How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs

How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs

A squash bug is a small insect that’s brownish- black in color. Its  body is covered by tiny hairs that help it feel the plant as it walks around it. It can also fly. It mates and finds food during warm days. It’s major distinction from the stink bug is that it doesn’t produce the…

How to Paint a Deck With Peeling Paint

How to Paint a Deck With Peeling Paint

Peeling paint not only exposes the surface underneath to weather elements that can degrade and damage it. Peeling deck paint will not only reduce the lifespan of your decking material, but it is also unsightly. And what better way to spruce up your backyard for summer than by repainting a deck with peeling paint. How…

How to Open a Deadbolt Lock Without a Key

How to Open a Deadbolt Lock Without a Key

Picking a lock to someone else’s premises or home without getting their written consent is criminal trespassing. You are most likely to face trouble or even a civil lawsuit if caught trespassing on another person’s property. People are incredibly concerned about the security of their homes; hence, they are ever looking for perfect and secure…

Do Fireproof Bags Really Work?

Do Fireproof Bags Really Work?

Everyone should own a fireproof bag in case a disaster hits your house. Some items are so valuable, and you can compensate them when lost, like documents. Fireproof bags have unique materials for superior heat resistance, and some can tolerate as high as 2000 degrees F. These bags can protect your documents, electronics, batteries, and…

York Furnace Troubleshooting & How to Guide

York Furnace Troubleshooting & How to Guide

York has mid-range and premium furnaces with AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings as high as 96 and 98 percent, but even their entry-level high-efficiency furnaces are rated at 95 percent. Furthermore, all their furnaces are ENERGY STAR- certified and will help users save a lot on energy bills. But like other equipment and appliances,…

Intex Pool Pump Troubleshooting & How to Guide

Intex Pool Pump Troubleshooting & How to Guide

Intex’s pool pumps are popular amongst pool owners owing to their effectiveness and durability. However, issues can arise in the course of using the unit and make it difficult to achieve desirable results. Other users may have difficulties setting up their pool pumps. In this troubleshooting and how-to guide, we look at some common Intex…

How to Reset a Sentry Safe

How to Reset a Sentry Safe

If you own a sentry safe, you understand that it offers storage solutions that protect your valuables from theft and unforeseen threats. Most sentry safes have numerous live locking bolts and a programmable digital lock, which allows you to reset them when necessary. You may need to reset a sentry safe if you forgot the…

How to Tell if Your Outlets are Grounded

How to Tell if Your Outlets are Grounded

Grounding is a process that transfers discharged electricity from an appliance directly to the ground. This process ensures you don’t get shocked in case there is a faulty wire. While the standard electrical code requires earthing in your house, some older homes lack earthing. That’s why it’s necessary to test and tell if a 2-prong…