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Georgia’s New Requirements for Residential Decks

February 3, 2014

The State of Georgia has begun enforcing new requirements related to the minimum standards for how single span, single level residential decks must be constructed. A copy of the 22-page document is available on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website. “The new amendment to the Georgia building code is an effort to prevent futureRead More

It’s Time for a Winter Home Check

January 7, 2014

With winter upon us, it’s a perfect time to complete a household check aimed at colder weather. Follow these tips to keep your home functioning safely and efficiently: Lower the Temp, Lower Your Bill: Set the thermostat at 68 degrees or below to save energy and money. Installing a programmable thermostat can also help regulate yourRead More

Safety First When Selecting Window Coverings

December 23, 2013

When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords and retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.Read More

First Aid Kit is Valuable Emergency Resource

December 4, 2013

A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have. To be prepared for emergencies: Keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car. Carry a first aid kit with you or know where you can find one. Find out the location of first aid kits where you work.   FirstRead More

Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable

November 29, 2013

After the holidays, don’t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Here are some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays. EveryRead More

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

November 22, 2013

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Here are some safety tips: •Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on theRead More

Smart Decisions Impact Utility Bills

November 14, 2013

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills – and your comfort. Heating Solutions: Change your air filter regularly. Check your filter every month,Read More

Veterans Day: American Flag Etiquette

November 7, 2013

As we prepare to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans on Nov. 11, we thought it was an appropriate time to post this blog on flag etiquette. Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. SomeRead More

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Helps Local Community

October 31, 2013

Customers can make a difference when they shop at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Located across the street from historic Oakland Cemetery, the store sells new and gently used home improvement materials, home furnishings and building supplies to the public at deep discounts. Proceeds from the ReStore are used to help fulfill the missionRead More

Traveling With Your Pet Over the Holidays?

October 24, 2013

Planning and preparation are necessary when traveling with family pets. Consider whether your pet is comfortable when traveling. Some animals, like some people, function better in familiar surroundings. A car-sick animal can make a trip miserable for everyone. Some dogs and cats cannot withstand the rigors of travel due to illness, injury or temperament. IfRead More