Reasons to Install a Generator in Your Home

There are many articles online that talk about home generators and why they are important. You might have considered buying a home generator. For whatever reason, you have not decided to get one up to this point. Buying a generator for your home is something you should strongly consider. There are many positives and no negatives. You would be wise to do some research and find out what is involved when it comes to the installation and maintenance that a generator requires. You will be glad that you installed a generator if your neighborhood experiences a prolonged power outage. Here are some of the main reasons why you should strongly consider installing a home generator.

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1. It will increase the value of your home.

Any improvements that you make to your home will increase its overall value. A generator is a very attractive improvement that will make your home worth more if you ever decide to put it on the market. Therefore, you can look at the installation of a generator as an investment.

2. Your family will be safe in the event of an extended power outage in your area.

You have the responsibility to protect your family and make sure they are safe. This is especially important if you live in an area that regularly has bad storms that cause power outages. Losing power for a few days or more can severely damage your quality of life. You will not be able to perform tasks that are necessary to live your life. Installing a generator in your home will allow you to continue living your life without any problems if your neighborhood loses power. You can look online at the Houston Texas generators that are available.

3. Your home will be more attractive to potential buyers.

You might decide to sell your home at some point in the future. If this is the case, you need to be sure that your home is very attractive to potential buyers. This will allow you to sell it quickly for a nice price. People who are going to buy a home in an area that has frequent power outages will probably not be as interested in a home that does not have a generator. Therefore, installing a generator will instantly make your home more attractive than the other homes that are for sale that are not equipped with one.

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Finally we painted our walls

I know that my wife is laughing at me every time I told her that I want the walls to be painted. I admit I hate doing the painting. I usually do it myself except painting. I keep on cancelling the painting appointment. Finally did it last month before going camping with the family.

My wife said that if her Dad is still alive, he will love to paint the walls for us. He works as a maintenance where my wife graduated college. My wife said her Dad’s is amazing with painting. I believed my wife. Anyway, the painted paints the wall by the family room, the kitchen, the living room and patches some on our bedroom.

The painter arrived early in our house. The dogs loved him especially Maggie, our Pitbull. The painter did a great job. He finished the job for two days as he only worked only in the morning. We are so happy that we finally finished that project on our home improvement list. Good thing I worked overtime so I can pay for the painting project.

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Don’t Take Shortcuts with Fittings

When doing a repair on something that requires removal of a line like a pipe or hose, it is tempting and even convenient at times to reuse the old fittings. However, this is usually not a wise decision. Doing so could only mean you will be tearing down the equipment again in the near future to repair a leak that was not there before the original repair was made.

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To Reuse or Not To Reuse

While some fittings are made to be reusable, others are not. Attempting to reuse one of these items will likely lead to failure later. When this happens, there is not only the cost and aggravation of another repair to deal with, but the down time that is necessary as a result can be costly too. If it results in lost production that there will be no opportunity to get back, the end result is lost sales.

Even fittings that are designed to be reused should be inspected before they are. If there are any signs of damage or any question about the integrity of the fitting, it should be discarded and replaced. The cost of a new fitting will be insignificant compared to the total cost of the repair. So why pinch pennies when doing so could cost some serious dollars?

Consider Safety

Using the wrong fitting for an application it was not designed for can create a risk of equipment failure, but it can do more than that. It can create a safety risk. For example, a high pressure line that was originally fitted with a crimp hose fitting can put people at risk if it is retrofitted with something like a barbed fitting and a hose clamp. If the line breaks and starts flying around like a whip. The end of the hose clamp can cause some serious lacerations if it strikes someone. When there is a question about what type of fitting is the safest in a given application, companies like MRO Stop can provide some good advice. With a broad selection of reputable brands like Parker Fittings, there will be no good reason to put people at risk of injury.

A good maintenance program should ensure that an adequate supply of the right fittings is always on hand. Trying to cut costs with a one-size-fits-all mentality regarding fittings is asking for trouble.

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