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.
According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, droughts cost the United States an estimated $30 billion in damage in 2012. If you rely on a well for your home's main source of water, you know how devastating a drought can be. Luckily, there are several simple ways you can conserve water, while making sure your family survives until the water levels rise, and you're able to return to your normal life:
Home fire safety equipment can mean the difference of life and death for your family. Having smoke alarms is helpful, but it's not always enough. Equipment to extinguish small fires, allow your family to breathe in heavy smoke, and escape your home more easily can save all your lives. Here is some information about equipment that can keep your family safe in the event of a fire.
If you have at least a second story on your home, having an escape ladder can save your lives.
The septic system buried in your home's yard is your own small-scale sewage treatment system. Just as a regular sewage treatment plant needs the right maintenance and proper balance, your home septic system also needs the right care for it to be a well-working system. Here are three things your septic system needs to work properly and safely.
Appropriate Placement in Your Yard
Your septic tank and drain field cannot be installed in any location in your yard, but they need to be placed far enough away from structures and ground water.
A shiny shower head and bathroom faucet add important finishing touches to a clean bathroom. If your shower head, faucet or its strainer/aerator are covered in hard water stains, you can't really call your bathroom clean until they are gone. Hard water stains can be tough to remove with scrubbing and ordinary bathroom cleaners; fortunately, a simple, safe household product can clean away all those annoying white deposits and leave your shower head and faucet looking spiffy.