Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Schleich's Horse Club



Hi Neighbors!

I have a really neat product to share with you today!  It is from Schleich.  Schleich is one of Germany's largest toy manufacturers.  For 80 years they have been creating and hand painting toys to spark your child's mind in imaginative play.  My children have owned many different Schleich toys over the years, so I was extremely excited to get to share a few of Schleich's Horse Club creations.



First off when we opened the box, we pulled out the Riding Arena ($34.99).  What child has not dreamed about owning a horse?  I did, and I actually was able to fulfill that dream, as did two of my older daughters.  What fun to sit down and practice riding skills in this covered arena.  Young minds will be able to put their horse through his paces, as well as practice jumps.  I also picture a few horse shows being held in the arena.  The Riding Arena comes with:
1 - Covering for the Arena
10 - Pieces of Fence (Mine had 16)
2 - Jumps
1 - Rider
1 - Horse
1 - Halter with Lead Rope
1 - Horse Blanket
1 - Saddle
1 - Bridle
1 - Bale of Hay
1 - Bunch of Carrots



Next was the Arab Mare ($12.99).  She is beautiful of course.  She comes with her pink Fly Blanket, a Halter and Lead, a bunch of Turnips and some Green Apples.  Last to be taken from the box was the little Arabian Foal ($5.99).  He can trot around behind his mother as she wanders the arena.



Arabian horses were always a favorite of ours because of their beauty, and Schleich has carried this beauty over into their horses.  It is pretty easy to identify an Arabian horse from their delicate features, to the way they prance around.  Arabians are a well-known breed that often win endurance competitions.



Schleich is releasing 18 products to add to their Horse Club collection.  There will be horses, accessories and of course, playsets.  These will be designed for children ages 5-12 and will range in price from $3.29 - $99.99.

I am just waiting for our young friend to come visit and play with M with this set.  I can already here the excited neighs filling the air.  I imagine we will have an arena set up on our living room floor, with horses wandering everywhere.  There will most likely be trail rides all over the house.

I do want to say here, that I truly appreciate the quality toys that Schleich produces.  The attention to detail, the sturdiness of the product and of course the desire they create in a child to play.  Visit the Schleich website, HERE.

Be sure to follow Schleich on all their social media pages.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Pinterest - HERE
Instagram - HERE



I am pretty excited about these new products from Schleich.  I hope you are too!  Hopefully we will get to share some more quality Schleich products with you in the future.  Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon!

Disclosure:I am a Schleich Blogger Ambassador.  This post is part of a sponsored campaign.  I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Completing A Building Project? These Tips Will Keep You Safe

Completing a building project and staying safe is really important, whether you’re a professional or a novice trying to save a bit of cash. Whether you’re focusing on multiple things in the home or just completing a small task, the tips in this guide should be able to give you a heads up on what to do and what not to do. Enjoy:

Keep A First Aid Kit Within Reach

If you often do building projects, then it’s a good idea to keep a well stocked first aid kit within reach. It isn’t hard to hurt yourself while doing manual labour. Even if you just cut yourself, you’ll need to cover it up before you can continue with your job. Keeping yourself healthy and comfortable is a must and should be your main concern.

Remain Aware At All Times

If you enjoy building projects and things of this nature, you could find yourself getting lost in the work. While this is great, you also need to remain aware at all times. Know who is around you, what they are doing, and other things that will help you to stay safe. You don’t want to end up injuring a family member or member of the public. There are horror stories out there, so make sure you’re very careful.

Make Sure The Area Is Safe To Work On

Before you begin work, the area really needs to be safe to work on. You may be able to check it yourself, but you may prefer to get a professional to do it if you’re unsure. People like the asbestos testing experts at SERS can help you if that’s what you’re worried about. Know what to look for and know the dangers. Don’t take risks!

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Don’t Touch It if You’re Unsure

If you’re unsure, it’s best if you don’t go ahead with the project. Call a pro in instead or leave it to a later date. Never rush a building project unless you want expensive repairs to make afterwards.

Invest In Alarms

Certain alarms can alert you when things like Radon and Carbon Monoxide are present. Don’t be fooled into thinking your fire detector will alert you.

Have The Right Ladder On Hand

Depending on your project, you’re going to need the right ladder. Many people get injured by not having the ladder of the right type or length available, and using it anyway. Make sure the positioning is correct too. You may need somebody to help hold it at the bottom to be safe.

