Author archives: BillG

Going green in your kitchen can save you green

Many people choose to go green in their kitchens to save the environment by cutting down on energy use and waste. But going green in your kitchen also will save you money. Here are ways you can make your kitchen more green. Get greener appliances If you have older appliances, it’s likely they are using a lot more energy than necessary. A new stove, microwave and refrigerator will use less […]

Eliminate drain pain: Tips to unblock your drains

Blocked drains can be caused by a number of things, some of which are minor nuisances and others that are big headaches. Before calling out the plumber — and shelling out the dollars — try some tried and true tips for unblocking your drain yourself. Why do drains clog There can be a number of reasons for clogged drains. In your bathroom, the culprit is often hair and oils that […]

Factors to Consider When Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

When coming up with ideas for your outdoor kitchen, it is important that you think of your kitchen as an additional room of your home. With this in mind, your kitchen needs to have the comfort and functionality like the rest of your home does. Therefore, before buying equipment and coming up with that unique design, you must consider what exactly you want from your outdoor kitchen. You will be […]

Identifying the Causes of Water Hammer and How to Best Deal with It

Have you realized lately that your sprinkler makes odd noises? The sound might be water hammer although there could be other causes of this noise. One factor that could be creating such a noise is air contained/trapped in the water pipes, that often cause the same noise that water hammer effect gives. A few times, I’ve dealt with a situation whereby I can heard this “thumping” sound coming from the […]

DIY Tips for Preparing Your Roof For Cold Winter Months

With winter around the corner, you are probably thinking of how to get your roof ready for the cold weather. There are a number of strategies that you can utilize to make sure that your roof is strong enough to stand up to winter snow, ice or winds and give you the ultimate comfort and peace of mind that you deserve. Some of these strategies include the following: 1. Inspect […]