home improvement: 25 Ways to Improve Your Home this Spring - 04/01/20 11:31 AM
Whether your town is on lockdown or you’re simply practicing social distancing, you may find yourself at home a lot more often this spring season due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. But being home doesn’t mean your life is on pause; it may mean you divert your attention to at-home projects and things you’ve been meaning to do around the home. To make the most of your spring cleaning or home tune up this season, consider the following home improvement tips:
Replace the batteries in your smoke detector. Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector as well. Review disaster … (0 comments)

home improvement: Home Defects That Shouldn't Be Ignored - 02/11/20 03:48 PM
Renovating and making home repairs can be expensive and time-consuming. Some repairs like an old paint job or replacing the bathroom tile could be pushed back, but others like water leaks should be addressed immediately. We outline some home repairs that if ignored, could result in serious property damage or even injuries.
Bulges in a Washing Machine Hose
If you notice a bulge in your washing machine hose this means that it needs to be replaced immediately, it’s just a matter of time when the hose bursts. If the hose bursts, it can result in thousands of dollars in damages. If there’ s … (1 comments)

home improvement: 10 Ways to Improve Your Home in 2020 - 01/02/20 10:26 PM
The beginning of a new year means a clean slate and the promise of new adventures. In honor of the new year, you can make resolutions to improve the look, feel, and safety of your home with little to no time at all. By simply applying these 10 resolutions, you can kick off the decade making your home the best it can be!
1. Condense Mess
If you don’t regularly wear or use something in your home, whether clothing or a blanket, donate or toss it. Reducing clutter is a sure way to make you feel more in control of your space and … (0 comments)

home improvement: 13 Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips - 11/04/19 08:46 AM
Thanksgiving often means traveling to see loved ones, eating festive food, and relaxing at home. But when spending time in your home or the homes of others, it is crucial to ensure your home is safe and free of hazards.
Make this Thanksgiving make it your safest yet by following these thirteen Thanksgiving home safety tips!
Check Your Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors should be checked every month to ensure batteries are still operating efficiently and every year in case they need to be replaced. Every ten years, smoke alarms need to be replaced.
Remove Fire Hazards
Anytime you or a family member is cooking, think twice … (2 comments)

home improvement: Halloween Safety for Your Home - 10/22/19 07:48 AM
Halloween is a holiday meant to be fun and spooky, but there’s nothing fun when dangers lurk around your home! In fact, a study published in 2010 found that Halloween is the holiday with the fourth highest number of emergency room visits.
This upcoming Halloween holiday, be extra cautious when decorating your home and walking on other’s property; you can prevent serious accidents and injuries before they happen. Follow these 7 property tips for the spookiest-and safest-Halloween!
Skip the Candles
Candles give off a beautiful warm glow, but can also increase the risk of an accident house or yard fire! According to the … (1 comments)

home improvement: 5 Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor - 09/17/19 03:57 PM
We’ve all heard horror stories of people building homes or working on a renovation project and then their contractor suddenly disappeared, leaving them with an unfinished job and thousands of dollars lost. A good and reliable contractor can make the difference in a successful home renovation. Here are some tips to keep in mind when hiring a new contractor.
 
1. Look for recommendations from friends and family. If possible, see jobs that they worked. If you know they renovated your neighbor’s kitchen ask to see it and check out details in their work to see if you like it or not. Ask … (0 comments)

home improvement: 15 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season - 06/03/19 01:02 PM
Monsoon season means the weather can change in a matter of seconds. According to Monsoonsafety.org, lightning strikes, high winds, dust storms, tornadoes, dust storms, wildfires, flash flooding, and extreme heat causes numerous deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars of damage each year. This year, monsoon season for the American Southwest will start June 15th and continue through September 30th.
Since monsoon season can mean extreme heat, influx of moisture, and intense storms, it is important residents of the Southwest know how to prepare their homes. By implementing these fifteen monsoon season tips, you can help protect your home and your loved … (0 comments)

home improvement: How to Fall-Proof Your House - 01/29/19 10:08 AM
Did you know that in the United States alone slip and fall rates have increased by 30% from 2006 to 2016 for older adults? According to the CDC, over 800,000 older adults a year find themselves seriously injured and in the emergency room, and 1 out of 5 falls cause broken bones. The good news is there are precautions we can take to help protect those we love and care for. Maintaining a proactive attitude with home improvements and understanding where falls are likely to happen is key to proofing your home. 
 
What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Falls
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home improvement: Winterize Your Home: Prevent Winter Accidents Before They Happen - 01/25/19 02:24 PM
Winter is often deemed a wonderland, but when winter weather affects your home or property and causes serious personal injury hazards, it's more of a legal and financial hurricane than a wonderful time of year. Choosing to winterize your home or property can not only help keep you, your loved ones, and your tenants safe from accident and injury but can also significantly help cut costs long term.
To help prevent a winter accident before it happens, apply these 7 expert tips to winterize your home.
 
Install Storm Windows and Doors
Consider adding storm windows and doors throughout your home. Not only will they … (1 comments)

home improvement: 7 Life-Saving Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - 01/03/19 12:51 PM
In the midst of winter when temperatures drop, we bundle up, close our windows, and turn on heaters to keep us warm. When doing so, we don’t expect is to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the numbers tell a different story. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2010 to 2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. It was also found that January is the deadliest month for carbon monoxide poisoning.
To help protect yourself and your loved ones this January and beyond, follow these simple precautions to mitigate the chance of an … (1 comments)

home improvement: Essential Roof Improvement Safety Tips - 06/22/16 02:17 AM
Did you know that roof repairing season is upon us? For various reasons, Las Vegas home improvement undertakings skyrocket in the summer months, and roof improvement projects are no exception. The roof is an essential part to any home and proper care is vital. Without regular maintenance, a roof can face major issues such as leaking, blow-offs, ponding water, and much more. Many families choose to upkeep their roof on their own through home improvement projects and DIY ventures. However, the “do it yourself” attitude comes with some serious safety risks, especially involving roof improvements. A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer deals … (0 comments)

 


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