If you're like most homeowners, you start thinking about pest control at some point after you wrapping up your spring cleaning. After all, this is the time of year when insect and rodent pests begin to increase their numbers by breeding. Eggs laid in autumn are starting to hatch, and migratory pests are returning for the season. By the time autumn comes around, however, you've probably relaxed your pest control strategies — after all, many pests end their life cycles in the autumn while others migrate south for the winter.
Your home needs a gutter system that works properly or rain can cause water damage. When your system develops problems, the troughs can sometimes be repaired by patching them and readjusting the slope. Other times, it's best to replace the troughs and downspout so your home has the best protection from the rain. Here are some signs that it could be time to replace your home's gutters and when to do so.
Good quality landscape design can improve your home's appeal and value. Of course, knowing what to plant and how to plant it can be challenging if you are not familiar with landscaping. Fortunately, help is available for homeowners who want texture and color even when temperatures are warmer outside. This guide will give you a few plant ideas to consider if you want color throughout the summer season.
Even though they are annuals, which only last a season, petunias are great flowers to plant if you want color that lasts throughout the warmer summer season.
Nothing makes a property less attractive than a weed-filled lawn full of bare and brown spots. A great way to solve this problem is to install a new lawn, but this leads to the tricky decision of how to apply the new lawn; with sod or grass seed? Both of these options have their advantages and disadvantages. Here is a basic guide to the issue for homeowners facing this situation.
The water heater plays the important role of heating water in your household for various activities, such as showering and washing dishes. To keep this appliance in great shape so you don't have to deal with regular, costly repairs, you need to execute these maintenance steps.
Insulate the Pipes
The pipes connected to your hot water heater have the tendency of collecting condensation. Although this seems like a minor issue, condensation can cause unnecessary damage to your water heater and even lead to pipe replacements.