about filtration equipment...
Water filters vary from one model to another. Some water filters
only make the tap water taste better, while other systems remove
contaminates such as lead and arsenic giving you clean H2O. How
well a water purification filter performs can be verified by reading the
product's performance data sheet, which will list all of the
contaminants that filter or system, is certified to remove from the
water and at what percentage. In several states, it is the law
that this information be included either as part of the promotional
literature, or in the package itself.
Keeping your home basement dry
Keeping the basement
waterproof - not only does this help to keep the air in the home
safe and clean, it protects the foundation from damage that could impact
the home's overall stability.
Repairing Your Basement
Most often you will need to hire a professional to repair your basement
after a flood. To prevent flooding and other problems, basements should
be kept as dry as possible. Flooding in your basement can also cause
mold and mildew problems. Visit this website for tips about a
Heating the kitchen
You can use either ceiling vents or under floor pipes to bring heat to
the kitchen space. For more heating tips visit
Diy central heating.
Awnings for your patio deck
Retractable awnings are available with an automatic switch that allows
the awning to be opened and closed with just the push of a button. A
manual option is also available. Just turn the crank or handle to open
and close the awning. This is a good choice if you do not wish to incur
the additional expense of an automatic system. Awnings can be hung
vertically from a door, allowing it to be rolled up or down. visit this
site for more information about
Saving money with metal roofs
With all the wonderful cost-saving benefits, a
metal roof can actually
save you even more money on your energy bills. This is because metal
roofs are excellent insulators. Light-colored metal roofs reflect some
of the sun's UV radiation, thus lowering your cooling bills. In
addition, new infrared-reflective pigments have resulted in dark colors
also being highly reflective as well.
Misconceptions about bamboo flooring
The bamboo flooring industry only arrived in the United States around
1990 so it is a fairly new product for us. In the beginning, bamboo
flooring was met with resistance because of the misconceptions about it.
People thought of fishing poles when they would try to image what
bamboo floors would
be like. In reality, the bamboo that is used to make flooring is not
like the bamboo plants native to the United States. The bamboo flooring
that we purchase today is typically made from the Maso variety of bamboo
grown throughout Asia. This type of bamboo is stronger and denser than
native plants here in the U.S.
Keeping a safe chimney
To prevent a chimney fire, you should clean your chimney once a year.
Some countries mandate by law that this be done. Professional chimney
sweeps can do this job for you and will also make sure your
chimney cap is in good
Protecting your garage floor
A concrete floor coating
will protect your floor and make it attractive. You'll enjoying using
your garage and think of even more uses for it. If you think about all
the times you've spent with the garage door wide open, you may realize
that it's the most-viewed part of your home. An open door is
irresistible; it just invites passersby to peek inside. There is no
other room so easy to see.
Getting your septic system inspected
A septic system should be
inspected by a professional every three years and the tank pumped as
recommended, typically every three to five years for average household
water use. In general, if the bottom of the scum layer is within six
inches of the bottom of the outlet tee, or if the top of the sludge
layer is within twelve inches of the outlet tee, your tank needs to be
Pressures that concrete basements are under
The more water that penetrates the surface, the more that will follow.
How much pressure is the earth putting on the walls of your basement? If
a little water leaked between the soil and the walls, how long would
take the water to press through the microscopic pores in the concrete?
This is a good reason why everyone should have a
proof system in place.
A complete guide to septic
Inspection of your foundation
Having an inspection of your foundation to obtain an estimate of any
needed home foundation
repairs can be expensive because of the time and expertise required.
The contractor will first measure the outside and inside elevations and
mark off exactly what needs to be repaired.
Chemical staining and decorative concrete
Chemical staining is a common method of coloring a concrete surface.
Limestone is a major ingredient in
concrete, and during chemical staining, the chemicals react with the
lime to create brilliant colors and patterns.
Graffiti and concrete
The problem of vandalism has even spread outside of the city to the
suburbs, and the common businessman is usually left having to pay for
it. Try using concrete
sealers to help protect your walls.
Sealing the floors
A coat of epoxy, for example, makes a
practically invincible; a coat of polyurethane over the drywall in a
closet will make it scratch resistant and give it some friction.
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