Follow Instructions

Whatever equipment you’re using, make sure you follow the instructions. Always read these carefully multiple times before using something for the first time.

Keep Your Tools Maintained

It’s up to you to keep your tools maintained and in good working order. Have them repaired if needs be, don’t risk using something that is broken or damaged.

Check Things Over

Check your tools before using them. Give them a good look over to ensure they are suitable to use right away.

Have fun on your project!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Vacation Essentials: Your Ultimate Travel Checklist

Are you gearing up for a family vacation or a romantic break? If you’re going on holiday in the coming months, here is your ultimate travel checklist. Whether you’re staying home or jetting off to exotic lands, this will help you plan a perfect, hassle-free trip.

Papers and documentation
Before you even think about booking a vacation, find out if you need to fill in any paperwork, apply for a visa or renew your passport. If you’re flying long-haul, you may need at least six months validity on your passport after your planned departure date. If your expiry date is approaching, give yourself plenty of time to get a new passport. If you’re visiting certain countries, you may need a visa. Check online for more information. It’s wise to find out exactly what you need before you even start looking for flights and accommodation. If you’re planning a road trip, make sure your insurance is valid, and you’re up to date with vehicle safety checks. If you’re going abroad, make sure you have travel insurance.




Planning your vacation
Planning is always advantageous regardless of the type of holiday or the destination. Do some research about potential vacation destinations, accommodation options, and flights. If you’re planning to drive abroad, you may also wish to look into car hire. You can often save money by booking online. If you don’t want to hire a car, it’s a good idea to organize airport transfers before you fly. This will save you time at the airport, and you’re likely to get a better rate.

If you’re staying at home and you’re thinking of going on a camping trip, there are various options open to you. If you have an RV, you can hit the open roads and stay in your vehicle to save on accommodation costs. If you don’t own an RV, but you’re traveling on a budget, you could consider RV rental. Alternatively, you could travel by car and take tents with you. Campsite fees tend to be a lot lower than motels and budget hotels. If you are off on a road trip, check your vehicle before you go. You may need to top up the oil and water or find a company to fix RV roof damage. Check your tyres, fill up the gas tank, and plan your route.

Packing tips
It’s best to give yourself a few days to pack. Last-minute packing usually results in missing things off the list, and it can be stressful. Write down everything you need, and work through your list. Do your washing the week before and hit the shops if there is anything you need to buy before you go. Remember that you’ll need miniatures if you’re traveling with hand luggage only. If you’re going somewhere hot, don’t forget sunscreen. Be realistic about what you need. Don’t take anything that you know you won’t use. If you’re over your weight limit, this can be costly.




Planning a holiday is exciting, but there’s a lot to think about. Hopefully, this checklist will make the process simple and stress-free. Have a wonderful vacation!

Get Your Garden Barbeque Ready in 5 Easy Steps


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When the sun is shining, it’s hard not to resist al-fresco dining. A barbeque is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family during the summer months. You may think that you are king of the grill but your garden may not be up to hosting guests. Transforming a tired outdoor area into a welcoming zone for guests doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It won’t take all summer to do either! Use the following five easy steps as a guide to prep your outdoor space ahead of BBQ season.

#1 Tidy up your Garden
You don’t need to be a bonafide green fingered gardener to be proud of your garden. Mowing the grass and tidying up clutter are easy ways to get your outdoor area looking spick and span. Adding some hanging baskets or pot plants can spruce up your space without any hard work. A few improvements can make all the difference.

#2 Provide Comfortable Seating
Your barbeque isn’t a game of musical chairs. Make sure you can provide a seat for each of your guests. Cushions and blankets will make wooden furniture cosier. Borrowing furniture for the evening is ideal for those on a budget.  You could even dig out camping furniture to use as additional seating that is easily folded away after use.
Treating your garden to new furniture ensures that you can comfortably entertain friends and family all summer long. Before buying any new furniture consider the materials. Can I keep up with maintaining wood or rattan furniture? Will contemporary metal styles suit my garden? A good quality outdoor set can last you for many years (and barbeques) to come.

