20 July 2016
If you have an aging loved one who is showing signs of dementia, you might be concerned about him or her being harmed in the home, such as by a fire. As a senior becomes more and more forgetful due to the progression of his or her dementia, it can be common for he or she to be put in potentially dangerous situations. Luckily, following a few tips can help you protect your loved one from a potential fire.
30 June 2016
The electrical system in your home is an absolute necessity when it comes to powering your lights and appliances. But while your electrical system is important, it can also be quite dangerous. Specifically, if the system is not working correctly, then a fire can start in your home. Around 45,000 to 55,000 home fires each year are attributed to electrical failures and malfunctions. This means you need to be diligent about pinpointing signs that may signify a home electrical issue.
15 June 2016
French doors can be an excellent option for homeowners that want doors that provide an excellent view the yard or garden. Unfortunately, there are any people that lack the experience needed to make informed choices when it comes to getting the most from the investment of installing these doors. If you have limited experience with these doors but want to install them in your home, you should use the following tips to ensure that you get the most from this upgrade.
10 May 2016
If you want to keep mosquitoes at bay while you are relaxing on your backyard deck, consider planting marigolds and floss flowers around the edges of the deck because they repel the pests. If you have dogs that enjoy digging up your plants, you can still create a comfortable outdoor oasis by creating flower boxes to hang on the handrails around your deck. The guide below walks you through the process of creating customized flower boxes using gutters.
10 May 2016
Cracks in your concrete are annoying and unsightly. They can also become trip hazards and compromise the integrity of the concrete slab. This is why you obviously want to repair cracks as soon as possible. When left alone, the cracks will just get bigger and bigger. The best product for filling small concrete cracks is premixed liquid crack filler. This is easy to use because you don't need to mix it and you can pour it right into the crack.
25 April 2016
If you have a home that is below grade level or on a basement, a sewer pump may be used to take sewage waste from your home to a sewer line or a septic system. This is an important part of the mechanical systems in your home and if it breaks, you may find yourself dealing with an unpleasant mess. Doing maintenance to prevent these problems can help save you from the mess, and here are some tips to ensure your sewer pump does not fail:
6 April 2016
When you hire a professional tree care service to remove a tree, the workers will often cut down the tree in sections, beginning at the top, and working their way down to the bottom. However, it is usually not possible to cut the stump flush with the ground, so the workers will typically leave a 6- to 18-inch-high stump where the tree once stood. Tree stump removal is generally regarded as a separate task, and the tree service will likely require additional fees for the stump's removal.