If you run a business and you lose your keys to the building, you may be surprised at how secure your building is. When you aren't able to get into the building to find a spare set of keys, or you don't have an employee who carries a spare, you may have to call an emergency locksmith to help you get into your commercial space. Once you have lost your keys, it's impossible to know if they've been stolen.
1 March 2017
Snow and ice have a major impact on vinyl siding in winter. They collect on the siding and make it very heavy. The snow and ice can also collect underneath the edges of the siding and cause damage behind the siding. Your best bet to protect the siding and your house from winter damages is to clear snow and ice whenever you can. Here are some helpful hints on how to do just that.
1 March 2017
Santa will be climbing down your chimney soon. To prevent him from getting injured, there are some things you should check. These things will also keep you and your family safe this winter when you use your fireplace. Keep reading, and you will soon be able to enjoy a warm fire and be ready for the man in the red suit. Hire a Chimney Sweep Hire a chimney sweep in your area to come to your home and clean your chimney before you light your first fire.
1 December 2016
Most every horse owner dreams of having their own 40-stall barn with foaling stalls, heat, and a shower in the tack room. But in reality, budget and space constraints mean most horse owners have to settle for something a bit smaller. With careful planning and the right design, your four- or six-stall barn can be as an enjoyable as a luxury breeding stable. Here are five tips for designing a better small horse barn.
22 September 2016
Your gutters are an important part of your home's water drainage system. Keeping your gutters clean is one way that you can extend the service life of your gutters and maintain optimum functionality. The following FAQ will help you judge when it's time to clean your gutters and what other things you can do to maintain the gutters on your home. When is it time to clean your gutters?
13 September 2016
Teaching equestrian sports takes a lot of discipline and practice, for the teacher, the student and the horse. But practice can be challenging during certain times of the year, especially when it snows in the winter, rains in the spring, and thunderstorms in the summer. Fortunately, there is something you can do to be able to give your students lessons no matter what the weather conditions are—build an indoor riding arena!
28 June 2016
One of the biggest challenges when looking for blinds or window treatments for your french doors is that you need blinds that can cover your windows and still allow room for you to use the handle on your french door. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind while looking for window treatments for your french door, as well as a few suggestions to point you in the right direction.
27 May 2016
Whether you call them tulip trees or yellow poplars, these trees that actually belong to the magnolia family are great for shading your home because they grow quickly and reach a mature width of 50 feet to provide a lot of canopy cover. While these shade trees are less troublesome than many other species that grow as quickly, they still need care and attention as they grow to turn into a safe and beautiful part of the landscape.
17 May 2016
Relocating your business from one commercial building to another can be exciting, worrying and chaotic in equal measure -- but don't forget to evaluate the building's security while you're unpacking boxes and distributing updated business cards. Here are some important steps you can take to protect your assets at the new location. Rekey or Replace All Locks You have no idea how many employees of various previous commercial residents have passed through your new (or objectively speaking, not-so-new) facility's doors over the years.
29 March 2016
There's something to be said about the coziness and warmth of a rip-roaring fire in the fireplace on a cold, wintry night. But if you notice bird droppings in your fireplace, a family of birds may have found your chimney cozy and warm. In fact, one of the bird species is so notorious for turning chimneys into their humble abodes that it is called the chimney swift. Unfortunately, chimney swifts present a host of problems when they become unwanted guests in chimneys, especially for homeowners who would love to enjoy their fireplaces.
7 March 2016