Green Carpeting Options For The Environmentally Conscious Homeowner
If you are looking for eco-friendly flooring options, you may have written off carpet completely in favor of hardwoods or natural stone tiles. Most modern carpets, in order to be stain resistant and long wearing, are made with many synthetic dyes, man-made fibers, and volatile organic compounds. However, certain types of carpet can actually be a great choice for an environmentally conscious home. Carpet provides luxury, warmth, insulation and comfort. Learn about these green carpet types before giving up on the benefits of carpeting for your home.
3 Common Tree Maintenance & Removal Questions Answered
When it comes to tree maintenance and removal, many people think that they know enough to get by. However, there are a certain few situations where professional help is required in order to avoid getting yourself into a sticky situation. Below are three common tree maintenance and removal questions and the truth behind them: Who is Responsible if Your Tree Falls in a Neighbor's Yard? Planting trees in your backyard can be a great way to increase the attractiveness of your property.
Attend A Directional Drilling Rodeo To Find Great Employees For Your Drilling Company
In directional drilling rodeos, women and men who are the best in their profession compete for serious prize money as they quickly drill towards a target. Although these events have never aired on primetime television, the participants are physically fit, skilled and driven. If you have an interest in directional drilling operations and are looking for skilled, hard-working employees, attend a directional drilling rodeo. They're held both in Canada and the U.
Construct A Hydraulic Digging Tool And Use It To Install Electrical Cable Under A Sidewalk
If you are planning to run an electrical cable under a sidewalk, perhaps for a low-voltage lighting project, then you may be concerned about how you are going to get the task accomplished. Digging under a sidewalk can be difficult in the cramped space, and removing too much soil can weaken the sidewalk's base of support and cause a collapse. That's why you should utilize a powerful and efficient means of removing soil: high-pressure water flow.
3 Signs Your House Has Bad Wiring
Household electrical fires kill about 485 Americans every single year, says the United States Fire Association, and another 2,305 are injured. There are many signs that you have bad wiring in your house, and if you know what to look for, you can get the problem fixed before a fire develops. Here are three signs that you could have a serious wiring problem in your house. Your lights are flickering
Understanding And Managing Asbestos On Your Commercial Property
Global production of asbestos exploded after World War I. The material, derived from natural minerals, was used for a wide variety of products including building materials and insulation. Governments began banning the use of the silicate minerals in the late 20th century due to the severe health risks associated with inhaling asbestos dust, but many buildings constructed with asbestos materials are still in use. In many cases, the asbestos products are not dangerous.
Can An Outdoor Wood Furnace Be The Answer To Your High Heating Bills?
Whether you're heating with oil or propane, you may have faced higher than expected fuel prices over the past few winters. And although you can take advantage of lower seasonal prices by filling your tank in the summer, if you have an especially harsh winter and burn through your fuel quickly, you can find yourself paying a premium to refill your tank at the worst possible time. Fortunately, the answer to cheap and plentiful fuel could be as close as the trees in your backyard.
How To Choose The Best Truck For Your New Heavy-Duty Hauling Business
As a new business owner, you know how important it is to have a truck, tools, and equipment. Without these essential items, you won't have a successful hauling business because you won't be able to complete your jobs. Most new businesses have very small budgets to start with, which is why many new hauling company owners opt to purchase a used truck instead of a new one. Keep reading to learn how to find the best used truck for your new business venture.
5 Important HVAC Terms To Know Before Hiring A Contractor For Repairs
As a homeowner, you are probably aware of the different tasks necessary to clean and maintain your home. From replacing roofing shingles to mowing your lawn, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of home ownership. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough emphasis on your home's heating and cooling systems. Considering your heating and cooling accounts for half of your home's overall energy usage, ensuring it is in proper working condition is smart.
Forget Wood! Here Are 3 More Durable Options For Your Deck's Railing
Wood is a traditional deck material, and much of the information you find online for building and maintaining a deck will deal with wood, including adding the railings to it. With all of the more durable and attractive materials available today, though, many homeowners opt to forego wood for its comparative weakness to the elements. If you want your deck's railings to be made from materials that can stand up to plenty of bad weather, you might be surprised how diverse your options still are.