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Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

The Hose Man’s Way of Preserving Nature

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Food service, Hose, Rv water hoses

Rv water hose

There’s that moment. The sun is shining. The air feels warm. Soil has been dug. That moment–when the garden has bloomed.

The number of people who gardened from spring 2013 to spring 2014 was 113.5 million. It’s a hobby for some, a craft for those who put the work in, and a field of study for those that do the research. But the end result is that moment when all the hard work, the digging, the planting, observing which areas have the most sunlight…all pays off.

The flowers that can be planted:

  • Geraniums
  • Daisies
  • Phlox
  • Hibiscus
  • Roses
  • Pansies
  • And many others

Growing a garden free of weeds, with the correct sunlight, the strongest soil, the most nutrient rich compost…all takes a strong effort, caring after the flowers day after d

Is Your Air Conditioner Not Working? Here Is What You Can Do

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Air conditioning service, Jupiter ac repair, Mold caused by malfunctioning air conditioner

Central air broken

When it comes to having a comfortable and relaxing home life, much of it depends squarely on the kind of home appliances that you have available at home. If you live in areas that experience extremes of weather, it is important that you have the right kind of home appliances installed properly and maintained efficiently, to ensure that you have the most comfortable environment possible inside your home. Air conditioners and climate control systems are used by a large amount of families in the country, and for good reason. If you are looking to find the right air conditioner for your home, or have had one for a while and thinking of making a change, there are important things to consider.

Is your air conditioner not working according to your expectations? This can often happen due to lapses in main

3 Ways to Use New Commercial Doors to Help Your Business Stand Out

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Commercial door locks, Commercial door locks schaumburg, Commercial replacement doors schaumburg

Installing a door

When you’re looking for commercial replacement doors, there are important factors to consider. Important factors to consider are safety and security. Having a professional locksmith install your commercial door locks will ensure your business is as secure as possible. In addition to safety, you should also consider how your new doors will help your business stand out.

Appearance is one of the first things people notice about a business, so it’s crucial to have the outside of your business reflect what’s done on the inside. This article looks at a few ways you can utilize your new commercial replacement doors.

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Finding the Right HVAC Unit For Your Residential or Commerical Property

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Emergency ac repair in tampa, Oldsmar ac company, Tampa emergency air conditioning repair

Westchase air conditioning repair

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner? If so, you are not alone. Dozens of homeowners every day are looking for the exact same thing. Maybe you want a new air conditioner to increase your home’s efficiency, or perhaps you just need an upgrade because your current unit is not doing the job. Whatever your reason may be, you are in luck because there are so many options available to you. Below are three things to think about when shopping around for different types of air conditioners:

1. Efficiency - One of the most important parts of your home’s heating and cooling system is efficiency. Without it you will pay more and your home will not be as well serviced. One way to improve efficiency is to purchase the right Continue Reading No Comments

4 Tips for Identifying Signs of Water Damage in Potential House

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Asbestos encapsulation, Interior water damage, Water leak detection

Water leak detection

Purchasing a house is a significant financial decision. You are putting a lot of time and resources into home ownership and it is crucial that you put the appropriate amount of research and inspection into your potential house. Many houses are purchased after just a couple of showings. This may not be sufficient time to identify any serious problems, such as home water damage. Home water damage is an extremely costly repair and can lead to additional housing problems.

Always do an initial inspection for home water damage
Although it is illegal for a home seller to cover up any known problems, it still happens. As a home buyer, it is your responsibility to look at all aspects of the home before closing. This especially includes inspecting for home water damage. Signs of

Homeowners Remodel Kitchens More Often Than Other Rooms

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Italian kitchen cabinets, Kitchen design nyc, Kitchen designers

Eurpoean kitchen cabinets

When renovating a home, there are many different projects to choose from. Will you tackle the outdated bathroom or replace the flooring? What about updating all the light fixtures throughout the house? For homeowners, the options often feel endless. However, one room, in particular, is an extremely popular choice among homeowners deciding to put a bit of work into their home, and that’s the kitchen. In fact, recent studies from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that about 25 percent of money spent on home renovations is spent on renovating and remodeling kitchens. It turns out, people nowadays want a new kitchen.


As the hub of the home, it’s no surprise that homeowners are willing to go above and beyond to bring their vision of a new kitchen to life. From updating ca

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting Design

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Architectural outdoor lighting, Exterior lighting, Outdoor lighting

Residential lighting

Almost 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping before selling their homes. That’s no surprise; good landscaping can increase home’s resale value by 14%.

All aspects of landscaping are important, but an often overlooked aspect of landscaping is lighting. Great landscaping can be undone by poor lighting. Conversely, great lighting design can enhance the beauty of your entire home.

If you’re thinking about high end landscape lighting design for your home, here are the things you should consider:

Upgrading Your Exterior

As mentioned above, high quality landscaping increases the value of your home. The majority (64%) of homeowners who upgrade their land focus on the backyard and for good reason, too: over half of homeowners (51%) who upgrade their homes

The Most Important Reasons You Should Recycle Trash

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Garbage, Garbage pickup grand rapids, Trash removal cost

Commercial compost grand rapids

Trash is something we all accumulate in society, but unfortunately there has not been any better solution on how to handle it. Landfills become fuller everyday with mountains of garbage and waste. A person in their lifetime will throw away up to 600 times their weight in garbage, which will be sent away to landfills. While there is no efficient solution yet to the world’s ever growing trash problems, that does not mean that people should not do what they can to help. This is why recycling is around, and should be taken advantage of.

Keeping our world clean is too big of a priority to ignore. Trash should not be a simple write off, and should have thought put into it. Society normalizes being wasteful and not giving any thought to where garbage goes, and how it is handled once it is out of y

Can Bathroom Lighting Be Both Functional and Flattering?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Bowery lighting stores, Lightolier fixtures, Matthews fans

Matthews fans

The company Houzz surveyed homeowners in 2016 and found that 46% of participants believed great lighting was a vital feature in any master bathroom. Yet, the bathroom can be a difficult room to light beautifully. While this is one room in the house that most homeowners treat in a utilitarian manner, it is worth noting that this is also the one room where we take the time to beautify ourselves. Should it not then be lighted with care?

In room lighting, there are three main types: ambient, task, and accent. The best effect might be achieved if at least two methods are used. Before heading to one of your nearest lighting stores where you might find Fontana Arte lighting Continue Reading No Comments

Understanding Your Household’s Septic System

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Septic pumping, Septic tank repair chicago

Pumping your septic tank

Home owners learn a lot about home improvement and home maintenance during home ownership. New housing problems will come up consistently and you will learn about the symptoms and needed repairs. One of these unknown properties within the household is the plumbing and septic system. Septic systems are where the soiled water goes after flushing or draining it from the house. Yet, many homeowners do not fully understand how this works, or what it requires for regular maintenance.

What does the septic service do?

A septic tank is similar to a storage tank. It stores the drained water and the incoming water. Both of these water sources are separated to keep the incoming water cl