#3 Outdoor Lighting
When you’re not ready to call it a night, outdoor lighting can help you carry on your evening. The right lighting can create a chilled out atmosphere for relaxing after dark. There are plenty of different styles available to suit any garden. Many designs are subtle and easy to switch on when you need them. Outdoor and led lights from Carlton lighting are a great example of how LED lights can bring something new to your garden. An outdoor illumination can also double up as a safety light during the winter months.

#4 Clean your BBQ
Greasy grills will never keep the guests happy so make sure you give your BBQ a spring clean before serving up. A clean grill is not only hygienic; it will make cooking the meat easier too. Check the gas bottle on gas powered grills and be prepared to buy a new one for the summer. There’s no party without a fired up grill! While we are talking about barbecues, ensure you clean all your tools and replace what is missing from a basic checklist.

#5 Keep pests at bay
Everyone loves to make the most of the warm weather. The one downside to hosting an outside event is dealing with the pests. Bugs and insects can put a real downer on your evening. It’s the guests that should be eating, not being eaten by mosquitos! Don’t worry too much as there are lots of simple tips and tricks for keeping bugs at bay.

Most Dangerous Positions Do You Have One?

Hey neighbors!

Have you ever wondered if your profession is considered dangerous?  Have you thought about the actual dangers on your job?  Loggers and fishermen hold the jobs with the highest danger, and yet make less wages.  Although I consider logging to be dangerous, there are other jobs I would have expected to be included that do not appear in the statistics.

The majority of fatal accidents are transportation based.  I was actually a little surprised myself that the highest percentage fell into this category, expecting more to be electrical or construction based.  Second in line is falls.   Regarding falls would you believe more people died falling 10 feet or less, rather than those over 30 feet.  Amazing!  This I can see from logging and construction employment.

There is a site, HERE, that has charts regarding the most dangerous jobs and some of the statistics regarding deaths on the job.  Take a moment and see if your job or a related job is listed.  And no matter where you work, BE CAREFUL.

Thanks for stopping in today!  See you again soon.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer and Boating Accidents

Hey neighbors!

Now that summer is in full swing, I wanted to take a moment and mention boating accidents.  Many people are spending a lot of time on the water, especially with the heat we have been experiencing.  Although boating and other water sports are a great way to cool off and enjoy your summer, we want to remind you to practice safety while on the water.

According to statistics, about 600 deaths occur each year in the US while boating.  We personally only own a canoe, but even canoeing there are safety issues.  Everyone in the canoe is required to wear a life vest.  They have each been taught how to swim of course.  They have learned safety rules, such as staying seated, not leaning over the edge to reach something, and of course to stay alert.  Even with a canoe you have to watch the water conditions and keep an eye out for submerged objects.  Once you move to a larger boat there are many other issues.  Do not drink and go boating.  Water and alcohol are not a good mix.  Be sure you know safety rules and locations of safety devices, such as extra life jackets, fire extinguishers, etc.

So before you hit the water this year, take a moment to go over safety rules with family and any friends who might be joining you.  It may take a few minutes away from your fun, but it might save a life.  Which is well worth the time.

Take a moment to check out this site HERE, where they list some of the statistics on boating accidents.  The main causes and even what day of the week the most accidents occur.

Thanks for stopping in.  See you again soon!

If This Dog Could Talk Tour with Tip





Hey neighbors!

Tip has some news to share with you!  Merck Animal Health and Elias Weiss Freidman, creator of The Dogist, have teamed up together to help make more dog owners aware of the dog flu.  Tip and I must confess right up front, we did not know much about this, so we were pretty excited about the opportunity to learn more and share with our readers, about the If This Dog Could Talk tour!

Were you aware a new strain of dog flu was found just last year?  I was not. The dog flu is very contagious and can be passed easily at parks, dog parks, dog shows and other events – just about anywhere you can find dogs.  It is especially important to be aware of this during the summer months, when many of us are much more likely to take our furry friends with us.  

So Merck Animal Health has this really neat tour going on at three major dog parks in the U.S. The If This Dog Could Talk tour will be set up as a forum at the chosen dog parks to help educate owners regarding the dog flu.  Tip thinks this is a GREAT idea.  I mean who wants the flu?  

