Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
26 January 2017
Electrical fires in a home can be devastating and deadly. They are one of the most common causes of a house fire, which is why it is so important to know how to avoid them. Here are four tips for doing that: Never Use Frayed Cords: Any cords you notice to be frayed or worn need to be replaced by a professional or the appliance it is attached to needs to be replaced altogether because it's usually an indication that the appliance is old anyway.
11 January 2017
Toilets are an essential part of a home, so when yours starts leaking or if it's just time to get rid of that baby blue toilet and update it with something a little more modern, you can call out a plumber or try to tackle the job yourself. Replacing a toilet doesn't take too much plumbing know-how and can be done in just about an hour or so. See below for instructions on how to remove an old toilet and install a new one.
31 December 2016
Vinyl and other types of siding can absolutely turn a standard home into the best looking one on the block. Siding also serves another critical purpose: siding protects the wooden frames inside the walls from being damaged. Siding does this by keeping water out. Homeowners do need to be aware siding can leak just like a roof or ceiling. The serious drawback with damaged sidings is not always easy to detect since drywall and insulation may be hiding the water.
16 December 2016
If you got hit by a high energy bill last summer, you're likely interested in making sure it doesn't happen again. Sure, you could try changing the temperature that the A/C is running at, but why make your family potentially less comfortable when there are other solutions that you can try. One of the easiest ways to make sure your air conditioner runs efficiently is simply to keep up with a regular maintenance plan.
12 December 2016
Vinyl siding is a popular choice because it lasts for so long. However, even though it is designed to be durable and to last for years, there does come a point when it needs to be replaced. These are a few signs that you might want to start thinking about replacing your vinyl siding. 1. It's Faded Faded siding can make your home look much older than it really is. If you want your home to have the most curb appeal, and if you want to maintain its value, you probably do not want to have faded siding.