How To Track Down A Musty Odor And Remove Mold From Your Home


If you notice a musty odor in your home, you probably have mold growing somewhere you can't see. Mold is a very common problem in homes, but it usually doesn't grow out of control unless there is a leak or flood. Mold loves damp wood and humid conditions. It can grow behind drywall and under sinks when you are unaware you even have a water leak. Here's what you can do when you notice the smell of mildew or mold in your home.

23 September 2015

The 101 On Fiber Cement Siding


Home ownership can be challenging. From the initial process of searching and purchasing to the various tasks necessary to maintain your investment, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of being a homeowner. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough time and effort into your home's exterior siding. Considering it offers an estimated 92.8 percent return, replacing your siding is a smart investment. Of course, choosing the best option for your home can be a difficult decision.

20 August 2015

When To Hire A Structural Engineer To Look At Your Foundation


When you think about having foundation work done on your home, you probably think about calling a foundation repair company to come out, take a look and make any necessary repairs. However, a structural engineer can be your best first call in many cases. Structural engineers know how to look at the foundation and other components of your home to determine how much of a risk your foundation is and how it can be repaired.

30 June 2015

Creating A Custom, Versatile Data Center With Fabrication


Although the Information Technology (IT) industry was once a system of reliable server rack standards, a generation new devices and ways of thinking have shaken up the industry. There are many different network devices with unique shapes and sizes either vying to be the next major standard or simply building what works best for their product. If you're dealing with a lot of different device types and don't want to buy multiple unique server racks and enclosures for them all, consider a few ways that a team of sheet metal fabricators can help.

25 June 2015

How To Salvage Fabric Items After A Flood Occurs In Your Home


After a burst plumbing pipe floods your entire basement, you may be so consumed with trying to clean up the mess that you might throw some of your wet belongings into the garage just to get them out of the way. Once the basement mess is cleaned up and you begin to look through these items, you might discover that some of the precious things you own are ruined. Before you throw them away, you may want to find a company that offers fabric restoration dry cleaning services to see if they can salvage these items for you.

24 June 2015

Answering Common House Painting Questions


Painting your home is a task that must be done to ensure that it looks great and is protected from common forms of damage. However, new homeowners may not have any experience with this type of work, and as a result, they may be ill-prepared to handle this part of their home's maintenance needs. If this applies to you, then you may have wondered the following questions, and these answers should help you to make it this routine process go as smoothly as possible.

17 June 2015

The Best Ways To Protect Valuable Items In Case Of A House Fire


Nobody anticipates a house fire. It's one of those catastrophes that only happens to someone else, unless and until it actually happens to you. While insurance will cover the cost of replacing many valuable items and fire restoration experts can repair and restore damaged areas of your home, you can never replace certain cherished possessions. The number of fires has decreased by nearly 20 percent since 2002 and chances are good that you will never undergo this traumatic experience, but it is always wise to hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.

16 June 2015