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10 STEPS – HOW TO INSPECT A GARAGE DOOR

Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, […]

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Wet Look – Yes or No?

What do you say? Join or follow me and a few others over on Facebook. This “wet look” was seen in Madison County Mississippi. Some our friends love it! Some – – not so much. What say you? Looks like you might slip and slide when walked on! We first thought the owner had just […]

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10 Bathroom Safety Tips for the Elderly

As we age, our senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell tend to decline. Our physical abilities are reduced, and certain tasks such as stretching, lifting, and bending become more difficult. In addition, we also experience a slowing of judgment and reaction time. As a result, we cannot respond as quickly as when we were […]

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Mississippi Improves Building Code Ranking Says MPR

Last year Mississippi adopted stricter building code rules and the law has moved the state up the insurance industries ladder of coastal waterways says IBHS.

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5 Things The Seller Can Do To Prepare For A Home Inspection

Each week handymen across the country earn great money repairing homes under contract for sellers who listed their “not ready for prime time” home. There are literally dozens of issues I find each week that, if repaired in time, could have saved the seller hard earned cash. Most repairs are simple and could have been […]

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4 Winter Home Safety Tips to Live By – Space Heaters

Fire hazards are greater in the winter months. Here are 4 health/safety tips to remember. Watch the video below. Stay safe and warm when it’s cold outside: 1: Keep items at least 3 feet away from space heaters. 2: Maintain your heating system. Have it professionally inspected early in the fall/winter season. 3: Change your […]

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Is Your Fireplace Mantel Safe?

Over the years I’ve built hundreds of fireplace mantels. I’m often asked: What is the typical and safest distance between the mantle piece and fireplace? RULE OF THUMB (considering the mantel is wooden) The most common measurement is to place it 12″ above the top of the fireplace system, and for every additional inch that the […]

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Client Safety is Priority 1

Zinsco electrical equipment is considered obsolete, due to a design flaw in which the circuit breaker’s connection to the bus bar becomes loose, causing arcing and subsequent overheating. Long term exposure to this heat can cause the breaker to fuse to the bus bar, making it impossible to remove.

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