Power Cord Problems: The Cause Of Melting When Plugged Into An Outlet

Have you ever unplugged an electronic device and discovered that the power cord on it has melted? You may have a serious electrical problem in your house that should be considered an emergency, as failing to get a repair can lead to a fire. Below, learn what may have caused the power cord to melt and what an electrical repair might cost if you hire an electrician. What Can Lead to a Power Cord Melting? [Read More]

Identifying The Failure Point In Your Septic System

No one wants to deal with a septic tank repair if they can avoid it, but if you can identify the location of a failure then the repair can be completed much more quickly. It helps to know what components make up your septic system, and what can lead to those components failing, as this will help you identify the obvious characteristics. Once you know what's wrong, and advise a septic contractor of your observations, they'll be able to properly prepare to fix the problem. [Read More]

Battle For Flat Roof Dominance: BUR Roofing Vs. Rubber Membranes

When you have a sloped roof, gravity is your friend. The force of gravity will push water down your roof, so you don't need a completely water tight roofing material. On the other hand, when you have a flat roof, you need a material that is completely waterproof. While a well-installed BUR roof will repel water, you may get better value for your money by installing a rubber roofing membrane.  [Read More]

How To Avoid Disputes With A Remodeling Contractor

Remodeling projects can increase your home's comfort level, utility, and resale value, as long as you hire the right contractor and there are no costly setbacks to deal with. When you hire a general contractor, you and he will sign a contract agreeing on the terms of the service, including pay, scheduling, and possible repercussions if terms are breached. The agreement may take a lot of time to sort out before the work of the remodeling even starts, but it will be well worth your time and money to be extra thorough during the agreement process and the events leading up to it. [Read More]