Caution: Falling Bricks!

Brick red bastions providing clean lines and a fundamental function make them a hallmark of modern homes. These simple structures, functional and beautiful, can be deadly if not cared for properly. High winds, earthquakes and poor construction can cause chimneys to...

Don’t You Truss Me?

A garage is like an unfinished painting just begging to be complete. And some people take that challenge. But much like a work of art, most people aren’t really qualified to finish it. They do things that might look good at first glance, but on closer inspection...

Gross… What’s That Smell?

Have you ever been in someone’s “new-to-you-car” and asked “what’s that smell?”  Sometimes they can’t smell it but most of the time they just pretend not to smell it.  What is it?  Cigarrate smoke! Tabacco has an unusual...

Protecting yourself against lead in the home

There are various steps that can be taken in order to reduce the effects of lead. These range from something easy that we can all do, to more major steps, that will require a professional. Things we can all do: As simple and obvious as it may seem, cleaning...
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