2015

What's That Smell? Why Your Old Furnace May Have A New Odor

If you've been using your heater for a while and have suddenly started smelling something like smoke when the heater comes on, you're right to pay attention. However, don't get too alarmed if the only symptom is an odor. It's common for heaters to emit a burning smell when first turned on after being off all summer, but it's also not unusual to smell a burning smell later on in the season.

A Few Simple Maintenance Tips To Help Avoid Major Plumbing Services

Keeping the water flowing in and the wastewater flowing out of your home is important to the heath of the people in the house. It also keeps your plumbing system in good repair by not having big clogs that can cause pipes to rupture or drips that can erode. Since you use the water daily, a small problem, such as a drain that is a bit slower than normal, or a faucet that is a bit hard to shut off are not always noticed.

Roof Leaking? Three Things You Should Do While Waiting For Help to Arrive

Water damage is no joke. If left unchecked, the water from a leaking roof can damage your home, costing you thousands. For this reason, you should always try to minimize the amount of water damage you sustain. Since it may take several hours or days for a roofer to arrive, it's up to you to keep your home safe until they get there. Following are three things you should do while waiting for help to arrive.

Creative Options In Vinyl Siding For Your Home

If you're avoiding vinyl siding because you think it only comes in boring white or light-colored shades, you should know that isn't true any longer. Vinyl siding has come a long way. Today it is available in many colors and textures. Here are some of the options you may want to consider. Artsy Colors If you want to create a chic cottage look, you can have colorful siding installed. You might want to choose berry, blue, or dark yellow.

Tips For Restoring Your Hardwood Floors After Water Damage

Water damage to your hardwood floors can be a painful experience. One of the most valuable, beautiful parts of your home has been damaged and might have to be replaced. Here are some tips for determining if you are going to need to replace the wood after it has been damaged by water and, if it can be restored, how you can go about doing that.  1. Check To See if Your Floor is Cupped