Items For When Disaster Strikes
You can’t prevent
disasters, but you can take charge of how you respond if you’re prepared. The
first step is putting together an emergency preparedness kit.
What should go in an
emergency kit? Here are the basics:
Your Most Important
If a flood destroys
your home, you could spend weeks or even months just trying to re-cr...
Recent deadly tornado seasons have sent the sales of storm shelters skyrocketing, and may even prompt more home buyers to add it to their home shopping wish-lists.
Joe Zinser, the owner of Tornado and Storm Shelters.com in Flower Mound, Texas, says he has sold more than 600 storm shelters this year, which is double what he typically sells in a year. A basic shelter, on average, costs a...
What Is The Best Insulation For My Garage
often overlooked, your garage is one of the most important rooms in the house.
It’s also one of the largest. It gets used several times everyday. It acts as a
main storage unit. Plus, if you have an attached addition, it probably becomes
your most accessible entryway, which makes your garage door more like your
front door. However, sin...
Preparing and keeping a fully stocked home emergency preparedness kit could be the key to your family's safety if disaster strikes.
Your Most Important Papers
If a flood destroys your home, you could spend weeks or even months just trying to re-create the essential documents you’ll need to get back on track. That’s why it’s critical to have backups of important papers, such as: The ...
Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every homeowner should note, because it signals where some very smart money is headed: right where we live!Remember, Google isn’t just famous for its search engine; it’s also frequently in th...
Today is the last day of Winter so let's get that Spring Cleaning list ready. You may want to change your air filters throughout the house this will help to freshen the air as well as help eliminate dust. Next be sure to service your fireplace and close that flute. Now for the stuff that takes more time, carpets, windows and blinds. A good professional cleaning is a great way to make your ho...
City of Sugar Land's 2014 City News Releases Sugar Land, TX – Part 1 crimes in Sugar Land increased 3.6 percent
last year while the City’s five-year trend shows an overall decrease of
more than 18.5 percent. The results were included in the Sugar Land
Police Department’s 2013 Annual Report. Part 1 crimes include assault, auto theft, burglary, homicide, theft, robbery and auto burglary.The...
Mold Basics -The key to mold control is moisture control.-If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.-It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Why is mold growing in my home?
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead or...
you notice your allergic reactions are worse when you're at home but
you feel better when you go out? If so, then it's especially likely you
could have mold. Visible
mold growth might seem like an obvious sign of mold. However many
people don't notice small amounts of mold growth or they think it's just
soot or dirt. This could be especially true after spending long ...
Crime Rate in Sugar Land Remains Among Nation’s LowestSugar Land, TX – Part 1 crimes in Sugar Land increased 3.6 percent last year while the City’s five-year trend shows an overall decrease of more than 18.5 percent. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2013 Annual Report. Part 1 crimes include assault, auto theft, burglary, homicide, theft, robbery and auto burglary.Th...
Only about half of all appliance fires are caused by misuse
— the rest are caused by the appliances themselves, according to an
investigation by Consumer Reports.
“We identified a variety of causes for these fires,
including faulty refrigerator compressors and defective control boards in
dishwashers,” said Dan DiClerico, senior editor at Consumer Reports. “In some
cases, cooking appliances...
Maintaining your home is very important and will extend the life of most components if maintained properly. One of the most important items is the homes hot water heater! A lot of them are located in our attics, an even better reason to keep an eye on them! Most people don't know that they should be drained once a year to remove the sediment in the bottom of the holding tank. &nb...