Your House is Your Haven: Don't Neglect the Interior

  • How To Keep Your Emergency Generator's Deadly Carbon Monoxide Out Of Your Home

    30 October 2017

    An emergency generator is a wonderful machine to have when a storm hits and takes out your home's power, however, they can also be deadly if not used and vented correctly. Emergency generators run on gasoline and generate carbon monoxide (CO) gas in their exhaust fumes. If the exhaust fumes get into your living spaces, then they can kill people and pets. To avoid this fate, follow this information and actively prevent your generator from venting its exhaust into your home:

  • How to Restore Gardens Around an Older Home

    15 September 2017

    Have you recently moved into an older home? Perhaps you have been busy doing remodeling on the inside of the home. At the same time, the gardens of your previously owned home might need a lot of attention to beautify them. If that is the case, from sprucing up the landscaping to restoring old statues, here are some ideas on how to restore the gardens of your older home. Make Your Preparations on Paper—Even though it might take some time, it will probably be helpful for you to have notes that indicate what jobs need to be done.

  • 5 Unique Ways Your Plants Can Repel Mosquitoes Throughout The Year

    11 November 2015

    While a pest control specialist, such as those at Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control, should be able to successfully keep most rodents and bugs at bay throughout the year, mosquitoes tend to show up between professional visits to wreak havoc when you want to take advantage of the outdoor elements. In fact leaving the kitchen door open for just an hour can result in uncomfortable bites and itching during fall and summer months.

  • Six Things You Can Do Yourself To Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly

    30 October 2015

    Nearly everyone knows they should get their furnace serviced in the fall before heating season begins. What you may not realize is that you can perform some of the tasks yourself. You'll still need a service call to make sure everything is in good working order, but you may be able to shave a few dollars off the bill. Here are six simple task nearly anyone can perform at home.

  • 4 Hogweed-Related Lessons Your Child Needs To Know

    21 September 2015

    Giant hogweed is a plant native to Southwest Asia. It made its way to the United States in the early 20th century as an ornamental plant and has since spread across much of New England and the Northwest United States. The large, beautiful plants can be tempting to children, but they're filled with a poisonous sap that can cause burns, blisters, long-term light sensitivity, and even blindness.  In order to protect your child and prevent the further spread of this noxious weed, here are 4 hogweed-related lessons you need to teach them.

  • 5 Ways Area Rugs Interact With Underfloor Radiant Heating

    11 August 2015

    Radiant heating is becoming a popular way for people to increase their comfort in tiled rooms and even heat their entire house. However, when you install an underfloor radiant heat system, there are some things that you need to be aware of. One thing you might not consider is the various ways that area rugs can interact with your radiant heating system to cause problems or increase your comfort. Knowing these interactions ahead of time will allow you to select an appropriate area rug for your floor.

  • A Parent's Guide To Decorating With PUL

    20 July 2015

    There are two sides to child proofing that every parent experiences. Your first task is to protect your young one from all of the items in the home that may harm them. However, as your baby becomes a toddler and gains more physical abilities and a sense of independence, you may find yourself protecting your home from the whirlwind that has replaced your sweet little angel. One of the main concerns for many parents are constant spills and urination that can stain furniture, and the best way to prevent permanent damage is by protecting your furniture through various waterproofing techniques.