What is the State of Your Wiring

If you live in an older home, you might have spent a lot of time and money on making it look more modern, but sometimes things that aren’t seen might be in much worse condition. Your electrical system runs throughout the walls in your home, and it might...

Safety

Owning a house means you will eventually need to have repairs done. This could mean doing them yourself, or hiring someone to do them for you. In either case, you should be thinking about the dangers involved and how to keep yourself, your family, and...

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay tiles are one of the oldest roofing materials still in use, and it is, in fact, one of the most common ones around the world. Part of the reason for that is the durability and cost compared to other materials. A clay tile roof can also be very...

How Surge Protectors Can Save Your Electronics

We all have many electronic devices in our homes, some of them more expensive than others. Since you invest quite a bit of money into purchasing them, you should make sure that they are protected in case of lightning striking your power grid, or a power...

A Safe Playground For Your Children

Playing in a playground should just be a fun, entertaining time, but sadly there are many dangers that could threaten the well-being of your child. Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of injuries reported in the U.S. alone. So, what can you do to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...