Beyond White Picket Fences

What Does It Mean When Your Furnace Starts Hissing?

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Furnaces roar, rattle and hum as a matter of course, but some sounds are to be taken more seriously than others. A hissing noise, for example, suggests a leak somewhere in the system, but there are other possible explanations as well. Any sort of leak within a furnace can be dangerous and even deadly, so only begin internal inspections with the entire system shut off and cooled. If you are not confident about your ability to diagnose or fix the issue on your own, call a furnace repair specialist immediately to prevent any unnecessary damage to your furnace or yourself.…

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How to Clean and Maintain a Clay Tile Roof

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Clay tile roofs are an excellent choice when you want a strong, durable, and fire-resistant roof. However, they are not impenetrable, so you still need to clean and maintain the roof on a regular basis. Here are some tips for keeping your clay tile roof in good condition. Sweep and Wash the Tiles The clay roof tile should be kept clean on a regular basis by sweeping it and washing it with a pressure washer.…

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How To Maintain A Garden's Topsoil After Professionals Install It

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One of the most important things about maintaining your garden after it’s built is making sure that you handle the topsoil properly. Here are some ways to care for your topsoil in order to make sure your garden remains as verdant as when you had professionals install it. Getting Started If you have professionals install and set up your garden, chances are good that you don’t have a lot of personal experience with gardening.…

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