Selling Land? Increase Buyer Interest With These Tips And Tricks

Putting a piece of land on the market is typically easier than selling a home because there aren't any structures or land developments to deal with. But you can expect to have some competition when it comes time to sell, as your piece of raw land is sure to have company on the market. For this reason it's a good idea to make a few updates to the land that will help set it apart from the competition and increase buyer interest overall before putting it on the market. Read More 

2 Signs Your Home Outlets Were Installed Incorrectly

As soon as you fall in love with that floor plan or those stainless steel appliances, you might be tempted to side-step the home inspection and assume that all is well with your potential dream home. However, after moving in, you might be surprised to find issues with your electrical system—issues that can be dangerous if they are left unchecked.  Here are two signs your home outlets were installed incorrectly, and how to keep your family safe in your new place: Read More 

3 Things You Should Do This Fall To Guard Against Electrical Fires

Most homeowners don't think about their electrical wiring systems until something clearly goes wrong, such as severely flickering lights or noticeable hot spots in walls. However, electrical issues are one of the most common causes of household fires. Fortunately, you can lessen your chances of experiencing electrical fires by following a few simple maintenance procedures. Following are three strategies that you should have on your autumn checklist to keep you and your family as safe as possible from unexpected electrical fires. Read More 

Can You Install An Outdoor Water Feature Without Electrocuting Yourself?

If you've always dreamed of constructing your own outdoor residential oasis -- a koi pond, small waterfall or fountain, or even a larger pond -- you may be wondering whether the combination of electrified lights, pumps, and motors with constantly-flowing water may be a bad idea for the novice do-it-yourselfer to attempt to construct. However, there are several small projects that are relatively safe and easy for the average homeowner to tackle in a weekend, and they can provide outdoor relaxation for years to come. Read More 

3 Bad Habits That Might Make Your Electrician Cringe

When you are busy updating your place, it can be easy to get a little cavalier with electricity safety. Unfortunately, with over 360,000 residential building fires and 400 homeowner electrocutions each year, it is evident that there is room for improvement. Here are three bad habits that might make your electrician cringe, and how you can fend off trouble: 1: Using Extension Cords On A Permanent Basis If you are like most homeowners, you might rummage through your garage whenever you come up short on wall outlets. Read More