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Lizzie Weakley's Blog – July 2017 Archive (9)

The Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing Repairs

If you live in a house, plumbing can be both a blessing and a curse. It is a tiny miracle that brings running water into our homes for cooking and cleaning. But when it stops working properly, it can be an odious task to deal with. Sometimes it is just easier to call in a professional, especially if the problem is a big one. If the problem is a smaller, common…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 31, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Home Renovations: What a New Metal Roof Can Do for Your House

You might be asking yourself what a new metal roof can do for your home. Besides being aesthetically-pleasing, there are many lasting benefits to adding a metal roof to your residence. This type of roof is energy efficient, durable, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly.

Energy-Efficient

One advantage of a metal roof is that it is energy…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 26, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Gutting Your Old Home: 7 Renovating Upgrades for a Rustic Style

Rustic design in a home is simplistic, natural and rugged yet also exudes a resilient spirit that ties today's interior design with the past. For the ingenious at heart, repurposing things that are old into something new yet functional is the main feature of the style. Here are our favorite upgrades for a home's interior that will highlight some of the rustic…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 25, 2017 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Household Wastewater: How it Can Affect Your Home

Water is one of the essential ingredients of life for humans, plants and animals alike, which is why it's not too shocking that the average American household consumes hundreds of gallons every single day. However, drinking only accounts for a small portion of this average. Most domestic consumption comes…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 19, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

How Even Non-Experts Can Replace Their Cabin’s Water Heater

If you are in need of a new water heater, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of having to install it. However, there are many resources and tips available to help even those who aren't handy to install their water heater quickly and correctly. Once the item has been installed, you will have acquired a new skill that can be used for the rest of your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

4 Incredibly Simple Ways to Maintain a Healthy Cabin Plumbing System

Your cabin's plumbing system may be a mystery to you because it's largely hidden away from view. Reliable water runs through it until an issue arises. Avoid any plumbing issues by employing a few simple tricks around the home. Maintaining the plumbing is much easier than fixing it after a problem.

Employ Boiling Water Power

Boil some water in…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 10, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways Your Home Can Benefit From Universal Air Conditioning

Whether you are building a new home or you have lived in your existing structure for a long time, the heating and air conditioning system is vital for your family's comfort. It is also one of the larger investments you will make in relation to your home appliances. Given these two facts, it is important that you trust your installation, service and repairs to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 6, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: 5 Things to Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks

The air conditioner is often used each day during the summer months when the temperatures begin to rise. Most households rely on the appliance to keep their interior setting cool and comfortable. If your air conditioner stops working, there are a few important things to do to stay cool.

1. Turn on Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are effective at circulating…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 5, 2017 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Unclogging Pipes: How to Make Sure Your Plumbing System is Running Efficiently

The plumbing system in your home should allow for the water and waste products to flow as smoothly as possible. If you see a backup in a sink or the toilet or if there are any odd smells, then you might have an issue with a clog somewhere in the lines. There are a few ways to make sure your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 3, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

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