Garage Door Springs: What They Do And What Happens When They Break

Posted on: 12 March 2015

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don't think much about your garage door springs. In fact, you may have never even noticed that your door has springs. However, the truth is modern garage doors depend upon their springs; they simply will not operate without them. That's why it's important for you to understand more about your garage door springs and how to know if they are about to fail. [Read More]

How To Keep Crawl Space Drainage Lines From Freezing And Bursting

Posted on: 27 February 2015

If you live in an area where temperatures regularly dip below zero, then you may be concerned about freezing water lines. Freezing pipes can burst and cause flooding problems. Although this may be your main worry, you should also be concerned about drainage lines that freeze. This is especially true if the piping is located in an unheated crawl space. Broken drain pipes can release hazardous wastes in your home and a plumbing contractor, like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning, is typically needed to make repairs. [Read More]

Purification Of Recycled Greywater

Posted on: 18 February 2015

In today's energy-conscious environment, it's important to recycle as much as possible. This isn't limited to scrap metal and plastics; even water can be recycled. Greywater sources such as laundry and bath water can be easily recycled and used in a number of ways. However, the majority of greywater applications will require treatment prior to use.  Greywater Disinfection Although there are a number of water-treatment options becoming more readily available -- such as UV, Ionic and O-zone treatment -- the two most widespread approaches involve either chlorine or iodine. [Read More]

Renovating A Vintage Home? Three Types Of Windows You May Need Custom Made

Posted on: 4 February 2015

Vintage homes, especially those from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, are known for their intricate architectural styles and sometimes bold color choices. These elegant homes also sported a number of unusual window designs, often used on the same property. To keep the renovation authentic, you'll usually need to have the replacement glass custom made. If you aren't experienced in renovating these types of windows, you may also consider contracting the work out. [Read More]