Performing An Energy Audit For Doors And Windows

9 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The doors and windows of your home are essential to both keeping hot air outside and cool air inside during the warmer months, and sealing in the heat during the winter. These elements are key in ensuring a home is energy efficient. But how do you know whether your current doors and windows are performing optimally? Standard Tests There are tests that can be performed to determine where there may be drafts and other issues. Read More 

3 Steps To Getting Rid Of Mold After Flooding

8 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There is nothing more frustrating than having your basement or other room in your house flood. Personal possessions are ruined and electrical fires can potentially start. Unfortunately, there is another, often unseen problem that can occur after water has invaded your basement: mold. Luckily, there are three simple steps to getting rid of mold. 1. Completely Dry out the Affected Area The first step is to completely dry out the room or rooms that have been flooded. Read More 

Framed Versus Frameless Shower Doors

5 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Traditional shower doors used metal frames made from brass, nickel, or steel to support the weight of the glass and add strength and structure. While many homeowners still choose framed doors, they're no longer the only option when it comes to designing your bathroom. Frameless shower doors completely change the look of a shower, eliminating the metal and using thicker glass and more advanced hardware to support the door. Understanding the pros and cons of these two options can help you balance budget, style, and performance to find the right shower door for your home. Read More 

Types Of Scaffolding

3 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Scaffolding is used in construction to make it easier for people and materials to work at higher levels. Also known as staging, scaffolding has been used since ancient times to allow workers to build higher buildings in a safe manner. There are several types of scaffolding that can be used for various construction projects. Knowing exactly what kind of scaffolding your project needs can be a confusing thing. Here are the different types of scaffolding available to help you choose the right one for your construction project: Read More 

3 Signs It’s Time To Call For Repairs For Your Furnace Or Air Conditioner

1 December 2014
 Categories: , Blog

Never wait until your furnace or central air conditioner actually stops working before you call for repairs. There are times when your heating or cooling systems are actually working but need the attention of a professional, such as Fred's Plumbing & Heating, and ignoring these signs can cause the damage to get worse and in turn, may shut down your unit altogether. Consider three signs it's time to call for repairs to your furnace or your air conditioner at home or in the office. Read More