June 2017 6
You already know what it looks like. You have seen your neighbors’ gutters all along the length of the street. You have seen the way they have clogged and now the water just pours over onto the front of the houses whenever it rains. You have seen this at your house and you know that it comes down to nothing more than being a time way past due for cleaning those gutters. Some of the homes need a good gutter repair service, but most just need to be cleaned.
What you might also remember is how badly things went the last time you attempted to clean your gutters. You didn’t have the right kind of ladder. You weren’t prepared for how much filth there would actually be once you got all the way up there. You thought there was no way you were going to fall. After all, you had perfect balance the last time you (more…)
Incredibly ubiquitous, modern style furniture allows us to sit, recline, lay, and simply enjoy our surroundings. Whether we use folding chairs at the beach or a rolling chair in the office, we use furniture everyday. In fact, it seems very nearly impossible not to use furniture during the day! Standing throughout the day can be difficult, even more so for some individuals who face health problems or disabilities. Thankfully, we have modern furniture to keep us off our feet when we need it and make our lives just a little bit simpler.
Here are some interesting facts about furniture that you probably don’t already know:
- The Inventor of the Office Chair. Many people and historians consider Charles Darwin to be the inventor of the modern day office chair. That’s correct — t (more…)
Camping is one of the most popular summer vacations in the United States. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV alone. This does not take into account the number of campers who choose to rent cabins or stay in ground tents. As you prepare for your camping trip this summer, remember to bring all of the required RV attachments. These RV accessories will make your trip more comfortable and safer.
Basic RV papers
You would never drive anywhere without your proof of insurance, driver?s license, and vehicle registration. The same documents should always accompany your RV. In fact, it may be even more beneficial to have these documents on board your RV. If you are traveling out of state, you are more likely to need your (more…)
Is it time to have your roof inspected? Under normal conditions, it should be inspected at least once or twice a year. If you live in an area that experiences heavy storms and winds, however, you’ll want to have it inspected more often.
Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Approximately every 4 out of every 5 homes in the United States have a roof made out of either organic or fiberglass shingles. These roofs will usually provide sufficient protection for your home when properly installed and maintained.
If you need a roof replacement, then a new asphalt shingle roof will usually last for a minimum of 12 to 15 years. In ord (more…)
Decorating a new home is possibly the most fun part of having to move. You have the opportunity to create your own space just the way you like it. While there are of course some essential indoor furniture and possibly some casual outdoor furniture you should buy from the home decor stores, there are also some key accessories that you should purchase in order to spice up the decor of the home completely. You will soon come to find out that accessorizing your home is just as easy as the overall decorations process as long as you know exactly what you need to buy. Let’s take a closer look at some essential accessories that every single home s (more…)
It’s not quite allergy season yet, but that doesn’t mean the air quality inside of your home is perfect. In fact, it might be causing you more problems than you think. If you find yourself sneezing and sniffling more than usual, you could be suffering the effects of poor air quality.
Whether you’re concerned about your air conditioning services or you notice an excess of dust in your home, there are simple steps you can take to clear the air. Here are a few things you can start doing to improve your home’s air quality.
Clean the Floors
This is especially important if you have carpeting over the majority of the floors in your home. Dust tends to settle in the fibers of your carpet, and a slight disturbance like walking or shuffling across those fibers can put it right back in the air. It’s a vicious cycle, so make sure you’re vacuuming regularly!
Check Your Equipment
Carbon monoxide alarms should be tested at least once every month, and your HVAC system should be inspected at least twice every year. Calling for air conditioning services or furnace repair once in the spring and once in the fall should be enough to get you through the year, but if you notice any issues with your HVAC, you should call a licensed AC technician immediately.
Keep Plants in Your Home
Plants are nature’s best air filters. Not only will they provide some color and life to your home, they’ll help you clean the air inside as well. Plants are a wonderful addition to any indoor space, and in most cases they’re relatively low-maintenance items to keep around.
Air Out the House
Is the air in your house feeling stale and dry? Whether it’s cold or hot outside, it’s a good idea to open the windows and let fresh air flow through your home every once in a while. Do this for about 30 minutes at a time while the ceiling fans are on to ensure maximum air flow.
HVAC services are only a part of keeping the air in your home clean, but it’s still important to keep track of your air conditioning service and heating service regardless. Don’t hesitate to put these simple tips into practice and breathe easier!
Do It Yourself Repair
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