Caring For New Quartz Countertops: Important Dos And Don’ts For Homeowners

These days, quartz countertops are a very popular option--especially in kitchen spaces--for homeowners who want the natural beauty of stone with added durability. Quartz countertops come in a variety of styles and colors, and can easily last for decades when properly maintained and cared for. Specifically, there are a few dos and don'ts all homeowners considering natural quartz countertops in their kitchens should keep in mind. DO Use a Cutting Board Read More 

What You Should Know About Your Septic Tank Alarm

If you're not familiar with the design and function of your septic system, you may be surprised to know that it is fitted with an alarm. It's important that you understand not only what this alarm is, but what it signifies when it goes off. Here's a look at the basic operation of the septic tank alarm and what you should know about dealing with it. Why Do You Need a Septic Tank Alarm? Read More 

Problems With Your Heater Or Air Conditioner? Check The Vents First!

Being stuck with a broken heater or AC can be a huge pain, especially if the climate isn't particularly temperate. However, what might appear to be a problem with your heater or AC might actually be a simple and easily fixed problem with your ventilation. To diagnose the situation, here's what you should do:     Determine the Extent of the Problem The first thing you need to do is figure out which rooms are affected and which are not. Read More 

How to Install a Tongue and Groove Laminate Floor

Old wood floors wear out over time, and getting them back to their original condition can take a lot of time and effort. Instead of spending the time and money on rehabilitating the old floors, you should consider installing laminate floors. Laminate floors look like real wood, but are much easier to clean and maintain. Here is how to install a tongue and groove laminate floor. Prepare Sub-Flooring You have to make sure the sub-flooring is clean and free of all debris before you put down the laminate floor. Read More 

Two Questions Concerning Siding

Your home's exterior will be subjected to intense storms, insect damage, and temperature extremes. To help protect it from these threats, siding is commonly installed over the exterior of homes. While siding is a routine upgrade, there are some homeowners that may not be familiar with this type of upgrade. After having these questions addressed, you should have more of the information you need to make a smart choice about whether or not siding is the right choice for your home. Read More