Moving into an older home was not a big deal when I was in my twenties because having an old home, was better than no house at all. Most people that I was friends with were struggling to pay high rent costs, and I was able to save my money and buy something that would be mine and a good investment. But as the years passed, I really wanted the ability to renovate my place and personalize it. I started about hiring a bathroom contractor to come work on my bathroom because it needed a lot of help. I also knew that fixing things up would improve my hapiness, and that is always a good investment too. I knew that if I decided to sell the place one day, having a nicer bathroom would help the resale value that I could get.
I only have one bathroom in my place, and I figured that it would be a good idea that it would look good. A lot of people look at this room very carefully when they come to see your house for sale, and they do not want to have to do the work themselves. The same goes for keeping your kitchen updated as well. These two rooms have cabinets and other built-in features that buyers just do not want to dealt with. Most other rooms in a person’s home only need to be updated with a fresh coat of paint and things like plumbing, cabinets, a toilet or a tub.
I would have loved to have been able to install all these things myself, but I am not very handy. I thought about just trying to see if I could do it, but I knew that I could make some costly mistakes if I did that. I hired someone who really knows what they’re doing and now everythihng he did to help me upgrade looks fantastic. I even upgraded the bathtub and it makes a big difference.
I had just went to the grocery store and bought a couple of hundred dollars worth of groceries when my freezer started to act up. I had a small chest freezer that I was able to put most of my frozen goods in, but I needed to put the rest at my neighbors in her freezer that she keeps in the basement. I wanted to get mine fixed as quickly as possible, so I looked for a company that does major appliance repair in Sacramento. I had never had an appliance break down on me before, so I was not sure who to call.
I looked at the different companies that service the area that I live in, and I was able to find the company that I felt was the best fit for my needs. It was not that the freezer was completely dead. It was still running, but it was warm rather than cool inside. I had no idea if there was something wrong with the thermostat, the compressor, one of the switches or coils, or even a timer. Continue reading
I really had no idea what was coming when it comes to time management and keeping your very own business running. Everyone always said that I was fantastic at being organized. It is something that I had heard early on as a child, and that continued through to adulthood. Everyone was right up to the point that I opened a business and began struggling. I knew that I needed to make some big changes, so I figured that office cleaning in Toronto would be my very first step in helping to get things a bit more in control.
When I opened the business, I opened it with my best friend. I am the sole owner and president, but she is the vice president. She is a fantastic person and that goes for her work ethic as well. I knew that we would be a perfect fit when it comes to working together. Like me, she also has always excelled at staying organized. But as my business grew, we found ourselves struggling. Continue reading
When I first started using the laundromat several years ago, I decided I would start saving up money to buy a washing machine of my own. I already had a dryer, but that didn’t come in very handy without a washer to go with it. I was able to save up the money to buy one just last month, and I started looking at washing machine reviews. I wanted to get one as quickly as possible because I really did not like using the laundromat at all. I wanted to make sure that I got the best one for my needs so I would not have to go back to the laundromat. I wanted this machine to last for a long time.
I was able to find a website that has a lot of reviews and information on different kinds of washing machine. I was able to read about the capacity of each one as well as the speed, programmes, prices, warranty and much more. I didn’t need a huge machine, because it is just me. Continue reading
Commercial parking lots take a beating. We bought a closed convenience store and reopened it. The store was one of the few of its kind that do not have any fuel pumps. It is right in the middle between two very large housing plans for middle income families. We remodeled and put in a more trendy product line and have been doing well. We did not have it in the budget yet to repave, and the lot was getting shabby looking. We hired a company to do parking lot sealcoating for us. It made the lot look really good. It also stemmed the deterioration caused by cracks and wearing away of the asphalt’s waterproof components.
