Home Renovations

13
Jul

Be Ready to Stop the Flood

Before heading away for summer vacation it’s good practice to shut off the water supply to the entire home. This eliminates a possible ‘welcome home’ surprise of water damage from a burst pipe, that’s gone unnoticed. The main shut-off valve is typically located near the water meter, where the main water supply enters the home. A good practice is to

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29
Jun

Renovating With Fire Resistance in Mind

If a home reno is part of the plan this season, consider options that can slow the spread of fire. Coated Lumber – uses fire-retardant paint to increase the fire resistance of the wood. It can’t stop a fire, but it can slow it, providing more time for people to escape safely. Fire-resistant or non-combustible insulation – doesn’t develop smoke

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