Security Systems Can Work With Your Computer Systems


If you've ever seen commercials for any of the major security companies, you may have seen the cameras and detection devices offered as part of their security plans. Depending on the level of service you choose, different pieces of equipment and monitoring techniques are available. In addition to the standard security offered by the security professionals, take a look at a few things you can do to enhance security with personalized recording and reviewing.

24 December 2015

3 Signs That Your Hot Water Tank Is In Trouble

Home & Garden Blog

Unless you want to find yourself without any hot water in the house, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that something is going wrong. This way, you will know just when it is time to call in a professional plumber (such as one from Anderson Water Systems). To help you with this, you can take a moment or two to review the following three warning signs of trouble.

30 November 2015

Tips For Dealing With Skunk Spray On Your Dog's Fur

Home & Garden Blog

Few smells are as distinctive as that of skunk spray. If your dog has run afoul of a skunk that's taken up residence on your property, it's in your best interest to deal with the odor right away. The longer you leave your dog untreated, the deeper the oil penetrates into the fur, which can make the odor last for days. While you're waiting for your pest control service to come out and trap the offending critter, here are some tips to deal with the odor it left behind on your dog.

9 November 2015

2 High Tech Features To Look For In Your New Gate Opener

Home & Garden Blog

If you have an old gate opener and are looking to upgrade, or you are installing a new gate, then you may not know what features to look for in your new gate opener. Gate-opener technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are great features that can make your life easier and make you feel more secure that your home is protected whether you are inside of it or now.

15 October 2015

DIY Distressed Wooden Wagon Wheel

Home & Garden Blog

So, you found a wooden wagon wheel at an antique store, and now you're wondering what to do with it. The possibilities are endless! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to distress wooden wagon wheels, and get some tips for where to place them. Distressing A Wooden Wagon Wheel 101 Distressing your wooden wagon wheel starts with buying the right paint. Chalk paint is a favorite of many DIY crafters because it doesn't require primer to stick to wooden surfaces.

20 September 2015

Tips For Creating A Modern Landscape Design

Home & Garden Blog

If you have a contemporary home, you'd probably like your landscaping to be in a similar style. However, without going full industrial, it's hard to know what modern landscaping should look like. Just like with contemporary architecture, modern landscaping should showcase clean lines, often with a nod toward Asian gardens. Design your landscaping with sophisticated style to blend with your contemporary home. Select Geometric Plants Contemporary design is all about lines and shapes.

24 August 2015

A Couple Of Tips To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Home's Heating System


During the harsh winter months, there are few things that are more important than keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. In order to do this, you will need to have a well-functioning heating system, but these systems can be extremely energy intensive. Luckily, it is possible for you to take the following steps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home, which can help to lower your energy bills while reducing any environmental harm done by your home.

31 July 2015

3 Tips To Keep Your Aluminum Storefront Clean And In Good Condition

Home & Garden Blog

Installing an aluminum storefront on your commercial building can be a smart decision for a few reasons. This type of storefront is a great way to give your commercial building a professional, attractive look for an affordable price, and aluminum storefronts can be installed in as little as a day with the right installer. You probably want to keep your aluminum storefront looking great for as long as possible, and doing so starts with keeping it nice and clean.

9 July 2015

2 Ways To Keep Weeds From Overtaking Your Outdoor Space

Home & Garden Blog

As a new homeowner, dealing with weeds can be frustrating. In addition to worrying about the landscaping mess left behind by the previous homeowners, you might also worry about the message your yard could be sending to your friends and neighbors. However, you don't have to let a few dandelions destroy your Saturday morning. Here are two ways you might be able to keep those weeds from overtaking your outdoors space:

18 June 2015

3 Tips To Make Your New Dishwasher Last Longer

Home & Garden Blog

Purchasing a new dishwasher for your family is a great way to cut down on your workload and modernize your kitchen, but it isn't a small investment. If you have recently purchased a new dishwasher, you probably want to make it last for as long as possible. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to make your dishwasher last for a long time to come, all while helping to improve its performance.

1 June 2015