Now, listen carefully here, if you live near one of these parks:

July 23: Lake Shore East Park at 450 E. Benton Place, Chicago, IL 60601
August 13: Freedom Barkway at 523 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

September 24: Frazier Park at 1201 W 4th St. Ext, Charlotte, NC 28202

You will be able to actually get to meet The Dogist and have your dog's picture taken!  Bow-wow!  Isn't that great  For those who do not live near one of the parks, never fear, you can still participate and help raise awareness of the H3N2 strain of the dog flu.  All you have to do is post a picture of your dog on Twitter with the hashtag, #IfThisDogCouldTalk.  Be sure to add @MerckAH.  Some of the photos could be chosen to appear in The Dogist eBook.  Talk about putting on the dog! 

By tweeting a photo, you are allowing Intervet Inc., d/b/a Merck Animal Health (“Merck Animal Health”) to use it at its sole discretion, including for marketing materials developed by Merck Animal Health. Once published, it will be available for viewing by any other person for as long as the published materials are in circulation. 

Visit www.doginfluenza.com/ifthisdogcouldtalk for more information 

Keep yourself updated on the happenings by following the Dogist on social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE





So let's set some tails to wagging by sharing this important information with others!  

Signed,
Tip


Disclosure: Today’s post is a part of the Insider's Program on Bloggy Moms. All opinions are my own. #Sponsored

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Beric the Briton Review


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Hey neighbors!

This review is compliments of Heirloom Audio Productions!  You may remember a couple of the reviews we have been privileged to do in the past, but this is their newest, Beric the Briton.  My daughters have enjoyed all the previous audio adventures, and this one is no different.

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Beric the Briton is two enthralling hours of audio adventure.  These adventures always hold the attention of anyone who is listening.  This is based on a story from G. A. Henty.  I like that each of these stories tell a portion of history that children and adults alike will enjoy learning from.

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The story of Beric the Briton teaches a lesson as well as telling history. The message is about enduring and standing firm during trials and tribulations.  What an appropriate message for today.  As times get harder for christians we need to be teaching our children about these issues, and this is one great way to teach them about christians in the past who have taken a stand no matter the cost.  This audio drama is perfect for an entire family to listen to, and then spend discussion time afterwards.

When you purchase Beric the Briton, you will also receive a few bonuses.  One is of course the eStudy guide, which is 50 pages of questions and discussion starters.  Another beautiful inclusion is a printable quote that can be framed and put on display in your home.  Access is also given to an MP3 download of the soundtrack from Beric the Briton.

Use Beric the Briton for homeschooling, family time or on trips.  My daughters like to listen to them as going to sleep, but I do have to limit how much they can listen to, or they will stay awake longer to hear what happens. Beric the Briton comes with a downloadable study guide, which can be used in the homeschool or perhaps at family devotions.  I highly recommend these audio dramas and if you have not heard any of the other adventures be sure to check them out too.  You will find;
Under Drakes Flag
In Freedom's Cause
With Lee in Virginia
The Dragon and the Raven

This is not a cheaply done program and is well worth the price.  You might even recognize some of the actors and actresses in Beric the Briton.  Brian Blessed, Brian Cox, Tom Baker, Honeysuckle Weeks, Cathy Sara and John Rhys-Davies are the six stars behind this production.

You can find Beric the Briton and Heirloom Audio Adventures on the following social media:
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https://www.facebook.com/BericTheBriton


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https://www.facebook.com/TheExtraordinaryAdventuresOfGAHenty


Heirloom Audio Productions social pages

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeirloomStories 

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Instagram: @HeirloomAudioOfficial 

Please click on the banner below and see what other TOS Crew members had to say about the Beric the Briton audio adventure from Heirloom Audio Productions.

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The Power In Your Hands by Sharon Watson Review


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Hey Neighbors!

Our newest homeschool review is The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School 2nd Edition by Sharon Watson, from Writing with Sharon Watson.  As you can see by the title this is a course to improve your high schooler's nonfiction writing assignments and reports.

I received both the student book The Power in Your Hands and the Teacher's Guide.  The course is really a blessing in that it is easy for my daughter to work through on her own.  She does not require a lot of oversight.  The Teacher's Guide itself is full of helpful information on grading your students writing assignments.  I like that they have included the Proofreading Marks Chart.  This chart not only shows you the different marks, but they also give examples so you know how to use them properly when grading a report.  This makes it so much easier now to read through, correct the papers and of course give a grade.  The Teacher's Guide has been a BIG help, and I feel that I even learned a few new things.


