The Wonders of Modern Thermostats

Since people are spending more time at home than ever before, they've been realizing that there are a lot of things that they've taken for granted about their home, or they've found new ways to make their home just a little more comfortable. One thing you might...

Reasons for Raking Leaves

If you own a property with plenty of trees on it, you're very familiar with the age-old routine of raking leaves. Some people find it therapeutic, while others would prefer to do pretty much anything else. Is there anything that can be done to make this chore easier?...

Mitigating Wildfire Risks

Wildfires have been in the news a lot lately, specifically due to the record-setting number of wildfires happening in California. However, wildfires are possible in Texas as well. If you live in or near a forest or wildland area, you have an especially significant...

Pesticides

Pesticides often have a negative connotation. While it is certainly important to note that pesticides can have a harmful effect on a person's health, they are very regularly used in many everyday situations. Simple weed killing sprays are, in fact, registered as...

Getting Rid of Poison Plants

One of the more irritating (literally) experiences in life is having a reaction to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. More accurately, it's the oil from these plants that can cause itchy, irritating, and even painful rash and blisters. Unfortunately, these...

Getting The Best Use From Your Grill

It's that time of year again - grilling season! Food cooked over a fire is one of those timeless, simple pleasures that somehow manage to make everything better. We'd like to share some safety tips that will help you to keep having a great time. First, it's important...

Keep Your Home Healthy!

All of us are concerned with our personal health and that of our families during this pandemic. We do what we can to avoid exposure to the virus, keeping ourselves away from harm. However, many people forget about some common ways that the coronavirus that causes...

Spending Your Time Productively

We'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you've been spending your "at home" time productively as well as binging, baking, and eating. But all of us need a little inspiration sometimes. Here are some ideas for productive ways to keep your property in...

The Trouble With Hot Joints

What is a hot joint? Most people are completely unfamiliar with hot joints - so if you don't know, you're not alone! In the context of electrical systems, a hot joint is a loose or failing connection. If left unaddressed, hot joints can cause serious problems. What...

Defensible Zones – What Are They?

What really is defensible space? Well, it can be defined as an area, or zone, around your house that will better protect you from naturally occurring fires, falling trees, or things that could potentially damage your house. The easiest way to think of this would be to...

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