How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

By Robert Robillard

The “Blow Out” Method to Winterize Your Irrigation System If you live in a cold climate you need to consider taking precautions to avoid damage to your irrigation system.  This article will show you how to winterize your irrigation system and save you hundreds of dollars by teaching you how to do this procedure yourself.…

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Fall Home Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Tips for Fall Home Maintenance Fall is the perfect time to work on your home.  The weather is cooler and sun is lower in the sky making easier to work longer hours outdoors without discomfort. It is also the perfect time to perform fall home maintenance.  this is the stuff that you need to do…

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Washing Cedar Clapboards

By Robert Robillard

How To Wash House Siding The two reasons to wash the exterior of your house are the siding is dirty and looks crappy or you are preparing for the application of paint.   Washing of cedar clapboards prior to painting is not only part of the prep process but a best practice. Paint Failure: According to…

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Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture Teak is a popular outdoor furniture and this article will focus on cleaning Teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood that has a rich, golden honey color when new.  Teak is known for its durability and water resistance, and is often seen on boats, exterior construction, veneer, and outdoor…

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Dealing with Carpenter Ants

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Ant Treatment For Your Home Ants are interesting creatures.   Did you know that an ant can carry 50 times its body weight? Accepting that ants live in nature is one thing but having them live in your home is another.  No matter how you feel on this topic I’m sure you prefer not to have…

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Treat Carpenter Ants With Boric Acid

By Robert Robillard

Boric Acid a Favorite Weapon Against Ants This article is about a simple chemical free way to treat carpenter ants with Boric Acid. . Carpenter ant colonies expand ever outward, producing what are called satellite colonies.  These satellite colonies will eventually mature into hundreds of members and will seek to create more satellite colonies.  Learn…

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How To Prepare Your Lawn For Winter

By Phil Benevides

Fall lawn care tips from A Concord Carpenter The overall beauty of your home can be impacted by your landscaping, and your lawn is probably the largest part of your yard. So regardless of how well maintained and beautiful your home is, you can’t ignore the look and condition of your lawn, since both you…

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How To Use A Pressure Washer

By Phil Benevides

Tips and Important considerations when using a Pressure Washer Here at A Concord Carpenter we love tools and believe the right tool for the job can save you time and money, but ultimately you’ll get better results when you use the BEST tool for the job. When it comes to cleaning outdoors, nothing does a…

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