Basic Tips For Cleaning The House After A Fire


In most cases when a fire occurs in the home, it becomes uninhabitable and you lose most, if not all of your material possessions. However, there are instances where things are salvageable and the home suffers from smoke damage. There is the initial clean up and the aftermath of determining what damages have occurred. This could range from minor smoke, soot and water damage from the firefighters working to put out the fire.

12 September 2017

Tips For Getting Your Antique Mantel Clock Back In Running Order


If you recently inherited an antique mantel clock that is not running, then you will be happy to know you might be able to fix it. Even if you do not know anything about clock repair and restoration, you can still perform some basic troubleshooting that often restores the timekeeping function for most antique clocks. To fix your antique clock, follow these steps: Step 1: Check to Make Sure the Clock's Hands Aren't Touching the Glass 

21 August 2017

Four Maintenance Basics About Truck Trailers That You Need To Know About


If you've just started an exciting career on the road as a long-haul truck driver, you undoubtedly already know that taking good care of your truck is an essential component of success at this endeavor. However, it's also imperative that your trailer is in good working order at all times -- a trailer malfunction can not only hold you up on the road while precious time slips away, it can cause you to get into an accident.

27 July 2017

The Best Tips To Deal With Water Damage And Keep Restoration Costs At Bay


When your home has been flooded due to natural causes, or even plumbing, the actions you take to clean things up will help reduce the costs of repairs. You want to get the water out quickly, repair personal items and dry your home out to keep damage at bay. Here are some tips that will help you keep your water damage problems under control and prevent higher repair costs: 1. Document the Damage with Photos and Video Before You Begin Cleaning

28 March 2017

A Quick Guide To Planning For Future Repairs To Your Condominium


If you live in a condo or will be buying one in the near future, it's important to be aware of when you will or will not be financially responsible for repairs to your home. For instance, you're likely to find that the homeowner's association to whom you pay monthly or yearly fees will only pay to replace or repair damaged or malfunctioning items that are shared with other units. You will usually get the bill when the damage manifests within your home.

14 March 2017

What Can You Do About A Woodpecker Problem?


Woodpeckers are more than just Saturday morning cartoon figures. They can cause considerable damage to your home by drilling holes into the wood siding and shingles. They can even store food supplies in those holes, which can attract other creatures and lead to even more damage. If you have a woodpecker problem, here are some remedies you can try.   Apply Sticky Repellents In areas that are frequented by the woodpeckers, you can apply sticky repellents to the surface.

7 March 2017

5 Challenges To Waterproofing Basements And Foundations Built With Concrete Blocks


Pre-cast concrete blocks are strong and versatile, allowing construction crews to quickly build foundations and full basements with less work than is involved with pouring a cast-in-place structure. However, the convenience of these blocks is balanced out by their tendency to develop leaks and let moisture enter the foundation or basement. Discover five complications that interfere with waterproofing concrete blocks to have the best chance at getting a watertight seal after your first attempt.

30 November 2016