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  • Turning Your Spare Room Into A Nursery? Don't Forget These Electrical Upgrades

    25 August 2016

    Is it time to turn that spare room into a nursery? When you're picking out paint colors and deciding on decor, you also need to put electrical upgrades on the list. Talk to your electrical contractor about the following additions to your baby's room. USB Outlets Everything electronic has a USB charger these days, but those bulky adapters can hog your outlet space. Upgrading your old outlets into newer models that have built-in charging ports can make it easier to accommodate basics that you need for the baby's room, like monitors and white noise machines.

  • Learn How A Tree Trimming Company Can Help You Prepare For Holiday Decorating

    6 August 2016

    If you plan to hang lights on your trees this holiday season, it is best to plan ahead to ensure that they can be hung safely when the time comes. Hire a tree trimming company to help you prepare for the holiday season a few months ahead of time to ensure your trees look exactly how you want them to look when the lights are hung on them. Use the guide below to learn how to have the tree trimming company help you prepare for holiday decorating.

  • What Does A Heat Pump Do?

    16 March 2016

    Heat pumps are a relatively new invention in the world of home climate control. As a result, there are many homeowners who don't know what a heat pump is, how it works, what it does and whether or not a heat pump is right for them. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide whether or not you want a heat pump for yourself. What does a heat pump do?

  • Should You Try To Cut Down A Dead Or Dying Tree Yourself?

    12 January 2016

    If you live in a heavily wooded area, you may wince each time a thunderstorm rolls through for fear some of your trees won't survive the high winds. These concerns may be even more valid if you have dead or dying trees within falling reach of your home. While you may be reluctant to pay hundreds of dollars to have a tree professionally removed when you already have a chainsaw in your garage, a poorly-planned tree removal can be dangerous or even deadly.

  • Budget Bathroom Makeover Tips

    29 December 2015

    Are you tired of the way your bathroom looks? Do you want to freshen it up, but don't have a huge budget? A bathroom makeover doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. There are quick and simple things you can do to update your bathroom, even if it still looks like a picture from a 70's magazine. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Refinish the bathtub: Bathtub refinishing is going to be less expensive than purchasing an entirely new bathtub and paying to have it installed.

  • Essential Forklift Safety Tips

    29 October 2015

    Ways to Use a Forklift Wrong (and How to Do It Right) The safe operation of a forklift requires common sense and knowledge of how to use a forklift from the time you crank the engine until it is parked. Several stages are required and must be followed to protect you and your fellow workers. One very important rule is never operate a forklift unless you have been trained and licensed. Perform an inspection before you use the forklift, and make sure all your gauges are working correctly.

  • 3 Tips For Protecting And Repairing Your Home From Hail Damage

    31 March 2015

    In recent years, hail and wind damage accounted for some $4 billion worth of damage. This type of damage can wreak havoc on your vehicle and real estate property, which is why you need to make sure that you are able to follow some tips that will assist you further. There are a lot of tips in terms of repair and preventative care, so that you can keep your property intact.

  • 4 Signs Your Garage Door Needs To Be Replaced Or Repaired

    26 February 2015

    While your garage door is running smoothly, you probably don't put too much thought into it. However, when it becomes damaged or starts running poorly, it could pose a serious danger to your family. Check out these four signs that your garage door is damaged and needs to be replaced or repaired.   It Has Damage or Cosmetic Problems If your garage door has extensive cosmetic damage, such as scratching and rust, or if it has a lot of physical damage caused from wear and tear, storm damage or an accident, it's time to get it replaced.

  • Vanity And Cabinet Combos For Your Bathroom Remodel

    4 February 2015

    Your cabinetry and vanity play a large role in your overall bathroom design. While the two don't have to match necessarily, keeping them complementary is important for a cohesive design. Plan your bathroom remodel around an attractive vanity and cabinet combination. Furniture Style If you have a historical or cottage bathroom, cabinets and a vanity that at least look like stand-alone furniture work well. For instance, Better Homes and Gardens suggests having furniture-style feet and crown molding added to a built-in vanity and cabinet installation.

  • Asphalt Repair: How To Repair Minor Damage To Your Driveway

    27 January 2015

    It is quite common for asphalt driveways to develop small cracks and potholes over the years. If your driveway has developed this type of damage, you should know that the process of repairing this damage yourself can actually be quite easy and affordable. Following the steps below will allow you to accomplish this task. Materials You Will Need cold asphalt mix water bucket (must be large enough to accommodate your entire batch of asphalt mix) mixing paddle trowel leaf blower or stiff bristle broom hand tamper Step 1: Clean Damaged Area