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  • Alternaria And Asthma: Should You Be Worried?

    13 February 2019

    If someone in your family suffers from severe asthma or similar respiratory illness, you may take a number of precautions to keep your loved one safe. Although asthma is common in the United States, the condition can be extremely dangerous for children and adults exposed to the mold Alternaria. Here's more information about Alternaria and how you can remove it from your family's home. What's Alternaria Mold? Alternaria is a black or gray mold that generally lives outdoors in the environment but can infiltrate your home through the air.

  • Why Keeping Up Your Asphalt Driveway Pays Off

    23 December 2018

    When you have an asphalt driveway, you have the benefit of having an attractive and affordable driveway that is easy to keep up. When you perform regular maintenance on your drive, your investment pays off in big ways. Here are reasons why keeping up on your asphalt driveway pays off. You keep curb appeal strong One of the things you can do for your asphalt drive is to have the area repaved periodically.

  • Home Electric Safety Tip: Install A GFCI Electrical Outlet By Your Bathroom Sink

    9 November 2016

    A bathroom sink can be a busy area in many homes, with people cleaning up and using electrical devices like curling irons and hair dryers. The sink can also become a dangerous place if one of those devices falls into the sink while it is filled with water. People have been seriously injured or killed when they reach into the sink to grab the device without turning the electricity off first.

  • How To Create A Super Efficient Heating And Cooling System

    7 August 2016

    An efficient heating and cooling system can help you save money and also eliminate undue wear and tear on your system. Here are some steps for creating an ultra-efficient heating and cooling system.  Review the HVAC Designs Carefully The first step is to make sure that your HVAC plans are solid. Review the plans with an HVAC contractor to be sure that the system's ductwork is balanced. Make sure that the air flow to each area of the home matches the size of the space and the amount that you use it.

  • Add A Customized Design To Your Van With Metallic, Automotive Paint

    11 September 2015

    Spruce up an old van with a dull paint job by adding a customized design to it with metallic, automotive paint. The bold colors and shininess of the paint will give your vehicle a unique appearance that stands out. Materials industrial strength detergent bucket water hose long-handled scrub brush lint-free towel stencils two-sided tape measuring tape drop cloth painter's tape metallic spray paint (for automobiles) clear spray paint (for automobiles) Clean The Van's Body And Attach Stencils

  • Tips For Preventing Falls When Bathing The Elderly

    8 July 2015

    A fall can disable an elderly individual and cause health problems that will permanently detract from his or her quality of life. The elderly are particularly susceptible to falls while bathing because of hazards like slippery floors.  The following are important tips that can help prevent falls among the elderly while showering or bathing: Have grab bars installed Getting a walk in tub is not enough to maximize safety for the elderly in a bathroom.

  • 3 Crafts You Can Make With Your Leftover Laminate Flooring

    20 February 2015

    It is nearly impossible to purchase exactly the amount of laminate flooring you need when upgrading your home. Inevitably, you will have leftover planks that usually end up sitting in the garage for years. By taking the time to think creatively, these planks can be given a new lease on life inside your home. Here are three crafts you can make using those leftover laminate flooring pieces. 1. Coat Rack

  • Tips For 3 Of The Most Common Home Plumbing Problems

    9 February 2015

    Whether you have a new home or an older one, plumbing problems can strike anytime. Some minor plumbing problems are pretty easy to fix; however, others are definitely best left to a plumbing service. Here are three of the most common home plumbing problems -- along with some tips on how to fix them: 1. A Slow-Draining Bathtub or Sink This common plumbing problem is typically caused by the pop-up used to plug the drain collecting debris and hair.

  • Follow These Tips To Feel Safe In Your Home

    29 January 2015

    You want to protect your family in any way you can. You likely know you can do this by using a security system, keeping everything locked up, etc. Below are some tips of things you may not have considered to keep out the bad guy, as well as change things inside the home to stay safe. Protect From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, and because it has no smell, it is hard to detect if you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm system.

  • How To Stain And Seal Your Wooden Deck

    27 January 2015

    If you are committed to maintaining the hardscaping elements of your landscape, you'll want to properly protect your deck. By applying a stain and sealer to the surface of your wooden deck, you can enhance its appearance and give it a tough, long-lasting coating. Often you can do this all at one time, since many manufacturers combine the stain and sealer into a single product. Depending on your own preferences, you can use either a water-based stain and sealer or one that is oil-based.