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Archives: December 2014

  1. Safety & Sanitation: Tailgating Tips

    Tailgates typically occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before sporting events.  The first important tailgating safety tip is to assign a designated driver to get everyone back home after the event. While these gatherings are usually festive, there are things that can go wrong, from grill fires to freezing weather conditions. Below are five safety tips to...
  2. Handyman Help: Prepare your Deck for Winter

    Preparing your deck for winter is important, to preserve the quality of the space. Investing a small amount of time before the weather worsens can make a big difference in the look of the deck come next spring. First, sweep away leaves, debris, and dirt from the surface. Doing so will increase airflow between the boards and reduce the likelihood...
  3. Safety and Sanitation: How to Prepare your Restaurant for Winter

    Restaurant owners face many challenges during the winter. Depending on region, sales can slow down to just a fraction of summer and fall business. Cold weather typically brings higher energy costs, power outages, and less accessibility for customers. If your city gets plenty of snow, you may have to put salting and shoveling before pursuing marketing initiatives. Preparing for a...
  4. Weekend Warrior: Prepare the Garage for Winter

    The garage doesn’t receive much appreciation, but it takes care of many needs. The garage stores cars, tools, gardening items, and outdoor supplies. During the winter, individuals can also move outdoor toys and furniture into the space. Winter supplies, such as shovels, salt, and snow blowers, can be moved into the garage as well. Prepping the garage for winter is...
  5. Arts & Crafts: DIY Winter Crafts for Entertaining

    Hosting a party or event on your property during the winter can be a great time. Snowflakes, sparkle decorations, and bold red items are all iconic of the winter season. Depending on the type of party you are hosting, crafts can range from simple to extremely elegant. A boisterous outdoor winter wedding can call for a flurry of colors and...
  6. Handyman Help: Tips for Hanging Holiday Lights Safely

    Decorating the interior and exterior of a home with lights adds to the festive and cheerful mood of the holiday season. Many individuals go all out to create a home that lights up the block. Unfortunately, according to the National Fire Protection Association, decorative lights start about 170 home structure fires each year, causing an average of seven deaths. Christmas...
  7. Arts and Crafts: DIY Mirrors for Home Decor

    There are many advantages to hanging mirrors throughout a space. First and foremost, you can create the illusion of a bigger space. A strategically placed mirror reflects the rest of the room, making the room appear larger than it really is. Placing mirrors on the wall increases the lighting within a room, giving the room a more grand and airy...
  8. Handyman Help: How to Replace a Faucet

    Replacing an old or leaky faucet isn’t as challenging as it sounds. Armed with supplies from EquipSupply.com such as a basin wrench, adjustable wrenches, a putty knife and a bucket, the task can be done within an hour. When purchasing a faucet, be sure that it can fit your sink. Your sink can have one, two, or three holes for...

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