Common Home Fire Hazards – Cigarettes and Dryer Vents

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Now you’re probably wondering, how can a dryer vent become a common home fire hazard? Most people can see how cigarettes could start a fire, especially if someone fell asleep who was smoking in bed, but dryer vents, come on.

Let’s start with cigarettes, a long time ago, cigarettes were more of the hazard than they are today. Today most cigarettes are made to go out quickly if they aren’t being smoked. This has decreased deaths and fire damage from smoking in your home, drastically.

However, cigarettes should always be put out in an ashtray and never thrown away in a regular trash can, filled with paper and other flammable waste products. This is still a problem today and with a little common sense and a lot of education, this problem seems to be going away, as the years go by. It’s not a bad idea to put your finished cigarette out in a bottle filled with water. That’s good advice, think about it if you’re a smoker.

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for, how can a dryer vent, become a common home fire hazard. Well, it’s story time. Here’s something that actually happened at my home while I … Read More

The Bridge on the Drina

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The Bridge on the Drina

Višegrad, eastern Bosnia, taken under an umbrella in the rain, the old Ottoman bridge was undergoing renovation and the night time illumination was unfortunately not functioning. Actually the whole bridge was off limits to the public, but I talked the turkish contractor to let us across and take photos.

Wiki info:

On a darker note, the 1990’s were not good times here for sure:

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Tagged: , Višegrad , Drina , Bosnia , Bosnia and Hezegovina , Вишеград , Република Српска , Srpska , На Дрини ћуприја … Read More

Convert Your Single Family Home Into A Legal Multi Family Home

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Will it really be legal?

It can’t be done legally! I’ve heard it literally hundreds of times, yet in my concrete cutting business, one that is crucial in the conversion process, I have seen it done hundreds of times. How you may ask? It’s actually not any more difficult than most major home renovations. And if you ask what are the benefits? That is a simple one: it can increase the value of your home by 50% and sometimes double. It also allows you to legally rent your new apartment(s) out to cut your personal living expenses.

Still sound impossible? Well, if you call your local building department and ask if it can be done, you may get laughed at but depending on your city or town’s local by-laws you may be surprised to find out that it isn’t at all uncommon. However, there are several conditions that must be in place before a building inspector would even consider handing you an application for a building permit. You may or may not already meet the criteria for this undertaking, but if you don’t, you may be able to easily make the necessary changes.

These conditions in most cases are/but not … Read More

Foundation Repair – 7 Important Facts You’ll Want To Know!

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Foundation Repair definitely is something you will want to address (if need be) within your home. I did some research on the subject and came across the following facts. Safety must come first when it comes to this topic.

1. Many homeowners experience the need for foundation repair. It’s definitely something none of us look forward to, but unfortunately it happens.

2. Foundation repair is usually needed most whenever the home was built on expansive soils. That’s where damage and movement is common. Usually, the southern parts of the U.S. are the worst. Expansive soils contain minerals that absorb water that can wreck havoc to your home’s foundation.

3. Water and weather are two of your worst enemies when it comes to your home’s foundation. They both can have damaging effects. You have some control over water; however, weather unfortunately is not controllable.

4. Trees actually absorb a good deal of water near the foundation of your home. Trees can be beautiful adding to the landscape of your home; but unfortunately they can possibly cause problems as well.

5. Whenever you suspect your home may have a foundation problem, check for cracked sheetrock or cracks in your home’s brick on … Read More

What Has Changed Recently With Businesses?

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Advantages Of A New Home Construction.

Ones’decision to buy a house in an Anto Kalafati company requires a lot of thinking. She has to concentrate much on the importance of buying that new home. Advantages of new home construction should be known due to this.

One cannot be very comfortable if he is living in a foreclosed home. Provision of a new home by Anto Kalafati company ensures that the individuals living in that home are comfortable. All the stress that one is likely to face in an old home will be eliminated.

A need to look for employees will be required if an individual will purchase a new home. You will require electricians, contractors and also the carpenters. Plumbers will also be required in this case. There will be a decrease in the rate of unemployment in a country. Due to this, the economy of the country will be able to be boosted.

Less time is required to clean a newly constructed house and it is easy to perform the cleaning task. You cannot see the dirt from far compared from an old house where some mold and dirt may hide in a certain place. This hidden dirt and … Read More