Archive for January, 2019
How To Prevent Frozen Pipes In Winter Months
Nobody wants to deal with the fact their pipes are frozen, unfortunately for many, it’s a common factor during winter months. Certain properties and materials in pipes allow them to undergo such extreme weather, but water can be harsh on most pipes—water expands as it freezes, causing a tremendous amount of pressure on metal and plastic pipes surrounding the incoming freezing water. When this situation arises be sure to contact a plumbing service to check your pipes, sometimes an underlying issue might be in the works, and you can preemptively get a plumbing installation for new pipes.
1. Pipes that typically freeze are usually exposed to severe weather conditions in poorly insulated buildings or outdoor conditions, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkles. C
A growing number of families are making efforts to make sure that they are extending their living spaces outside of the typical home. From outdoor kitchen areas to screen enclosures for swimming pools, there are a number of times that the spaces outside of a traditional home can encourage your family to linger and bond. Finding the right use of these spaces, however, requires careful attention to details and working with the highest quality swimming pool builders and other skilled contractors.
In addition, to creating more spaces for your family and friends to gather, these outdoor additions can also add value to your property. In fact, adding an outdoor kitchen sees an average return on investment (ROI) of 100% to 200%. Not surprising, there are a number of options that are available to home owners. For this reason, it is important to consider these options and select the ones that make the most sense for your family
Radon, an odorless and tasteless gas, poses a huge risk when it is found in high concentrations, due to the amount of radiation that it gives off (as one might assume from its name). In fact, the radiation levels found in spaces with high concentrations of radon gas are actually comparable to if a family was standing at a fence next to a nuclear waste site. In fact, radon gas concentration actually provides up to 35 times more radiation than standing at a fence to a nuclear waste site even would, proving that it is far more dangerous than many people are even actually aware of.
And radon gas, aside from many of the other dangers of radiation, is one of the known causes of lung cancer. In fact, it’s one of the top causes, second behind smoking and tobacco consumption alone. Each and every year, it is expected that 20,000 people will die of a lung cancer that was directly caused by radon exposure here in the United States alone, let alone anywhere else in the world as a whole. And