Winter Months Bring In Increased Risk of Electrical Fires

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Did you know that, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), deaths resulting from home fires spike during the winter months? Damaged or frayed wiring, or cables and cords without proper insulation, pose serious risks. Homeowners can avoid electrocutions, fires, and other serious accidents by installing simple fixtures in their homes, or calling an electrician.

Desk Grommets and Cable Glands

Hard plastic or rubber grommets fit into most desktops, tabletops, and furnishings to redirect wiring away from sharp corners and edges. Grommets may be circular or oblong, and installation can be relatively simple. For example, flexible, quick fit grommets easily and quickly snap into place.

Similarly, cable glands fit over the ends of wiring and cables to safely connect them t Continue reading

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The Top 4 Advantages to Investing in a Condo

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Nowadays, prospective home buyers have many different options to choose from. They might want to debate about whether to buy or build a home, or whether owning a separated home is even the best choice. For some, it actually isn’t, and condos for sale can be far more appealing than even the nicest luxury homes for sale. Though condos are not right for everyone, there are several distinct advantages to investing in one.

Less Expensive

In a perfect world, everybody would be able to afford their dream home. However, the reality is that many people have to buy homes while on a strict budget, and that limits their options. According to data compiled by Statistic Brain, the average sin Continue reading

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During Hot Summer Months, Staying Cool Means Staying Productive

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During the summer, you might want to take a day off of work to try to get a lot of stuff done around the house and yard. However, if it is really hot out, it might be hard to even get out of bed, let alone get motivated to do chores. A Cornell University study found that people are most productive when the temperature is 77 degrees, and other studies have discovered that the perfect temperature is somewhere between 70 and 74 degrees. Regardless, being able to stay cool enough is important for getting things done, whether you are at work or home on a day off. So if you want to power through your summer projects, then getting air condition repairs before the hottest temperatures set in is always a good idea. Continue reading

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Increase the Value of Your Home via Bathroom Remodeling

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Did you know that remodeling the bathroom in your home can earn you more than a 60% return-on-investment? Some sources have even gone out on a limb and claimed that some bathroom renovations can yield as much as a 90% ROI. Regardless of how much homeowners spend on bathroom remodeling design or the rate of return-on-investment in brings them, the fact remains that bathroom and kitchens are the most remodeled rooms in a home.

When you think about it, this should seem obvious. After all, bathrooms and kitchens arguably, have the most remodeling potential than any other room outside of specialty rooms — such as exercise room, home studios, home bars — that aren’t Continue reading

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