Caulk is an important barrier against water and air leaks but it does not last very well. If the caulk is dried and cracked or if it has come loose you will need to replace it. When repairing caulk clean all of the old caulk out and clean the surfaces. Use a hair dryer to
It is our recommendation that you change AC filters once a month when you are leaving your system on all the time, so you will see this task on our list for most, but not all, months. Changing out the AC filters will extend the life of your system, allow it to operate more efficiently, and even help keep the house clean.
Like many building products in existence, choosing the right siding for your home is never as easy as Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Each siding material comes with its own set of features and benefits, both from a sustainability point of view, price, climate appropriateness, and aesthetics. Sadly there is no category wide certification program to use as an overall guide. The first decision for choosing a siding material should come down to what is most suitable and allowable in your market or area of residence. Here is a list of commonly used siding for green-built homes.
You will not often hear me saying something nice about an insurance company. But here goes. All State’s Maintenance reminder provides you with home maintenance reminders. This is a very smart move on their part. So often we are hired to do expensive repairs that could have been avoided with a very small amount of
The intention of using ceiling fans is to conserve energy. But there are three ways that ceiling fans frequently cause people to waste energy and money. The most common wasteful infraction is leaving the ceiling fan on when no one is in the room. Ceiling fans cool by moving air across the skin. If there
Vacuum the clothes dryer's exhaust duct at least once a year. It is best to use rigid sheet metal ducting that goes straight out. This will reduce the fire hazard because the duct is less affected by heat and because it is less likely to build up dust. This will also help your clothes dry
Summer is coming and maybe you have some house painting that you want to do. This is a chore that many homeowners choose to do themselves. While painting is much more involved than getting the paint from the can to the wall, and there is a great deal to know to get a quality job
We have had a cool spring but that is soon to be over and your air conditioner is probably going to be running a good deal of the time. Do you know how often you should change your air filters? It is a good idea to change them once a month, when the unit is
1. Sustainability: Cork flooring is made from the Bark that is harvested from the Cork Tree (Quercus Suber), which regenerates after the harvest. The bark can be re-harvested every 9-10 years without damaging the tree. Regulated forests, mainly in Spain &Portugal, are the producers for the cork industry. Unlike bamboo, cork is a true green