City Officials: Four Tips To Make Your Street Sweeping Efforts A Logistical Success

Street sweeping offers a range of benefits for communities, and if you are implementing a street sweeping program in your community, there are steps you can take to make your efforts as successful as possible. Take a look at these tips to help your community prepare for street cleaning: 1. Create a no parking schedule Street sweepers move slowly down the road sweeping debris and cleaning the road. However, if there are parked cars in the way of the trucks, it can be hard for them to do an effective job. Read More 

Understanding The Pitch Of Your Roof

If you ask the vast majority of homeowners' questions pertaining to what they know about their home, most can give you a wide assortment of information. They may be able to tell you the square footage of their home, the year it was constructed, as well as the approximate value of the dwelling. What they probably will not be able to tell you is anything about the roof beyond what material it is constructed from. Read More 

How To Install And Maintain A Catch Basin To Help Alleviate Clogged Or Overflowing French Drains

French drains are a popular option for homeowners who need auxiliary drainage for their yards. However, French drains aren't always perfectly installed; some are susceptible to clogging or don't capture water where it's really needed. One solution to reduce clogging and also place an inlet where it's needed is to add a catch basin. A catch basin provides a sump for collecting debris, and its grated cover provides plenty of capacity for draining water. Read More 

Got Termites In Your Bathroom? You Could Have Water Damage In The Walls

If you suddenly see termites in your bathroom, you may think that you have an infestation on your hands. But before you call an exterminator, check your bathroom for water damage instead. Sometimes, a busted plumbing pipe in the bathroom can leak or seep water into the flooring, walls and ceiling. Because some termite species obtain the water they need through wood, the bathroom's moist foundation is the perfect food source. Read More 

4 Ways To Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Lifespan

Like any other household appliance, your central air conditioner will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. However, there is a lot that you can do to ensure that you get as much time out of your air conditioner as possible. Here are four ways that you can maximize the lifespan of your central air conditioner. Outdoor Condenser Maintenance The condenser is one of the most vulnerable parts of your central air conditioner because it is exposed to the elements. Read More