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4 Tips To Help You Prevent Clogs In Your Drain Pipes

Drain clogs are not only costly to repair, but they can also be messy and smelly. If you recently hired a plumber to clean a clogged drain at your home, you may want to know what you can do to avoid this from happening in the future. Luckily, there are steps you can take that can help you prevent clogs from forming. These steps are simple and fast, and they could help you save a lot of money in the future. Read More 

What To Avoid When Hiring A Tree Removal Company

Hiring a skilled and experienced tree removal company is your best bet when it comes to safely and quickly removing problematic trees. However, you'll want to be careful about the company you choose to take care of your tree removal needs. Here are some tips on what to avoid when hiring a tree removal company: Companies Not Licensed or Insured While most companies are properly licensed and insured, there are a few out there that often forego those important credentials. Read More 

Dry Rot On Wooden Windows: Tips For Preventing And Repairing It Yourself

Wooden windows frames and sills provide a homey, warm look to a home. They are also quite common in older homes that did not have option of choosing vinyl windows at the time. A common problem with wooden windows is that they can develop dry rot if they are not maintained properly. Fortunately, sometimes dry rot can be repaired, and if you are careful, you can prevent it from spreading or coming back in the future. Read More 

City Provides Financial Incentive For Building Owners To Install Fire Sprinklers

A fire sprinkler system can save lives. According to the National Fire Protection Association, wet-pipe sprinklers help reduce the incidence of death in house fires by 82 percent and property damage by 68 percent. Unfortunately, owners of older homes and commercial buildings are often reluctant to invest money in retrofitting the buildings with sprinkler systems because of the cost. However, one city has come up with a financial incentive they hope will get property owners on board with the idea of installing fire sprinklers. Read More 

Tips For Cleaning Out Your Parents’ Home

At some point, most people have to clean out their parents' home. It might be that Mom or Dad is going to be moving in with another family member or relocating to a nursing home. Another possibility is that you have recently lost your parent. Whatever the case is, cleaning out a home that is bursting with decades of memories can be not only exhausting, but also emotionally difficult. Read on for some tips on getting through the process. Read More