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Is Your Older Commercial Building A Firetrap? Here's What You Can Do About It

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Setting up your small business in a “vintage” building adds a sense of class, warmth, coziness and sheer history – but it’s not without its hazards. The combination of old organic building materials and the modern demands of a commercial enterprise can easily lead to a frightening or even tragic fire. If you’re moving your business into an older home or other historic structure, here are some steps you can take to keep your property and people safe. Read More»

Three Reasons To Avoid Do-It-Yourself Household Wiring Projects

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Many modern homeowners have embraced the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement wholeheartedly, thanks to the proliferation of cable television home improvement programs combined with a sincere desire for a hands-on approach to their living situations. However, homeowners should use caution when it comes to making repairs or improvements on household wiring. According to the National Fire Protection Association, malfunctioning household wiring is one of the leading causes of residential fires. Besides the risk of creating a situation conducive to structural fires, other good reasons exist for leaving the electrical work to the experts. Read More»

How To Make Sure That Your Wood Fence Posts Are Resistant To Rot

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If you have a wooden fence on your property that needs to be replaced due to rot, then it is in your best interest to make sure that your new fence will not rot in the future. Elevating your fence a small amount and sealing the wood are two great options to keep the fence from becoming susceptible to water damage. While these things will help to protect most of the fence, they will not keep the fence posts from deteriorating. Read More»

8 Useful Any-Occasion Gift Ideas For The Hot Tub Owner

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Are you trying to come up with a useful or unusual gift for that hot tub owner in your life? Well, you’re in luck, because there are several neat spa-themed gift ideas that may be appreciated by someone who uses a hot tub regularly. Everything from spa pillows to caddy holders make thoughtful gifts, so why not consider any of the following for your next gift-giving occasion? 1. An Adjustable Spa Pillow Read More»

What Siding Will Best Insulate Your Mobile Home From Winter Storms?

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If you live in a mobile home community, you may already spend a fall weekend or two placing protective heat tape on any exposed plumbing beneath your mobile home and checking your home’s skirting to ensure it’s still in good shape. Unfortunately, in parts of the country susceptible to sub-zero winter temperatures, these measures may not be enough to shield you from high winter heating bills. Can installing new siding before the snow hits help save you money in the long run? Read More»