Treating Your Old Septic System With Kid Gloves

Septic tanks — and the leech pipes and leech fields associated with them — only last so long. If your septic system has not been replaced in more than two decades, it's time to start thinking about having it replaced. But in the meantime, treating it with "kid gloves" can help you avoid overflows, backups, and other issues that often come with old septic systems. Here's how to play nice with your aging septic system.

How To Redo Your Wood Floors

If you just purchased an older home that has wood floors in it, then this article is just for you. If the wood floors are in pretty good condition but they need to be refinished, then this article will guide you through a few things for you to know about and do. Are you "floored" and ready to learn more? If so, read on.  Buff Them The first thing that you will want to do is buff your floors or have a buffing service come do it for you.

Why Unions Matter: Living Wages When You Are a Building Contractor

Even when the economy is doing well and there are plenty of jobs available, jobs that pay a living wage are another matter. Unemployment rates are low at this time, but people still struggle to pay their bills and few have the savings they need to retire. In 2016, Go Banking Rates reported that 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Despite this staggering statistic, wages continue to remain stagnant in many industries.