When it was all over, it was one of those volunteer events you should not have missed.
After all, how often do you get a chance to use a sledge hammer in a sanctuary?
The social media post showing a picture of the empty sanctuary was circulated a full two hours earlier than anyone expected. The fact that the pew removal took place in two, not four, hours, had everything to do with the sledge hammers.
The church bulletin and emails announced for weeks this was the Sunday when help was needed to remove all of the pews in the main sanctuary. Although the majority of the congregation had no clue that the pews were in need of replacement, anyone who spent any amount of time on the alter looking toward the congregation could not help but notice the wear. From sagging spots in the longest pews to the lack of stain on the ends of the most used rows, the pastors had known for months that this was a high priority need. The evening when one of the pews actually cracked and came unbolt Continue Reading
Currently, there are approximately 136.57 million housing units located throughout the country. While home owners occupy 75.6 million of these units, the remainder are occupied by renters. Recent data indicates that the home-ownership rate within the United States is at 64.2%. Even though there has been a steady decline in home ownership since 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 612,000 new homes were built and sold during 2017.
When houses are going on the market, they need to undergo home inspections. On average, this process will take two to three hours for a home inspector to complete. This is because there are at least 500 data points that need to be inspected. In addition to checking for the presence of lead-based paint, mold, and termites, a home inspector will also want to determine whether or not the roof is in good repair. Due to the information that is obtained from these inspections, approximately 33% of Continue Reading
People of all ages can suffer from a condition known as Alzheimer’s. In fact, statistics show that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death throughout the United States. A common side effect of Alzheimer’s is someone suffering from dementia. Therefore, it’s important that someone living with Alzheimer’s is able to receive the care they need to deal with these side effects. It can be understandably difficult for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia to live by themselves. With that in mind, here are three benefits of assisted living facilities for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
- Care Around the Clock
The side effects of living with dementia can strike at any time. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that someone living this condition is able to receive around the clock care. You don’t want someone you love who is living with dementia to only be cared for during standard business hours. This type of care can also allow those going thr Continue Reading
People living within the United States choose to renovate their homes for a variety of reasons. In some instances, this may be due to normal wear-and-tear or damage caused by inclement weather. Other reasons include adding on extra rooms or features to accommodate growing families or to increase market value for selling.
Growth Within the Remodeling Industry
The remodeling industry has grown over the past few decades. The National Association of Home Builders reported, for example, that 69% of the remodeling jobs completed between 1995 and 1999 were for owner-occupied housing. Rental property comprised the remaining 31% of the remodeling jobs completed during that time span. It was estimated that the remodeling industry’s total revenue would be $83 billion in 2017. This amounted to an annual growth rate of 3.9%
The Effects of Storms on Roofing Supply Chains
In 2015, there were 19,172 significant storms recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini Continue Reading
Are you someone that has a hard time staying organized? If so, then you are not in the minority you are in the majority. There are plenty of people who have a hard time keeping their home in check and having everything stay as organized as possible. Thus, people go out of their way to buy some great home organization furniture options for their home!
When Etsy surveyed 5,500 of its United States sellers, it found that that 97% worked from home and 74% considered their shops to be businesses, not hobbies. When Etsy surveyed 5,500 of its United States sellers, it found that 88% were women. Anyone that runs a home businesses will surely need home organization furniture to help them out with being clean and organized.
You can find 300,000 items in the typical American home. This means that people need to have the right Continue Reading
It is the part of vacation that you would rather not talk about.
The bed bug heat treatment equipment rental fees that you had to pay after you brought these tiny critters into your home.
You love to show everyone the photos of the the kids hiking in the mountains. You love to show the videos of the entire family alpine sliding down the slope after taking the ski lift to the top. You do not even mind showing friends the scar on your knee from when you tripped walking through the caves. You wold rather, however, not have to talk or think about the bed bug heat treatment equipment rental that was required once you realized that you had a serious problem in your home.
Unfortunately, you do end up talking about it, because you cannot imagine ever having to go through this process again. You cannot imagine having to recommend the pest control service that you finally found that specialized in the treatment of bed bugs. It was a pretty scary and lonely feeling, however, when you Continue Reading
Non-profit organizations provide valuable services to their communities as well as the country at large. On an annual basis, these organizations contribute $666.1 billion to the United States’ economy as well. Every year, approximately 70% of the United States’ population makes some type of donation to charities of their choice. While some individuals may make monetary donations, others will give of their time and expertise. Still others will donate used clothing, household textiles, and other items that can be worn again, repurposed, or recycled.
It’s interesting to note that on an annual basis, Americans will purchase 20 billion pieces of clothing and shoes. When averaged out, this is the equivalent of every person purchasing 68 garments and seven pairs of shoes a year. Even though many of these items may be worn on a regular basis, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that Americans literally throw away a substantial percentage of their clothes. This amounts to an aver Continue Reading
It makes sense to wonder whether you’ll need to seek out urgent care or visit the emergency room. Luckily, you’ll find that many types of medical situations can be treated within an urgent care facility. In fact, recent statistics found that the main types of illnesses diagnosed at urgent care locations for 2015 were respiratory infections, sinusitis, and bronchitis. However, other types of medical situations will be much more severe. While dealing with these situations, it’s best to visit the emergency room instead of an urgent care facility. With that in mind, here are five reasons to go to the emergency room.
- Breathing Difficulties
If you’re experiencing difficulty breathing, it’s time to visit an emergency room. There are many reasons that someone may experience breathing difficulties including allergic reactions or possibly due to having a heart attack. Therefore, it’s b Continue Reading
The old saying that goes “a house is not a home” should say”until you get your sofa inside”. We can claim our own space, say something about our tastes, and even make a bold statement about what guests can expect when they come to our home simply by our choice of furnishings. In 2016, home furnishings sales in America topped 111 Billion dollars in sales. Worldwide sales for purchases of sofas, living room furniture, dining room sets, bedroom furniture sets and other home furnishings are expected to nearly reach $700 Billion Dollars. A market this big gives the consumers a lot of choices Let’s look at some basic rules to keep in mind.
1. Decide on a Realistic Budget based on Your Needs
Knowing in advance much money you can Continue Reading
Mold – and the subsequent mold remediation – is certainly not something that the vast majority of people in the United States ever want to deal with. But, unfortunately, mold happens – and happens relatively frequently, at that. There are a number of causes for mold growth, and some of them can be prevented. The first step of mold remediation is that, of course, of preventing the mold from growing in the first place. However, if this cannot be done, or if the potential for mold growth is noticed too late, after mold has already been made a presence and begun to grow, it is important to walk even further down the path of mold remediation towards a mold free home.
So how does mold happen in the first place? One place where mold commonly grows is that of the carpet. If a carpet becomes wet, either because of flooding or for some other reason, the door to mold opens up, particularly if the carpet is wet for an extended period of time. It is recommended – and essential, even – that you Continue Reading