Hearth Extensions

Cold days are coming. And while we do not want to rush it this is a great time of year to take advantage of to look at some of your home's “winter” components. One of those components is the fireplace hearth extension. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it...

Let In Some Light

If you have some living space in the basement, you probably realize how dark it can be. The problem with a basement is that it is difficult to get the lighting right lacking natural light. If you would like to add some natural light to your basement, what you can do...

Long-term Effects of Working From Home

Have you been working from home? Many businesses have been offering this as an option for their employees, and it’s expected that this option will continue to be available for quite some time after the end of the pandemic. If that’s the case for you, what can you do...

Can Your Pipes Handle the Cold?

One of the problems that can crop up with cold weather is that pipes that aren’t properly insulated can freeze or even bust. While you might think that your home is heated enough for this not to be a danger, there are many areas of your home, such as crawlspaces,...

Standing Water In Your Shower

Have you ever been in a shower that doesn’t drain properly with water rising up over your ankles? It can really ruin the experience of taking a nice shower, and instead make you feel like you can’t get your feet clean. The most common reason for this problem is an...

Keeping Your Wood Floor Looking Good

Everyone loves a beautiful hardwood floor. It can add a lot of character to a home, and it is fairly easy to maintain. The problem is, it is also very easy to scratch. Since wood is a softer, natural material, pushing something heavy, like a piece of furniture across...

The House-Call of the Wild

Do you often see wildlife around your home? It might seem like a nice thing to experience, but in reality, wildlife can do a lot of damage if they are in the wrong place. What they are usually looking for is one of three things that all animals require, food, shelter...

Bats – Friends or Enemies?

Most of us might find bats intriguing when we see them fluttering around outside in the dark. Bats can even be beneficial, since they will keep mosquitoes at bay, eating as many as 8000 on an average night. You might not be as thrilled about having them as your...

Simple ways to use less energy in the home

A lot of people don’t realize how easy it can be to use less energy in the home. With just a few simple adjustments you can save a lot of money. Here are a few simple ways this can be done: Instead of using an air conditioner, which uses a lot of energy, try...

Fire From The Skies

A lightning storm can be very fear-inspiring, even for adults, and seeing lightning closely followed by thunder lets you know that it is very close to your home. Lightning strikes directly on a home are not very common, but that doesn’t mean that there is no risk to...

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