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  • 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.

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Scratching Your Car During Detailing

    14 January 2015

    Keeping your car looking clean is probably a priority for you. While you might think that investing the time and energy required to detail your vehicle is harmless, think again. Many cars sustain scratches to their exterior during the detailing process. In order to keep your car looking pristine, here are 3 things you should avoid the next time you choose to detail your car. 1. Abrasive Towels The materials you use to wash down your vehicle could actually be the cause of unsightly scratches.

  • Heating And Cooling Tips For Pet Owners

    9 January 2015

    Dogs and cats provide companionship, and for many pet owners, they are like members of the family. However, one of the downsides to pet ownership is all of the hair and dander that ends up scattered through your home. In addition to regular vacuuming, one of the secrets to dealing with pet hair and dander is to make sure you operate and maintain your heating and cooling system properly. Doing so will not only reduce the amounts of hair and dander throughout your home, but will also extend the life of your furnace, which can suffer damage if too much hair is allowed to build up inside of it.