Dos And Don'ts Of Preparing Your Home Plumbing For Winter

Winter can be rough on a home's plumbing system, especially if the proper precautions aren't taken. Pipes can freeze or burst and other expensive damage could occur if you're not careful. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do (and avoid doing) that could save you from having to call out your local residential plumber to assist you during an emergency. DO Keep Your Thermostat Up Even if you're planning on leaving your home on vacation for a few days, you'll need to keep your thermostat set to a reasonably comfortably temperature. [Read More]

Making Your Own Wheel Stops

If you have a small parking lot in front of your business or apartment complex, you may want to consider adding wheel stops for your customers or tenants. Wheel stops will help keep vehicles from rolling into unsafe areas while helping to keep adequate spacing between vehicles. Here are some instructions you can use to make your own wheel stops for your parking area. Making A Mold To make a wheel stop mold, measure wood to the dimensions you want the wheels stops and cut with a circular saw. [Read More]

4 Tips For Maintaining Air Conditioning Systems

When it comes to home energy use, air conditioners account for 5 percent, costing homeowners upwards of $11 billion on an annual basis. Because of this, you need to make sure that you're getting the utmost out of your air conditioner use, so that it works best for your home and so that you're spending less. Remaining conscious of your air conditioner's performance will allow you to be less wasteful and will provide you the opportunity to keep your home more comfortable throughout the seasons. [Read More]

Troubleshooting Common Pneumatic Air System Problems

Without the use of pressurized gas and air in a construction setting, there are an array of tasks that would prove to be almost impossible to accomplish. For this reason, the pneumatic systems that you have on site can be some of the most valuable pieces of machinery you have. It is not always feasible to stop and wait for several hours when you have a compressed air system down. Therefore, it is a good idea to know how to handle common issues on your own so you can get back on with the work at hand. [Read More]