When your air conditioner stops blowing out cold air all of the sudden, it's annoying, to say the least. Fortunately, air conditioner units aren't difficult to troubleshoot. They operate using two major components—the condenser, which sits outside of your home, and the evaporator. If the condenser is dirty, the unit eventually stops blowing out cold air. So, before you call an air conditioner repair company, follow these steps to clean the unit.
Plumbing problems plague virtually every household at some point. It's common to see a plunger next to every toilet, and chances are that you'll call the plumber at least once every couple of years to fix minor issues. How do you know if the problem really is a minor issue, though? Plumbers will unstop a drain, but can't necessarily diagnose a damaged sewer line without additional observation and testing. Here are four of the top signs that your sewer line needs repair or replacement.
If you just purchased a home with fruit trees as a part of the landscape, you may be enjoying the fruit they produce. It is time to start planning how you're going to protect the trees, during their non-producing season, as the trees stop producing fruit and lose their leaves. During the winter, pests can attack your trees, even though it's cold. This guide demonstrates how to use oil to kill any bugs, eggs and larvae that have found a home in your trees.
Brick patios and driveways look fabulous when done properly. They add a beauty to your home that asphalt and plain old concrete just cannot compare. The problem with brick patios and driveways are the weeds that can creep in between the joint spaces. These weeds can get overwhelming if not taken care of properly and before you know it, your beautiful brick patio/driveway has become an overgrown weed garden and an absolute eyesore.
Are you getting tired of cleaning up after pigeons who have made themselves at home on your balcony, and parts of your roof? These birds can wreak havoc at your home by clogging up your gutter system with their feathers and damaging metal with the uric acid that is found in their feces. Take control of this situation by following some simple steps to eliminate them. The pigeons will not be harmed in any way, but they will quickly leave your premises.
If plunging can't clear a plugged drain, you may need to use a snake to remove the blockage from the plumbing. A snake (also known as a drain auger) is a long piece of metal that is pushed down the drain and used to break up the debris, allowing the drain to clear. Small snakes are inexpensive, and larger snakes can be rented for low prices at most hardware stores.
Has the time come to replace your existing home heating system? If so, you may have found yourself wondering whether you would be better served by the use of a boiler or a furnace. Taking the time to review the pros and cons that come along with each of these heating systems can help you to answer this question and ultimately choose the heating system that is right for your home.
When sitting inside of your home, you expect your roof to keep the rain, snow, sleet and hail from falling on your head. You depend on it to do its job through thick and thin, but what happens when it comes time to replace your roof? Do you stick with the same type of roof or do you opt for something different? If you are in need of a new roof, consider getting a composition roof for your home.