Tamper Resistant Receptacles

If you are a parent, you know how hard it is to have your eyes on your child every moment, and how quickly they can get themselves into trouble. Something that children are prone to doing is sticking things into wall outlets. While there are cheap plastic...

What Is the Quality of the Air in Your House?

More than likely, you spend more time indoors than your parents did. It’s the way modern society has developed. One of the side-effects of today’s lifestyle is that air quality can impact our health in a major way. Bad air-quality can be noticed by lack of...

Condensation

If you have locations in your home where condensation keeps appearing, this could lead to a serious problem. Why is that? It is because the condensation can pool and cause damage such as rust or encourage the growth of mold. It might also attract pests....

Burglaries

Depending on where you live, the risk for burglaries varies, but there is always some risk. Therefore, it is common sense to protect yourself and your home to the best of your ability. Your first line of defense is your front door. It is the most commonly...

Tornado Safety

Tornadoes cause billions of dollars in destruction and cost many lives each year. As a homeowner, there are things you can do to be prepared and protect yourself, those you love and your property. Have a planned location where you will take shelter. Your...

Wildfires

In many parts of the country, wildfires pose a major threat to the lives and property of people. During dry weather, there is great risk, and homeowners should do all they can to minimize the risk of their home catching fire. If you have fencing around...

Wood Roofing

Many would agree that a wood roof is one of the nicer looking types of roofing materials. It gives a natural rustic look to your home. Each wood roof will also look different since it depends on the many attributes of the wood used to produce it. What are...

Prevent a Termite Infestation

There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from termite infestation in the first place. Termites are looking for 3 things, and denying access to these as much as possible will help you in keeping them away. These 3 things are wood, moisture and...

Pilot Lights

Many older gas-powered appliances have something called a pilot light. A pilot light consists of a small flame that is burning constantly for ignition. The gas pipe is releasing a small amount of gas to feed the flame and keep it burning. This is a...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumak

Many backyard projects have come to an unpleasant end thanks to 3 plants in the same family. Poison Oak, Poison Sumac and Poison Ivy. Exposure to these plants can lead to serious allergic reactions, ranging from a rash to hospitalization. Of course, the...