How to Keep Your Home from Being Flooded

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Mother Nature can be fickle. You pray for a shower to water your gardens and wash your car, and she gives you a downpour of biblical proportions. All of that rain has to go somewhere. With any luck, it is swept through the sewer systems and out to the ocean. But sometimes storms generate so much rain that flooding occurs in low-lying areas. Rivers and creeks overflow their banks, and water floods into streets, yards, and basements. You can’t stop the rain. You can, however, take steps to keep your home dry and safe.

First, clear all of the drains on your property and on the street. These metal grates are magnets for rotting leaves and piles of garbage. All of that garbage clogs the drains and prevents water from escaping down to the sewer system. If the water cannot properly drain, it will pool around the street, your …

How To Install A Ceiling Fan

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Ceiling fans are a great way to improve your home temperature. Whether you are trying to keep your hose cooler or warm it up a ceiling fan can do both consistently. A ceiling fan works in the warmer months by blowing the air down toward a person and the air mixed with their sweat keeps their skin cooler. With the turn of a switch a ceiling fan can be used during colder months to help draw the cooler air off of the floor and forces the heat to be transferred away from the ceiling. This means that ceiling fans are helpful year-round and can be very helpful to combat high heating costs in the winter months. Ceiling fans are also very useful in smokey or dusty homes and make it so the air is less stuffy by circulating the air you breathe.

Ceiling fans were originally designed by using a

How to quickly paint interior walls yourself without sacrificing quality

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The maxim “you get out what you put in” applies to most things in life – including painting walls, which means that if you want a long-lasting and professional finish, you’ll need to spend time preparing for the job. However, it is possible to cut a few (very small) corners when painting walls and still make the task a relatively painless one and one that will give a professional looking finish.

Clearing the Room

When painting walls with a roller you may think that there’s little danger of paint ending up on any other surface than the walls. However, regardless of how careful you are, tiny splatter spots can still occur, especially if you use an inferior quality roller. Therefore, it’s important to protect anything you don’t want to be spoiled by paint. That means moving what you can out of the room including light shades and curtains or …