7 Home Repairs Best Left to the Pros

7 Home Repairs Best Left to the Pros

With so much information at your fingertips, it’s almost unfathomable how many things you can teach yourself. Home improvement shows are constantly showcasing ways to fix up aspects of your home to better fit your tastes. They make it look so easy! (#demoday) While...
Fireplace Safety 101

Fireplace Safety 101

I grew up in a relatively small suburb in the Midwest, and though we didn’t have our own backyard corn crop as you might think, my parents strongly believed in the value of hard work. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, my dad would take his trusty chainsaw...
How to Properly Clean up Blood

How to Properly Clean up Blood

It’s a fact of life that, no matter how careful you’re being, you are going to encounter blood at some point or another. Whether you get a paper cut on the electric bill or you have an accident with the table saw that results in a large pool of blood, you or your...
Safety for Seniors: Fire Prevention

Safety for Seniors: Fire Prevention

One of my earliest memories involves watching a television show that highlighted real-life rescue missions around the United States. In this particular episode, the dramatization of the event showed firefighters breaking into a house and running upstairs to where the...
Watch out for These Flooding Dangers

Watch out for These Flooding Dangers

Flooding is one of the deadliest natural disasters because it can happen with so little warning and cover such a large area. Drowning is an obvious danger, but it’s far from the only consequence of flooding. Here’s a look at some of the other risks posed by flooding:...