13 November 2015
Most people know that Salmonella is a bacteria that infects people through their eating of uncleaned and poorly prepared food. However, few people know that this disease can actually be caused by bacterial infection in their well water. Although Salmonella is very rarely a deadly disease, it can still cause extreme diarrhea, high fevers, and cramps. Eliminate this threat by understanding how your well water gets infected and what you can do to treat it.
27 October 2015
If your home is attached to a septic tank, seasonal flooding can be particularly worrisome. Although septic tanks are buried underground, they're still susceptible to flood damage, especially if the soil is thoroughly saturated. If your yard is flooded, you'll need to protect your septic tank in the following four ways: Give Your Tank a Break If your yard is flooded, excess water may have seeped into the septic tank and seepage pit.
13 October 2015
Boilers heat the water that fuels your central radiant heating. They can last many years with proper care, but eventually you may need to consider a replacement. The following are three common issues that may mean it's time for a minor repair or a whole new boiler installation. Issue #1: Rust Boilers come in two main varieties—open systems and cold loops. Open systems have new water passing through each cycle, which can introduce oxygen into the system.
29 September 2015
Asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan than many other roofing materials. This means that they will eventually need to be replaced. When you need to have your roof replaced, it can include many extras, such as tearing off old shingles and repairing wood. Here are some tips to help you keep the cost of your roof replacement down: 1. Tearing Off Your Own Shingles To reduce the cost replacing your shingles, you can do the tear-off yourself.
9 September 2015
The roof is a very important part of any home. A faulty roof can drive up energy costs, lead to water damage, and even cause damage to electrical and plumbing systems. This is why roof repair and roof replacement are very important. The average lifespan of a roof is dependent on the climate and the roof material used. Shingle roofing can last for up to 25 years while slate and tile roofing can last up to 50 years.