Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

Three Things To Think About When Looking At New And Old Houses

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Are you looking for a house to buy? Whether to buy a new home or one that’s used is a big decision. Both types of houses have a lot going for them, but they also have a number of issues that can make living in them difficult if you’re not ready for them. Before buying a home, consider these three things to ensure that your choice of old or new is best for you. Read More»

How Safe Is Your Garage Door?

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The mechanism that opens your garage door is a complicated set of high-tension springs, steel cables, and pulleys. The design counterbalances the heavy garage door so a small electric motor can open it. If needed, you can even open the door manually. There are safety features built into the mechanism that protect people and property should something go wrong. You should inspect and test these regularly to make sure your garage door is safe. Read More»

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»