• Clematis And Climbing Roses: 2 Beautiful Landscape Vines And How To Prune Them

    9 October 2014

    Vines add vertical splashes of color to landscape by scrambling up wall, winding around trellises, or sprawling across fences. These plants also grow rapidly, so they require proper pruning and training to remain healthy and stay within their boundaries. This is especially true of commonly-grown vigorous, woody vines likes clematis, climbing roses and wisteria.  1: Clematis  Pruning your clematis can be tricky. You need to know if your plant is a spring or mid- to late-summer bloomer, so you can prune it at the right time of year.

  • 3 Strategies For Staying Sane And Safe In Jail

    9 October 2014

    The prospect of going to jail for the first time is disconcerting at best and downright frightening at worst. If you are faced with the prospect of doing time behind bars, it's very important that you keep a clear head and make a realistic and workable game plan so that your stay in jail is as safe as possible. Although doing time in real life rarely mirrors the physically dangerous circumstances portrayed in dramatic television shows and movies, you still may run into trouble with other inmates as well as experience substantial amounts of anxiety.

  • How To Detect And Protect Your Home From Radon Gas

    9 October 2014

    As a homeowner, it is important to know about the dangers of radon, and the effects it may have on you and your loved ones. By understanding what it is, how to test for it, and what you can do to fix the problem, it will help ensure that everyone in your home is safe. What Is Radon? Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that has a potential to seep into your home.

  • 4 Benefits To Hiring A General Contractor

    9 October 2014

    If you own a home, you likely find yourself dealing with regular damage and continued home improvement project needs. It can be difficult to fix certain things on your own, especially if you're not skilled or have a very busy lifestyle. It can be beneficial to have a general contractor on your side to get the job done well. Take a look at the following information to better understand some of the benefits to hiring a general contractor to do work for you.

  • Four Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is Low On Refrigerant And Why You Should Take It Seriously

    9 October 2014

    Refrigerant leaks are one of the easiest types of air conditioning repairs for consumers to recognize, but they must be repaired by professionals. When air conditioning systems lose refrigerant, they become undercharged. Continuing to operate an undercharged unit can damage it. Simply adding more refrigerant to the system will not fix the issue. The leaks have to be repaired first. Then refrigerant is added which is followed by recharging the unit.

  • 5 Things To Do When You Find A Mold Problem During Home Renovations

    9 October 2014

    Kitchen and bathroom renovations are some of the most common remodeling projects done to homes. These areas of your home are also areas that are prone to water problems, but what do you do when you find mold? Mold can be toxic and has to be removed by a qualified mold removal service, but there are some things that you can do when you find the mold during a remodeling project.

  • How To Measure Broken Torsion Springs On A Garage Door

    9 October 2014

    You know you've probably broken a torsion spring on your garage door when you have to call for some help to get the door open. Torsion springs are mounted on anchor brackets and help to open and close your garage door. The springs can snap over time as they wear down from use. You'll need to measure the length of the spring, inside diameter of the coils, and the thickness of the wire to make sure you buy acceptable replacement springs.