Nail pops occur when lumber dries out and pushes nails right out of the wall. Drive in a new nail, cover with spackle, paint, and you no longer have a nail pop.

Interior Remodeling

Homes built before 1978 were known to have used lead paint.  Lead paint can cause serious health problems in children.  If you think you home has lead paint, you should do a lead paint test.

Home Safety

Learn how to find out your home's age by looking in a very unexpected place.

Bathroom Remodeling

Fighting too large a fire by yourself can be dangerous, and wastes precious escape time for your family.  Always call the fire department before fires get out of hand.

Disaster Proofing

Fire extinguishers are marked A B C or D. A is for ordinary fuels such as wood or cloth, and most plastics. B is for flammable liquids and C is for electrical fires. Purchase a multi-purpose extinguisher marked "ABC" for the best protection.

Home Safety

Halloween costumes should be a treat, not a safety hazard.  Here are some quick tricks to make sure your child's choice measures up. 

Decorating and Design

Learn how to make the rooms in your home both stylish and affordable by using clippings from magazines to fuel your inspiration.

Decor Planning

Learn how living room furniture can add warmth to your kitchen and a cozy space for entertaining guests.

Kitchen Remodeling

Learn the peak season(s) for residential fires and how to make sure that fire isn't started in your home.


Low water pressure is a real problem when you need more than a trickle of water. To fix low water pressure, unscrew the faucet and clean the screen in a CLR type cleaner. To fix low water pressure in the shower, you can take off the shower head and clean that in a bowl of CLR type cleaner. Screw the shower head back on, and enjoy the end of low water pressure problems.

Bathroom Faucets

Installing dimmer switches is a do it yourself project that costs about 5 dollars and takes about 15 minutes to install. Dimmer switches can instantly change the look and ambiance of a room. Dimmer switches come in toggles and slides.


CFL's or compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less electricity and  last 10 to 15 times longer than the bulbs you may be using right now.

Electric Lighting

Halloween is a great holiday of treats for kids, but also a night where there are more tricks played on homeowners. Learn how to clean up the mess made by mischevious ghouls.


Learn to burglar proof your home to keep it safe from burglars when you are away. Burglary can happen at any time, but especially at the holidays. Burglar-proofing can prevent your home from being broken into.

Home Security

Learn how to properly extinguish a kitchen grease fire. Kitchen fires should never be extinguished with water.  Instead use baking soda to put out a grease fire.

Kitchen Appliances

Cross-contamination and the spreading of bacteria is a serious food issue and can be easily prevented.

Kitchen Countertops

Security system maintenance and security system upgrades are critical in keeping your home safe from unwanted burglars. Stay up to date with home security system services and features offered by your security provider, and have your security system checked and tested regularly.

Home Technology

Learn why cleaning your oven should wait until ater the holidays are over.