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Day: December 31, 2021

Three Essential Home Maintenance Tips
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Three Essential Home Maintenance Tips

There's a reason that only 45% of homeowners say that they handle repairs as soon as they arise. Life is hectic; we're running around town from morning until night and constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions. In all that chaos, we forget all about home maintenance. It happens to everyone from time to time! There's nothing wrong with leaving a patch of worn paint or a broken cabinet door until you have time to fix it. However, there are a few items on your home maintenance checklist that need continual care to prevent major damage (both to your home and your wallet). To learn which items should be at the top of the list on your home maintenance plan, just keep reading. 1. Keep Your HVAC Unit Clean Your HVAC unit is one of the most expensive items in your home to ...
How to Pour Concrete
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How to Pour Concrete

More home projects require concrete than you think! If you're working on DIY home projects and realize you need to pour concrete, it can cause you to stop in your tracks. Not everyone knows how pouring concrete works, and that's okay. Figuring out how to pour concrete is easier than you think! These concrete pouring tips are here to act as your guide throughout the entire process. Before you know it, you'll be an expert! 1. Safety First! Safety is always the number one priority with any concrete pouring guide. Depending on where you're pouring, you may need to contact a government building and obtain a permit. We also recommend contacting a safety department so you know where pipes and wires are if you need to do any digging. Wearing long pants, work boots, a long-sleeved shirt, gl...
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Stairlifts

Are you or your loved one avoiding the stairs at home because it hurts too much to climb or descend them? Are you unsteady on the stairs because you feel off-balance, or is your loved one nervous on the stairs because their eyesight isn’t what it used to be? When stairs are the problem, the solution to living safely, comfortably, and independently at home, even when that home has stairs, is a stairlift.  What is a stairlift? A stairlift is a mechanical system that transports users up and down the stairs. The system features a set of tracks or rails that attaches to the treads of the stairs. The chair travels along those rails using electrical power. It’s a simple system that’s easy to use and makes all the difference for folks struggling with stairs.  Stairlifts off...
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What You Can and Can’t Burn in Your Fireplace

Winter temperatures in Pennsylvania have arrived, and folks across the state are coping by using their wood-burning fireplaces to generate heat and that cozy ambiance we crave when it’s cold and dark outside. Home fireplaces are designed to burn one type of fuel only; they are not meant to be all-purpose incinerators. Burning the wrong stuff in your fireplace creates the following hazards: Harmful vapors. Your fireplace’s chimney is meant to vent smoke and fumes out of your home, but even the most efficient chimneys allow some vapors into the house.  Pollutants. Burning releases vapors and particles into the air.  Mechanical damage. Burning wrong items causes residue to build up inside your chimney, which will impact the efficiency of your chimney and increase your risk of a...