Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Building something with your own two hands will always give you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Whether you are building something new from scratch, or putting the polish on something worn, weathered and cherished, the final product glows with a new light and instills pride in its maker.
Of course, building or working on something gives us all a good feeling of accomplishment, but nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you take something old and worn down -- but loved -- and bring back the luster it once had, giving it renewed life. This can refer to a number of things: old furniture, antiques, masonry, or houses and buildings.
Many professionals in the construction field at some point in their careers discover the joys of home renovation. Some of those professionals become eternally devoted to the craft and specialize only in renovation and restoration for the rest of their lives; this shows just how powerful a sense of pride can be received from the work.
What can be taken away from this is a simple lesson:
"Creating something is a powerful act, but making something last is ethereal."
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Washington State's climate can be quite ferocious at any time of the year. All buildings in the area -- whether residential, commercial, or industrial -- take quite a beating from the elements. Roofs in Washington especially take the brunt of the rains and sea winds, sometimes weakening them to dangerous states in as little as a few years or months. This being said, the need for roofing repair is immense. Tacoma roofing is especially known for not having a very long lifespan.
The need for a professional, knowledgeable, and reliable roofing company in the Pacific Northwest is always quite high, and Achtens Roofing is all of the above. With locations in both Seattle and Tacoma Achtens specializes in the repair of old or damaged roofs, and also handles the installation of roofing on newly constructed buildings. The Achtens approach is to build a better stronger roof from the beginning, to lengthen lifespan and protect against Mother Nature's will.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
As we are beginning to crawl out the recession that has bogged us down for nearly 4 years, we as a country are going through many changes. These changes affect every aspect of our lives in one way or another.
Recently, many urban areas that were hit hardest by the implosion of the housing market have begun to crawl back to life as well. As these houses that have been sitting on the market for a few years become a good deal once again, they are going to need a lot of maintenance to fix the disrepair from the years. This necessity for repairs is also driving the need for skilled repairmen and handymen open to new jobs.
These new opportunities that are arising are very good opportunities, but may require a handyman looking for work to relocate to where the most small jobs are.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Cesspools are quite common throughout many areas across the United States. A complete opposite of a flowing sewer system that uses storm drains, septic systems hold and store waste, sewage and refuse. Basically a well, a cesspool is kind of like a tank dug into the ground that is connected to the plumbing of a building or home.
Now an outdated technology, cesspools are now mostly found in more rural areas, rather than urban areas. However, existing cesspools already in place can still be used quite safely and in a sanitary way. Existing septic tanks must be kept well-maintained with rotar rooting, and scheduled cesspool pumping must continue in order to keep them safe.
In parts of New York State, there are still cesspools in use that are nearly 300 years old. Some of these antiquated systems have not been well maintained in recent years, leading to dangerous situations in which the tanks can collapse and create sinkholes in the ground. Injuries and deaths are quite common from cesspit collapses every year. Often times, these sinkholes have been known to pull people nearby into the dangerous sinkhole. All of the injuries and deaths have been caused by cesspits that were not cleaned, pumped, or maintained. This is why proper care for a septic tank is so important, before a cesspool emergency happens. Quality Cesspool, a company specializing in cesspool pumping and cesspool installation, always stresses the importance of maintenance to all of its customers.
Cesspool maintenance is not as difficult as one might think. Today’s pits are built to be easily drained and cleaned. Many routine septic tank pumping can be done in less than 20 minutes, and with so many companies offering cesspool installations, cleaning, inspecting and maintaining services, you don’t have to do any of the work yourself.
United States has the highest amount of active septic tanks in the world. Most of Europe has switched exclusively over to sewer drains, with Germany, France, and Switzerland completely banning the use of cesspools. These bans were fueled by so many of the countries’ septic-owners not properly servicing their cesspools and leading to public health outcry. In the U.S., strict laws and codes keep the large quantity pits across the land safe and up to code.