If you have an oil tank on your property, one of the things you need to watch out for is oil leaks. A leak can contaminate the soil, contaminate the groundwater, and harm wildlife and plants in any nearby streams or ponds. As a responsible homeowner, you need to be on the lookout for the following signs of an oil leak, and contact a repair company to come fix or replace your tank at the first sign of a leak.
9 May 2016
When the gutters on your home are damaged or worn out, they can quickly lead to damage to your roof due to their ability to transfer rainwater away from the roofing shingles. You can avoid the potential of this risk -- and hefty repair bill -- by hiring a contractor to replace your gutters as soon as you realize there's a problem. It's beneficial to take a little time to find the right gutter service; asking your neighbors for their recommendations and even reading online reviews can help you find someone reputable.
4 March 2016
The eavestroughs that surround the edge of your home's roof are vitally important to preventing flooding in your home. By collecting rainwater and carrying it to a series of downspouts, the eavestroughs ensure that the water doesn't linger on your roof where it could soak through the shingles to the wood sheathing below. Although they're not overly convenient to access, it's important for homeowners to take a series of steps to keep their eavestroughs running optimally.
6 January 2016
Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family, but there may be bad things lurking there that you are not aware of. To find these things, you can use three of your senses, smell, touch, and your hearing. Smell Mold and mildew have a strong smell, especially if they are confined to one room in your home. Mold may be lurking behind wallpaper or within your walls, so you may not think the strong smell is mold at first.
10 August 2015
Even if you use your fireplace every winter, you may not be aware that you chimney is damaged. It's easy to assume that such a sturdy component of your home is problem-free. However, if your chimney needs to be repaired, it could easily cause a fire. Here are a few indications that you need to contact a chimney repair specialist: Cracks in the Mortar If your chimney mortar shows cracks or other signs of damage, moisture can easily enter these weak spots and cause your chimney to deteriorate.
7 August 2015
Having asbestos in your home can be a major health hazard for children. Removing asbestos from your home does take some work, but it's an important step to protecting your child's well-being. Here are some steps to take to protect your children from asbestos in the house. Where to Check for Asbestos In older homes, there are many places where asbestos could be. Insulation is a popular place for asbestos, and you may find asbestos in the insulation in your walls or around pipes.
6 August 2015