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]
What Makes A Rain Gutter Cover Good?
Adding a gutter guard or screen can reduce gutter clogging problems substantially, but the way the gutter guard is made greatly influences how well it works. Get the wrong one, and you could end up with more problems instead of making things better. If you're about to buy guards or screens, evaluate them for the following qualities to find a guard that will really help protect your home. Flexibility Flexibility sounds like it should be a good quality, but it's not one you want in a gutter guard. [Read More]