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Whose Job Is It To Maintain Your Trees That Are Near Power Lines?

Most power companies will trim trees away from electric wires on public property or along easements. For example, if there is a tree in the space between a sidewalk and a road that may start to grow into the power lines, the power company will trim the branches or cut down the tree. But what happens to trees that are on your property? Those trees can be a risk to the power lines as well. Read More 

Tips For Troubleshooting Issues With Your Submersible Well Pump

When you own a home with a well, recognizing well pump problems is important. When you can recognize and troubleshoot problems with your submersible well pump, you'll be in a better position to restore your water flow as quickly as possible. Here are a few common issues you might experience and some troubleshooting tips for resolution. Pump Motor Isn't Starting If the pump motor isn't starting, the first thing to check is the power supply. Read More 

Time For New Siding? How Fiber Cement Compares With Other Materials

If it's time to put new siding on your home, you'll get to choose between wood, vinyl, aluminum, and fiber cement. Fiber cement is a popular option because it offers several benefits over the other materials. Here's a look at how these different types of siding compare. Fiber Cement Versus Wood Fiber cement siding looks a lot like wood. That's because it is made from wood pulp. However, the wood pulp is mixed with cement, so while the siding maintains the wood-like appearance, it is much more durable. Read More 

DIY Solutions For A Leaking Pipe

If one of your pipes develops a crack, it will continue to leak, costing you money in wasted water and water damage. Hiring a plumber to repair or replace your pipe is the best option, but if you are not able to hire a plumber immediately, you might need a temporary solution. Pipe Repair Preparation Before you begin working on your pipe, turn off the main water supply. Afterward, you will want to run all faucets that are above the leaking pipe until no more water comes out. Read More 

How A Well Pump Works

No too long ago, if you lived in the country, you had to walk to the well and hand-pump the water to the surface so you could use it for washing, cooking, bathing and other household uses. Even after city water systems became commonplace, many rural households still used these basic mechanical devices. Today, wells are still used in many outlying areas. However, modern technology has made it possible for water to be delivered directly to household faucets via automatic well pumps Read More