Self-Powered or Unpowered?

When electricity first was introduced as something that could be used in homes, many considered it strange and scary, but these days, most of us are used to having access to electricity pretty much anywhere we are located. Some even make sure they have a way to power...

Good Crack Or Bad Crack?

Is this a good crack or a bad crack? We get asked that question a lot. People will send pictures like this one and ask that question - but it's not that simple. Programs on television tend to make it look simple. You will hear them say things like "stair-step cracks...

Are Those Cracks OK?

If we have ever spent time watching HGTV, then we have probably heard them talk about cracks. They talk about lateral cracks, vertical cracks, step-cracking, splayed cracks, and many more. Often times though, they try to set a hard and fast rule for their viewers, but...

A Sturdy Siding (In Most Circumstances)

Steel siding might not be the first thing you think of when it comes time to replace the siding on your home, but there have been some great strides made in the field of steel siding. It is now affordable, comes in a wide variety of styles, and it could be a great...

The Fight Against Mold

Mold growth is no laughing matter. It can do damage to your home as well as to your health, so you should do what you can to prevent mold from taking hold. Your bathroom will be one of the areas where you are most likely to have to deal with mold. This is because of...

What Is Protecting Your Pipes?

If you have a sink in your home, you also have a p-trap. In fact, if you have anything that is draining water, whether a toilet, a shower, or a dishwasher, there needs to be a p-trap. So what is a p-trap? It is the thing that protects your home from sewer gasses that...

Getting Hot Water Quicker

When you need hot water, you might not think much about it, but the water has to travel quite some distance to get to your faucet. There is going to be heat lost along the way, and you will have to wait until your water gets hot, which is a waste. Your water heater...

Are Trees Your Friends Or Enemies?

If you have trees in your backyard, you probably enjoy seeing their beautiful fall color, resting in their shade on a warm day, or just listening to the wind rustling their leaves. There are many positive things about trees, but did you know that there are a few...

Could You Keep It Down?

Living in a noisy environment can have a very negative impact on your life. It makes it hard to concentrate, hard to sleep and it might even cause stress and other issues. While there is a lot of noise in the world around us, our home should be a place where we can...

They Came From Below

Have you ever had a fruit fly buzz around your head, driving you nuts? We probably all have experienced that at one time or another, and it is a very unpleasant experience, but did you know that there is another bug that you can find in your home that could easily be...

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