Four Tips to Help Protect Your Dog From a Sewer Backup


Sewage backups can be quite disgusting, and if you have a dog, you need to take steps to protect your canine from the sewage. Wondering how to keep your dog safe? Take a look at these tips: 1. Take proactive measures. If you really want to protect your home and your dog from a sewage backup, take proactive measures to avoid one. Don't flush things down the toilet that your plumbing cannot handle -- ideally, you should only put toilet paper and feces and liquids down the drain.

18 July 2016

Squeaks, Rattles And Rollers: Troubleshooting And Repairing A Noisy Garage Door


You might forgive a little squeaking and rumbling coming from your garage door, but unpleasant noises that occur when you open or close your garage door can be indications of more serious mechanical problems. Ignoring a noisy door for long enough can lead to increased wear and mechanical problems, some of which can be potentially dangerous. Fortunately, problems that cause a garage door to become noisy are usually repairable; here are some of the most common noise-causing problems, along with ways they can be fixed:

8 July 2016

What You Might Not Know About Concrete Crack Repairs


Cracks on concrete structures/surfaces are a form of mechanical damage. Cracking is perhaps the most common type of damage to expect with these structures and/or surfaces. If you've been fortunate enough not to have had crack-related problems on your concrete surfaces, here are a few things you may not know about mechanical damage to concrete. Internal Concrete Cracks Can Be Located Without Excessive Demolition Concrete cracks will often develop internally (e.

5 July 2016

How to Retrieve an Item From a Sink Drain


Small and sometimes valuable items can easily get washed away into the sink drain. It may be an expensive ring that you removed to do dishes or earrings that slipped into the sink's drain as you washed your face. With a little luck and some DIY plumbing skills and techniques, small metallic items can be retrieved after being washed away into the drain. What makes this possible? The plumbing design.

30 June 2016

Rubbish Collection by Robots: It's Not as Far Away as You Might Think


Are you a fan of the film WALL-E? The 2008 computer-animated movie depicted a cute rubbish-compacting robot that diligently tried to clean up a heavily polluted earth of the future. A form of these little rubbish robots might be closer to reality than you think. It's interesting to think that the weekly ritual of having your rubbish collected could soon be taken over by robots. In some parts of the world, this is already happening.

20 June 2016

How About A Vegetable-Oiled Excavator?


The use of biodegradable hydraulic fluid in hydraulic systems is not so common in the modern construction industry. Perhaps this is because many construction specialists lack sufficient information about biodegradable hydraulic fluids. This article provides three reasons why it might be a good idea to choose a biodegradable hydraulic fluid for your next oil change.    The Viscosity Index The viscosity index is used to determine how temperature fluctuations affect the viscosity of different fluids.

16 June 2016

Use synthetic grass to landscape a garden that is accessible for someone confined to a wheelchair


Someone who is confined to a wheel chair should not be expected to stay indoors all the time, especially at home. With careful and the use of synthetic grass, you can design the garden so that it is accessible to someone in a wheel chair, either simply to move around in, or to actively take part in the gardening. Smooth pathways in the garden are vital The pathways in the garden need to be even, so that a wheel chair can travel along them with ease.

15 June 2016

Some Common Problems Experienced With Commercial HVAC Systems


Commercial air conditioning or HVAC systems can run for years without ever experiencing a problem, however, once you notice something amiss, you want to have it taken care of as soon as possible. This is because neglecting certain repairs can mean allowing parts to break down even further so that those repair bills become more expensive, and it can mean allowing humidity to build up in your commercial facility; in turn, building materials may be more prone to mold and other damage.

14 June 2016

Should you rent or lease your earthmoving equipment?


When you need to move dirt and rocks for a construction job, it requires some big equipment that gets pricey. Instead of buying it new, you may be deciding between renting or leasing the equipment. Here are some things to consider when deciding between renting or leasing earthmoving equipment. Renting Prevents You From Being Responsible For Maintenance A major benefit to renting your earthmoving equipment is that you don't need to worry about breakdowns or repairs.

10 June 2016

Essential Precautions For Exterior House Painting You Should Observe When Renovating


Exterior house painting is an effective way of renovating or reawakening your outdoors. To get the best results when painting the exteriors, you should follow exterior house painting precautions.  Below is outline of essential precautions that will come in handy for you when you're painting your house. Consider the Weather The weather does affect the results of an exterior painting job. If you paint your house when the weather is bad, the paint might come off soon after, or you might get a poor finish and have to repaint the area again.

8 June 2016