Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
16 April 2015
Your refrigerator is one of the handiest appliances in the house. But a fridge with a worn-out door gasket won't seal properly, and can drive your electricity bill way up as a result. If you would like to learn more about increasing the efficiency of your refrigerator, read on. This article will teach you how to replace a worn-out door gasket. Warning signs There are two major warning signs of a worn-out rubber gasket: moisture and mold.
3 April 2015
In many industries and workplaces, you may be asked to handle heavy, toxic, or otherwise potentially dangerous materials. This is just an everyday part of many job descriptions. The good news, however, is that most any material can be handled safely, if you take the right precautions. To reduce your risk when handling hazardous materials, simply follow a few simple tips and always make sure, of course, that you are utilizing the correct material handling equipment.
23 March 2015
Metal roofing has emerged as an increasingly popular choice for many building projects because of its low cost, ease of installation and durability. However, some homeowners may be under the dubious impression that all metal roofs are the same, and this is rather far from the truth. For example, standing seam metal roofing is a relatively new option that offers unique advantages. Yet, if you have a limited knowledge about standing seam roofing, you may find the answers to the following questions extremely useful.
11 March 2015
Few things can be more disgusting to a homeowner than spotting cockroaches in the kitchen. Hiring a pest control company to come and spray your home can help, but keeping your kitchen clean is also a necessity. If you follow these five daily cleaning tips, you can help keep cockroaches out of your home. 1. Take the Trash Out Daily One of the easiest ways to keep cockroaches and other pests out of your kitchen is to take your trash out daily.
3 March 2015
Are you building a new house? If so, you'll need to decide what kind of support system you want in the home's flooring. When most people think of floors, they consider things like carpet, tile, and hardwood. That's only the visible part of the floor, though. Underneath those elements is the support system, which is a series of wooden beams that support the entire weight of the house. The traditional way of building a floor is by using joists cut onsite.