The record-setting rains resulted in flooded streets, leaky roofs and flooded basements. More importantly, the aftermath of the water damage can have longer lasting impact on you and your family's health.
It isn't just the heat but also the humidity that makes us uncomfortable. That's why you feel more comfortable when it is 85 degrees with 45 percent humidity than on that same 85-degree day with 70 percent humidity.
If you listen to the weather in the summer, you will likely hear about those pop-up thunderstorms that can occur. But a party on your deck or patio with family or friends can also pop up quickly in the summer.
You hear a lot about green building these days, but like most things in the area of energy conservation, it takes time for such an initiative to become a common practice. MSU is taking the lead.
Just like there are ways to keep your home warmer in the winter while lowering your energy costs, the same is true in the summer cooling season.
Whether you have a cement driveway or a brick home, you surely have some concrete or mortar cracks to deal with. If you hate looking at the cracks, you can fill them yourself if you use the proper method and products.
In summer, homeowners' thoughts often turn to home security to make sure they aren't burglarized while on vacation. But it's important to take protect your home even while you're in town.
While getting organized to move will make things smoother and cheaper, one thing that is tough to control is something getting scratched or damaged during the moving process.
Most of us have a drawer in the kitchen where we throw receipts and other small items rather than storing them in the proper place. But some of us have taken the 'junk drawer' philosophy to too many other rooms in the house.
America's Master Handyman, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for more than 40 years as a retail store manager, instructor, corporate manager and broadcaster. Glenn's column appears Friday in the Homestyle section and is distributed nationally via the New York Times newswire.
Send email to: AskGlenn@MasterHandyman.com (Note: due to volume received, Glenn is not able to respond personally)
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Glenn has been a weekend fixture on the radio in southeast Michigan for close to 30 years as host of the award-winning "Handyman Show with Glenn Haege" on Detroit radio station WJR - AM 760, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. His program is syndicated nationwide on 140 radio stations from coast-to-coast. As an testament to his professionalism, longevity and quality on-air performance, Glenn was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011.
His highly popular help site, www.masterhandyman.com, which attracts almost 1 million hits a month is where you will find his weekly articles, podcasts of his radio shows and books, as well as, being able to sign up for his free weekly e-mail newsletter. In addition, Glenn has written 11 books on home improvement topics.
Glenn also is a much sought after regular speaker at various home shows and at home improvement industry trade shows and events.
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