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Are Your Garage Door Springs In Good Condition?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are Your Garage Door Springs In Good Condition?

If you’re using your garage as a place to securely store your vehicles, chances are you open and close the garage door more times than you can even count. Over time, this constant operation of the door will put a great deal of wear and tear on it; this is especially the case when it comes to the springs. Why Are Springs Important? The primary role of garage door springs is to counterbalance the garage door’s weight. Garage doors are quite heavy, easily weighing more than one-hundred pounds. If the weight of the door isn’t balanced, this can be a very dangerous scenario. Springs counter-balance this weight by torquing or stretching certain parts of the door to keep its weight evenly distributed along the door’s track as it moves up and down. Is It Time To Replace The Springs?...

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Tips for Priming an Above-Ground Well Pump

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Priming an Above-Ground Well Pump

If you’ve recently purchased a home with a well and an above-ground pump, it’s important that you keep the pump primed for it to continue pumping water. If the pump loses the prime, then the suction that’s necessary for water flow will be disrupted. In that case, you’ll have to prime the pump to get the water flowing again. Get Some Water Together In order to restore the prime, you need to fill the pump with water. Most pumps require a couple of gallons, so make sure you have lots on hand. If you want to make use of what you have at home, you can turn off the hot water heater, attach a hose to the drain valve, and fill a couple of gallon jugs with water directly from the water heater. It’s important that you use clean...

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