How Temperature Affects Your Asphalt, And What You Can Do About It

You already know the trick to getting a tight lid off a jar, right? Just run the jar under warm to hot water for a little while and it will loosen up enough that you can pull the lid off with ease. While that is a useful tip for jams and jellies, the fact that materials expand with heat and contract with cold isn't always a good thing – especially when it comes to asphalt maintenance. Read More 

Dealing With Rotted Soffits And Fascia

Soffits and fascia are designed for both form and function. Not only do they give your roofline a more streamlined appearance, but they also create a barrier of sorts between the underlying roof structure and the elements. Unfortunately, the soffit and fascia are usually the first components of your roof to succumb to rot. Things That Can Turn Your Soffits and Fascia Rotten A dry home relies on its roof to properly channel water away from vulnerable areas. Read More 

Look Before You Flush: Don’t Let These Items Go Down The Drain

The importance of maintaining a healthy septic system can't be stated enough. Unfortunately, countless homeowners jeopardize their septic system's health by flushing items that shouldn't find their way into a septic tank. Flushing these items can seem temptingly convenient, but you could end up learning a very expensive lesson on why you shouldn't. Gloves, Condoms and Other Latex Products Latex is a non-biodegradable material, which means it won't break down on its own. Read More 

How To Locate And Repair Leaks In Your Air Conditioning Ductwork

Most homes lose over one-fourth of their cooling capacity to leaks within air conditioning ductwork, This needless waste of resources is costly and keeps your home from being as comfortable as it should be. Fortunately, an average homeowner can locate and repair most leaks within air conditioning ductwork. Below is what you will need to find and fix the leaks as well as information on how to go about it: Read More 

Crawl Spaces And Humidity: Rectifying A Bad Situation

Having too much moisture in your crawl space in a common occurrence that isn't harmless. Humidity in crawl spaces is detrimental, and there are a number of things that could be causing the humidity, as well as things you can do to reduce humidity in your crawl space. Why is Humidity Bad For My Crawl Space? Moisture in your home is typically a bad thing all around. Basements and crawl spaces that are often humid or moist can support the growth of mold. Read More