If you've recently transitioned from apartment living to homeownership, you may be excited at the prospect of hosting large parties in a more expansive space. However, adding the extra strain of multiple toilet flushes -- or worse, showers -- on an unsuspecting septic or sewer system can cause major problems. What can you do to maintain your new plumbing and help it last for years with minimal maintenance? Read on to learn more about the potential impact a temporary crowd can have on your home's sewage system, as well as what you can do to help stave off any problems and provide a great experience for your guests.
- Removing a tree from your yard can be a big decision, especially since a tree is alive and provides many benefits to you and the environment. A tree in your yard can also have many disadvantages, depending on where it is growing, what type of tree it is, or if it is diseased. Here are some aspects to consider about a tree's benefits and detriments before you choose to cut it down. What Drawbacks Does a Tree Have?
- Marble is a highly coveted material that can make any room feel more luxurious. Whether you use marble on your floors or your countertops, you will quickly find that it can change the entire look and feel of any room. In order to maintain the beautiful look offered by your marble surfaces, you need to know how to properly care for them. Fortunately, some tips, tricks, and info can go a long way toward helping you succeed.
- It seems so unfair -- your next-door neighbor can apparently conjure up a lush, beautiful garden out of thin air with no effort at all, while you make a spectacle of yourself sprinkling, spraying, sweating and straining just to keep your plant life alive. If you're tired of the sheer effort you're forced to expend (and the amusement, pity or irritation it evokes in onlookers), here are some subtler, less visible methods to help you keep both your garden and your thumb looking that much greener.
- Old houses offer some amazing exhibitions of craftsmanship and character, which is why some people are drawn to older homes when they begin their search for a house to buy. However, older homes can bring problems, like sketchy renovation reports, old windows, or poor structural condition. One of the most expensive problems can be poor or incorrect plumbing. If you are set on buying an older home, you need to know what warning signs indicate expensive plumbing repairs.