Caring For Your Roof

What is the most expensive part of your home? Most likely, it is your roof. Replacing roofing could cost between 1 and 9 dollars per square foot, which can grow to a large sum really quickly. This alone should motivate you to take good care of your roof, not to...

Cleaning Out Your Ducts

One of the downsides with a forced air system for heating your home is that you have to deal with ductwork. All the air from your HVAC unit needs to travel through ducts to get to all the rooms of your home, and this can lead to problems with air quality. Over time,...

Current

Remember getting yelled at by mom when you unplugged the vacuum while it was still on? Why did we do it? Partly because we’re lazy, partly because we wanted to see that “spark”. That “spark” was actually an arc, electricity going through the air to from something...

Just “Knock Out Gas”?

Remember in old spy movies when they needed to “kidnap” someone? All they did was dose a handkerchief and put it over the mark's face. In a few seconds they were out. Formaldehyde. Of course, as with most chemicals, it’s use goes way beyond “knock out gas”. It is used...

Hot, Cold, or Just Right.

Sometimes, when you’re a teenage boy, you flush a toilet while your sister is in the shower and then wait to hear her scream. At that age, you probably don’t know why flushing the cold water in the toilet makes the water in the shower crazy hot. You just know it...

The Femme Fatale of Nature

Everyone wants them. The taller the better. We want them close to us, to our home, but we know they're dangerous. Beautiful, but dangerous.  Trees can wreak havoc on the foundation of a building.  They exploit tiny, existing cracks in the concrete. ...

Garage Fires

Fire safety in the home is something that’s important to every household, so what about the garage, particularly if its attached to the home?  While the garage may not be a place we think about too much, with regard to fire safety, its actually one of the most...

Insect Repellents…Bug Zappers

There are such a variety of methods to get rid of insects and pests available, but we are going to consider just one in this blog, bug zappers.  A bug zapper works by enticing a flying insect to a fluorescent light.  As the insect approaches the light, it...

Is Your Home Rady for Retirement?

Retirement is supposed to be a time when you can finally take it easy and have time to do those things you’ve always longed to do.  There are other, less enjoyable, things to consider with the retirement years though, like preparing in advance for the time when...

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