Home Renovation Time? How to Check your Contractor’s Work

You’ve asked around. You’ve looked online. You think you found your home renovation contractor. But not so fast. Before you sign on the dotted line, ask to see a project your potential remodeler has already completed. Remember that pictures only show so much. Getting into the space and examining it with your own eyes and hands can help ensure the quality is on par with what you expect. Here are a few things to look for, according to Houzz.com.

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Dos & Don’ts

of Water Safety

  • DO be careful when choosing a swimsuit color. Bright colors are the most visible when a person is submerged underwater.
  • DO remember that a person who is drowning cannot call for assistance. Throw a flotation device to those treading water, struggling to keep their head above water or showing other signs of drowning before they are in worse trouble.
  • DO watch children near the water, even if there is a lifeguard present.

  • DO teach children to ask before getting in the water and why it is dangerous to get in without an adult present.

  • DON’T overlook small amounts of water. People usually know to be careful around pools, lakes and other larger bodies of water, but a child can drown in a bucket.

  • DON’T swim alone.

  • DON’T get in the water while intoxicated.

  • DON’T jump in after a person who is drowning unless they are unconscious. Doing so will cause them to use you as a flotation device, which endangers both of your lives. Instead, throw them a flotation device or something to hold onto. If they are unconscious, ensure you have a flotation device that will hold both of you before jumping in.

“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”

Winston Churchill

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. “

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