Three Benefits Of Building A Home With Cob Masonry

Cob is a building material that has been around for centuries. It is similar to adobe, except that adobe is fired in an oven to make bricks, whereas cob is left unfired. Cob is made from a mix of straw, sand, clay, and sometimes a hardening agent such as lime. Bricks or loaves of cob are made and then stacked while still wet. Three main benefits come from building with cob. Read More 

Keep Water Flowing And Avoid Expensive Breakdowns - Tips For Keeping Your Drains Clean And Clear

Owning your own home can be an extremely exciting and rewarding accomplishment, but it also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Home ownership means having to understand and master a wide variety of maintenance tasks that you may not have ever considered. Keeping your sewer system strong and functional is often high on the list of those unexpected tasks. Below, you'll find a guide to some steps for keeping your drains clean and clear. Read More 

Four Habits Which May Reduce Dishwasher Effectiveness

Have you noticed recently that your dishwasher isn't getting your dishes as clean as it once used to? It's very possible that you (or one of your family members) have developed some habits which are making it more difficult for your dishwasher to function properly.  1. Tossing All the Silverware in at Once It's easy to get into the habit of collecting all your silverware and then tossing it into a single compartment of your dishwasher. Read More 

Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure In Your Tub And/Or Shower

Low water pressure can lead to a less satisfying bathing or showering experience. If you previously had stronger pressure coming out of your tub faucet or showerhead, there are a few troubleshooting tricks you can try to improve your pressure. If these steps don't work, or you're experiencing additional pressure problems throughout your home, it might be time to call in the plumbers. Check the Aerator Is the water pressure fine when you run the bathtub, but weak in the shower – or vice versa? Read More 

How To Give New Life To Your Aging Metal Roof

As your metal roof ages and begins to lose its luster, you have two choices: restore it, or replace it. Allowing the metal roof to deteriorate takes away from the aesthetic appeal and protective elements of your home. Here, you will learn how to restore your metal roof to make it look perfect and protect your home for many more years. The supplies that you need to complete this project include: Read More