With almost 500,000 structural fires reported in the U.S. in 2014, a home fire is a possibility that every homeowner should be ready for. Creating a family escape plan can greatly increase the chances that your family will make it out of your home safely if a fire occurs. Here are three tips that can help you make an effective home fire escape plan. Identify Multiple Exits for Each Family Member
22 December 2015
You've met the right person and life is suddenly full of big changes and moving at warp speed. The wedding is over, the moving trucks are unloaded and now two formerly single parent families are melding into one super-sized household. After the whirlwind of excitement and activity is past, it is finally time to get down to the more mundane tasks of life—like how to choose which garbage removal plan you will need from all the ones offered by your trash service.
4 December 2015
As you expand or renovate your your assisted living center, bear in mind the innovations that will make your heating and cooling system safer, greener, and more cost effective. The comfort and safety of your residents is your primary concern. Seniors and people with disabilities are healthier when their core body temperatures stay within normal ranges. It's very easy for old age or disease to negatively affect residents' physical abilities to fight off hyperthermia or hypothermia.
17 November 2015
Just like other areas of your landscaping, your trees require attention from time to time. Whether it's a diseased tree or a section of limbs that has died, having your tree treated or removed by a professional is important. The start of winter is a great time to have this type of work done. Here are just a few of the reasons why tending to your trees at the start of winter makes more sense.
29 October 2015
After spending 75+ years on Earth, nobody wants to reach that great, big gate in the sky only to find that it's more rusty than pearly and creaks louder than a thunderstorm every time an angel flaps its wings. It's probably been a good three or four thousand years since the darned thing has even been painted, too, so they might as well either chuck it or donate it to Purgatory and upgrade to a sparkling, new aluminum gate.
14 October 2015
If you have storm windows installed throughout your home, you'll need to be careful when you wash them. If you use strong chemicals or rough material, you can damage the integrity of your storm resistant windows. Here are the do's and don't of cleaning your storm resistant windows. Don't Let Dirt Sit On Your Windows The first thing you need to do is keep your windows clean. Don't let dirt and debris sit and accumulate on your windows for months at a time.
18 September 2015
For some business, there's a "better safe than sorry" approach that upgrades to the newest systems after proper testing, even if the new machines aren't exceptionally more powerful in terms of raw computing potential. In many cases, the old parts can be reused in the new systems as replacements or combined for even more power. If you're in charge of a business computer inventory, a few recycling and reuse practices can help you pinpoint the best ways to keep an old investment relevant.
18 September 2015
Boiler systems in residential settings are just as convenient as they are in commercial settings because they provide the dual function of heated water and home heating in one appliance. The majority of modern residential boilers are electric powered, which gives homeowners an even bigger advantage when it comes to efficiency. However functional and efficient electric boilers can be, they do tend to make a little more racket than the average home heating system, especially when there is something wrong.
1 September 2015
If you're planning to paint the exterior of your home this year, you should pick the best time of year when the temperature and humidity are just right. By painting during the best weather conditions, you can avoid problems with flaking and peeling paint later on. There's no universal best season for painting since it depends entirely upon your local climate and weather conditions. Here are some things to take into account.
25 August 2015
If you are planning to install a new driveway, there are some things that can damage it, such as trees and snow. This will result in you making some repairs, or installing a new driveway again. Trees If you are planning to plant some trees, some of them can cause great damage to a concrete driveway. This is because they have strong and aggressive root systems that can grow under the driveway, and then cause your driveway to push up and crack.
10 August 2015