Do You Need To Replace These Items In Your Home?

Better prepare yourself and your home for replacing things. Roof The life expectancy of your roof really depends on the building design, materials and how much work you put into maintaining it. According to the National Association of Home Builders, a tile, copper or slate roof can last more than 50 years. Wood shake roofs should last about 30 years, while you’ll get about 25 years out of fiber cement. Asphalt shingles will give you about 20 years of reliable service. Refrigerator You’ll get about 6 to 15 years out of your refrigerator, according to many appliance repair professionals. The most common refrigerator repairs include ice maker failure, main control board failure and a clogged d

Don't Put These Items Down Your Garbage Disposal!

The garbage disposal has been a big convenience for homeowners and renters. They provide a quick and clean way to dispose of food waste, keeping trash bags lighter. The garbage disposal is a workhorse, grinding food particles away year after year. But there are certain items this appliance cannot handle. Below is a list of items you should never put down your garbage disposal. Coffee Grounds Don’t do it! While it’s true that dropping coffee grounds into your garbage disposal reduces odors in the short term, it can actually cause more serious problems down the drain. To understand why, think about what used coffee grounds look like when taken out of a filter: They reduce into a dense, thick p

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