There are some people that would consider a safe room to be an unnecessary addition to their home while others feel like it is an essential investment for their safety. If you are of the second opinion or in between these two opinions, here are a few things that you need to consider when deciding on installing a safe room. For a safe room, the location is essential. You don’t want your safe room in a place that is difficult to get to quickly, or where you might potentially cross the path of an intruder trying to get to it. Instead,…
If you have hardwood floors in your home, you will probably lose your breath when you observe someone sliding something across the floor. While most hardwood floors aren’t easy to scratch, just the thought of an unsightly gash in your floor is enough to make you scared. This is why most homeowners with hardwood floor will make sure that their furniture is padded underneath their legs to minimize the risk of a scratch, but what should you do if it still happens? It is possible to repair it. Depending on the depth of the scratch, you can start out with a 180…
When you are sitting outside in the blistering sun, doesn’t a tall glass of water with ice sound tempting? Large parts of the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, while here in the US it is very easy to attain. However, have you ever wondered what the quality of your drinking water is? You might think that this would be easy to figure out just from the smell, but in reality, a large part of what can show up in your drinking water that is harmful for you, doesn’t have a smell. Here are a few common odors…
Water seems to have an uncanny ability to make it into your home. This is why many decisions when it comes to the design of a home need to take rain and wind into consideration to protect the home from their effects. Kickout flashing is an essential part of the protection of your home against the elements, but unfortunately, some homeowners fail to realize how vital it is and have removed it because they feel like it looks odd on their home. Kickout flashing directs water away from the seams where your roof and walls intersect, since this is the most likely…
With children in the home, you very likely have some type of permanent or semi-permanent play equipment in your yard, or maybe you even have a full fledged playground. This is a very good thing to have since your child will receive exercise while enjoying the benefits of fresh air. However, there are also some dangers that you need to keep in mind as a parent to make sure that the playground doesn’t become a risk to your children. Take swings, for example. Children love to swing back and forth on swings, but if two swings were to be too close…
Insulation comes in all shapes and sizes. It could be cellulose, perlite, and other types that are made for specific types of homes. But that are some things you must know about insulation before you install it into your home or replace some in your home. With these tips in mind, you can further protect yourself and your family. Insulation uses all sorts of chemicals when combined with each other in order to create a thick layer to keep the heat inside your house, and the cold outside of it. For example, fiberglass insulation can have tiny glass particles as well…
Why is radon testing so important before you buy and house and before you sell your house? Well, to answer that, we need to know what radon is and what effect it can you and your family. These things will be discussed in the topic for today. So radon is actually a radioactive gas that comes from a natural breakdown process of uranium into soil, rocks, the water, and the air we breathe. It typically rises up from the ground into the air, and can seep into cracks or cuts in your foundation and into your home, where it can thus…
So you think you have a leaky roof – and your floor says it all. Wet spots are appearing on the floor, so you decide to take a look on your roof to see if it really is leaking… But what are you going to be looking for? Well that is what is going to be discussed in this article. The first thing you’d want to look for are potential shingles that are either coming off your roof from wind damage, rain damage, or just general storm damage. This shingles might be easy to pull off, look damaged, or are just…
Do you have a house with trees around it? Of course, most of the United State’s population have trees all around them, so when heavy storms come rolling through, what could happen? Unfortunately, trees have the potential to fall on family’s homes, and it happens a lot more then people think it does. How can you keep the risk of a tree falling down on your house to a minimum? Here’s a few tips for you. Number 1: Make sure that all of your trees around your house are trimmed neatly, none of the branches are right up against the house,…
Problems with your water tank again? Every time you go and take a shower, it is always cold, and you can’t figure out why. Well here are a couple of problems you may have with your water tank, and how you can fix them. If you start out in a shower with hot water, then 5 minutes later, the next thing you know the water is stone cold. One of the potential problems you could have is with the dip tube. The dip tube is basically a pipe inside the water heater that draws water from the top to keep water…

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