Heating Maintenance and Repair: Avoid Asthma And Other Illnesses Caused By Nitrogen Dioxide

21 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If starting up your home's heating system brings on asthma attacks or other illnesses for someone in your family, you may want to get your heating system checked to see if it produces nitrogen dioxide. Here are the answers to some questions you may have.  What is nitrogen dioxide and how does it get inside your home?  Nitrogen dioxide is a red-brown gas that is produced when fuel is burned, such as propane, diesel, and wood. Read More 

Urine, Oil, And Blood, Oh My! Getting Stains Off Of Your Unfinished Hardwood Floors

11 December 2015
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If you have unfinished hardwood floors, removing stains can be quite a challenge. Finished hardwood has a protective barrier that keeps stains from penetrating deep into the wood, but unfinished wood has no protection. The porous wood soaks up the stain and removing it might require a lot of work depending on what it is and how deep it runs. Here are some tips for removing different spills and stains if your hardwood floors are unfinished. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Brown Streaks On The Vinyl Siding Under Your Roof Line

17 November 2015
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If there are brown streaks near the roof line on your home's vinyl siding, the cause of the problem could be in your roofing and/or ventilation system. Brown streaks on your siding are red flags that could mean you have extensive water damage inside the cavities of the exterior walls of your home. Here's what you need to know.  Identifying the brown streaks The brown streaks are caused by water that has infiltrated into your wall cavities from a leaky roof or a poor attic ventilation system. Read More 

Determining Your Home’s Electrical Service Size: How To Check And Verify Amp Size

27 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

The amp size of the electrical service within your home will determine how many electric appliances or fixtures you can run at once without overloading the system. Amp sizes vary between 60 amps to 200 amps, with the average home having a service size of 100 amps, depending on the blueprint of the home and when the home was built. Naturally, older homes tend to have a smaller amp size for their electrical service. Read More 

Keep The Water Flowing With These Drain Tile Installation Tips

9 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you've been struggling with flooding on your property that's left you with pooling water along the foundation, you're going to need to make some changes that will help encourage water drainage. One of the easiest ways to do this is by installing drain tiles. Drain tiles will draw the excess water away from your house and help it to absorb into the ground beneath. Here's a look at what you need to know about installing and caring for your new drain tiles. Read More