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Tips for Safe and Practical Gutter Cleaning
Minneapolis homeowners are getting started on spring clean-up, which includes should include gutters.  As the snow melts away, you'll find it has left behind a lot of debris in your gutters.  Before you start clearing the muck out of yours, review these tips to make the job easier and safer.  Safety First Since you’ll be high off the ground, gutter cleaning can have its share of danger. These are some good ways to be as safe as ...
National Window Safety Week April 7-13, 2013: Tips for Protecting Children in Your Home
Did you know that about 14 children are hospitalized per day because of falls from windows? That’s around 52,000 kids every year, most of them under five years of age. These disturbing figures are why April 7-13th has been designated National Window Safety Week.  As a replacement window company, we've very concerned about window safety.  These tips can help you protect your little ones from unnecessary pain and your family from the worry that comes ...
Safety Tips for Shoveling Snow
Home maintenance in the winter usually takes a back seat to keeping up with snow removal.  Anyone who lives in an area that gets as much snow as we do in the Twin Cities knows how beautiful it is as it falls but how painful it can be to shovel. Before you go out this next snowfall to tackle the blanket coating your walkways, patios, and driveways keep these tips in mind. The Shovel Choosing the right shovel can make clearing ...
Holiday Light Safety
Christmas trees are going up, stores have unleashed their holiday sales, and it’s the time for stringing up the lights. In his radio spot, Bob Villa provides pointers on putting the lights up safely and links to more tips. Always inspect strings for damage and replace missing or burnt out lights to minimize fire risk but don’t mix bulbs. If the string doesn’t work, try changing the fuse in the male end. If it goes out ...
Window Safety Recommendations from Pella
Window safety is a crucial issue - nearly 5,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments each year for injuries sustained from falling out of windows. Being a leader in the window manufacturing business, Pella Corporation has partnered with the National Safety Council, through its Window Safety Task Force.  In response to this vitally important issue, Pella offers these important tips to help improve home safety: •Keep children's play in the middle of the room and away ...
Egress Windows Add New Life, An Additional Bedroom, And Safety to Basements
Add new life, value, and safety by  transforming  a basement or updating a lower level with a basement egress window or a set of them. They add new life any space when they bring in  natural light and ventilation to a dark gray dank space. They also add value by adding an egress window it now qualifies as an additional bedroom in most cities. Plus you have just upped the safety quotient of your home ...

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