Your floors are an often overlooked but very important part of your home. Dirty, tattered, outdated or ugly floors can make your home look far less attractive and valuable than it may be. In contrast, beautiful and well kept floors give your home a special sparkle. It is especially important to pay attention to your flooring if you are thinking about selling your home. By installing clean and beautiful new floors, you can increase the value of your home far more than the cost of your flooring. My background as a real estate agent has taught me what potential buyers want in floors, and now I'm going to teach you. Make your home all it can be with floors that say your home is the best.
17 April 2015
Heating your home with a wood burning stove can save you a fortune each winter. Unfortunately, wood stoves also increase the risk of house fires tremendously. Do you know what you need to do to avoid chimney fires and prepare to put one out if it should ignite? Chimney Cleaning and Inspection Chimney cleaning and inspections must be completed at least once each year. Since your wood burning stove isn't used during the summer months, birds, squirrels and other animals can build their homes in the chimney, so getting a cleaning and inspection at the end of fall just before the stove will be used is typically the best plan.
7 April 2015
For those living in areas that routinely experience severe weather, it may be a prudent investment to have a storm shelter installed on your property. These shelters are buried deep in the ground, and they are designed to keep your family safe regardless of the severity of the storm above ground. However, storm shelters are often misunderstood by homeowners. Homeowners might need some questions addressed before they are comfortable pursuing this investment.
24 March 2015
An air compressor from a retailer like Air Chief Inc is essential if you want to operate powerful electric drills that require air pressure to work. But your time using power tools will be cut short if you don't take good care of your air compressor's relatively fragile storage tank. To prevent your air compressor tank from rupturing and bursting, pay attention to these four tips. Don't Keep Your Air Compressor In A Cold Garage, Shed, Or Attic
11 March 2015
Instead of using strong chemicals this spring when you clean your tile and grout, try a more natural and less chemical approach. Natural cleaners get the job done just as well as more traditional chemical cleaners. You just get to skip out on the strong-smelling fumes while on the way to clean tile. Lemon Juice Tile Cleaner This tile cleaning recipe uses natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
4 March 2015
If you have just purchased a newly built home, you will want to be on the lookout for any type of infestation of termites. Termites are very pesky insects to remove once they have embedded themselves within the walls of your home. New homes are vulnerable if they were built during a rainy season where the wood had become wet several times during the construction process. Here are signs to watch out for and ways to deter termites from wanting to move into your new home with you.