A Different Way To Bring The Heat

Have you ever noticed homes that have tiny sheds in their yards that for some reason are equipped with a really tall chimney? If so, then you have seen an outdoor wood boiler. Outdoor wood boilers are an alternate heating method that was developed to avoid the danger...

How To Keep Your Kitchen Cooking

In your kitchen meals are made that can bring joy to your heart and fill your belly. If you are the type of family that cooks most of their meals at home, then you should make sure that your kitchen is in good repair. One of the things that can do a lot of damage in...

The Danger Of Asbestos

When it comes to building materials that were used in the past, asbestos is definitely the one that comes to mind most often for a poor choice that was made. When asbestos was first introduced, everyone found it amazing how it complimented other materials, giving them...

Keeping Water At Bay

Moisture in your home can do a lot of damage. Because of this, you will need to do all you can to keep it from entering. While you might think mainly of leaks from your roof or pipes springing leaks, there are many different ways for water to make it into your home....

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...

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