3 Problem to Watch Out For When Conducting Gutter Repairs


A lot of water flows over your roof whenever it rains. Having a proper gutter system on your roof therefore enables you to efficiently drain that water either to the rainwater tank or the storm water drains. This demands that you keep track of the condition of your gutters even as you check on your roofing as well as other parts of the house. Here's what you need to watch out for when it comes to repairing your gutters.

11 February 2015

Reasons Why Your Fluorescent Lamps Aren't Living Up To Their Claims


Also known as energy-saving bulbs, CFLs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps are known for their long-lasting life and the ability to account for only a minor portion of your lighting bills. Though CFLs fare better than traditional lighting systems in the durability department, they don't necessarily shine for several thousand hours together, contrary to the over-optimistic claims of their manufacturers. Here are some reasons why: Frequent Mechanical Usage If you are among those who switch CFLs on or off regularly, you'd be shocked to discover that such repeated power shifting can decrease the life of the lamp by close to 85%.

5 February 2015

How To Silence Noise In A Pool Pump


The pump in your pool pumps water through the filter and then circulates it back to the pool. This keeps your pool clean. The pool pump is designed to emit some noise as it operates; however, there is an acceptable noise level. The noise is not meant to keep you and the neighbours awake at night. If you notice an increase in the noise level from your pump, then something is amiss.

2 February 2015

3 Electrical Testing Tools To Have In Your Toolkit


The internet has brought information very close to homeowners and this information has made it possible for them to perform tasks they once thought were the preserve of trained professionals. One such task is carrying out simple electrical repairs or installations around the home. You need a variety of tools in order to perform those tasks safely and accurately. This article discusses three important electrical testing tools that homeowners need to have in their toolkit.

29 January 2015

3 Benefits of Tube Fencing


Are you interested in installing some tube fencing, but are not sure if they will meet your requirements? Then it's a good idea to firstly learn about the various benefits that tube fencing provides. As a result, you'll be able to make an informed decision regarding if tube fencing is the right option for you. Here are some of the top benefits of tube fencing: Security Fencing Those who require security to be one of the main benefits of their fencing will not be disappointed by tube fencing.

28 January 2015

When to call an arborist


An arborist is a professional in the management of trees, shrubs, vines and other woody plants. If you have large trees in your backyard that need tending, you may need an arborist from time to time. However, there are some circumstances in which you may not even know you need an arborist. Here are some of the services an arborist can offer you: Spotting Unhealthy Trees First, if your trees have mushrooms or fungi growing on them, this may indicate a larger problem.

27 January 2015

Six Steps to Get Your Home's Electrical System Ready for the Approaching Winter


As the winter season approaches it is important to make sure that your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature can throw at you. You need to make sure that your plumbing system is able to cope with any freezing temperatures for sure, but give your electrical system the once-over as well, just to be safe. Many home fires occur at the beginning of the winter season, as this is the time that homeowners switch on their heating systems after months of laying dormant.

21 January 2015

The Best Roofing Materials For Roof Repair


Renovating the roof of your home is a costly project to undertake. The roof covers the top of a structure and partially affects heat transfer within the house. Thus, it is intrinsically important to use sustainable and durable roofing material in case you want to repair and maintain your house roof.  To do this, get to know about the most fashionable types of roofing materials in the industry. This way, you will be able to select the best roofing material for your home.

16 January 2015

Money Saving Tips For Your Electrical Repairs


The beginning of the year is a good time to handle your electrical repairs, especially for items that have been lying idle due to malfunctions. If you don't have any items in need of repairs yet, chances are that you might come across some as the year unfolds. Get some simple useful tips on how you can save on cash when this happens. Seek quotes beforehand Before you sanction work on your appliances, ask for quotes from available electricians.

15 January 2015

Frameless vs. Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fencing


There are many quality glass fencing materials available from top manufacturers. Both frameless and semi-framed systems offer advanced safety for pools and the use can be extended to balconies or other outdoor areas. Compliant products are made from premium tempered glass and are available in different thickness and varied height options. Quality control inspections are carried out to ascertain that the pieces conform to the Australian Standards depending on the type.

12 January 2015