When a fire is just starting, it could be small enough to be extinguished with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher, but if you see that is scattering fast or taking longer than five seconds to be defeated with a fire extinguisher, then you must pull a fire alarm, evacuate the building, and call …
How do I know how much hose to stretch?
Stretching hose lines to extinguish a fire is the most fundamental task an engine company must perform. Knowing the length of hose needed to reach the seat of the fire takes hands on training, knowledge of building construction, district knowledge, and of course experience. The following are some tools you can utilize to be ...
The 3 things mistakes you're making when mopping the floor — and how to fix them
We hate to break it to you, but most of us are doing common household chores wrong.
Tips for Removing Pet Stains & Odors From Your Carpet
As a pet owner, dealing with stains and unpleasant odors on the carpet at one time or another is almost inevitable, but that doesn’t mean they have to linger around your
10 Area Rugs You Can Actually Afford
Budget furniture, homemade curtains, DIY paint jobs. Furnishing a home can be done on the cheap, if you know a few classic tricks. When it comes to purchasing floor coverings, however, many homeowners have had to face a simple choice: break the bank buying a beautiful rug, or go without. In today's world, there are myriad choices for affordable rugs, many of them conveniently available online. We've pulled together some of our favorites to inspire you to put the finishing touches on the cold, hard floor in an almost-perfectly furnished room.
How to Repair Stucco Water Damage
Stucco is an amazingly versatile siding material. Keep reading for some useful tips and tricks for repairing stucco water damage.
How Long Should I Wait to Move Furniture After Cleaning Carpets?
Once you've invested time and money in cleaning your carpet, whether it was cleaned by a professional service or with a do-it-yourself cleaning system, you'll want to make sure it stays ...
'This house killed me': DIY home renovators the third wave of asbestos victims
The third wave of asbestos victims brought it into their homes, mostly do-it-yourself home renovators exposed while fixing up the family home.
Mold Removal Safety Tips
Mold is an inconvenience and can pose various health and safety risks. If you discover mold in your home, follow these tips for a safe cleaning process.
9 Tips for Hassle-Free Home Construction
Cindy Stumpo is one of Boston's premier custom-home builders. With more than 20 years' experience in the business, she has plenty of expertise to share.