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Now for the student book, I like that the very first lesson has the student answer some questions about their own writing.  The second lessons helps them with getting started, planning and choosing a topic.  Once they are through these two lessons, the work begins.  The lessons are sort of labeled by Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Writers, in that some of the beginning lessons will be easy for those who are intermediate or advanced writers.  The workbook itself will teach your student how to put together a well written assignment.  They will learn the best ways to put across their ideas, arguments and beliefs.  They will be able to construct sentences and paragraphs with proper grammar and form.  They will have a well rounded idea of nonfiction writing.  I know my daughter is going to be interested in the section on newspaper writing when we get to it as she presently has a blog where she and her sister do interviews of christians writers, missionaries and southern gospel singers.

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Here are a just few of the section titles:
Thinking and Planning
Opinions
Persuasion (There are actually several sections on different types of persuasion.)
Proofreading
Common Grammar Mistakes
And many more.

The Power in Your Hands is very well written and easy for M to understand.  The book is over 400 pages in length and is extremely thorough. She has not had any problems thus far and I highly recommend this homeschool writing program to my homeschooling neighbors here.  Your student should be able to produce a well written nonfiction report once they have finished this course.

Please take time to follow on social media:
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Please take a moment to read what other TOS Crew members had to say about their experiences with The Power in Your Hands as well as some reviewers received 21 Grading Grids for Popular High School Essays and a Position Paper.

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3 Fun Ways To Make Your Walls POP!

When it comes to decorating your home, your walls are an integral element. They act as a blank canvas, where you can showcase your style and personality. Yet many of us are still afraid of unsure how to make them stand out. So instead we stick to the same old colors and decorating techniques and use them time and time again. Over time this can make us feel uninspired and less excited about spending time within our homes. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re eager for your walls to make a bigger impact in your home, why not try these three fun ideas.


Use an outrageous color

Instead of sticking to colors you feel comfortable with, why not go out of your comfort zone instead. Painting with colors you consider to be over the top and outrageous can bring some zest and excitement back into your interiors. It will also build up your confidence and make you more eager to try new things. The best way to do this is by downloading the My Room Painter app onto your phone or tablet. You can upload a photo of your room and test out thousands of different paint colors. This will make it easier to visualize how a bold and bright color will work within your space. You can then order your paint and get started straight away. If you aren’t a competent painter, why not hire a painting company such as Global Decorating to assist you. That way you know the outcome will look incredible.



Hang decorative wallpaper

Wallpaper can often be seen as quite traditional, but nothing could be further from the truth.
You can find a plethora of contemporary wallpaper designs that can really make a statement. From delicate oriental styles to bold graphic prints, there’s bound to be a wallpaper to suit your home. This will draw your attention every time you enter a room as well as helping the rest of your decor stand out. So head to a wallpaper specialist store or visit the Signature Prints website to see what designs you could use. Again, if you aren't confident in hanging wallpaper always hire an expert to help you.



Use artwork

If you’re looking for a less long-term method of making your walls stand out, why not hang up some artwork. This can add color, interest, and style to your home, while also reflecting your taste in art. They could be typographic pieces or unusual portraits. Cluster them together to create a mini-art gallery feel. The beauty of using this method is that your artwork can be changed as frequently as you wish. You can order artwork prints from sites such as Urban Road and Etsy. You can also source budget-friendly frames from most home improvement stores. Consider the layout of your artwork before you hang to make sure you get it right first time.


Try one or all of these ideas in your home to really make your walls POP! You’ll undoubtedly love the end result and be amazed at how much better they look.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How Well Do You Know Movie Yachts?

Hey neighbors!

Here's something for a little bit of fun.  If a yacht from a famous movie passed you on the Gulf, or out on the high seas, would you recognize it?

Now, I will tell you right up front, I am not a big fan of water.  A cruise ship maybe, but anything smaller than that, I just don't know.  My daughters went on a cruise the beginning of this year, and they said you can hardly tell that you are on water.  They also said it was very beautiful, and they want to go again.  While on their cruise they passed several different sailboats, speedboats and yachts.

Since I am not a huge movie fan either, I think I would fail the interesting, little quiz found HERE.  I would love to know how you do though.  Click through, take the quiz and come back and let me know how you did.  I might recognize a Disney ship, but as far as a luxury yacht, I think I would have to say no.  I guess I would "sink" the quiz.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!




