Archive for February, 2014

Where to Find Reviews on Building Contractors

Since the housing market has started picking up in 2013, more Americans are purchasing fixer-upper homes for a good price and doing full-scale remodeling. Some prefer to stay put and simply choose to do repairs or to remodel. Others buy the land and build a house from scratch so they won’t have to worry about mortgage payments. When it comes to building a home or home renovation, you want to find the right building contractor for the job. You want to get what you are paying for and you need someone you can trust with your investment. Don’t just rely on word of mouth but also do your own research of building contractors online. Here are two reputable sites you can visit to help you decide. Continue reading “Where to Find Reviews on Building Contractors” »

Take Back the Basement!

Cluttered BasementHas your bottom floor gotten the best of you? Is it a monster, running out of control below your home? Your basement has the potential to be more than just an unfinished, bare-bones home gym – or worse, a stuffed-to-the-gills storage room! It might be a dirty, messy dumping ground today, but it could soon become a family room, a playroom, an office, a bedroom, or even a home spa! With just a few special touches, that forgotten floor of your home can become a relaxing oasis or a hub for family activity. Read on for some decorating and renovating suggestions from HGTV and This Old House.

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Fixing your Home’s Leaking Toilet

leaking toiletDealing with a leaking toilet is never a fun situation for anyone who has to deal with it. It’s often a big mess, and if you don’t know much about plumbing, you often don’t know where to start to fix the problem. While we can’t help you out with the mess, we might be able to help you identify what the problem with your toilet and how you should go about fixing your leaking toilet.

Shut the Water Off

As any plumber would do, before you perform any repairs on the toilet, you should make sure that their is no source of water going to the toilet. Many toilets will have a shutoff valve near the base of the toilet where you can do that. If it doesn’t have one, you will need to shut the water supply off to your home. Once there is no more source of water supply for your toilet, flush it a few times to empty the tank of water. You may also want to take a sponge and soak up the remaining water inside the toilet bowl.

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