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Baton Rouge

(225) 926-2031

Denham Springs

(225) 664-4126

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Aging at Home

As a senior adult or the child of an aging parent, housing considerations factor into a family’s long-term care and provision. Whether living independently or under your child’s roof, protecting yourself from falls becomes a growing challenge as the years pass. Since the senior’s safety is vital to sustained independence, let us look at a variety of home modifications that can provide a safer environment. These small, medium, and large adjustments may prevent further complications down the road....
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Choosing the Right Wheelbarrow

Ah, it’s almost time to start pulling those weeds from the flower beds and hauling in the mulch. Chances are good that a shovel is not going to be your only resourceful tool. You are going to need something to increase your efficiency and reduce your actual physical labor. In rolls a wheelbarrow or a garden cart. Let us look at some helpful tips on selecting your next indispensable garden tool....
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Choosing the Right Paintbrush

Are you ready to freshen up those walls or change the color of your exterior trim? If so, you will need the correct supplies to spread your paint. While choosing a paintbrush can be as daunting a task as selecting toothpaste, consider these characteristics when determining the right brush for your project....
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Too Loud on the Job?

At a recent Saints football game in the Superdome, crowd noise reached a decibel level of 128 dBA. In addition to impacting the players on the field, the noise reverberated the ceiling enough that pieces fell off. While you may not work in the Superdome or encounter a crowd that size at your worksite, other potential noise hazards exist on the job. Check out some of these jobs and the levels of noise they endure. ...
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Save Money with Trained Operators

Broken equipment and injured operators can run up hefty fees for repairs, medical bills, and even litigation. In seeking ways to control company costs, work on training and empowering employees with the right skills for the job. This process will not only make their jobs easier and maintain your company reputation, but it will provide additional benefits to you and your company also. ...
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Low Cost Winterizing for Your Home

In south Louisiana, we seldom know when or how long Ol’ Man Winter will drop by. While we may be able to spend most of the designated season in shorts and flip flops, there are occasions when we must turn on the heater. That can lead to rising energy bills and less money to spend on king cakes. It’s helpful to have some quick tricks to cheaply warm your home. These simple projects can be done in a few minutes to a few hours and can provide relief from the cold and those rising heating bills. ...
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