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Category: DIY Disasters (Don't try this at home)

Top 10 Things That Will Kill You in Your House

by Max Dichter

July 10th, 2015

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We all think of home as a safe haven. It’s the place we turn to at the end of a long, tiring day. But it’s also a place filled with things that can kill you. 

Don't Try This At Home - Shocking News! All About Electrical Repair

by Lee Weissmann

December 9th, 2014

DIY Disasters (Don't try this at home)

Lighting, heat, appliances, internet- a lot of the things we take for granted in the comfort of our homes require electricity from a sound electrical system. Now more than ever, with devices like Nest for temperature control, Electric Vehicle Chargers and LED Lights, technology is moving forward and homes need to have the proper infrastructure in place.  Between panels, circuit breakers, switches, fuses, sockets, wires, etc., everything must work together in a safe and effective manner, the keyword here being "safe." 

Don't Try This At Home - Carpets Stains and Pains

by Lee Weissmann

December 9th, 2014

DIY Disasters (Don't try this at home)

Whether you have pets, kids, or just lacking a house rule for leaving shoes at the door, you can be sure that your cozy carpet and rugs are going to get dirty over time, and probably have some wear and tear along the way. If food and beverages are allowed in carpeted rooms, you’re also counting on a chance of stains; some are easy to clean while others are potentially permanent.

Don’t Try This at Home - Everything But the Kitchen Sink

by Lee Weissmann

October 6th, 2014

DIY Disasters (Don't try this at home)

Leaky faucet? Busted garbage disposal? Continually clogged drain? If you’re tempted to grab a pipe wrench and wiggle under the sink to do some tweaking, there are a couple things to keep in mind. While an adventurous spirit is to be admired, it’s pretty easy to end up knee-deep in flowing water and much worse off than when you started.

Don’t Try This at Home - In Hot Water

by Lee Weissmann

October 6th, 2014

DIY Disasters (Don't try this at home)

Water heaters are the unsung heroes of the appliance world, if a bit shy. They like to stay out of sight, but every time you take a nice relaxing shower, do your dishes or put on a nice, clean shirt – you know who to thank. But if you’re ignoring that tank in your basement or utility closet? Wake up and smell the carbon monoxide, folks – these things are extremely dangerous.