Archive for December, 2017
We’ve all experienced clogged drains before. Whether in the bathroom, kitchen, or any sink in the house, clogged drains always seem to pop up at the worst possible moment. It’s frustrating, but you shouldn’t panic. With the average family using 70 gallons of indoor water every day, and up to 30% of that coming from the toilet, your drains do a lot of work each day and clogged drains are destined to happen.
First, you need to make sure you have the proper tools. We don’t expect your house to be full of all of the professional plumber tools, but the basics will help you more often than not. Tools like a plunger, plumber snake, and closet auger for toilets will help you out in almost any clogged drain situation
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A fire can be a terrifying thing – and it’s important to take precautions against it. We know we need smoke alarms, but have you given thought to include a fire extinguisher in your fire prevention arsenal? Owning a fire extinguisher and hiring a professional to perform fire extinguisher inspections can help protect you against the sometimes tragic damage a fire can do. There are nearly 10,000 kitchen fires annually and over half of restaurant fires begin in the kitchen. It’s just a fact of life – sometimes we burn food. Unfortunately, sometimes burnt steak or stir fry can result in a dangerous situation. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared. If you have the necessary tools and training for situations like an unexpected kitchen fire, you can be better prepared to face them as head on and as safe
Costs of Home Damage
Maintaining a home is one of the most costly aspects of home ownership. On average, homeowners will spend between 1 to 4 percent of a home?s value annually on maintenance and repairs, which tend to increase as the house ages. For a $200,000 home, that?s at least $2,000 in repairs annually. Storm damage is one of largest causes of roof repair, gutter repair, and siding repair. A standard 2200-to-2600 square foot roof will cost DIY homeowners between $1000 and $4000 to fully replace; professionals will charge $2000 to $8500. Roofers charge for their work using what are known as ?squares.? One ten foot-by-ten foot patch of roof makes a square, meaning the average roof has between 22 and 26 squares to be replaced.
Dealing with Storm Damage