construction--contractors

  • Demolition: Dismantling Safety Concerns

    When you work on a demolition team or are concerned about how safety affects workers in the workplace, you need to learn about demolition safety concerns and how they're addressed. With this article, you can dismantle your concerns and see how they're managed during a demolition.  Identifying Potential Safety Concerns The first step for safety in the workplace is identifying the potential hazards. First, demolition teams look at structures to determine how stable they are. [Read More]

  • Is That Carpet Really As Eco-Friendly As You Think?

    If you're trying to choose materials that are eco-friendly for your home, you're probably looking at green carpet options like wool, sisal and maybe low-VOC synthetic. Choosing a carpet that is made from renewable materials and does not give off harmful chemicals is important, but if you really want your carpet to be as eco-friendly as possible, you need to look beyond the carpet itself and also consider these factors. [Read More]

  • Low-E Windows: An FAQ For Homeowners Replacing Their Windows This Summer

    Homeowners installing replacement windows this summer have a wonderful opportunity to get the latest in green technology: low-E windows. These energy efficient clear glass windows can save homeowners money while also reducing their carbon footprint. This FAQ will help you determine whether or not low-E windows are right for you.  What are Low-E windows? Low-E stands for Low Emissivity. Low-E windows are made from glass that is protected by an invisible metallic coating. [Read More]

  • Two Tips To Help You Cool Your Home For Less

    When the warm weather hits, the first thing that many people want to do is crank up the air conditioning.  Although that cool air certainly feels wonderful, you may take a hit in the pocket when your energy bill arrives, since Americans spend more than $22 billion dollars each year on air conditioning.  However, you don't have to make a choice between maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and juggling astronomical air conditioning costs. [Read More]

  • A Closer Look at the Downfalls and Shortcomings of Outdated Windows

    It is no big secret that if you want your home to be more energy efficient, the first place you should start investigating and considering changes should be the windows. Old windows can mean a major downfall when it comes to making sure your home is as efficient as possible. However, most homeowners do not completely understand just how damaging old windows can be in a home. Here are a few of the downfalls and shortcomings you should consider when you are checking to see if you need replacement windows in your home. [Read More]

  • Maintaining Your First Machine: 3 Maintenance Tips For Novice Welders

    Investing in the purchase of a welding machine can be exciting for novice welders. If you have recently taken up welding as a hobby, and invested in your first welding machine, there are some important maintenance tips you should follow in order to keep your equipment running right at all times. Here are three tips that will get you started with proper welding equipment maintenance, so that you can produce solid welds in the future. [Read More]

  • Proper Planning for Septic Tanks

    Septic tanks are a necessity for areas outside of municipal sewage treatment areas, but they aren't always an eco-friendly or easy-to-maintain option. Whether you're installing a new septic tank or moving into an area that has a septic tank on your property, keep a few things in mind as you plan upgrades, prepare for repairs, or even just walk over a buried septic tank. Septic Tanks Can Be a Hazard [Read More]

  • 9 Tips To Conserve On Energy Bills

    During the cold winter months, keeping your energy costs to a minimum is important if you want to save money. Fortunately, you can keep your heating budget within reason by staying vigilant when it comes to your heating system and oil. Here are nine ways you can save money when it turns cold outside.  Buy heating oil off season. When the weather warms up, the price of heating oil is dropped by some dealers. [Read More]

  • Easy Ways To Fix Your Clogged Kitchen Sink

    Is your kitchen drain backed up? If so, you may have tried running your garbage disposal to help break down any items that have created a blockage in your kitchen sink. Well, if your garbage disposal isn't working properly then this may not resolve your issue. To ensure your garbage disposal is working correctly, there are a few things that you will want to do to fix any issues that your disposal may have so you can use your unit to clear your kitchen drain. [Read More]

  • 2 Outdoor Lighting Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Incredible

    If you are a new homeowner, you might be eager to put a personal touch on your place by adding outdoor lighting around your yard. However, if you light your land incorrectly, it could make your space look unorganized. Here are two outdoor lighting tips that will make your home look incredible: 1: Highlight Your Home's Assets After you run to the hardware store and fill your shopping cart with flood lights and string lighting, you might be ready to find a ladder and get to work. [Read More]