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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
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Shoppers: June Deals for Dads, Homeowners

June 15, 2016 2:21 am

For shoppers on the hunt for a bargain this summer, June sales offer discounts on everything from dad-approved duds to home improvement supplies.

“Shopping in June is prime for homeowners,” says Brent Shelton, online shopping expert with FatWallet (FatWallet.com). “Thanks to June's big Father's Day sales, smart savings on a variety of items for dads, and most anyone, help to ease spending woes for needs and wants this summer.”

FatWallet recently compiled a list of the top on-sale items this month. They are:

4K TVs – Expect to see price drops on 4K televisions this month, especially during Father's Day sales, from retailers like Best Buy, Dell and eBay. Watch, too, for “halfway to Black Friday” sales, which will price 4K TVs between $500 and $800.

Home Improvement Supplies – This month, Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears and other home improvement retailers will offer discounts on building materials, hardware, paints and stains, and more.

Menswear – Seasonal apparel for men—mostly geared toward outdoor activities—will be on sale for at least part of the month at retailers like Backcountry, REI and Patagonia.

Smart Technology – This month, smart gadgets for the home and outdoors will be offered at a steal compared to the rest of the year. Look to score on Bluetooth-enabled headphones and speakers and smart home devices.

Tools – Dads and handypeople alike can expect savings on cordless and power tools and storage sets this month. Look for 50 percent-plus discounts on products by Black & Decker, Craftsman and Milwaukee.

For more scoop on summer sales, visit FatWallet.com.
 
Source: FatWallet

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3 Safety Tips for Garages and Gates

June 15, 2016 2:21 am

Gates and garage doors are two of several access points intruders may use to gain entry into a home. With one out of every 15 garage doors lacking up-to-date security features, it’s worth assessing the safety of your own garage, gates or openers.

“At LiftMaster, safety is our top priority,” says John Villanueva, vice president of marketing at LiftMaster. “To help those at home ensure their operators are working as they should, we developed a simple 3-Step Safety Check that can be done in a matter of minutes and should be conducted throughout the year when checking other home safety devices, like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.”

The 3-Step Safety Check:

1. Ensure “photo eyes,” or black sensors, are installed on the sides of the garage door, no higher than 6 inches from the ground.

2. Block a photo eye with an object taller than 6 inches. Try to close the garage with the opener—the door should remain open.

3. Place an object in the path of the door. Try to close the garage with the opener—the door should reverse once it touches the object.

If the garage door opener fails, consult with a professional as soon as possible. He or she will solve the problem with recommendations and/or service.

A professional should also be called whenever the garage doors or gates require maintenance, or if you plan to install new doors or gates.

For more on garage door and gate safety, visit www.LiftMaster.com/For-Homes/Garage-Safety.
 
Source: LiftMaster

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