How to make your home office ergonomic

Many of us are now spending most of our time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes our working hours. If we previously worked in an office or a shared workspace, we likely now sit at our computers at home for much of our day. And while many...

Try this Before Removing Old Stains

Perhaps you have had the great misfortune of buying a used item only to find a stain someplace on it. Or you've only now noticed a stain from last week's dinner party. Before you get your damp cloth or cleaning chemicals, there's something you should try. If a stain...

The Best Garage Flooring

So you're building or renovating your home, and you've picked out floors for the every room, but not the garage. What are the options? And does it matter? The answer is that it depends. If you have specific hobbies which will make use of the garage, it could be very...

Safe Playgrounds

While many children tend to be indoors more than they used to in the past, most young children will be drawn to play outside when they see a playground. However, there are also many kids that get hurt when they play in a playground that is in poor repair. If you have...

The Purpose of a P-Trap

Are you aware of what the purpose is of the u-shaped pipe underneath your drains? This is called a p-trap, and it is a pipe that is designed to always have water standing in it. The water is there to stop sewer gasses from leaking from the plumbing system into your...

Are Termites Eating You Out Of Your Home?

When you think of pests that damage your home, the first thing that comes to mind is probably termites. Interestingly, termites are more closely related to cockroaches than to ants, despite the similarities. How can you tell if you have a termite invasion in progress...

Getting All Decked Out

Would you like to build a deck for your home? It is a great place for entertaining guests, especially on cool summer evenings. However, before you start building, you should make sure that you plan it well. A deck needs to be built to stand up to very unique stress....

Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home in 4 Easy Steps

Did you know indoor air can be up to 2-5 times more polluted than the air outdoors? Step #1 Let Fresh Air In. Fresh air and adequate air circulation will significantly improve your home air quality. When weather permits, open your windows and patio doors to allow the...

Wells and Well Water Testing

In the Texas Hill Country, the vast majority of us rely on a private well for our drinking water.  You may also rely on a community well if you live in rural development.  If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to...

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