When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
29 July 2016
When building an outdoor deck yourself, you need to carefully consider the material you choose. Not all timber decks are alike and other materials you might choose for your deck can offer a lot of advantages that you may be overlooking. Note a few tips for choosing the right material for your deck, if you're thinking of constructing it yourself. Pressure treated pine Pine is very affordable and feels good against the feet because it's a soft wood, and it's easy to cut and fabricate on your own.
30 June 2016
The word asbestos can be very frightening to homeowners, as they typically know that the substance is dangerous if not downright deadly when inhaled and especially when breathed in over the course of many years. Finding it in your home can make you wonder if you've been inhaling it for as long as you've lived there, and you may want it out as quickly as possible. While many areas do allow homeowners to manage their own asbestos removal if they so choose, note a few common mistakes they make when doing and why these mistakes can be very dangerous.
25 May 2016
An oak staircase and balustrade adds a touch of traditional character to your home. If you decide to leave the wood unpainted so that you can enjoy the charm of the natural grain, you'll need to care for it properly This will keep the wood looking beautiful and will also help it to last much longer. Here are some tips on caring for your oak staircase balustrade. Treatment options Oil Naked, untreated oak should be oiled immediately to prevent it from drying out.
12 May 2016
Patios are usually set in a position that catches the sun. It is therefore necessary to find ways to cool the space down so you can comfortably use it during the summer. Whatever the design of your patio, there are a number of ways you can help to keep it cool. Trees Trees are an attractive, natural option for shade over an open patio. You should plant quick-growing trees near to the patio so that the spreading branches will provide shade.
27 April 2016
Lawn mowers are vital companions during summers when you want your grass looking healthy and gorgeous. But at the end of the mowing season, many homeowners make the mistake of leaving lawn mowers unattended, causing irreversible damage to them. This guide equips you with strategic steps to prolong the shelf life of your lawn mower in winter. Detach The Battery If a battery powers your lawn mower, then it's probably a good idea to remove and store it away in a cool, dry area during winter season.