2019

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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!

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Troubleshooting Common Problems With A Residential Deep Well’s Submersible Pump

27 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you recently moved into a rural home with a deep water well, then it's important you have some basic troubleshooting skills when something goes wrong with its water production. Since it is impossible to see the submersible well pump, the troubleshooting process begins above ground before it becomes necessary to call out a plumber or well drilling professional to pull out the underground pump. If you can perform some basic above-ground troubleshooting, then you can save yourself a lot of time and money when you have water production issues. Read More …

Draining The Hot Water Heater: An Often-Forgotten Element Of Home Maintenance

11 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're like most homeowners, you only think about your hot water heater when you run out of hot water or when it's time to replace this appliance. But while your water heater might keep chugging away for years even without maintenance, there is one thing you can do to keep it running a lot longer (and also more efficiently). Drain your hot water heater once a year to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Read More …