Disaster Proofing Your Home

disaster-proofing-your-home

Though we cannot always avoid disasters, we can avoid some of the threats of disaster situations by taking some precautions and preparedness measures in our homes. With a few simple steps and a little planning ahead, you could make an emergency less of an emergency or even safe your home from ruin. Avoid panicking in […]

What You Should Have in Your Emergency Kit

what-you-should-have-in-your-emergency-kit

No one wants to be in an emergency, but more than that no one wants to be in an emergency when they’re unprepared. So what should you have in your emergency kit? Here are the basics you’ll need for your emergency kit so that no matter what situation you find yourself in, you’ll be prepared […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Mold

10-things-you-may-not-know-about-mold

Mold can grow on Christmas trees. Mold growth is common in areas surrounding outdoor foliage, so when you bring a living Christmas tree indoors, you may be bringing mold into your home. You can’t paint over mold. Painting over mold is a bad idea for many reasons. It will cause paint to bubble and crack […]

The Effects of Mold on Your Health

the-effects-of-mold-on-your-health

What is mold? Mold is a sporous fungus that grows indoors and outdoors in warm, damp, and humid conditions. It is often found in basements, attics, or homes in humid climates or that have been exposed to moisture. There are thousands of different kinds of mold. Mold is common and in small amounts, it’s usually […]

Home Fire Pit: Safety Precautions You Should Be Taking

home-fire-pit_-safety-precautions-you-should-be-taking

A fire pit is an excellent addition to any back or front yard and will add some value to your home. Gathering around a fire pit in your own yard is always a good time. But make sure to keep it a good time by following a few safety precautions to avoid fire hazards. Follow […]

Cleaning Out Your Window Wells: Why It’s Important In Preventing Water Damage

Your window well serves an important purpose; it provides an emergency exit from the basement of your home in case of an emergency. Besides that, it allows natural light to fill your basement which can be an easy mood booster and an energy saver. But your window well does require some attention. You want to […]

How To Properly Clean Out Rain Gutters on Your Home

how-to-properly-clean-out-rain-gutters-on-your-home

There are plenty of things to do around your home, it can be easy to forget some of the seemingly less important tasks like cleaning out the rain gutters. While it may seem like an inconsequential chore, it is actually one that is very important for the well-being of your home.   It may be hard […]

Water Damaged Carpet: How to Cleanup

water-damaged-carpet_-how-to-cleanup

Water damage in your home can be a source of worry and damage. Whether your home has flooded or you experience a leaking pipe, any amount of water in the home is going to requires some cleanup. When you have water damage in rooms with carpet the cleanup process will be a little bit different. […]

Water Damage You Can’t See and Where to Look For It

where-to-look-for-water-damage

Water is vital to sustaining life, but when it comes to your home it can be a death sentence. Water in unwanted places leads to rot, decay, mold, mildew, and a whole slew of problems. If you don’t catch and correct water damage as quickly as possible you’ll be left with huge problems down the […]

Practicing an Emergency Escape Plan: Why It’s Important

practicing-an-emergency-escape-plan_-why-its-important

They say practice makes perfect, and what better thing to execute perfectly than your emergency escape plan. When people find themselves in an emergency situation, the usually aren’t thinking clearly. They may panic, or they may be injured or in shock. It is certainly a less than ideal time to try to come up with […]