I usually don’t talk a lot of
security around the house until closer to the end of the year when we
see so many home- break-ins. But a customer came to me the other day
and had a request to see security for the doors, and windows because
her children came home and stayed for a few hours by themselves
before she gets off work. Her children are older but the reality of
being safe not sorry weighed heavy on her heart. So we talked about
Door Devil Security Door System, how easy it is to install
and how it addresses the 3 failing points in most door break- ins.
The first area that fails is the door frame and the
comes with a 48 inch 16 gauge steel frame that mounts directly to the
existing frame with 9 screws that are # 12, 3.5 inches and will
connect with the 2 x 4 frame around the door. The next area is
around the knob and lock and the
Door Devil comes with a
shield that keeps that area from splintering and allowing access to
the home. Now the third area that most door security systems do not
deal with is the hinge side of the door. The
Door Devil comes
with 2 custom hinge bolts that fortify the door and when the door is
shut and locked becomes one solid piece that is very hard to break
in. And that’s what you want; your door will be a tough target and
the burglars with move on. They will be able to see at first glance
that the door is secured beyond just a dead bolt lock. The
is a family owned business started in Dallas because a
neighbor watched his neighbor get broken into twice and before the
alarm system alerted police, the damage had been done. The
is reasonably priced at under $70.
Now to the email…..
Question: My son burned a spot on my
husband’s BBQ. It’s on the fire box and I don’t know what I
can do to fix it. Please tell me there is a answer so that we have
peace in the house.
Answer: This is a easy fix, clean the
area and remove any peeling paint by lightly sanding. Then use a
high heat spray paint in the color that matches the BBQ. Easy!!
Question: I have a question about
filters. We have always used the filters that you clean and rinse
out and then reinstall yourself. However recently I don’t see that
they are really keeping any dust out of the house and being a
transplant from another state, the Texas dust is really getting to
me. Is there something else that I could be doing?
Answer: You know they say that if you
live in Texas long enough you develop allergies from the dust and
mold. We used to carry the permanent filters that you are using, but
found out that most people did not let the filters dry out enough. I
always suggest a Merv6 to 8 rated filter that is pleated. It is a
disposable but it does a great job of keeping the dust down in the
house. Also make sure that all windows and doors are weather
stripped well and you are not getting a lot of dust in that way.
Just remember if you can see any light it needs to be weather
stripped. The easiest weather stripping is a V-strip weather strip
and can be cut with scissors and has an adhesive side.
Question: I am living temporary in an
apartment and want to hang some of my pictures up just to make it
feel a little more like home. However the complex has a steep
deposit and I don’t want to take a chance of losing that. Do you
know of a source of hangers that would not damage the walls?
Answer: There is a great line from
Gecko Tech that has non adhesive hooks that will hold up to 5
pounds. I really like these because you can re-use them. I have a
wreath on my back door and it has been up over a year and still holds
well. All other hooks can be used once and then have to be thrown