No matter how small a fire may be, the impact on your living space can be devastating. While you are dealing with repairing and replacing what was destroyed about the house itself, you will also be facing a huge cleanup undertaking because the smell of smoke can travel all through the house and saturate what seems like every fiber of your belongings. While you may be able to wipe down your furniture and even clean up a lot of household items so they can be usable on your own, the same cannot be said for fabric items. [Read More]
Bought A Home With Hideously Colored Radiator Covers? Strip & Paint Them!
Running into problems with wood shutter refinishing? If you've recently purchased a home with oddly colored radiator covers, you probably aren't sure what to do with them. Should you remove the covers from the radiators or paint the radiators with a color you prefer? Before you can make a decision, it's important to understand all that is involved. Here's what you need to know. Radiator covers are safety features Radiators can get very hot. [Read More]
Mistakes You're Making With Hydraulic Cylinder Seals
In order for your hydraulic cylinders to do their job, the seals you use need to be intact and in good condition. However, they're very easy to overlook when working with a big hydraulic system; it's possible that the following mistakes are being made which can cause problems with the seals, cylinders, and the entire system. Heat is Not Well-Controlled The seals you're using are created to deal with the temperatures that often exist in hydraulic systems. [Read More]
Woodpeckers Can Be A Pest
When people hear the words "pest control" most of the time the image of bugs or rodents is going to come into their minds. However, there are many different types of pests that people have to deal with. You may end up having to deal with wildlife. One such animal that most do not consider a pest right off the bat is a woodpecker. These are beautiful birds, and at first you may welcome the site of a woodpecker. [Read More]