Protecting Your Most Cherished Memories

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Family photos and videos are among our most treasured keepsakes. They remind us of all our favorite moments and act as a record of our lives. In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever to protect your family photos and save them for years. Here are six steps you can take to make sure that nothing bad happens to your family photos. 1. Create …

Fix Energy Robbing Leaks

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

If you’re looking to save on energy costs, you can turn off unused lights and set the thermostat lower, but these measures will not ensure the greatest savings. Studies show that between 10 and 30 percent of the average home heating budget is wasted because of air leaks. So one of the best ways to save money on energy costs …

On the Road Again: Family Road Trip Safety Tips

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Summer time is road trip season! Many things that can go wrong when traveling by car far from home. However, most emergencies can be averted or minimized with a little careful planning beforehand. The importance of planning for road trip emergencies becomes more crucial when you know that you are going to have your children with you. Here are some family …

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Oil

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Driveways and garages aren’t just a place to park your car. Auto maintenance, hobbies, and even children’s playtime can all happen there. With that much use, it’s not uncommon for an occasional mishap to occur. If you need to know how to remove oil stains from your driveway, or any other common stain, keep reading. As always, remember to wear appropriate protective gear …

Freedom! (From Summer Mold and Mildew)

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

It’s always a relief when winter is behind us and we can start planning for our spring and summer activities. But one activity we all want to avoid is managing summer mold and mildew—a disadvantage of our hot and humid north Texas summers. There are some proactive measures you can take in order to cross mold and mildew cleanup off your list …

7 Tips for Inspecting Your Home

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Don’t wait until there’s a disaster to make home improvements. Inspecting your home regularly can prevent major problems and save you from expensive emergency repairs. When inspecting your home, use the seven tips below to spot potential problems. 1. Cracks in the Foundation A crack in your home’s foundation is a sure sign of a potentially serious issue. It can mean there …

Dealing with Household Chemicals

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

If you are like many people, you are probably storing a lot of household chemicals in your home, garage, and shed. When properly stored, used, and disposed of, household chemicals usually do not pose a threat. However, when they aren’t, you may have a dangerous situation on your hands that could jeopardize your health or be an environmental hazard. To avoid …