Electrocution Prevention

Your children are watching your every move. There are many things that you do everyday that might seem harmless, but if your young child were to try to imitate you, it could spell disaster. Take a simple thing, such as, plugging an appliance into a wall receptacle....

The Purpose Of Kickout Flashing

When you have heavy rain where you live, there is a lot of water coming down on your roof. There are certain spots on your home that are more prone to leaks, and these are protected by something called kickout flashing. Kickout flashing is designed to direct water...

The Do-Not-Flush List

Have you ever been in the bathroom with something that you think could be flushed down the toilet, but aren't entirely sure it’s a good idea? Well, in that case, the answer is no, it isn’t a good idea. Toilets are only made for handling a few basic things, and these...

How Does Your Water Run?

When you open a faucet in your bathroom, how is the pressure? Perhaps you are unhappy with it not having enough pressure, but in reality, you should be more concerned when the pressure is too high. Why is that? Well, if you are paying for water, using a lot of water...

A Safe Wall Receptacle

Ever since the ‘60s, the electrical code in the US has required grounded wall receptacles to be installed in new builds, but there are still homes where older, non-grounded receptacles are used. If you live in a home that was built before the code went into effect,...

Keeping It Clean

How do you like to keep your home? Do you make sure it is tidy, orderly and well-kept, or do you just not care and let things lie where they fall? While everyone has different habits and upbringing, there are occasions where being messy will actually hurt you. Here...

Venting Your Dryer The Right Way

Your dryer needs to vent outside your home. Why is that? Well, if you were to extract all the water from an average load of laundry, you would get about a gallon worth of water. Since it comes out as steam, you would have water condensing all over the basement, or...

When Woodpeckers Attack

There are many animals that are protected by law because of a dwindling population. While this is very important, it can sometimes cause problems for a homeowner, such as when their home is under assault by a woodpecker. Getting a woodpecker to leave your home with...

Is A Remodel The Answer?

Remodeling your home is very appealing to most homeowners. It is easy to think that you can add a lot of value to your home by spending some time and money on a fancy remodel, but unfortunately, this is not backed up by the facts. It is actually quite the opposite....

Keep Your Windows From Leaking

When you are trying to keep your home cool in the summertime, are you concerned about the cost of running your air conditioner? You most likely are. Did you know that you could be wasting a lot of energy by having leaky windows? While most of us might just concern...

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