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...

Who Is Throwing Shade On You?

When it gets really hot and sunny outside, where would you rather be? Out in the sun, or underneath the shade of a tree? Many of us have differing opinions on this, but we can all agree on the fact that it is cooler underneath a tree. This is not only because of it...

Is Something Blocking Your Pipes?

Very few things are as annoying as slow running drains, but it is not always easy to figure out why water isn't moving down your pipes. There are a few signs that can give you clues that there might be a clog somewhere in your pipes. For example, when water runs down...

First, Put On Your PPE

When you go riding on your bike do you wear a helmet? This might be something you feel is unnecessary, but after you see the effect it can have when someone falls off of a bike without wearing one, you will likely change your mind. The same goes for wearing PPE...

There Is No Smoke Without Fire

Have you ever had a fire in your home? Hopefully you never experienced it, since fires in homes can be very devastating. Unfortunately, many times fires turn out worse than they should because of a lack of smoke alarms. While smoke alarms are neither expensive nor...

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