Entries by Ivy Brooks

3 Ways To Make Your Home More Handicap Accessible

The 2000 Census told us that nearly 50 million Americans have some type of disability. Of this number, 6.8 million have a condition that makes bathing, dressing, and getting around their homes especially difficult. These staggering numbers are the reason so many are looking to hire contractors to make their homes easier to live in. […]

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Attic Ventilation Basics

If you’re a homeowner with an unfinished attic, you might not have considered that its proper ventilation is essential for your home’s optimal energy efficiency and to prevent some common conflicts. Consequences By Season Depending on your climate, seasonal temperature changes can cause serious damage your your home without proper ventilation. During hot summers, the […]

Common Critters That Invade Homes

Homes often tell you when there is a problem with sounds. You can here a home’s pipes calling for maintenance or repair, walls and foundation settling, and where air is escaping in or out. But the most common sound heard in a home that needs your attention is the sounds that critters make when they […]

Planning and Sharing Your Family’s Home Evacuation Plan

Don’t wish you had shared emergency preparedness with your family after an unexpected fire or natural disaster. No matter how old your children or the state of your family’s relationships, it’s never too late to begin bonding over family meetings. To begin having family meetings, you can begin with fire evacuation and meet about other […]

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Best Bathroom Ventilation Practices

Ventilation, for the purpose of odor and moisture control, are essential to the health of your home and its residents. Here are some points to consider about your home’s bathroom ventilation systems. Have Adequate Equipment Bathrooms are some of the most toxic spaces in our homes; from moisture, odors, and chemicals from our aerosols and […]

Christmas Light Hanging Safety

1. The Safest Supplies The first step in outdoor holiday decorating is choosing the lights you’ll use. There are traditional string lights, lit-up figures, net lights for trees and shrubs, and large ornaments for hanging from trees. ALWAYS purchase outdoor grade lights. These will be waterproof or resistant and have a tag marked underwriters laboratories […]

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Chimney Care You Should Know About

This article mainly highlights the chimney products and services you should know about to care properly for your chimney during its lifetime. Whether you in the process of deciding whether to maintain, restore, or remove your chimney, first consider how easily you can keep this charming feature in your home. Roofer Relationship Your locally trusted […]