Natural disasters and severe weather strike, but how exactly do you prepare? Just one hurricane alone can reach up to 40 to 50,000 feet high, stir up millions of miles of air, can pour out over 2 trillion gallons of rain a day, and produces enough energy to power the city of Las Vegas for several years. This leaves many people to wonder, how can we prepare for a hurricane? While we can’t control the weather, we can prepare for a hurricane with a few simple steps.
How Can We Prepare for a Hurricane?
You are here because you have an addiction. It started with the American Girl books in the second grade and spiraled from there. Books have taken over your entertainment cabinets, every surface under the sun, even the back of the toilet tank! (And you’re pretty sure that was not the purpose of your bathroom design). Your kitchen cabinetry must perform double duty as a place for crockery and the groaning receptacle for every spontaneous Barnes and Noble purchase since 2005.
“Ok so you have me pegged. What do I do about it?”
If any of the above book mountains exist in your
Fixing air conditioners is something no homeowner wants to deal with, but if you know what’s wrong with your unit, you may have an easier time getting it fixed. Here are just a few of the most common reasons AC units break.
The refrigerant is leaking. If an AC unit’s refrigerant charge leaks out, then the system’s capacity becomes lowered. Consequently, it can’t cool as well as it could, and it won’t be able to keep up with increasing demand when things start getting hotter and hotter. Though you might think you could just plug the hole up with some tape, it’s best to let the pros take care of it.
It might have overheated. There’s a chance
Home water purifiers aren’t just for folks who get their water from wells. Although municipal water is usually far safer than well water, city water filtration systems are incredibly wise investments. Here are just a few of the surprising benefits of drinking filtered water.
Obviously, a city water filter will provide you with drinking water that’s cleaner, but what you may not have known is just how much cleaner it can be. There are over 2,100 known drinking water contaminants that can be present in tap water. Although some municipal water sources may be more contaminated than others, having a city water filter at home will ensure that a ho
Whether you have a newly built home or have purchased an older home, no house is safe from the all-too destructive water. Whether one has a concrete foundation, stone, tile, or cinderblock walls, water will eventually get through to the interior of the basement and wreck havoc on personal possessions if preventative measures aren’t put in place.
An estimated 98% of basements will experience some sort of water damage throughout the life of the home. Basement water leaks are very common, and the ways they can occur vary greatly. Below is a list of issues that could result in basement water leaks.
Drainage Breakdown: Oftentimes an exterior footing drain could break down. If one part of the footing drain is clogged, this could result in the rest of the drain becoming backed up a
It’s summer, the best time of year for installing a new roof. But if you’ve never taken on the challenge of hiring roofing contractors before, it’s very important that you educate yourself before you start writing any checks. Numerous homeowners become the victims of roofing scams every year, and you don’t want to be among them. Here are three of the most common scams you should be on the lookout for this summer, as well as some advice on how to protect yourself from being exploited:
- The Disappearing Down Payment: In this scam, a company will offer a low bid for installing a new roof and ask for a down payment, promising to deliver supplies and get started on the work in the nea
If you’re reading this, something isn’t right about your property’s “curb appeal.” Maybe ice and salt did a real number on your walkway this winter. Maybe the snow was tired, stayed in water form, and flooded the entire concrete driveway right up to the stoop during every rain storm. Perhaps you’re one of those optimistic people who closed a deal on a house even the realtor categorized as “a real fixer upper,” and now you’re left to contend with the fifty year old asphalt due for concrete resurfacing out front in addition to all the other flaws.
None of that matters now though. This is the last procrastinating article you will read before you pick up the phone and make all these big problems go away by hiring competent concrete contractors. Below are a few home features concrete contractors
During the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic games China earned itself a negative image around the world for overwhelming smog. Because of rapid urbanization, the largest population in the world, and a rapidly developing national infrastructure, many of the country’s biggest cities were filled with choking clouds of smog.
But a stunning new birds-eye-view of a truly epic solar farm in the Gobi Desert could be changing that. China began construction on the solar power station in August of 2009, and new satellite images from the NASA Earth Observatory show off the massive expansion. The collection of solar farms is in northwestern China, in the Gansu Province, and in three years it has more than tripled in size. Fields of solar panels now stretch out for miles on end into the desert landscape.
So, your home floods every time it rains more than one inch. That is a real bummer. The first thing you should know is that it’s not your fault and it’s probably not your homes fault. If your home floods, its likely that every house on the block as this issue. Flooding is based on where your foundation sits in relation to the water table in your area. So now that we’ve cleared your home of guilt, what is the real issue and how can you prevent flooding?
Basement sump pump installation is likely your best bet. By going for basement sump pump installation, you are making a proactive m