Christmas Light Tips From An Electrician

Tis the season of fallen leaves, dropping temperatures, and the mad rush to put up Christmas lights before the snow falls. While you’re shaking out the strings of tangled twinkle lights, consider these Christmas lighting tips from a Master Electrician on how to safely deck your halls, roofs and trees for the holiday. How Many …

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Disasters

This holiday season you may have multiple guests over for dinner, a large Christmas party, or out of town family and friends who come to stay for an extended period of time. The last thing you need is a holiday plumbing disaster like a clogged drain, a cold shower, or non-functioning bathroom facilities. You want …

Electric Problems in Old Homes: What to Look Out For

There’s nothing like the craftsmanship seen in old homes. You may find features such as gorgeous hardwood floors, richly stained crown molding and the charming design styles of yesteryear. Unfortunately, you may also have some issues to contend with, such as electric problems that pose a risk to the safety of your beautiful home. The …

Common Weatherizing Myths – Busted!

(StatePoint) Weatherizing your home for each season can make it more comfortable – but how to do it can be confusing. Here are four common weatherizing myths – busted! – to help get your home ready for cooler weather to come. Myth 1: It doesn’t matter where your thermostat is placed. Truth: Location, location, location! …

Why You Should Give a Crap About Your Plumbing System

The plumbing system in your home gets used constantly. Every time you take a shower, wash your hands, do the laundry, run your dish washer, go to the bathroom, water the garden…  Well, you get the idea. While you may not think about where the water comes from and how it gets to its final …

5 Tips to Find the Right Electrician

Are you in need of help with electrical repairs, a remodeling project, or upgrading your home with the latest technology? Knowing how to find the right electrician can be tricky. These five tips can help you find a trustworthy electrician that will get the job done right. 1. Check to be certain that they’re licensed, …

Canadian manufacturer to invest $19.6M, create 160 jobs at former American Enka site

ENKA — Haakon Industries, a Canada-based custom HVAC manufacturer, said Friday it plans to invest $19.6 million to build a new manufacturing plant at the longtime American Enka property. The company said its investment comes with 160 new jobs in the first five years of operation ranging from assembly and production staffers to engineers to …

TOP 5 HOME PREPS TO TACKLE BEFORE FALL TEMPS DROP

Ahhhh, fall – the air turns crisp and cool, yellow patches of leaves appear to take over the treetops and you’re prepped for sweater weather. But, is your home ready for the season? Whether you do the dirty work yourself or hire out, here is a checklist to help you tackle fall home preps that …

It Came From the Drain! Be afraid. Be very afraid.

There is nothing more terrifying than watching as a bowl full of (dirty) toilet water threatens to rise up, flow out of the bowl, and cascade onto your bathroom floor. At first sight, you think, “Oh, I hope it stops,” and then the real panic sets in: “Oh, no — it’s definitely not stopping.” But …

3-D print your house in under a day? How is this possible?

In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. New Story (a charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations) and Icon (a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas) unveiled what is believed to be the first 3D-printed house that is fully …