The Best Late-Night Grub on Beale and Beyond

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Local Attractions & Events
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The Best Late-Night Grub on Beale and Beyond: Memphis is a late-night city. It wouldn’t make sense, after all, for the birthplace of rock-n-roll to roll the streets up early. Beale Street, in particular, and certain bars in the surrounding downtown area keep serving way into the wee hours. In order to keep dancing in the home of the blues, night owls have to refuel on a good, greasy, down-home fourth, or sometimes fifth, meal. Below is a list and description of each of my picks for the top Continue Reading ...

Holiday Safety Tips

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Local Attractions & Events
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Learn These Holiday Safety Tips When You Leave Home: The holidays are a time when thieves and con artists are frequently on the prowl. Here are some tips from the Memphis Police Department to help keep your home, your car, your possessions, and your family safe. Keeping Your Home Safe We all want our homes to reflect the joy of the season, but avoid displaying gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Arrange to have packages delivered to a neighbor if you’re not Continue Reading ...

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Learn These Winter Home Maintenance Tips From Professionals: As days grow shorter and temperatures fall, it’s time once again to prepare your home for the long winter months ahead. Taking a few minutes now to walk around your home—visually inspecting important systems from a safety perspective and making note of routine maintenance chores that need attention—is a great way to get started, and a good winter maintenance checklist can help. Here are some tips to help get you Continue Reading ...

Home & Work Fireplace Safety – In House Inspections

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Home and Work Fireplace Safety: Most homes look and feel cozier when they have a fireplace, especially a workable one that the owners use on occasion. But even an attractive fixture of this type can be dangerous if it is not managed correctly or safely. If you have recently purchased a home that has a fireplace, find and read maintenance guidelines to make sure your fireplace continues to be a source of pleasure rather than pain. When taking possession of your home, ask the previous Continue Reading ...

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Maintenance Tip #1 Preparing the water heater Water Heater Maintenance: Turn off the power if its an electric water heater. Turn off the water to the water heater by closing the valve on the cold water line. Its located on top of the water heater. The cold line is always to the right. Open a hot water tap inside the house. Air pressure will come out of the tap. Open the drain valve located at the bottom of the water heater. It looks like a hose bibb. Let a gallon or more out of the Continue Reading ...

7 Simple Steps For Summer Lawn Prep

Posted on: July 22, 2016 by in Blog
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If you're a part of the nearly 90 percent of Americans who believe it's important to have a well-maintained yard, you and your backyard will appreciate these seven simple steps for tending to your natural turf lawn with minimal effort. According to Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers and academics, investing a little repair time in early spring and a small amount of maintenance time in summer will pay off with a lush lawn ready for all your summer activities. 1. Test Continue Reading ...

Is Your High-Efficiency Water Heater Going To Lead To Heartache Later On?

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by in Blog
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It's time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you've done your homework. You're going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. It's important to know the nuances of proper installation - even if you're relying on a professional to do the job. A growing number of homeowners are turning to boilers, HVAC systems and water heaters that rely on condensing to maximize the unit's Continue Reading ...

Simple Tips To Save Money, Conserve Energy As The Heat Rises

Posted on: July 8, 2016 by in Blog
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With temperatures - and therefore, electric bills - on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple things around the house to conserve energy, according to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey. Those simple things may include changing air filters in a heating and cooling system on a regular Continue Reading ...

5 Top Trends In Container Gardening

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by in Blog
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Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt. You don't need a big yard or lots of room to enjoy a beautiful garden. With so many options for indoor and outdoor container gardening, there's no limit on the Continue Reading ...