Health & Safety

How To Prepare for the 5 Biggest Problems Facing a Home Owner

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    Whether you are a first time home owner or have lived in one for a long time there are a few things that can go wrong around your house that you need to prepare for before they go wrong. In some cases you will be able to decide whether you want to do the work yourself or hire it out to a contractor but sometimes there just isn’t a choice and you are …

    How To – Detecting Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

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      Carbon Monoxide is one of those things that you may not notice until it is too late and unfortunately every year about 200 people die from it. Where does it come from? It is a byproduct of combustion .. meaning it can come from your furnace, fireplace or a space heater that uses fuel such as propane or kerosine or possibly your gas stove.

      If you are having a problem with carbon monoxide you …

      How to clean mold fungus and dirt from your exterior vinyl siding

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        If you own a home with vinyl siding the maintenance factors are pretty low in comparison to other options like brick, stone and light weight artificial stone products. Vinyl is produced to last your home about 30 years give or take and the amount of time that it will last depends on how well you keep it clean and the UV Rays that break it down over time.

        If you are like most home …

        How To Inventory your home for Insurance and Loss Recovery

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          Today we are going to cover the process of inventorying your home in case you have a loss. Whether its the weather, fire or a theft or for general use there is a good reason to inventory the items in your home.

          Unfortunate circumstances can happen and trying to remember everything you own will be difficult when you are facing a loss. This is why you should take the time to do this now …

          How To understand Home Building Codes before you begin a project

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            Depending on your location and the project that you want to complete there are a variety of different building codes that you must comply with or your project may require hours of fixes or possibly even a complete tare out and do over.

            For the most part these regulations help you the home owner or contractor complete a project that follows minimal requirements and standards for safety but when you get into regulations targeted at historic …

            How To – Why doesn’t my Electric Razor give a Close Shave – The Tricks they don’t tell you

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              http://www.yourepair.com/yrblog/wp-content/HLIC/618d90f03a99af1c689d028492e88026.jpgElectric Razors are probably the best invention for men in the past 40 years. When I was a kid starting to shave I had the choice of the standard single replaceable blade razors or disposable razors that just started hitting the market. Yes it was quite a long time ago and although they did offer electric razors they were cost prohibitive and didn’t work well.

              Today although you can chose to spend over $100 for an …

              How To – Do you really need to use the guard on your table saw?

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                After many conversations with professionals and hardcore hobbyists this subject is one of the most common conversations in a woodworking shop.

                Anyone that has been professionally trained either in a large business setting or a trade school will tell you that safety measures are often the only thing that have your back when you are at work every day.

                If you are actually working in a production shop some of these standards may lax and you have …

                How To – Quick Fix to Low Humidity Levels due to Winter Heating

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                  http://www.yourepair.com/yrblog/wp-content/HLIC/ba19bf1be3a1937579b851bd0612f685.jpgIt has been so cold this winter and if you are like the rest of America you have been listening to your heater cycle on and off and wondering about your next electric and oil or gas bill.

                  On top of paying for higher heating costs you may have found that your home is getting very dry and its causing you dry sinuses, dry skin and just making you feel uncomfortable.

                  There are some high dollar solutions …

                  How To – Using a Swimming Pool Cooler for Hot Summer Days

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                    http://www.yourepair.com/yrblog/wp-content/HLIC/cf339f66ba984c49aa457c3a2d6df1db.jpgWhile most people in Northern States have heard of Pool Heaters that allow you to use your pool early in the spring and later into the fall months there is an opposite problem for people that live in warmer climates and thats hot pool water.

                    Water will naturally hold heat and it is often used in home heating systems to store hot water from solar panels to warm homes.. This is a big problem …

                    How To – Is Manure Safe for Vegetable Gardens?

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                      Manure is a animal waste product that many farmers use to supplement the nutrients in their soil but is it something that the home gardener can use safely?

                      The first and most important thing that you need to know about using manure is that it can be dangerous for vegetable gardens.

                      If you have heard the warnings for E. coli on a variety of different vegetable and fruit crops like cantaloupes the one thing you probably …