Thanks to an increase in community care workers, more disabled people are now able to continue living independently in their own homes. And an individual's changing needs don't necessarily mean they have to move house.
Here's a guide on how to transform a standard kitchen into a fully-functional room that's totally accessible for a wheelchair user.
Kitchen worktops and counters will need to be lowered in order to to allow a wheelchair-user to work comfortably.
Your air conditioner may seem to work fine, but this doesn't mean that it isn't in need of repair or maintenance. There are times when certain parts of your air conditioner may be breaking down or when the air conditioner otherwise needs servicing, but still continues to run. Ignoring these problems with an air conditioning unit can allow it to break down even further, meaning larger repair bills down the road.
It can be a devastating sight when you glance out of the window at your garden and see that it's been torn to shreds. This is Australia after all, and for as long as there are pretty gardens, crop patches and fields, there will be irritating pests right there alongside them ready to cause havoc.
Deterring garden pests can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task, especially when a particular form of animal finds a way to breed rapidly in your garden and starts to take over.
A back-flow system is one of the key components of a commercial plumbing system. It's basically a network of valves and testing chambers that help prevent the reverse movement of water between the mains supply and the water in your property or business. This is achieved by physical obstruction (valves) and by ensuring water from the mains always has a higher pressure compared to the water from your premises:
Should I install a back-flow system for my commercial property/business?
An electric garage door is meant to last for years but repairs will no doubt be necessary at some time. You may be able to fix certain minor problems on your own, although more complicated repairs should be left to a professional. Remember that garage doors work with very heavy springs that can be dangerous when they uncoil and snap back, so never try to remove those springs yourself.
Note a few minor repair jobs you may be able to handle on your own and when it's better to call a professional: