Unstable Stables: Why Your Horses’ Home Is A Fire Hazard, And What You Can Do To Prevent The Risk

Most city and municipal ordinances have strict fire alarm system requirements for multi-family dwellings and commercial buildings. These requirements do a superb job protecting the people who live and work in these buildings, but did you know that one of the most fire-prone locations not often protected by these regulations is a stable? Sadly, stable fires often result in the deaths of much-loved, valuable horses; even though eradicating the fire risks inside of a stable are impossible, you can take steps to reduce the risk of suffering your own tragic stable fire, and even install a fire alarm system that will notify you at the very onset of such a horrible occurrence. Read More 

3 Reasons To Tell Your Landlord About HVAC Problems Right Away

If you rent your home, you probably don't think much about things like the heating and air conditioning system, since they are probably considered your landlord's responsibility. This means that even if you hear weird noises or notice other minor problems with the HVAC system, you might not pay it much attention. However, it is important to let your landlord know about any heating and air conditioning problems as soon as you notice them, even if they do not seem serious. Read More 

3 Ways To Verify The Backgrounds Of Potential Hires

Do you need a system in place to verify your potential new hires' backgrounds? A background check can be an important part of the hiring process. You probably want to hire people who are truthful about their past employment and who don't have serious skeletons in their closets, such as violent crimes or financial mismanagement. The problem is that applicants can tell you almost anything on an application or in an interview. Read More 

Six Reasons To Consider Metal Roofing

Asphalt roofs are very common and popular in the United States.  However, if you were to visit other locations, such as Australia, you would find that many of the homes have metal roofs.  The use of metal roofing is rapidly rising in popularity in the United States, and for good reason. Metal roofs look good. Metal roofs just plain look good!  These aren't the rusty old tin roofs you may think of when you think of metal roofing. Read More 

Keep Pests At Bay In Your Kitchen And Home

In the summer, pests such as insects and rodents seem to be everywhere. Keeping them out of your kitchen is critical to your family's health and safety. Prevention is the best way to prevent pests from entering and nesting inside your kitchen and home. Here are some tips to keep pests at bay: Cleanliness 1. Wash dishes after eating as soon as possible. Before putting them into your dishwasher, rinse them. Read More