A Thank You To My Father

A Thank You To My Father

  • Three Steps To Preparing Your Ac Unit For Winter

    As the summer fades away and fall quickly brings more winter-like weather, you may be wondering if your home owning responsibilities extend to doing something for your AC unit's winter survival. Having depended on it all summer for cooling air, it seems a little ungrateful to just ignore it all winter, right? But you're not sure what to do. Try these three steps for helping keep your AC unit safe and comfortable during the winter.

  • Common Concerns About Excavation Homeowners May Need Addressed

    Having excavation work done to your property can be an intimidating task, and this is especially true for those that are first-time homeowners. If you find yourself needing this type of work, you will likely benefit from having some questions concerning excavation work answered to help you better anticipate what you should expect from having this type of work done.  Why Should You Have The Ground Tested Before Planning For The Excavation Work?

  • How Does Your Berry Garden Grow? A Lot Better, If You Switch To Drip Irrigation.

    Do you have a berry garden? If so, you might find yourself faced with two problems: overly dry weather and mildew on your plants. If you're having a hard time keeping your berry garden going strong, consider installing a drip irrigation system instead. Here's how it can help you save your plants (and money). What's Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation is a way of bringing water to plants with minimal evaporation loss.

  • Tips For Installing Self-Adhesive Vinyl Tile Floor In Your Kitchen

    If your kitchen currently has an old vinyl floor, then you can easily install inexpensive vinyl tiles right over the top of it for a fairly simple kitchen remodeling. Self-adhesive vinyl tiles are very simple to cut and install, and will immediately update the look of your home's kitchen.   Follow these tips to install your new kitchen flooring in just a few hours, even if you do not have any previous DIY experience:

  • Problems That May Be Caused By Trees And How To Fix Them

    Landscaping that includes trees is very desirable for many homeowners. There are many benefits to having trees near a home. They can decrease the amount of energy required to heat or cool a home. Trees near a home have been shown to decrease air conditioning needs by 30% and can reduce the energy needed for heating by 20-50%. Trees can also increase the curb appeal and value of a home. While there are many benefits to having trees near a home, there are also a few potential drawbacks that homeowners should be aware of.

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    About Me
    A Thank You To My Father

    My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.