How To Convert A Hardwired Light Into A Plugin

If you want to add a sconce or pendant light, but there is no pre-wired light box, consder converting a hardwired fixture into a plugin. Converting a hardwired wall light fixture to a plugin allows you freedom to move the lights, and it avoids the cost of rewiring. A novice should be able to tackle this job. Here are tips to convert a hardwired wall light fixture to a plugin.. [Read More]

Use Exterior Paint That Matches The Color Of Your Home To Improve The Appearance Of A Rusted Gate

If you recently purchased a home or piece of property that has an old iron gate with a rusted surface leading to its entrance way, improve the appearance of the enclosure by removing rust spots and adding a couple coats of exterior paint that match the color of your home's siding by completing the steps below. Materials iron cleaner sponge bucket of water water hose rust-dissolving gel paintbrush drop cloths painter's tape can of exterior primer can of exterior paint (color that matches home's siding) electric paint sprayer Clean The Gate And Remove Rust [Read More]

How to Make Sure Your New Building Is Up to Code

Building codes can be costly for your business. Not only will a building-code violation possibly lead to a fine, but your business will also need to pay to have the code violation rectified. If you are hiring a contractor to construct your building, there are many things you can do to reduce the risk that your building will have code violations.  Make Sure There Is a Plan  Make sure that your contractor submits plans or drawings. [Read More]

Buy A House With A Damp Musty Basement? What To Know

If you have purchased a property and you've noticed that there are some white marks on the basement walls, and the basement feels damp and smells musty, mold and mildew could be a concern. There are a lot of concerns with mold and mildew throughout the property like the following: Respiratory complications and infections Allergic reactions Asthma attacks Material decomposition Staining Odors Everyone's reactions to mold will differ. You have to address the mold right away if you want to be able to treat it properly. [Read More]