Archive for October, 2016
Who does the majority of the chores at your house? American women and men tend to split chores evenly, but they are still spending more than 10 hours per week doing laundry and running the dishwasher. The average American family washes at least 10 loads of laundry every week, but parents can feel reluctant to ask children to pitch in. Educational studies actually show that children who do weekly chores have higher levels of self-esteem and are more likely to get good grades. Although you will want to vary the chore list depending upon your child’s age and capabilities, children as young as two can pitch in when it’s time to clean your home.
The main reason that parents do not ask their children to help out with chores is that they feel that children will do a messy job. Everyone has their own speci
The roof is arguably the most important part of the home. Without a solid roof, the home would not exist. The roof holds the walls up and it provides shelter for the inside of the home. It prevents things like rain and snow from seeping into the house. It is a solid structure that keeps the cold and the heat out of the home, as well. Because of the importance of the roof, replacing or repairing a roof can be very expensive. However, regular maintenance and keeping up with minor repairs can prevent costlier repairs and replacements from being needed.
Clean excess debris off of roof and out of gutters every season. Gutters are made to drain excess water and snow off of the roof. Although a roof is made with great strength to have the ability to hold large amounts of debris, excess amounts o
Fed on a steady diet of comics, films and video games, we think of a superhero as someone who wears a cape and mask and beats up bad guys with his bare hands. But when it comes to keeping people safe and helping them to live better lives, it’s your local HVAC contractors who are the true heroes. They keep your family warm and comfortable, monitor indoor air quality to protect you from allergens and mold, and even help you save money on your energy bills and make your home more environmentally-friendly.
Here are some of the ways in which HVAC contractors can help you and your family to live healthier, more comfortable lives.
- They help you keep your house warm
Like most people, you probably don’t think about your HVAC system unless there is a problem. Ha
No matter the job, crane safety is always something that should be at the forefront of your thoughts. However, no two cranes or jobs are exactly alike, which means that they will need their own form of safety.
Despite that, there are a few safety measures that all types of cranes have in common. Outrigger pads and ground protection mats are among the most used, and for good reason. Here’s how tools like ground protection mats and crane pads can help enhance the safety of different types of cranes.
Mobile cranes are usually a crane-like structure mounted on a moving platform or vehicle that makes transportation much easier. Grou
One of the main priorities of home life is to ensure that your family gets a sanitary, healthy environment in which life can be led in peace, without the worry of vulnerability to health concerns. Indeed, one of the main pleasures of home life is ideally the peace of mind that it brings, and as a homeowner, you have probably already done a lot of things to ensure that your family remains protected from dangers and health concerns. There are quite a few common diseases that can be prevented by taking some basic precautions, but there is something that you might not be aware of, something with the potential of causing major damage that might not have been addressed yet at your home. Yes, we are talking about radon gas and the problems that can result in exposure to high levels of radon.
Have you ever heard of radon abatement? If not, you are not alone. The average homeowner does not know what radon testing and inspections are, and has never even heard the term radon abatement.
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that is produced by uranium when it decays. As uranium is a plentiful element on our beautiful Earth, radon abounds. Nearly every type of soil contains radon, to some extent. In fact, trace amounts of radon can be found in the air we breath, every day of our lives.
Minute levels of radon are relatively harmless to us, but it is a radioactive gas and a known carcinogen. The diluted levels found in our a