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Saturday, June 25, 2022   /   by Jerry A

4 Ideas for 'Glamping' in Your Backyard

Here are a few ideas for a memorable camping trip seconds from home…
Cozy Accommodations
Fill your tent with blankets and pillows to ensure no one gets cold in the middle of the night. 
Camping Vibes
Hanging lanterns and making s’mores around a fire will make it feel even more like camping.
Evening Activities
Plan out a few activities, like a card game, charades or even a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, star gazing is the perfect way to let everyone wind down before bed. 
Remember the Essentials
Don’t forget to stock up on bug spray, check the weather forecast and make sure to have working flashlights. 

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Saturday, June 18, 2022   /   by Jerry A

5 Quick Outdoor Fixes for Home Upkeep

It can be easy for the exterior of your home to look a bit worn after just a few years. Maintenance tasks that need to be taken care of could get put off due to time constraints or the fact that you don’t necessarily notice potential trouble areas every day. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these five outdoor fixes that’ll have your home in tip-top shape in no time:
Clean Your Gutters. Depending on where you live, your gutters may need a lot of help. Take a few minutes to do a quick overview of the condition of your gutters—cleaning them out is a great first step to making them more efficient in getting excess water away from your home. You should also make sure that all the connections are in good condition and that downspouts are secure. Finish up by spraying the gutters down with a quick power wash to restore them to their original color.
Dress Up Your Door. Your front door should look just like that—a front door. Make sure guests don’4 ...

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Saturday, June 11, 2022   /   by Jerry A

How to Detect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poison is a silent danger that claims over 400 lives in the U.S. annually, as well as over 20,000 visits to the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To keep your family safe, know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning:
Shortness of breath
“Safety is our top priority at DTE Energy, and we urge residents to be particularly alert to carbon monoxide danger during the fall and winter heating season. It’s when CO exposure most frequently occurs,” says Brad Burcz, senior safety and health engineer, DTE Energy.  “One of the best defenses against CO poisoning is to install a carbon monoxide alarm near all sleeping areas in your home. If dangerous levels of CO are detected, an audible alarm will alert you.”
DTE offers the following tips to prevent CO poisoning in homes and businesses:
For businesses, install carbon monoxide alarms in main areas away fre ...

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Saturday, May 28, 2022   /   by Jerry A

Should You Finish Your Basement?

When you were shopping for a house, you were probably so focused on the number of bedrooms, the size of the living room and the layout of the kitchen that you didn’t give much thought to the basement. An unfinished basement can be a great place for storage, but finishing it can increase your living space significantly.
Benefits of Finishing Your Basement
If your house feels a little too small for your growing family, finishing the basement could be the solution. You can convert the basement into a bedroom, a family room or a game room where you can hang out and relax as a family. Finishing the basement may cost much less than you would need to spend to build an addition.
One of the biggest problems with unfinished basements is that they’re often damp, which leads to mold. Finishing the basement can eliminate that problem. The walls can be sealed and the temperature can be controlled to maintain a humidity level that won’t allow mold to grow.
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