7 Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents Around the House

With age, people can have difficulty accomplishing ordinary tasks around the house. Aside from quality time with you, helping with tasks that have become challenging is one of the best gifts you can give.

Here are some ways you can help your parents around the house.:

1. Household maintenance

Fix broken pipes, leaky toilets, malfunctioning faucets, and other maintenance issues.

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Signs That You Have a Hidden Leaky Pipe in Your Walls

Signs That You Have a Hidden Leaky Pipe in Your Walls

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.

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6 Ways You’re Breaking Your Washing Machine

6 Ways You’re Breaking Your Washing Machine

Unless you want to spend your weekends hand-washing every single article of clothing you’ve worn, you need to keep your washing machine in good working order. Unfortunately, that’s more difficult than many people seem to think. Too many homeowners abuse their washing machines with improper care, which results in wear and tear that reduces the lifespan of the unit. If you want to save money, keep your clothes cleaner and have a functional washing machine into the future, read on for all the things you’re doing wrong to your washing machine.


First Time Homeowner’s Guide to Home Maintenance

First Time Homeowner's Guide to Home MaintenanceYou walk into the door, hang up your coat and/or purse, then plop down on the sofa to rest for a few minutes before getting dinner on the table.

But no sooner do you sit down when you hear a funny noise coming from the ceiling fan above your head. Looking up, you see the fan blades begin to slow down until the whole unit shakes and vibrates, before freezing in place. Read More