October has come and gone and Thanksgiving, Christmas and a brand new year are just around the corner.
At the end of last month you should have moved your clocks forward AND changed batteries in all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. This is especially important as we enter the home heating season when house carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires rise dramatically.
With Winter comes rain, snow and leaking roofs and the resulting damage. With this in mind, we have included some great tips on not only how to repair roof leaks, but how you can prevent them, as well.
Beyond keeping your roof leak free, we offer up a host of other Winter-related tips for tasks that will make your piece of the Great American Dream safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient. Since a big chunk of your Winter utility bills will go toward heating your home, we have included special information on getting your furnace up and running -- safely and efficiently. As you will soon learn, a little cleaning and lubrication can go a long way in saving money and improving comfort.
We don't know about you, but our friend and Chef extraordinaire, Dom DeLuise will be whipping up a Thanksgiving Turkey (with all the fixings) for the On The House gang. Ummmm! Not matter how delicious it may look, that beautiful bird can send you straight to the emergency room if you don't take heed to some of our Thanksgiving cooking tips. And as always, we have included a sampling of some of the many Dom DeLuise recipes that you will find at onthehouse.com.
And in our new products and technologies section we investigate the increasingly growing category of flexible pipe, tubing, fittings and accessories for potable water plumbing, and hydronic radiant heating systems -- also known as PEX. Considering remodeling or building a new home? Composite materials aren't just for decks, fences and flooring. It may be the perfect solution for your plumbing system. Read on...
Happy Turkey Day and here's to staying warm in Winter. We have lots of blessings and much for which to be thankful -- our health, our families, our friends and you.