Why Do I Need to Inspect My Home? - Believe it or not, this is one
of those questions that no one ever asks me, but one that I would like
to answer. Why do I need to inspect my home? The answer is simple, so
that you can save yourself from the future pain of expensive home repair
Two Ways to Solve Exterior Wood Post Problems - If you have a wooden
post holding up a section of your home, it would benefit you and your
family, to continue reading the rest of this article. If you have any
exterior wood posts that are holding up a covered patio, porch or even a
wood deck, here's two ways that can help you solve your exterior wood
What's the Difference between Home Repairs and Home Maintenance? -
If you know the difference between a home repair and home maintenance,
you probably don't need to read the rest of this article, but for those
of you who keep asking this question, I will try to shed a little bit of
light on the topic of home repairs and home maintenance.
Hiring the Cheapest Contractor - Watch Out Homeowners - Anyone who
was ever hired the cheapest contractor, knows what I'm talking about.
They don't even need to read this article or get a refresher's course on
this topic. There probably some of the people who actually hired the
cheapest contractor, only to pay the ultimate price later, after they
started to suffer the consequences of dealing with these people. They
seem to etch these memories and their minds, for ever.
Should I Hire an Electrician? - I would like to say no, but I'm
going to have to say yes. Electricity is the one thing in your house
that can actually kill you. It's one of the most dangerous things for a
homeowner to mess around with, especially if you don't have any
experience or have very little experience working with home electricity.
Figuring the Lumber for Interior Wall Framing - Framing a new wall,
anywhere in the home will not be very difficult to do. However, removing
an interior wall on the other hand could be an enormous task and create
some big problems, especially if you remove a load bearing wall. A load
bearing wall would be something that is holding up another section of
the home, like the roof or the floor.
Avoiding Mistakes for Do-It-Yourselfers - Drain Clearing - The other
day I was in a popular home improvement center picking up some
irrigation parts for our house, when I was ease dropping on a
conversation between an older man and one of the stores representatives.
The man explained to the so-called in house plumbing expert that he had
a clogged drain and was looking for a product that could be poured into
the drain and solve his problems.
Your Own Door or Window Headers - Some contractors prefer to build
their own door and window headers, and these guys have been doing this
for years. It seems like more people do this on the East Coast and even
in the Midwest but it is rarely seen on the West Coast of the United
Simple Toilet Troubleshooting - Clogged Toilet Drain Plumbers Trick
- One of the most important parts of any home is the toilet. Depending
upon the size of your family, this plumbing fixture could be used often
and if there's a problem with it, not only will it waste water, but it
can be extremely frustrating.