The American Association of Retired Persons reported that over 90% of seniors would like to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This is often referred to as “aging in place” or “thriving in place.” In order to accomplish this goal, many seniors choose to modify their homes with features that increase both safety and convenience.

The Growing Popularity of Aging-in-Place Home Modifications

Over the past five years, a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers found that there has been an increasing number of requests for aging-in-place home modifications. Their survey also revealed that more and more home owners have become aware of the existence of these types of remodeling projects. As a result, 62% of builders have reported that they’ve worked on aging-in-place projects.

Increase Safety and Convenience With Home Elevators

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported that falls are one of the most com

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When disaster strikes and panic sets in it can be very difficult to figure out what you need to do in a plumbing emergency. Where, obviously, you will need to call an emergency plumber you can also take steps to prevent some significant after-effects of a plumbing emergency. It may seem minor, but water seeps into surfaces and furniture causing significant damage. Sometimes you can mold growth inside walls that have been affected by a sink or toilet overflow. Dealing with these situations is never fun. Here are some things you can do in a plumbing emergency to prevent the most damage.

  • Shut off your water!
    You don’t necessarily need to run into the basement and shut off all the water in your house but you do need to stem the tide somehow. If your toilet is overflowing you can turn the shutoff valve at the base of the unit to stop the water. If it’s your sink, there may be a shutoff under the sink that you can access. If your emergency is dire, say your pipe

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Seismic retrofit holds many benefits including helping homes withstand earthquakes. This process can help keep building and structures standing during an earthquake and help ensure their stability should they go through an earthquake. While some may have never heard of seismic retrofitting, others know what it is and are actively learning more so they can help prepare their homes.

Cost

The cost of seismic retrofit can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Sometimes this can vary depending on how much your home is worth. The cost is not necessarily something that you will get back in time. Most home improvements will give you a return on investment, but seismic retrofit does not provide this. Where the benefit of cost comes in is the time and money that can potentially be saved by less clean up and less rebuilding of the home. Instead of spending the money to get seismic retrofit performed to get a return on investment, have this done to give yourse

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