Fire Recovery Realities

  • Patch A Small Crack In An Outside Waterline

    21 September 2016

    If there is a small crack in an outside waterline that is attached to a spigot, use the following steps to patch it. Once the products that you have applied have dried, you can use the faucet in a normal manner until you are able to have the line replaced or repaired by a plumber.  Materials Needed sponge detergent  bucket of water sandpaper hand sander lint-free towel waterproof epoxy putty putty knife waterproof tape (designed for use on plumbing) scissors Clean, Sand, And Dry The Line's Exterior

  • What You Need To Know About Undermount Sinks

    29 August 2016

    A growing trend in homes is to have sinks that are mounted underneath the countertops rather than on top of them like standard sinks. Not only are undermount sinks beautiful, but they are functional too. The question is – how do you know if undermount sinks are right for you? Learning more about them can certainly help you decide. Are There Any Requirements Before Installing?  Undermount sinks most often are installed in homes that have natural stone or wooden countertops.

  • Implementing Stylish Color Schemes For Your Living Room

    9 August 2016

    Your living room is one of the most public areas in your home. It's probably where you take guests, and it may even be the first room people see after entering your house. As such, you want the living room to make a good impression on visitors. Implement a stylish color scheme so your living room offers a cohesive look. Pick the Color Scheme The first step in utilizing cohesive tones in your living room is choosing an overarching color scheme.

  • Best, Iffy, And Worst Roofing Materials For A German Colonial Home

    8 July 2016

    German Colonial architecture was a popular style from the 1600s to 1800s in the areas where German settlers were making homes in America. The homes feature masonry siding, a simplistic geometric shape, symmetrical windows, and a gabled roof. If you have a German Colonial home that needs a new roof, there are a few roofing materials in particular you should consider – or avoid completely. Here are a few materials to discuss with your roofing company.

  • 3 Things That Can Keep A Casement Window From Opening

    7 July 2016

    Casement windows are a versatile and highly distinctive style of window, one that can add a touch of class to many different types of home. Unfortunately, casement windows--especially those found on older homes--have a nasty habit of becoming stuck in place. If you would like to learn more about how to set a stuck casement free, read on. This article will discuss how to eliminate three common problems. Loose Hinge Screws

  • Scaffolding And Do It Yourself Home Improvement Projects

    22 June 2016

    While much of home renovation projects and updates are left to the professionals, there are also plenty of do-it-yourself projects that homeowners can tackle. Many of these projects require tools that are found around the house. Other projects may involve the need to rent specialty tools. Scaffolding is something that most people associate with construction sites. However, there are plenty of times where scaffolding can really help a home improvement project along.

  • Air-Souce Heat Pump Vs. Ground-Source

    2 June 2016

    Many homeowners use a combination of a furnace and an AC unit to provide heating and cooling to their homes. While this is an effective option, you can provide both heating and cooling with one piece of equipment if you install a heat pump. The most common choice when it comes to heat pump is an air-source heat pump, but you stand to save money if you install a ground-source heat pump.