About Geoff Godfrey

  • How to Remove Musty Smells from Carpet

    15 January 2016

    As important as water is, it is something that can also be a huge source of problems in a house. If you recently had a water leak that caused your carpets to get wet, you may be struggling with trying to eliminate the musty smell this can cause. Getting the musty smell out of carpet is not impossible, but it can be hard to do and can take time and effort.

  • 3 Things to Know About Sewer Line Clogs Caused by Tree Roots

    7 October 2015

    If you have recently been having problems with slow-moving drains, or if your sinks and toilets are backing up, the problems are likely due from a clogged sewer line. One of the main reasons clogs form in sewer lines is from tree roots. While this is a problem you can fix, it is important to understand why this happens and how it can be repaired. Here are three things you should know about sewer line clogs caused by tree roots.

  • How To Reduce Oil Boiler Fuel Issues

    10 September 2015

    If you have an oil boiler that requires a great deal of maintenance and repair work to keep it functioning properly, then there may be an issue with the way your heating oil is being stored or pulled into the boiler system. This is especially true if you find yourself changing filters often and bleeding the boiler on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help keep your furnace or boiler working well.

  • Make Your Garden Your Own Special Retreat

    13 August 2015

    Most modern homes either have no yard, or it is very small. However, this doesn't mean that you can't make the most of what you have available to you. Instead, you simply need to make smart choices so that you can fully take advantage of what outdoor space you do have. Even a small corner, planted well and supplied with simple furniture, can create a place that you can truly enjoy.

  • How To Build A Secure Garden-Perimeter Chicken Run Fence

    4 August 2015

    Did you know your backyard chickens can help control the bugs and insects in your garden? A chicken run fence built around the perimeter of your vegetable garden can let your hens be a natural garden pest control without them eating your vegetables. Your chicken run fence should be made from the right materials to make it escape-proof and to keep your garden safe from vegetable-eating hens. Here are some tips to help you build a garden perimeter chicken run fence.

  • Pimp Out Your Patio: Simple Solutions To Clean And Protect Your Concrete Patio

    15 July 2015

    As a homeowner, you are most likely familiar with the importance of outdoor living. From added space to entertain friends and family members to an increase in your home's appeal and value, it is easy to see the benefits of an outdoor patio. Due to these amazing benefits, patios are one of the top items buyers want in a prospective home. While enjoying the increased space, appeal, and value of your patio is simple, ensuring your outdoor living space remains clean and in good condition can be difficult.

  • Repairing Broken Concrete Steps: 3 Important Tips To Remember

    2 July 2015

    Concrete is one of the most common construction materials used in Canada thanks to its versatility and durability. Concrete can withstand quite a lot of stress and pressure, depending on the concrete mixture ratio. 1 part cement, 3 parts sand and 3 parts aggregate will produce a concrete mix capable of tolerating approximately 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi). Despite being incredibly strong, daily traffic on concrete stairs can cause parts of the stairs to come apart.

  • Emerald Ash Borers: What To Know About Them And Why You Should Call An Arborist Now

    29 June 2015

    If emerald ash borers attacked and destroyed most of your beautiful Ash trees, you need to take action now. Emerald ash borers have been a widespread problem in Canada and many other areas of North America, including the United States. The insects can spread to other Ash trees in your yard and neighborhood very easily if you don't remove your damaged trees. In order to save your healthy trees, you should contact an arborist for tree removal services now.

  • 3 Ways Your Plumbing System Can Negatively Affect Your Well-Being

    19 June 2015

    Your home's plumbing system has operated without a hitch for the past several years. For this reason, you haven't bothered to spend much time or money on plumbing maintenance. However, even though your plumbing system isn't flooding your basement or losing water pressure, it may still be developing problems that affect your personal health. Here are three issues with your plumbing system that will affect your well-being: Mineral Content Although the majority of the minerals in your water supply are filtered at your local water treatment plant, magnesium, calcium, and limestone are still present in the water that flows through your faucets and shower heads.

  • Strangest Things Uncovered During Excavation And What You Can Do About It

    2 June 2015

    When you work on an excavation crew, you may think you job is as simple is performing basic excavation work to roadways and construction sites. However, the discovery of strange items can sometimes halt your progress. In fact, uncovering strange artifacts is not as uncommon as you might think. Fortunately, if you and your crew discover questionable items, there are a few things you can do to handle the situation properly.