Fire Recovery Realities

  • Worried Burglars Will Break The Glass Around Your Home To Get In? What To Know

    9 December 2016

    If you worry that your house will be targeted by thieves and intruders and you have concerns about your residential glass and windows, there are important things you'll want to take into consideration. You can make your home more private and the glass more durable by changing some of the glass and the windows. There are a lot of strong and secure glass items you can have installed in your home.

  • What You Can Do To Prevent Your Rain Gutters From Clogging This Fall

    27 October 2016

    Rain gutters have a way of clogging, especially in the fall. This can be a problem for some homes more than others. Clogged rain gutters can lead to water leaks, foundation damage, wood rot and more. Fortunately, there are many things that homeowners can do to prevent this problem when the leaves start to fall. The following tips will help you prevent clogs in your rain gutters throughout the fall and the rest of the year.

  • 3 Beautiful Ideas For Using Decorative Rock In Your Yard

    27 October 2016

    Landscaping your yard shouldn't consist of just plant life. The hardscaping you choose has a significant impact on your yard's look as well. Rock is an easy, environmentally friendly method of adding beauty with hardscaping. Utilize decorative rock to complement the landscaping in your yard. Rock Garden Perhaps the most obvious method for utilizing decorative rock is to create a rock garden. For this project, start with an odd number of large stones.

  • How To Remove Stain And Odors From Fabric Furniture Upholstery

    21 September 2016

    Your living room couches and chairs are subject to a lot of daily wear and tear, which often results in staining and unpleasant odors. If you have kids, pets or frequent house guests, you may need to deep-clean the upholstered furniture on a regular basis, such as weekly or monthly.  There are several types of  upholstery fabrics, such as linen, cotton, cotton blends and wool. Synthetic fabrics include acrylic, polyester and rayon.

  • Patch A Small Crack In An Outside Waterline

    21 September 2016

    If there is a small crack in an outside waterline that is attached to a spigot, use the following steps to patch it. Once the products that you have applied have dried, you can use the faucet in a normal manner until you are able to have the line replaced or repaired by a plumber.  Materials Needed sponge detergent  bucket of water sandpaper hand sander lint-free towel waterproof epoxy putty putty knife waterproof tape (designed for use on plumbing) scissors Clean, Sand, And Dry The Line's Exterior

  • What You Need To Know About Undermount Sinks

    29 August 2016

    A growing trend in homes is to have sinks that are mounted underneath the countertops rather than on top of them like standard sinks. Not only are undermount sinks beautiful, but they are functional too. The question is – how do you know if undermount sinks are right for you? Learning more about them can certainly help you decide. Are There Any Requirements Before Installing?  Undermount sinks most often are installed in homes that have natural stone or wooden countertops.

  • Implementing Stylish Color Schemes For Your Living Room

    9 August 2016

    Your living room is one of the most public areas in your home. It's probably where you take guests, and it may even be the first room people see after entering your house. As such, you want the living room to make a good impression on visitors. Implement a stylish color scheme so your living room offers a cohesive look. Pick the Color Scheme The first step in utilizing cohesive tones in your living room is choosing an overarching color scheme.

  • Best, Iffy, And Worst Roofing Materials For A German Colonial Home

    8 July 2016

    German Colonial architecture was a popular style from the 1600s to 1800s in the areas where German settlers were making homes in America. The homes feature masonry siding, a simplistic geometric shape, symmetrical windows, and a gabled roof. If you have a German Colonial home that needs a new roof, there are a few roofing materials in particular you should consider – or avoid completely. Here are a few materials to discuss with your roofing company.

  • 3 Things That Can Keep A Casement Window From Opening

    7 July 2016

    Casement windows are a versatile and highly distinctive style of window, one that can add a touch of class to many different types of home. Unfortunately, casement windows--especially those found on older homes--have a nasty habit of becoming stuck in place. If you would like to learn more about how to set a stuck casement free, read on. This article will discuss how to eliminate three common problems. Loose Hinge Screws

  • Scaffolding And Do It Yourself Home Improvement Projects

    22 June 2016

    While much of home renovation projects and updates are left to the professionals, there are also plenty of do-it-yourself projects that homeowners can tackle. Many of these projects require tools that are found around the house. Other projects may involve the need to rent specialty tools. Scaffolding is something that most people associate with construction sites. However, there are plenty of times where scaffolding can really help a home improvement project along.