Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

Safety Measures For Road Construction Workers

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Working in a road construction zone is a hazardous job. In fact, every year approximately 100 road workers are killed and 20,000 injured during road construction. According to OSHA, these accident numbers are a combination of workers being hit by passenger vehicles and by construction equipment in the work zones. As a road construction worker, you can help accidents by following certain procedures.  Visibility You know that wearing bright colored safety equipment is necessary, but you may become somewhat lax after days on the same job. Read More»

Safe Steps To Clean Up Heating Oil Spills

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Oil heat is efficient, comfortable and consistent. Unfortunately, it isn’t without its risks. Leaks and spills are perhaps the biggest concerns when you have oil heat, and knowing how to deal with them is important. Whether the spill in question is the result of an overfilled oil tank or due to a leak, you need to know how to respond to it properly. Here are some tips to help you clean up oil spills safely. Read More»

Gutter Cleaning Tips

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You never hear anyone say “I can’t wait to clean my gutters!” Nobody wants to clean out their gutters, but it’s a chore that needs to be done in order to keep your home maintained. Clean gutters doesn’t just keep rainwater from overflowing and possibly getting you wet. It also keeps rainwater off of your roof. When water accumulates in your gutters, it can cause water damage to your roof and possibly a leak in your home, so cleaning out your gutters is a must. Read More»

3 Ways To Keep Your New Boiler's Condensate Pipe From Cracking

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A condensate pipe connected to a condensing boiler transports water left over from the heating process to a drain outside your house. Since a crack that leads to the structural failure of the condensate pipe could prevent your boiler from working at all, it’s important to both use high quality materials and pay attention to where exactly you place the pipe. Specifically, consider these three ways to keep your new boiler’s condensate pipe from cracking. Read More»

Preparing For And Dealing With A Planned Power Outage

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Power outages are never fun, but sometimes electricians actually have to temporarily and purposefully cut power to a wide range of houses. These planned power outages, though rare, can be rather confusing and upsetting if you aren’t properly prepared. Thankfully, it shouldn’t be too hard to get everything in order. Talk To Your Power Company About The Outage If you’ve received a letter from your power company or electrician regarding a planned outage, it’s actually worth calling them up to talk about it. Read More»