Friday, July 15, 2016

Refreshing Rose Water Face Mist DIY Recipe! #NielsenMassey #Giveaway


When you hear the company Nielsen Massey, you most likely think of baking. Who hasn't used their vanillas or other flavor extracts at some point making cookies, cakes or other goodies? Our family uses their vanilla, almond and peppermint extracts all the time. However, we recently received a new (to us) product that you may not automatically think of baking with. Yes, Nielsen Massey also offers Rose Water, to be used in various dishes including pastries, cookies, and Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. We actually used this in two different ways - and enjoyed both - without even getting into baking with it. I did find an almond baklava recipe that incorporates rose water that sounds absolutely yummy, so that's on our to-try list as well!


My first experiment with rose water was to make a face mist. Rose water facial mists are so handy especially during the summer. Last week my sisters and I attended an outdoor Gospel concert, and this would have come in handy there. Even in Indiana, the heat was sweltering and very humid. A splash of rose water every once in a while would have been so cooling and refreshing! This is so easy to make, and I already have requests to make at least two other people their own batch. So without further ado, here is a simple three-ingredient recipe to make your own rose water face mist to help you cool off this summer!

Ingredients:
1/2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil (or almond oil)
1 teaspoon Rose Water
Water



Combine rose water and jojoba oil in a 2-ounce spray bottle, fill the rest of the way with water. Shake well and mist! Obviously the oil and water will separate, simply shake before each use. Technically the oil is optional, but I like the extra moisturizing it provides.


In case you're wondering what my other experiment with rose water was, I brewed up a cup of lemon tea and added a couple drops of rose water before drinking. It tasted delicious, and the smell is perfectly wonderful. I honestly wasn't sure it would be, but it has a similar flavor to Earl Grey tea, which I love. This will be the perfect winding-down evening beverage. I imagine it probably tastes good iced too, so I'll be trying that in the next few days.


Be sure to check out Nielsen Massey and their great line of vanillas and flavors for all your baking (and skin care!) needs!

One of our readers will receive a bottle of Rose Water from Nielsen Massey!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Home Repairs You'll Definitely Need To Call In The Experts For



Don’t get the wrong idea here. On our section of the web, we do love DIY. If there’s a problem with our home that we can fix ourselves, that’s what we’re going to do. Unfortunately, there are numerous cases where a DIY fix just won’t be possible. Instead, you’ll have to call in the professionals. There are a few reasons why this might be the case. It’s possible that the job in question is just a little too complex for the DIY nut. It might also be the case that the job could be dangerous, due to the processes involved. You may find that a mistake with the type of the repair could lead to expensive ramifications. Thus to cover all bases, you leave it to an expert. Here are a few examples of these types of jobs.



Broken Garage Door



You might think that you can repair a broken garage door yourself. Well, we would disagree with that analysis. There’s only one fix you might be able to complete yourself for your garage door. That would be if rust has eaten away at the metal along the bottom due to a buildup of water. If that has occurred, you can get a DIY kit from your typical home depot store. You just need to fill in the gap and then sand it down so that it blends with the rest of the door. On the other hand, if there’s a fault with the mechanism a proper repair will be necessary. You want to get this done as quickly as possible too. Otherwise, the door could fall off and damage your car. You can find all the details from Neighborhood Garage Door Service Company or a similar business.



Broken Boiler



You need to make sure that you do call in an expert to fix a broken boiler. Very few homeowners would be crazy enough to try fixing one of these by themselves, we’d hope. The problem with the boiler is that you most likely won’t know it needs a fix at all. Out of all the areas in your home, this is the part that tends to suffer the most from poor maintenance. You need to make sure that you get your boiler inspected at least once a year. If you can’t afford that, look for signs that your energy bills are increasing. This tends to point to a faulty boiler.



Air Con
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You might think that fixing an aircon system isn’t that dangerous. Surely, you can just tweak it and fiddle around until it starts filtering again? Be careful with this assumption. Most aircon work using chemicals kept at freezing temperatures. If these chemicals are released, they could damage your body, and a small accident could be fatal. That’s why it’s best to always call a handyman to fix a broken air con. No matter how much you want to get the cold air flowing back through your home in the summer.



Electrical Wiring


Having an issue with your electrical wiring? If you blow a fuse, you can reset the switches. However, if your power goes off for any other reason, do not attempt to fix it manually. This can be dangerous and result in electrocution.