Well, That Stinks! Common HVAC Odors And How To Handle Them

There are some things that will always be smelly: trash cans, toilets, moldy food. But when your HVAC system starts releasing unpleasant odors, that's a sign that something is up. It's important not to ignore unpleasant HVAC odors because they're usually a sign of a problem that will get worse if left unaddressed. Here's a look at four common odors and what to do about them. Metallic, Burning Odors If the odor has a metallic smell and reminds you of the scent generated by welding or by electrical sparks, turn the power off to your unit immediately. [Read More]

Tips For Installing Vinyl Siding On Your Storage Shed

If you recently built a plywood storage shed in your backyard, then you will need to protect its exterior from the elements. One of the easiest ways to provide this protection is to install vinyl siding on the shed. Vinyl siding comes in many colors and styles that will easily complement your shed and allow you to match its look to the style of your home. While installing vinyl siding is typically a simple process, there are some things that you can do to make the process go a lot smoother for you. [Read More]

2 Tips That Can Help You Keep Your Foundation In Good Shape

One of the most distressing things that a homeowner can learn is that their home's foundation is damaged,. When your foundation is damaged due to water or the ground shifting under your home, you can experience issues with your floors and ceiling cracking, your windows and doors refusing to close completely, and structural weaknesses. Listed below are two tips that can help you keep your foundation in good shape for as long as possible. [Read More]

Five Safety Tips To Ensure Your Sump Pump Is Safe From Fire Risks

When a sump pump recently caught on fire in Fort Dodge, Kansas, firefighters reported that they weren't sure what started the fire. If you have a sump pump, this story may have made you wonder whether or not your sump pump is safe. Luckily, sump pump fires are extremely rare, but if you want to ensure you are safe, here's what you should check:   1. Only use pumps with overheating switches. [Read More]