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Repairs in accordance with building codes is a matter of safety!

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In every class, I teach my students the importance of their localities building codes and how important it is that their home repairs are made in accordance with building codes, because it is a matter of their home’s safety. If they are not sure if a repair was made properly, want to plan future projects and advice on DIY projects, I always offer a Home Examination.

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Fire Prevention Week

A few years ago, I attended a Commercial Construction Certification Seminar in Philadelphia. At 3AM my hotel phone started ringing. Hope was on the other end, it seems that the smoke/carbon monoxide detector in our bedroom was sounding, but there was no fire. Was carbon monoxide “the silent killer” getting into my house? I told…

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Is Your House Ready For Winter?

Insulation Insulation Insulation Student question to me: ” how do you know if you are in need of insulation in your attic. I answered ” do you have insulation in your attic? ” Read on for my advice!!!! Are You Getting Ready? Ok, I know, its still hot and humid. But, the days are getting shorter…

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OMG Page 26

Just to let you know, Nassau Community College holds a special place in my life. It was a stepping stone for me, my kids, and many other students. It is a stepping stone for all who want to learn something new and to improve their lives. Last February I received a call from Elizabeth Turner…

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Stay At Home Project #1 Update: We are In Trouble!

Ok, so I completed the wire rack shelving and got the lights installed. Seeds were planted, covered with plastic to keep in heat and moisture for my babies. All right, they are starting to show me something, maybe they want to meet me? Yea man, looking good. Ok, so I told Hope that in order…

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DIY Tabletop Cell Phone Stand

I was talking to Billy this past week, you remember Billy from the “Royal Flush Episode? “ “You know Brian, I have too much of this stuff. Instead of just putting it into the Blue Bucket, any ideas how I can use it around my house? Let’s Make A Cell Phone Stand Here are the tools…

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A Call For Help–

Knowing that we all must stay at home and have minimal contact with outsiders, I called Joy to see what was going on. She told me that she has a water leak in the basement and turned the house water off. Wow, what a bad time for this to happen. I asked Joy if she…

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Stay At Home Project #1

Ok, you guys know me better, I am not just going to sit around all day and watch the news, trying to figure out where I am going to get my next roll of TP. I decided to get busy with the projects I have had on the back burner. So, here is my challenge!…

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March TIPS: Exterior Home Examination with the Home Inspector

I love the month of March, it is my favorite month because it signals the end of winter. This is the month where winter’s northerly winds start coming from the South, picking up heat from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  I remember standing in front of the house on Pacific Blvd. in Long Beach, eyes closed,…

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Featured in the Long Island Herald Newspaper

TLC for the house article published by the Long Island Herald Freeport

There was a small business fair at the Freeport Memorial Library that TLC for Good Home Health participated. As patrons came up to our booth, they reviewed our home improvement course and other services we offered. One of the patrons was the editor to the Long Island Herald, Freeport Edition. Her name is Nadya Nataly…

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What A Special Couple of Nights

Every so often, Something Special Happens, something that tells you that your hard work and dedication is making a difference in the lives of others. This past week, at the Wall Repair and Interior/Exterior Paint Workshops, I started to feel confident that I am on the right path. Something Special Happened when your students listen…

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OMG Its Broken

I think I know what I have to do

OMG its broken, now what do I do? Hope has always complained that I am too systematical. I always need to know why, how, when, where, and the list keeps going on for about everything we discuss and everything I do. Whether for a new dance move we are learning or what we are going…

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Billy’s Home Repair Tutoring Session “The Royal Flush”

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It’s difficult not to have the closest toilet working. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and have to go all the way downstairs to use a toilet. Now imagine doing that for 3 years! For the last 3 years Billy has been utilizing his downstairs bathroom because his toilet upstairs was leaking.…

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Are You Ready for the Winter?

Growing up in Long Beach, I remember it was a very cold December Sunday, my Mom telling Dad that she saw a puddle of water next to the boiler. The puddle wasn’t too big, but it was there. My Dad did nothing about it, focusing more on the NY Giants game. Well, the next day the circulator pump stopped. We had no heat and hot water! Bad time of year for a break down. It took a week to get things back together. By the way, the Giants lost that day. Don’t wait to get your heating and hot water systems checked out now.

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Fire Prevention Week

“The following excerpt is from the NFPA website” About Fire Prevention Week (FPW) Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention…

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