Do You Know How To Clean And Maintain Your Sump Pump?

If you're like many homeowners, you don't think much about your sump pump until it breaks, leaving you with inches (or even feet) of water in your basement. But by taking the time to clean and maintain your sump pump, you can prevent these malfunctions and be assured that your sump pump will do its job when you need it. Here are four cleaning/maintenance tasks to tackle. Clean the filter screen. Read More 

2 Potential Reasons Your Water Heater Has Started Making A Ticking Sound

Most appliances make at least a small amount of noise during operation but some noises can sound more concerning than others. Does your water heater make a ticking sound when the appliance turns on or during operation? The timing of the noise can help you determine the cause and a potential solution. If you can't narrow down the problem, call in a plumber or water heater repair company for diagnostics and repairs. Read More 

Watch For These Signs Of Problems With Your Skylights

Having a skylight in the roof of your home gives you plenty of natural sunlight during the day and can provide spectacular views of the sky at night. Like your roof, skylights don't last forever, and you'll likely reach a point at which it's time to hire a roofing contractor to repair or replace the skylight before it begins to significantly leak and cause water damage to your home. It's a good idea to brush up on the various signs that indicate the need to hire a professional to look at the skylight. Read More 

Special Considerations And Concerns With Commercial Flat Roofs

If your business has a flat roof or you're considering on buying a building that has one, then you may wonder what types of problems and maintenance you will need to prepare for. Many residential and commercial buildings with flat roofs share the same problems, but commercial buildings have a few extra issues that are more common to them. Damage from leaks or roof collapse could not only mean you will need a bigger budget for roof repairs, but it also may wreck your business equipment and cause you to stop work until repairs are done. Read More 

Ready To Make Your Plain Patio An Outdoor Party Place? What To Know

If you want to have a backyard that you can use for entertainment but right now it doesn't have much to offer you but a plain patio, there are some ways you can utilize your property and turn it into an outdoor living space. If you want to be able to cook, dine, and enjoy the scenery, you'll want to have an outdoor kitchen and outdoor eating area, and you're going to need electricity. Read More