battery-powered smoke detector

Why Does My Hardwired or Battery-Operated Smoke Alarm Keep Going Off for No Apparent Reason?

Smoke alarms are a godsend. These seemingly unremarkable devices have saved the lives of so many people all over the country. That is, if they work well. Families sleeping peacefully at night, only to be awoken by the incessant noise of their smoke alarms have become an all too familiar story. On the other hand,… Read More

Water Dripping from Air Conditioning Vent in the Ceiling or Wall

Water Dripping from Air Conditioning Vent in the Ceiling or Wall

Your air conditioning unit shouldn’t be dripping water. It’s designed and installed in such a way that water should drip away from your home. It has a drip pan that helps prevent this issue. Water dripping from air conditioning vent in the ceiling or wall is a huge problem to have. The water leak itself… Read More

Common Roof Leaks: Where They Are, Why You Can't Ignore Them!

Common Roof Leaks: Where They Are, Why You Can’t Ignore Them!

As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to know the common roof leaks and their causes. In order for you to solve the problem, you should know what you’re up against. It’s really unfortunate that most homeowners don’t know what to do when their roofing starts leaking. They don’t even know where to look. It’s… Read More

skylight windows seen from the inside

Skylight Leaks when it Rains Hard: What to Do?

A lot of homeowners don’t know where to look when their roof starts leaking. What they don’t know is their skylight, if they have one, is a primary culprit. Don’t be surprised if the skylight leaks when it rains hard. It happens, and it happens a lot. In fact, it’s one of the first things… Read More

pro looking at a water heater

Hot Water Heater Leaking from Cold Water Inlet

What’s one of the most common household issues that homeowners encounter? Ask people that question and one of the most frequent responses you will get from them is about leaks. This is something that almost all homeowners will face; you might even say that it is a rite of passage for all homes. This issue… Read More

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How to be Your Own General Contractor When Building a Home

Building a house sounds exciting and exhilarating. Almost everyone, if not all, desire to have their own house. It is a place where you create your home. It is where you build and grow together with your family. Some people dream of mansions while others prefer small, yet elegant and stylish houses. However you want… Read More

water coming from ceiling

Roof Leaks When it Rains Hard

One thing’s certain when the roof leaks when it rains hard. There’s something wrong with it. Our roof is supposed to protect us from the elements and that includes rain. So when it’s not able to do that, then you have to do something about it. Here’s the thing with leaking roof. You have to… Read More

metal roof being installed

Zinc Roofs: Costs, Benefits, Installation

When it comes to roofing, there are the popular choices namely asphalt shingles, tiles (clay and concrete), metal, slate, copper, wood shingles and shake and more. Zinc roofs are normally not a part of the conversation simply because homeowners feel that the more popular choices are better. While this can be the case, there could… Read More

chemical elements

What is Xenon: Uses and More

What is xenon? It’s not something that common people encounter on a daily basis. This could be the first time that you’ve heard of it. If you’ve heard it before, you didn’t really mind it. Nowadays though, you can benefit from knowing what it is, its uses and more. This is because it’s actually found… Read More

5 Quick Ways to Differentiate Your Split-Level Home

Just how desperate are people to “fit in,” to adhere to a sameness, a trend? Does it extend to home design? We did some research in an average neighborhood populated with split-level homes. It’s a typical cul-de-sac in suburban Ohio…exactly 850 feet long, 16 houses. Of these 16, 11 houses are some type of split,… Read More