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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 

Why You Should Upgrade To A Tankless Water Heater

As the years go by, appliances such as ovens and refrigerators are getting larger, while water heaters and furnaces are getting smaller. It allows people to have more space where they need it, and save space where they can. Tankless water heaters are saving people space, energy costs, and providing many other benefits. If you are interested in the benefits of tankless water heaters, here are some that you need to know. Read More 

Tornado Central: Security Tips for You & Your Home

Springtime is often a pleasant time of year that is accompanied by incoming warmer weather and the growth of flowers and plants. However, it is also often a fearful time of year, particularly for people living in the Midwest. The Midwest typically experiences some of the highest annual tornado occurrences with an average of 96 tornadoes occurring in Kansas alone. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the springtime weather with a few security tips for you and your home. Read More