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Restoring Water Damaged Photos

When disasters hit, the loss of precious family photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia takes a huge emotional toll because, unlike furniture or clothing, these memorabilia items are irreplaceable.  Whether it’s from a natural disaster, humidity, or your house was flooded or caught fire, your prized photos have probably suffered from water damage. 

 

The first rule of fixing wet photos?  Don’t panic!  You may be able to salvage many or all of your pictures.  Nothing is more depressing than facing piles of soggy, maybe even mud-spattered photos, papers, and other valuables after they’ve suffered water damage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do something to fix them.

 

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Keep Your Patio Bug Free

How to keep your patio bug free.  Summer is in full swing!  With warm sunny days and sultry nights, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the weather.  If you have a patio or a nice yard, all the better. 

 

But you might find yourself enjoying the outdoors a little less when there’s bugs aplenty.  Flies, mosquitoes, bees and other pesky buggers - read for useful tips to keep your home and yard bug free.

 

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Employee Positive For COVID 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives and has changed how we go about our routines. Adjusting to the “new normal” has indeed been challenging. 

 

Perhaps it has been doubly demanding for employers and business owners who have to think of keeping their businesses afloat while ensuring that their employees and customers stay safe during the crisis.  Most businesses have had employees working remotely during the lockdown while some still have workers commuting to work.


However, what if, despite diligent precautionary measures, you end up with a COVID-19 positive employee situation on your hands?

 

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Common Home Problems

Keeping your home in great condition while ensuring the safety of everyone inside it is a tough order.  Owning a house doesn’t end with having it under your name and doing a few light clean-ups – it’s a full time job.  It requires vigilance, proactiveness, and a dedicated budget for periodic maintenance and repairs.

To help, we have compiled a list of some of the most common issues that homeowners often overlook.  Knowing the warning signs of such issues can possibly help save you thousands of dollars by catching these problems early.

 

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Eliminate Bad Smells In Your Home

Odors, whether good or bad are especially noticeable when you first step into a home.  Something no one enjoys is coming home to a house that smells strange.  If it’s a lingering smell, it becomes really bothersome. 

 

Some bad smells in the house can be fixed with a thorough cleaning.  However, there are some that can pose serious safety and health hazards. Here are odors that can be hazardous:

 

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spring cleaning and covid 19

Spring cleaning is an age-old tradition, a chance to refresh and deep clean your home after the cold days of winter.  And, the coronavirus pandemic has upset daily routines around the world providing more time than usual to enjoy this tradition of purging, re-organizing, and deep cleaning.

This year, while disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily may be the most crucial in keeping our families healthy, let’s take it one step further and clean some other often overlooked areas of our homes!

 

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COVID 19 Survival Guide

Many of us are not used to staying home with our kids full-time, having to home-school, and still continuing to keep up with our own workload.  With libraries, movie theaters, trampoline parks, and Chick-fil-A playgrounds closed as well as lots of wet weather on the horizon, the next couple of months may be very stressful and frustrating for parents and kids alike. 

 

As a mom who has worked full-time from home with 2 very busy kids (and no nanny :), I hope this list gives you some useful ideas on how to manage life well, rather than just survive:

 

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Cleaning Mold From Carpet

Mold spores are one of those small but potentially harmful things. These microscopic spores are released into the air, multiply and float around unseen until they land on a wet or damp spot.  

 

When conditions are right, meaning there’s moisture, oxygen, a food source and a surface to grow on, then you can find yourself with mold growth. 

 

Carpets, in particular, are high risk and provide ample breeding ground for mold.  Particularly vulnerable are carpets in basements, those in moist or damp climates, or carpets that may get wet for any period of time (think bathmats or bathroom carpeting, playrooms or family rooms prone to spills, etc)

 

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Emergency Water Leak Guide

Keep this emergency water leak guide handy.  Waking up to or coming home to a flooded house is a clear-cut definition of a disaster.  In the middle of all that panic, it’s easy to forget the water leak dos and don’ts.

 

We’ve put together a handy list to help you in case you find yourself in this unfortunate emergency.  Keep it in a safe place.

 

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Teach Kids To Be Careful With Fire

It is common knowledge that fire is dangerous, but how do you effectively teach kids to be careful with fire?

 

Often kids realize quickly that a bright, hot flame is dangerous, but they may not understand how dangerous it can really be. 

 

In this article, we will share some important points you can teach your child regarding fire safety.

 

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