Portable Heater Safety Tips

Portable Heater Safety for the Chilly Months Ahead Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating Read more about Portable Heater Safety Tips[…]

All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint

What Is Insulating Paint? Photo: insuladd.com The notion of a paint to reduce heat transfer first arose at NASA in the hope of protecting the space shuttle from the extreme heat generated by reentry into the atmosphere. NASA scientists developed an additive that contained tiny glass spheres called “microspheres,” epoxy particles, and heat-resistant chemicals. The Read more about All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint[…]

Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 2

Last week we shared some home maintenance repairs that only take a few minutes to fix. Part 1 focused on 7 items that are easy fixes for homeowners and eager to-it-yourself’ers to tackle. Here are another 7 easy fixes that you can take care of yourself and save money instead of hiring the job out. Read more about Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 2[…]

Home Restoration

Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1

Keeping your home in top-notch condition doesn’t mean spending all your free time on maintenance chores; some upkeep and repair projects can be done quickly and without the help (and expense) of a pro. If you have just a few minutes here and there, you can perform the following fast fixes without taking time away Read more about Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1[…]

It’s Not Too Early To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Preparing your Home for Winter  It’s beginning to feel a lot like Winter! It’s never too early to start thinking about the winter months and how you can be prepared in the event that we have a snowfall that rivals 1017. A lot of customers were caught off-guard for the amount of snowfall we had Read more about It’s Not Too Early To Prepare Your Home For Winter[…]

6 Common Cleaning Tasks You Probably Forgot (That Will Make Your Home Cleaner and Safer!)

Do you use a cleaning schedule? Having a set schedule of what gets cleaned each day, each week, and each month (like those in our free cleaning binder) can make keeping up on seasonal cleaning tasks so much more doable, and, in fact, make it feel like there is less cleaning to do when spring Read more about 6 Common Cleaning Tasks You Probably Forgot (That Will Make Your Home Cleaner and Safer!)[…]

Emergency Preparedness: Why You Should Have A Kit

In some areas of our great nation, it’s easier to predict when certain weather patterns will start and end. In other areas, the weather or conditions could be unpredictable. Most people don’t bother taking the time to put together an emergency preparedness kit in the event that they find themselves needing certain items that they Read more about Emergency Preparedness: Why You Should Have A Kit[…]

Deer Mice and the Hantavirus

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome Central Oregon, like most rural areas have an abundance of wildlife–including rodents such as the deer mice. Many people don’t know that, though cute the deer mice is a main carrier of the Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). This is a life-threatening disease that is spread by: Inhaling airborne particles of urine, droppings, and saliva from infected Read more about Deer Mice and the Hantavirus[…]