Are Birds Your Friends or Enemies?

When does a bird become a pest? While some might enjoy feeding birds and listening to them chirp, there is a major downside to having a lot of birds in your yard. Bird droppings contain uric acid, so if a large amount of droppings were to be sitting on your sidewalks,...

Caring for Elderly Family

Do you have elderly parents that live in your home with you? Or maybe you have parents that live on their own, but need your help with much of the work around the home. This is the reality for many families, and we are happy to give back to those that took care of us...

Protect Yourself

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. What it means is that PPE is made for protecting you from harm when doing various jobs. Some power equipment and some chemicals will provide you with information on what PPE is appropriate for the job, but you should be...

Can a Remodel Improve Your Sale?

Selling an older home can be complicated at best, and usually you will not be able to sell it for as much as you would like. If you are in this situation, you might be considering a remodel of your home to increase its value, but is this really the best way to go? The...

How to Keep Energy Costs Down

Energy usage is a concern for every homeowner, especially with rising energy costs. There are many factors influencing the amount of energy you use, such as, the size of your home, the insulation, and how you heat or cool it, just to mention a few. To lower your...

Is Your Home Owner Association Your Friend?

Depending on where you are looking for a new home, it is possible that you will find a neighborhood where there is an HOA (Homeowners Association). While some might not think too much about this before they go to purchase a home, many HOA’s have a lot of power over...

Do You Get Your Water From A Well?

Getting your water from a private well has many benefits. Usually you won’t have the amount of chemicals in your drinking water from a well as you do from a municipal source. You also have full control over your water source, so there is no need to worry about...

Gone With the Wind

Do you live in an area where heavy winds are a concern? It could be that you have a lot of open areas around your home, and when the wind picks up to high wind speed, this causes damage to your property. If this is the case, you might want to consider investing the...

Are Termites Eating You Out of Your Home?

Termites. You might have seen the damage they can do to wood, and you surely would hate to have them do the same to your home, but how do you keep them away? There are a few things to take into consideration to prevent your home from being inviting to termites. First,...

How To Get Rid of Pet Allergens

If you are an allergy sufferer, you might be careful to minimize your exposure to pets. You might have friends who you don’t visit because of this. Imagine, though, that you buy a new home, and then realize that the previous owner had pets. Unfortunately, there are...