Monthly Archives: August 2013

Make your yard hurricane ready

Hurricane readyWe’re in the middle of hurricane season and even though there is no way to predict if a storm will strike, it is best to be safe than sorry. Taking the time to make your yard hurricane ready by identifying potential risk areas can save you a headache in the long run. It may be difficult to entirely protect your home and yard from the strong winds of a hurricane, but there are certain steps you can take to help minimize the damage. Here are a few landscape solutions to consider this hurricane season.

Choosing the right trees.
Before choosing new plants and trees for your yard, find out how wind resistant they are. For example, palms, live oak and sea grape all tolerate strong winds. However, there are others that are prone to more storm damage. Therefore, carefully consider the type of trees you plant in your yard. Consider … Read the rest

Properly change a light bulb

Change light bulbLight bulbs can be used in almost every room of a house for efficient lighting, but you need to be sure that you use your light bulbs properly if you want to keep a safe home. Light bulbs can cause dangerous home fires if they are not properly installed. Simply follow the easy steps below, and you will be able to change a light bulb within minutes.

Step1 – Turn the light switch off.
Turn the switch off before you begin and don’t turn it back to on until you’re finished; this will prevent you from being electrocuted.

Step 2 – Make sure the bulb is cool.
If the bulb you are replacing is still working, let it cool down for about 30 seconds or more. If there is no bulb it’s ok to skip this step.

Step 3 – Remove the burnt out bulb and dispose of it Read the rest