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3 Tips For Preventing “Cold Spots” In Your Home

Have you ever noticed that parts of your home feel warmer than others during the winter months? "Cold spots" can be common, but this does not mean that there is nothing that you can do about them. These are a few tips that can help you prevent them in your home so that you and your family can be comfortable and warm, no matter where in the home you might be. Read More 

5 Tips For Safely Storing Propane For An Emergency

It can be smart to store propane so that you can use it in the event of an emergency, such as if you need to power up the grill when the power goes out. However, you might be concerned about how to best store your propane. This is a legitimate concern, since propane can be dangerous if you don't store it the right way, but following these tips should help. Read More 

Two Tips To Help You Avoid A Clogged Toilet

Few things can be as disconcerting as going in to flush your toilet, only to find that the waste materials in the commode do not get sucked down the drain. This can be frustrating because you know that it means you'll have to either spend time trying to get the clog out yourself or use up already-budgeted funds to get a professional plumber on the scene. The best way to avoid this scenario is to start taking measures today that can keep a clogged toilet from becoming a problem in your home. Read More 

3 Simple Fixes for a Driveway Gate That Won’t Open

Your driveway gate might be a wonderful thing, but if it is not opening as it is supposed to, it could be a temporary source of frustration. Luckily, in some cases, the cause of these problems is actually really easy to fix on your own. These are a few simple fixes that might help you get your driveway gate working again. 1. Check the Power First of all, you will want to make sure that your driveway gate is getting the power that it is supposed to. Read More 

Preventing Dry Rot Under Your Siding

In order to ensure that your home remains structurally sound, it's critical that you are taking the time to prepare the wood underneath your home's siding to withstand water damage. Dry rot (the term commonly used to describe wood that has sustained significant water damage) can compromise the quality of your shingles. As you replace the existing shingles on your home's exterior, here are three simple tips you can use to help prevent dry rot in the future. Read More