Is there a never-ending drip coming from your bathroom faucet? A clogged pipe in your kitchen? Or a more insidious sewer backup? No matter how small or large a plumbing repair issue you have on your hands, you should absolutely hire a professional plumber in Chattanooga. Even the slightest do-it-yourself repair can go horribly wrong, resulting in expensive damages and costly repairs. Some jobs are meant to be done by experts. Read more
Your home seems much smaller when you have guests over for the weekend or your family room just doesn’t function anymore for guests. Well, have you thought about remodeling your empty attic into a space that can add square footage and value? Read more
Deciding to renovate a home or buy a new one comes with many factors for consideration. Homeowners may dream of living in a larger, brand new home, but may be unaware of the unforeseen costs of building. Likewise, homeowners can embark upon a remodel job and get caught by unexpected building code requirements that over-extend the budget. Making a decision to either remodel or build-new requires thorough planning and research.
Is your home or office starting to feel cold as the weather changes, even though you’ve turned your furnace on and turned up the thermostat? If so, you may have an inadequate insulation.
Insulation helps maintain comfortable temperatures in your home or office building. If you don’t have sufficient insulation, you may be paying much more for your heating or cooling bill than you should have to.
Luckily, this situation can be remedied by installing new insulation. What type is best, though?
We have the know-how you need when it comes to spray foam insulation vs. fiberglass. Keep reading to learn about these two options. Read more
Choosing the right plumber can help you get what you need fixed without worrying about being charged for unnecessary add-ons or paying inflated rates. Ideally, you want to choose a plumber who is reliable and trustworthy. Here are 6 tips to help you choose: Read more
Where should you start when hiring an electrician? Who should you choose? Remember, it’s crucial that you enlist the services of a professional — someone with the proper credentials and experience.Hire a rogue electrician, and it could cost you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars to fix faulty work or replace inferior equipment. Here’s how to find an electrician in your local area. Read more
Clean your rain gutters at least twice a year. Otherwise, debris like leaves and twigs can clog up your gutter system, causing potential harm to your house and landscaping — not to mention the gutters themselves. Here’s how to identify and fix a clogged gutter.
Many home improvement projects involve work inside climate-controlled houses. In this case, you’re usually not so dependent upon the weather. Still, you might find scheduling wintertime work can help you finish your project faster and in some cases, for less money. Read more
Plumbing is one of the most important components of our home, but the one we take for granted the most. You never know how much you appreciate well-functioning plumbing until something goes wrong. Every time the seasons change, it affects your home’s plumbing system. In the winter, your home’s plumbing is highly susceptible to frozen pipes, burst pipes, and flooding. This winter, use these easy do-it-yourself tips to protect your home’s plumbing – compiled by the professionals at Embark. Read more
Assess Drafty Doors
For around $4 a roll at your local hardware store, foam weather stripping is inexpensive and easy to apply. Check the weather stripping around each exterior door every year to make sure that it’s still intact, replacing pieces that are worn out, torn, or missing. Choose the size of your weather stripping wisely, and stick up a test strip before outfitting the whole doorframe. The seal around your door should be snug—the door should just close, with a gentle push to lock—but not tight, such that you need to shoulder it closed. Also consider adding a simple rubber door sweep or an old-school door snake across your threshold, which will eliminate chilly drafts. Don’t forget about interior doors that lead to unheated spaces, as well—think attic doors, crawl spaces, and basements. Read more