Death is not a subject that most people want to talk about, but when it happens it can leave us shocked and unprepared to deal with the aftermath. No matter the cause of death, there still must be clean up efforts involved.
Congrats! You're on your way to home ownership, and now you are shopping around for a home. You may have even already found the exact home you want, and are thinking about putting in an offer. However, it is important to know whether that home is healthy enough to secure your investment in it. A big factor in this is knowing whether or not the home has mold growth.
We all know the 5-second rule. It is a way to justify not wasting food that falls onto the floor; supposedly, if you pick it up within 5 seconds of it touching the ground, there isn't enough time for bacteria to latch onto the food. An interesting follow up question is do different types of flooring affect this "rule"?
Hoarding is an incredibly difficult issue to deal with. Whether you are the one affected, or if it is someone you know, it is not always as easy as cleaning everything up and being done with it. Knowing someone with a hoarding disorder (HD) can be challenging, and sometimes heart breaking. For many it can seem frustrating and can cause relationships to break apart. However, something crucial to keep in mind is that hoarding is a real mental disorder, and cannot be solved in one fell swoop. Like most mental disorders, it requires support, and typically forms of therapy. Family and loved ones are crucial when it comes to this support. Because the sensitivity of the subject matter, we've put together a short list of ways you can help if someone you know is being affected by HD.
Home fires can be a real threat to any home. Whether it's an apartment, town home, or a self-standing home, fires can occur anywhere. For this reason it is important to be prepared and know ways to prevent a fire from ever occurring in your residence.
Carpet is a great flooring addition, whether in your home or business. When it comes to businesses with carpet flooring, cleaning and maintenance is much different than how you would maintain your carpets at home. Additionally, it is now more important than ever to ensure that as many parts of your business involve environmentally sustainable practices. Carpet cleaning is one area where you can take certain steps to minimize your environmental footprint, and keep your carpets looking clean and healthy for years to come.
Winter has come, and now that Game of Thrones is officially over, we can all get back to our normal lives and not have to worry about how the series will end (whether we like it or not). The year is almost half-way over, meaning summer is on the horizon. And for those of us who live in California, we know how dry things can get. The warm dry season is great for going to the beach, but can present unprecedented dangers. Fires have ravaged through California every year for the past several years, and although we'd like for this year to be different, no one can predict the future. For that reason, it is best to have a plan, and be fire ready in the case of an emergency.
Being a new home owner is extremely exciting! You're finally on your way to building equity through ownership, you're investing in yourself and your home instead of someone else's, and you finally have the freedom to make any changes or modifications you want to your living space. One of the most common remodels done to a newly purchased home is the flooring. But how do you know which type of flooring will be best for your living situation? We're here to help you figure that out.
Carpets; almost everyone has them in their home. Whether it is installed carpeting throughout the home, or a rug in the hallway or living room, carpets play a part in almost all of our lives.
There are many different types of carpet available to you. It is up to you to decide which is best for your home. In this article we've outlined a few common types of carpets and their different attributes. Some carpets are best for comfort, while others are purpose driven. And some can even be more for aesthetics.