Cyclone Contracting Blog

Host Holiday Meals with Your New Kitchen

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 5, 2016 10:01:00 AM

If you’ve always wanted to host your family’s holiday gathering but don’t have a kitchen that’s up to the job, consider a remodeling project to transform your kitchen into a comfortable, efficient space where you’ll love spending time. While you’re making your home more enjoyable, you’ll also be adding to its value!

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Topics: kitchen remodeling

Meet Cyclone Contracting's Interior Designer, Jordin Pitt!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Nov 28, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Meet Jordin Pitt, our interior designer! Find out what she thinks about her job, being female in the home improvement industry, and where she sees home remodeling trends heading in the future.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Tips to Help You Host Thanksgiving Without Losing Your Mind

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 17, 2016 1:36:52 PM

Thanksgiving is a big deal for many families. Whether you're hosting the largest meal of the year for the first time or you’ve done it dozens of times in the past, you're probably feeling some pressure. Not only do you want everything to go smoothly, but you likely have some finnicky in-laws to impress as well. The house needs to be cleaned and decorated (and kept that way), and there's a lot of organization to be done, or your home could quickly turn chaotic. It's a lot of work hosting Thanksgiving, but there are ways to ease the stress.

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Topics: ames plumbing

How to Prepare Your Sump Pump for Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 14, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Usually, when you think of your sump pump, it’s during the middle of a spring or summer rainstorm. You don't need to worry about it in the winter, right? Actually, sump pumps do require attention during this time of year. It’s important to prepare your pump for the cold weather, or it could succumb to damage and won’t work properly when you need it most. Here’s what you need to know about winterizing your sump pump this fall.

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Topics: ames sump pump

How Do I Keep My Pipes from Freezing This Winter?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 3, 2016 1:02:57 PM

Whether you’re heading south for the winter or leaving for an extended vacation, make sure to take precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting before you go. Frozen pipes can end up costing you a lot of money, potentially destroying parts of your home if they burst. So, before you leave your home in the cold this winter, follow these safety tips and precautions.


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Topics: ames plumbing, ames emergency plumber, ames emergency plumbing

Take Your Basement from Dungeon to Designer!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 27, 2016 1:57:30 PM

Is your basement a place you’re afraid to step foot? Is it that one section of your house that’s “off limits” to all visitors? It may be time to consider a basement remodel. Your basement doesn’t have to remain a dungeon that only gets used for storage, laundry, and tornado scares. You could transform this currently wasted space into a liveable area or fun hangout spot! Finishing your basement will not only extend your living space but also increase your return on investment, should you decide to sell your house in the future.

Here are eight basement transformation ideas to consider for your remodeling project. Depending on the size and layout of your basement, you may be able to incorporate several throughout your space.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, basement remodel, remodel your basement, home remodel

Rev Up the Furnace! Old Man Winter Is On His Way.

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 20, 2016 10:25:00 AM

If you’re a new homeowner who’s never had to deal with maintaining a furnace before, or you’re unsure how exactly to properly maintain a furnace to keep it running smoothly and efficiently, keep reading! This article includes some great tips to get you headed in the right direction to keep you and your family safe and warm all winter long.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames furnaces, Ames heating

Which Home Improvement Projects Should I Work On First?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 14, 2016 10:10:00 AM

When you move into a new home or start to upgrade a home that you’ve lived in for a while, you may have a long list of projects you’d like to tackle. How do you decide which to start first? Consider which improvements will make the most difference in your comfort as well as what kind of return you can expect on your investment.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

How to Prevent Outdoor Plumbing Problems This Fall

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 5, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Fall is the best time to do some preventive maintenance around the house to prepare for the cold weather. If you forget to take precautions now, you could end up paying for it later. Follow these outdoor plumbing tips to prevent problems this fall and winter.

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Topics: ames plumbing

Heating and Cooling Problems You Need to Resolve Before Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 23, 2016 10:43:00 AM

There are a number of common issues homeowners should resolve in the fall before the cold weather arrives. Performing regular HVAC maintenance is required to keep your heating and cooling systems performing efficiently and you and your family safe. Follow these heating and cooling maintenance tips to avoid unwanted costs and unexpected problems this winter.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

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