How To Find Out What’s Underground Before You Start Digging On Your Property

You'd probably be surprised to learn about the vast network of utility lines underneath your property. Even more surprising is the shallow depth at which many of them are buried. That's why it's necessary to have the lines located before you dig. You probably know you need to locate utility lines before you do something major like put in a swimming pool, but what you may not realize is that you need to know this information before you do any digging at all, even if it is to just put in a fence or some landscaping. Read More 

How To Clean Your Refrigerator’s Evaporator Coils

There are many things that could be affecting the efficiency of your refrigerator. If it seems that your refrigerator and freezer are not as cold as they need to be, you may need to get it serviced. Before you call an appliance specialist, you might want to check the evaporator coils first. What are evaporator coils? This article explains what they are and how to clean them for a more efficient refrigerator. Read More 

Tips For A Low-Maintenance Fire Suppression System

While fire suppression is an important aspect of safety for many contractors, it's also important to consider maintenance time when building a fire suppression system. There are many fire suppression systems that feature low maintenance and great reliability. Here are some of the features to consider for your fire suppression system. Choose Systems With Few Moving Parts One factor that affects your system's reliability is the number of moving parts that need to be maintained. Read More 

What Can You Recycle at Your Construction Site

If you own a construction company or are remodeling your own home, you need to know what items can be recycled. Under the pressure of deadlines, you might be tempted to dump all the trash in the regular dumpster, losing valuable resources unnecessarily. Unfortunately, almost 40% of the estimated 251 million tons of waste generated in the United States each year comes from construction projects. Keeping your company green is good for the environment as well as your company's reputation and financial bottom line. Read More 

Clay Tile Roof Maintenance Tips

Clay tile is one of the longest-lasting roofing materials available, but clay tile roofs do require some routine maintenance. Fortunately, there are several simple problems like cracked tiles or mold and algae buildup that can easily be repaired by the homeowner. Here are some tips to help you keep your clay tile roof in good condition. Inspect Your Roof for Cracked Tiles When a clay tile cracks, it can allow water to seep under the roof and leak into your home. Read More