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...

Are Your Pipes Draining Energy?

Water pipes as a rule should not be located in exterior walls, but unfortunately this might be the case in some houses. Uninsulated hot water pipes can cause your hot water to lose over 20% of its heat. Uninsulated pipes can also cause condensation. For...

Electrical Safety For Your Home

While electricity has made our lives much easier, there are also many dangers inherent that need to be considered. For example, if you notice a dimming of lights when you turn on an appliance, this could indicate that your circuit is overloaded. This is...