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4 Tips for Smoke Detector Placement

All homes and apartments should have smoke detectors. While it's unlikely that you'll experience a fire in your home, it’s important to be prepared. By following the best practices for smoke detector placement, you will make your home safer for your family. What to...

7 Home Improvement Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

Working on do-it-yourself projects around the house is fun and rewarding. Some home improvement projects will increase your home's value, too. The next time you want to improve your home, choose a project that will make it worth more. 1. Paint the Exterior to Increase...

Five Ways to Keep Your Swimming Pool Safe

Home swimming pools are a great way to beat the summer heat, but there is an element of risk around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional drowning accidents cause 10 deaths every day and are the fifth most common cause...

The Pros and Cons of 5 Different Types of Decking Materials

May is National Deck Safety Month. If you are planning on adding a deck to your home, there are some decisions you need to make early in the process. Not only will you be planning for the color, size, and shape of the deck, but you will also be looking at different...

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

The exterior is the first thing that prospective buyers notice when they see your home. Cosmetic flaws with your home or lawn make buyers think the rest of the home is not well-cared for. Here are five things to consider if you are listing your property for sale and...

Health Risks of Mold In the Home

Mold is a fungus that multiplies by means of tiny airborne spores less than half the width of a human hair. It causes property damage and the health risks of mold in the home pose more than a threat to cleanliness. Mold requires moisture to grow and is often found in...

Five Methods to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Poor indoor air quality can affect your family's health. Because it is concentrated and trapped in your home, indoor air pollution can actually be worse than the air outside. Use these five methods to improve indoor air quality at home. 1. Purchase a few indoor plants...