Fire Doors: What Every Building Owner Needs to Know

A building owner has a huge legal responsibility to make sure fire doors are installed at all proper points in a given building. Every state will have different specifics, but generally most buildings must have fire doors located at specific areas. Common placements include a stairwell, where employees may need to evacuate in the event […]

How to Build Your Own Electric Wire Fencing for a Garden

Protecting your garden from pests is a complicated task if you’re exposed to the natural elements. In a fenced in suburban backyard, you generally deal with bugs. Out in the rural parts of America, larger game will often invade your space seeking something to eat. Most of these people are growing food to support themselves, […]

Overlooked Tips for Spring Cleaning

Spring will be upon us before we know it, and mild weather is still present in many parts of the country. Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to get home maintenance done too. You’ll be moving lots of furniture and clearing clutter. What better time to fix that creaky kitchen chair? If you want to […]

How to Pressure Wash Your Driveway

Written by: Toolsmith Direct Want a quick tip to increase the value of your home, and improve curb appeal? The exterior parts of your home have a special penchant for getting grimy, especially the driveway. A Snap-On pressure washer is just what you need for preventative maintenance outside the home. It helps prevent dirt and […]

Troubleshooting Underfloor Heating

Written by: EZ Floor Heat Warm tiles thermostat systems can help cut the costs of heating your space. It’s a valuable investment that uses ambient heat to warm the residence, and it can be fairly inexpensive to both install and run. Like all mechanical parts in a home, it is subject to breaking down. Quality […]

How to Make Your Door Stand Up to Weather

A poorly sealed home or office can add twenty percent to the annual heating budget, according to the Consumer Energy Center. Small adjustments, such as sealing a one-eighth inch space beneath an outer door, will save hundreds of dollars in heating fuel or electricity each year. Weatherproofing doors, especially in areas where extreme weather is […]

Tools for a Better Backyard

Submitted by Toolsmith Direct A lot goes with owning a home. However, most homeowners have one very specific priority: they want the best yard on the back. This includes the backyard, especially because it’s so much bigger. While good yards are made with mowers and fertilizer, there are other methods you can use to actually […]

Common Problems with Electrical Fences, and How to Fix Them

Written by: Jason Governo An electric fence around a farm can provide physical and psychological feedback that prevents animals from breaching the fence and intruding on your property. Many of these issues crop up at the time of installation, so it’s important to review manufacturer instructions and plot your fence correctly. Measure ahead of time […]

Troubleshooting Garage Door Openers

Electric garage doors are the largest moving part in your home, and they will last a long time if you know how to maintain them. Beginning with the door itself, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your door lasts a long time and remains functional. These tips will help you […]

Build a Quality Gate for Less

Written by Jason Governo Do you want to build a gate in your home or on your farm? A gate is a practical entryway, whether it opens up to your garden, backyard, or to the animal corral. The good news is that anyone can build a practical gate without spending a lot of money. Most […]