cat, but they can be somewhat destructive on your furniture, clothing, and window screens. Read More 

Flowers Dying Of Thirst? Two Watering Methods To Keep Them Healthy

Watering flowers can be expensive, and it can be hard to find the time to give them all the water they need. Below are two watering methods you can use that will automatically water your flowers for you. This saves you a lot of time, and your flowers will be much healthier. Drip Irrigation Instead of watering your flowers overhead where the leaves get a nice shower, water flowers at the roots, which is where they need water the most. Read More 

3 Ways To Control Fires In A New Home

When purchasing a new home, the last thing on many people's minds is fire. What new homeowners should realize is that fire is always a possibility, even in a brand new construction. After purchasing a new home, it is important to consider fire safety and how to make the home less susceptible to fire. There are a few different ways that homeowners can prepare for a potential fire.  Sprinklers When it comes to fire suppression systems, sprinklers are a popular choice. Read More 

Gutter Cleaning Tips That Will Help Keep You Safe

When fall has ended, gutter cleaning is usually done to prepare the gutter system to hold snow and ice when inclement weather starts. Cleaning out the gutters is a safety risk if proper precautionary measures are not taken. Here are a few tips to use when cleaning your own gutter system to help keep you safe in the process. Secure Your Materials It is important to use a sturdy ladder when climbing up to clean out gutters. Read More