How Often Should A Septic System Be Inspected?

According to the U.S. Environmental protection agency, the average household septic system should be inspected at least Every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Systems with electrical float switches, pumps or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. Four

How To Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Be cautious when a contractor appears uninvited at your door. While not all door-to-door contractors are scammers, many scammers do work door-to-door. Home improvement scams often flourish in the wake of emergencies, especially violent storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. Here are some red flags to help you spot a contractor that might not be reputable:

Things You Should Never Store in a Garage

  You probably use your garage to protect your cars and to store some items you don’t use a lot. But certain items should never be stored in a garage. Here are a few and the reasons why: Propane tanks. These should never be stored in closed areas. Paint cans… since temperature changes can make

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Here are some simple ways to spruce up your bathroom at an affordable cost. Wallpaper is a sure sign of an outdated bathroom but fixing the problem is very inexpensive. Remove the paper and paint the walls a neutral color that complements the other elements of your bathroom. Give your bathroom an elegant and decorative

Making Your Home More Secure

There’s no absolute way to protect your home from break-ins but securing your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some tips and suggestions on simple steps you can take to make your home more secure. Lock doors and windows. Sounds obvious… but using the locks you already have remains one of the best

Taking Care of Your Roof

One of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks is inspecting your roof – which is something you should do at least once a year. You don’t have to climb up on your roof to inspect it. You can easily perform the inspection from ground level with a pair of binoculars. Here are some things you

Ways to Control Dust in Your Home

  Dust is something you can get rid of… but it keeps coming back. The first line of defense against dust is prevention, so here are some ways to control dust in your home. Change your bedding at least weekly. If you have allergy problems, consider encasing your mattress and pillows in zippered, allergy reducing

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is known for its ability to resist corrosion and rust, which makes it a popular choice for kitchen appliances. However, stainless steel can still collect dust, dirt, and grime… but it responds well to cleaning… as long as you use the right products and techniques. Never use chlorine bleach, oven cleaners, steel wool