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4 Home Maintenance Tips for the Month of November… Starting with Safety

  If you haven’t already done this in October, change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is commonly done when setting back clocks during the time change. Make a habit of doing all these activities during the same time. Either put it on your to-do calendar, or even better, have a reputable handyman do this for you. Unstoppable …

7 Natural Ways To Avoid The Flu

Vitamins can reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu and provide natural immunity from viral and bacterial infections. Research has shown that vitamins taken before a flu can build immunity and prevent the flu. Taken during the flu, vitamins can shorten the duration and also mitigate the symptoms and suffering. Many of these vitamins are available from readily available …

Choosing The Right Grout

Choosing Grout For grout joints wider than 1/16” you’ll want to use sanded grout.  Having sand mixed into the grout gives the grout extra strength to keep it from cracking (the same way that gravel helps make concrete stronger).  Most floor tile installations will use sanded grout. For grout joints thinner than 1/16” (typically on walls and sometimes on countertops) …

Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors There are many reasons why it’s smart to start seeds indoors: Many plants have long growing seasons and they won’t flower or fruit unless they get a head start inside. Even if plants don’t need to be started indoors, they’ll grow larger and bloom longer if started early. Plants with fine seeds are protected them from harsh …

Handicap Ramp Building

Building Ramps Being able to get in and out of your house is probably the first and most important thing to address when trying to make your home more accessible. It’s a practical matter as well as a personal one, because once you can get in and out of your house more easily you don’t feel as trapped and dependent …

DIY House Sealing and Insulating

Sealing a House During new construction or remodeling you have to opportunity to seal the exterior shell of the home to reduce air infiltration. This helps improve air quality by sealing out pollution and allergens, and it makes the home more energy efficient. On the outside of a house it’s common practice to install HOUSE WRAP. House wrap helps cover …

Most Important Drywall Tools

  Drywall Tools In addition to your basic utility knife, you’ll need some special tools for cutting drywall sheets. For making square cuts, use a drywall T-square. Set your sheets of drywall upright with the smooth side out. Set the T-square on the top edge and line it up with your measurement. Run a utility knife along the side of …