Tuesday, October 26

Month: January 2019

Residential Gutters 101: Damage Causes and Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
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Residential Gutters 101: Damage Causes and Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Homeowners need to take care of every aspect of their property in order to avoid expensive issues and other structural problems. Though you need to focus on everything from mold remediation to plumbing, it's important that you don't neglect your home's roof and gutters. Gutter cleaning should be done at least twice a year, but you can't just set up a ladder, grab a bucket, and start cleaning them out. You need to do a little more and avoid making some costly mistakes. First, you should be aware of how your gutters actually got clogged in the first place. There are several causes of clogged, overflowing, or damage and rusted gutters, including: Improperly pitched gutters -- In order for water to flow properly, your gutters need to be pitched correctly. Make sure the slope sits at the c...
Calm In The Classroom: How Idahoan School Districts Are Reacting To Childhood Trauma
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Calm In The Classroom: How Idahoan School Districts Are Reacting To Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can impact the way an adult functions in society. Regardless of where the trauma originates, the result is the same: the child grows up unaware of how to deal with their conflicting (oftentimes overwhelming) emotions and finds themselves dealing with depression, health problems, alcoholism, drug abuse, and may even end up considering suicide. Idaho ranks fifth nationwide for children who have experienced more than three adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The definition of an ACE includes abuse and neglect, as well as dysfunction in the home, such as substance abuse, divorce, violence, or incarceration. Though Idaho's numbers are large, they're far from the only state facing such problems; statistically speaking, between 40% and 50% of marriages end in divorce, with 1...