Archive for category Tips and Tricks
By Kimberly Martin on 30 May 2014.
Over many years, lead—a naturally-occurring metal found in the Earth—has been used as an ingredient for dozens of household items and products. Common materials like gasoline, paint, pipe soldering, drinking water pipes, vinyl, brass, shingles, and more have all used lead as an ingredient in the past. Because lead is such a durable, useful metal, its widespread use in these items doesn’t come as a surprise. The downfall is lead’s toxicity to human health. That’s why today we’re informing you on the risks of lead in older homes and what you can do to combat it if you think your home is at risk.
By Melody Boggs on 22 May 2014
Atlanta–Though often neglected, window cleaning can instantly restore your home to looking newer and more radiant. Ideally, homeowners should clean the inside and outside of their windows twice a year, but some people can get away with only doing so once a year. Moreover, every person has their own cleaning method to which they prescribe, but only certain solutions provide the most long-lasting results. Here, we’ll walk you through some tips to get your windows—even multi-pane ones—sparkling clean.
5 Summer Home Improvement Projects
By Kimberly Martin on 16 May 2014
Now that the chill of a long spring is finally wearing off and the rain showers are few and far between, homeowners have the chance to do some home improvement work in the warm sun. Many use this time to start a construction project like building a fire pit, constructing a pergola on the deck, or even installing large features like a pool. All of these are excellent choices, of course, and will give your home added beautiful qualities. However, it’s also useful to take advantage of the sunny weather and warm skies to do some “facelift” projects on your home as well—projects that won’t involve building anything new, but will clean up your home and protect it against the rest of the year’s weather and other difficulties. While there’s a long list of projects you can tackle, we’ve listed five quick ones here to get you started.
By Melody Boggs on 9 May 2014
Atlanta–May is recognized as National Water Safety Month and is the perfect time to teach yourself and your family how to stay safe around water during these warmer seasons. Whether you have a pool at home or plan on visiting the beach, these tips are universally beneficial for everyone to learn, particularly for parents or upcoming parents of small children. We’ve gathered a few ways to prepare for you and your little ones’ exposure to water below, but be sure to also visit the American Red Cross or the official website for National Water Safety Month to learn how you can get further educated and involved.
Hiring a Qualified, Legitimate Contractor
By Kimberly Martin on 2 May 2014
Atlanta — Entrusting a stranger to work on your home in any way is typically a scary process. What if they don’t do the job correctly and leave you with poor workmanship or in an even worse predicament than before they arrived? Scary stories from the news about contractors that took money and ran only add to the fear. Many people don’t like the idea of entrusting their projects to someone unknown, so they tend to either attempt the project on their own, call up a friend who’s handy with a hammer, or simply put the problem off until it gets worse. However, it isn’t as difficult as it seems to hire a contractor who is qualified and trustworthy to handle the job—you just have to use proper, discerning measures, and we have listed a few of the most important steps to make your job a little easier.