The plumbing that snakes its way through our homes is a bit more delicate than we would like to believe. Sometimes, even small amounts of damage or the passage of certain objects down the drain can cause a pipe to rupture. A burst pipe is one thing; it’s usually evident when you have one of those. But what about circumstances where there’s only a small leak? How do you tell if your pipes have sprung a leak somewhere? Keep an eye out for these signs that you have a hidden leaky pipe in your walls so that you can get to it quickly.Read More
Before becoming a homeowner you probably heard one (or more) people tell you how home maintenance can sneak up on you.
However, now that you actually own a home, you may be wondering, “okay, now where do I begin with home maintenance tasks”?
Choosing the right plan (or combination of programs) to fit your lifestyle is the key.
Here are some tips for creating a home maintenance plan.Read More
Water, water, everywhere! Whether during a storm, flood, or simply through seepage from the soil, water constantly tries to find a way into your home. Obviously, you need to keep it out—otherwise, it can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Get ready to stop it in its watery tracks! Here’s how to stop water from getting into your house.Read More
Love them or hate them, they are a great tool that can help any household run efficiently.
What are the signs that a chore chart is working? Some people might think that a chore chart is working if the person consults the chart – on their own – and then gets to work.
If you’ve ever tried one yourself, you know that this simply doesn’t happen overnight.Read More
Dogs are widely revered as man’s best friend for a reason. Their unwavering companionship and love can decorate your life with joy, adventure, and inner peace. For many first-time dog owners, canine companionship can even lend to therapeutic benefits and an improved state of mind.
However, the responsibilities and commitments that come with owning a furry family member should be kept in mind. Dogs require daily exercise, stimulating playtime, and a place to relieve themselves outdoors, which may wreak havoc on your lawn. If you want to avoid unsightly yellow spots and tramped-down dirt patches, thoughtfully choose the type of grass best suited to your family’s needs.Read More