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    • January Checklist
      by Steve Spratt on December 1, 2022 at 8:01 am

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    • December/January Checklists – Download Now!
      by maronson on December 1, 2022 at 8:01 am

      Monthly Home Maintenance Checklists– Download Now! What to do and when to do it Once you’ve made a commitment to take care of your home properly, you will need to identify what service tasks to do, and when to do them. As you read through the zones of this website you will find notes about The post December/January Checklists – Download Now! appeared first on Home Preservation Manual.

    • December Checklist
      by Steve Spratt on November 1, 2022 at 7:01 am

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    • Building Industry Trips Over Fall Safety Requirements
      by Steve Spratt on February 18, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      Building Industry Trips Over Fall Safety Requirements OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rule 1926.501 states that any work performed at a height of 6’ or more above a lower level shall have proper protections that safeguard workers from fall injuries. Note that the rule is not just describing roofs. This can also mean walking The post Building Industry Trips Over Fall Safety Requirements appeared first on Home Preservation Manual.

    • How to Make More When Selling Your Home
      by Steve Spratt on July 21, 2021 at 1:38 am

      How to Make More When Selling Your Home This year homeowners across the county are experiencing tremendous increases in the value of their home. Single family houses in prime neighborhoods with attractive, well-maintained homes in move-in condition are just killing it. Many of these homes are receiving multiple cash offers above asking price, with no The post How to Make More When Selling Your Home appeared first on Home Preservation Manual.

    How to burn your house down without even trying!

    How to burn your house down without even trying!

    Do you own a magnifier mirror? If so, we recommend you be careful where you mount it because it could be a fire danger!

    In the photo below, see the dark diagonal lines on the window trim? Those are burns etched more than 3/8” into the wood. They were caused by sunlight reflecting off of a magnifier type make-up mirror. You can see the chrome mounting plate for the mirror which we removed.

    Here’s a closer view:

    As you can see, the burning happened several times. Some of the burns even show smoke stains where the wood was clearly on fire or close to it. Our lucky HPS Stewardship customer did not even know.  

    If there had been anything more flammable in the area, like curtains or a paper blind the house would surely have gone up in flames.

    For more exciting tales from the home visit us at The Home Preservation Manual.