The Dos And Don’ts Of Handling A Sewage Backup In Your Basement

It's a homeowner's worst nightmare: walking down your basement steps to find a sewage backup. Not only can the odor be nauseating, but the potential damage to your home and personal belongings can be devastating as well. By knowing what steps to take in those crucial moments after you make the discovery (in addition to which mistakes to avoid), you'll be able to handle a sewage backup in your home. DO Shut Off HVAC System Read More 

Septic Tank Cleaning: Bacteria Levels In Your Septic Tank

Approximately 25% of all U.S. households rely on independently owned septic tanks for the removal of waste. Septic tanks are efficient and effective; however, they do not need to be maintained properly in order to have a long lifespan. Most experts recommend pumping or cleaning septic tanks at least once every three years. When cleaning the septic tanks, you are essentially disrupting the small ecosystem of anaerobic bacteria that are residing within the tanks and responsible for degrading all organic compounds. Read More 

Looking At The Benefits Of Protecting Your Driveway From The Sun

Increasing the life of your paved driveway can help you save money and can also help maintain its aesthetic appeal. By keeping up with regular maintenance on your paved drive, you can avoid the high cost of replacing and repaving your entire driveway. Find out how you can provide the maintenance your driveway needs to stay in good condition. Common Problems You May See With Your Asphalt Driveway Most homeowners prefer their driveway to remain looking as though it was just put down. Read More 

Do You Know What’s In Your Water? What You Should Know About Testing Well Water

As a homeowner with well water, you should have your water supply tested on a regular basis to ensure that it is safe and free of contaminants. Bacteria and chemicals can seep into your drinking water without altering its color, flavor or odor. These threats can occur due to runoff from de-icing, sewage disposal and even animal waste or pesticide treatments. Here's a look at the bacterial concerns with drinking water and what you can do about it. Read More 

3 Ways Smart Windows Will Change The Way Your Home Works

You probably have a smartphone, and if you want to, you can go out and buy a smart TV. Soon, you may be able to drive a smart car. Smart technology is changing the world, and soon it may change your home, too. Smart windows use LCDFairbanks Paint & Glassor PDLC technology, both of which use liquid crystals interacting with light and electricity. Can't imagine why you'd need a smarter home window than the ones you already have? Read More