Linoleum Flooring

There are many options when it comes to flooring materials. Linoleum used to be very popular in the beginning of the last century, but fell out of use. In recent years it has made a comeback, since it is an eco-friendly material. Linoleum doesn’t hold up as well as...

The Danger With Lead

Lead paint is a serious problem that many owners of older houses might have to deal with. Lead was used to add color to paint, to make it water resistant, dry faster and more durable. In 1978 this practice was discontinued, since high levels of lead in your body can...

Keeping Ants at Bay

Do you sometimes feel like it is impossible to keep ants out of your home? The fact is, that ants are one of the most common pests that come into our homes. Ants are harmless to humans, but not so much to buildings. Even though not as damaging to wood as termites,...

Ungrounded Wall Outlets

Are your outlets grounded or not? In some older homes the proper wiring might not be in place, and it is possible that a previous owner installed a grounded receptacle to replace one that wasn’t. Without testing the outlet for a proper ground, you will not know...

Falls Out of Windows

If you live in a house with more than one floor, windows pose a risk for your young children. There are millions of injuries caused by falls every year in the United States. If you leave windows open to enjoy fresh outside air, you should take steps to ensure that you...
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