Becoming a Foster Parent? Changes to Make in Your Home to Keep Everyone Safe
25 October 2016
If you are becoming a foster parent soon, you need to make sure your home is completely safe for the children. Below are two things you can do to help you get started. You can then rest easy knowing your family is safe.
According to the National Fire Academy, there are approximately 1,800 residential fires reported to the fire departments in the United States, and, out of these fires, approximately 2,635 people died.
Three Common Electrical Hazards You Can Fix Yourself
6 October 2016
Although some electrical hazards require an electrician's help to prevent an electrical fire or electrocution, there's actually quite a lot of danger that Americans put themselves in every day by careless or ignorant use of their electrical system. Here are three common hazards found in American homes that you can remedy simply by changing your own habits.
1. Overloaded outlets It may seem odd that you can buy power strips and other splitting devices at all if it's unsafe to plug multiple devices into one outlet.
Topics to Discuss with Your Spouse When Having a New Home Built
16 September 2016
Having a new home built instead of simply moving into an existing home is an exciting thing for any couple. The ability to completely customize the look of your new home means that you won't have to worry about renovations upon moving in; instead, you'll simply get to enjoy the space. Before you begin the process of hiring a new home builder and talking about the available options, it's important to have a serious conversation with your spouse.
Two Tips To Help Keep Your Asphalt Roof In Good Condition
26 August 2016
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. However, it's often also one of the most neglected. It's so easy to forget that your roof needs to be maintained if it's going to remain that protective covering that it was designed to be. If you have an asphalt roof, there are a few tasks you can perform to make sure that the roof is always in good condition.