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Septic System Tips For New Homeowners

Modern homes are able to quickly produce large amounts of wastewater, and for many homeowners, disposing of this water involves using a septic tank. While these systems are usually highly durable and can last for years without any problems, issues can eventually arise. Luckily, there are a couple of tips that new homeowners can follow to help ensure that they avoid a common source of problems and catch issues before they have a chance to develop into major problems. Read More 

Lighting A Fire In Your Wood Burning Stove

Wood burning stoves are a traditional source of heat and comfort in many homes. Lighting a successful fire in your wood burning stove can be tricky, and new stove owners may find it difficult to get a fire started. Some wood burning stoves come with specific manufacturer recommendations that outline how to light a fire, and these instructions should be followed carefully. However, in the absence of specific instructions, these tips and tricks will help you get the fire started. Read More 

Is Your Basement Often Damp Or Wet? A French Drain May Be The Answer

If you frequently have problems with a wet basement, it's time to figure out the cause, so you can fix the situation once and for all. It's possible that poor drainage is to blame. If you take a look at the way your house is situated on your property, you might get a clue. Your property should slope away from your home. If your neighbor's property is higher than yours, or if you have a hill or slope in your backyard, then there's a good chance water can't drain properly. Read More 

How To Choose The Right Water Heater

Chances are you rely on your water heater more than you know. Everything from washing your hands to taking a shower to washing your clothes relies on your water heater being able to heat up your water to get these tasks done. When your water heater starts to break down over time, it may be more advantageous to replace it rather than fixing it. Speaking with your plumber (or a business like StateWide Mechanical II Inc. Read More 

Chain Link Fence: Effective, Economical And Trending

When you hear "chain link fence," your first thoughts are probably of dull gray metal twisted up in a diamond pattern and surrounding a ballpark or a yard with dogs. But chain link fencing has come a long way in the last 20 years. Today, chain link fence isn't just a cost-effective way to secure an area, its an aesthetically pleasing option for homeowners, business owners, and any other individual who is in need of a long-lasting fence system. Read More