Building Tip: Surviving a Forklift Tip Over

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Of all the annual construction accidents each year, half involve a forklift tip over. But there are two factors that will help increase your chance of survival in a tip-over. 1. A buckled seat belt, and, 2. Staying in the overhead guard area. Let’s talk about the seat belt, first. Car drivers tend to see the seat belt as protection in case of front-end collisions. But that isn’t what the seat belt is for in a forklift. The seat belt is designed to keep you in the seat in the event of a tip over. According to one material handling company, interviews with operators indicate that...

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Building Tips: Saving Energy

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Quick Building Tips on Saving Energy: It makes sense to close off rooms that you are not needing to heat during the winter. But be sure to also close your closet doors. You don’t really need to heat your closet space as you do your living spaces. Our quick building tips are from Frost Construction.net.   What others are saying about Frost Construction: Morris Architects Frost Constructors, Inc. fulfilled all of their contractual obligations in an expeditious and professional manner, coordinating all construction activities with the Training Academy resulting in minimal disruption to...

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Repairs by the Season

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Repairs by the Season

Building Tip: HVAC Inspection and Repairs by the Season It’s important to maintain your HAVC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) system by remembering to do preventative repairs throughout the year. If your system keeps your home the right temperature year round, it’s important to continually inspect your system to make sure it works properly each season. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to your unit, including: The age of the system, whether it currently works to capacity, the last time you changed your air filter and much more. Of course, if your...

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Biggest Bang for Your Remodeling Bucks!

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Remodeling Tip: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Remodeling Bucks. Are you looking at remodeling your home but want to make sure that it will pay off in the long run? Look at your bathroom. Investing in a bathroom remodel yields a 62 percent return, on average. Even small improvements add value to your home, but be sure to do the work right. Since a bathroom is a smaller room, taking shortcuts will be noticeable. Another good bet—choose neutral colors and finishes for your most added remodeling value.   What others are saying about Frost Construction: Dansby & Miller would like to...

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Fireplace Industry Address Safety Issues!

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Building Materials Safety Alert: Fireplace Industry Address Safety Issues! Did you know… glass doors on fireplaces can reach a broiling hot temperature of 500 degrees? And the doors can stay hot long after the gas fireplace has been turned off. That’s a painful lesson learned by more than 2,000 children under the age of 5 since 2009. Toddlers are especially vulnerable to glass fireplace burns and emergency rooms hundreds of these burns every winter. Known fact: about 11 million U.S. homes have gas fireplaces. Fireplace manufacturers have agreed to voluntarily add screens to the glass...

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Quick Tips: Using Ceiling Fans

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  Quick Tips: Using Ceiling Fans During Wintertime: If you have a ceiling fan, don’t forget to use it during the winter months as well. In summer, set the fan to blow air downward, which makes the room feel cooler. But in winter, set it to blow upward. This recirculates the warm air that rises to the ceiling, increasing the distribution of heat throughout the entire room. What others are saying about Frost Construction: Gossen Livingston Associates, Inc. This is an open letter of recommendation for Frost Construction Company of Humble, Texas. I know Frost Construction from our work...

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