We had killed the weeds growing up through the cracks, but the cars and rain were weakening the pavement faster than we expected. We needed to get another year out of the lot before repaving since it was a major expense. The parking lot sealcoating and new parking lines made the lot look fresh and new. The company did a great job. The rain stopped seeping into the cracks, and the weeds stopped popping up in the cracks too. Continue reading
Our house is in a small community not far from railroad tracks where trains haul coal. The dust that comes off the open top coal cars settles on everything. We are constantly wiping off the patio table. I make a joke about getting black lung and never having worked in a coal mine. Our blonde brick home gets to looking quite dingy with several months of exposure to the dust. We hire a company that does brick cleaning in Birmingham AL to make our house shine again. We get it done about once a year, and the results are just phenomenal.
I have seen the dust come off the coal cars be so dense sometimes that the area around the train turns black. Precautions are supposed to be taken to keep the dust to a minimum. For example, the coal is supposed to be wet down to keep the dust down. Either they are not doing it right, or it is drying out in transit. Continue reading
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I used to be afraid to do anything as far as fixing our home was concerned. I did not have the fundamental knowledge of how things worked. My family was not like that growing up. It was out of necessity that I began to learn things when I got married. We lived far away from both sides of our family, and we did not know a lot of people where we lived yet. Another factor was having to save money. I remember when I looked up how to remove thermostat online so I could replace it. I knew for certain it was broke, because a stepladder I leaned against the wall got knocked over by me and slid and busted it.
I was surprised at how simple it is to hook one up. Continue reading
I decided that I needed to spend some more time outside, rather than holding up inside so much. That is when I began noticing just how much work needed to be done on the house. At first, I was a little alarmed that it may be a lot of work, but looking more closely, I understood that I may just need some prepainted gutters and a nice paint job to get a bulk of the work done. Anything after that, I could do without any help.
While sitting outside, I looked around at my neighbor’s homes to really get a good look at the paint colors they had used. Continue reading
We were sitting out on our deck when the weather began to turn warmer. I kept smelling something after it rained that reminded me of sewer gas. I was checking everything, even the storm drains in the street. When the birds began nesting again, they were picking things out of our rain gutters for their nests. I knew I needed to clean the gutters, but I did not know it was the source of the bad smell. The birds dropped some debris from the gutter on the sidewalk. I could smell it. We decided to get a gutter protection system installed after our gutters were thoroughly cleaned out.
The rotting leaf mess smelled like sewer water. It was awful. Guests could smell it when we were entertaining. I’m glad I finally figured out the source. I would have never suspected that smell to be coming from leaves in the gutters. The rain and sun was breaking them down into compost, and most compost has a smell to it. It was not as bad as sewer gas, but close enough that I did not want it coming back after the gutters were cleaned.
We had an aluminium mesh gutter protection system installed. It has tiny 4mm holes in the mesh to let water through and no leaves or other debris. Many gutter guards have holes that are big enough for leaf pieces and other plant material to get through. It does not take a lot of time for it to build up if it can get in your gutters. The gutter guards we have now seem to keep out everything except water. No more rotting leaves or sewer smell will be coming from our rain gutters this spring and summer. Not having to pay anyone to clean them out any more will let the gutter guards pay for themselves too.
My house is very old. It was built in the 1970’s. That is almost fifty years ago. It has many cracks and crevices as entry points to pest. Last week, my wife Jenny saw two mice playing in our living room. They were chasing each other around the room. They also climbed up the exquisite furniture of my house. Jenny was so mortified, She is very afraid of rodents and bugs. I also saw some termites in the bathroom walls. I needed pest control for Randwick immediately. I needed to have peace of mind for my family.
The infestation of the rats was a big concern of mine. Rodents such as mice and rats carry many germs and diseases. I am afraid that the mice could bite my wife or myself and transfer a deadly, nasty disease to us. The mice could also bite our children and make them sick as well. Mice also have fleas that can spread disease as well. They are very small and hard to eradicate. I wanted the exterminator to get rid of them as well.
The termites were also a threat to my archaic home. A lot of the support beams of my house have wood. Continue reading