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Where to Place Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Install your carbon monoxide detector with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. At low levels, the symptoms of carbon monoxide at first are seemingly innocent and could be taken as signs of other conditions–headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. Higher levels of CO poisoning resu in progressively worse symptoms, such as mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness and ultimately death. To properly install a carbon monoxide(…)

Get Ready for Winter with Blain’s Farm & Fleet

As residents of the Midwest, we know winter. When the cold and snow hit, you’ll want your yard and home to be prepared. Learn how to winterize your home with easy and inexpensive options from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Install an Electric Garage Heater

No matter where you live, there are bound to be times when you can’t wait to finish a project, but it’s too cold in your shop. By installing a versatile electric space heater, you’ll be able to spend hours finishing that project in your garage, basement or workshop – no matter what time of year or temperature. Find an Electric Garage Heater at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet store today.(…)

Home Security Tips

Increase your home security with our easy ways to make your home more secure. You can keep your home protected with some of our easy home security tips. You can keep your home safe from home burglaries, fire and more. These tips are quick and easy, and will give you priceless peace of mind. Secure Your Doors & Windows Start with the doors. Installing a deadbolt can be one more(…)

How To Patch Drywall

It’s happened to most of us. You’re moving furniture or the kids are playing, and you end up with a hole punched in your drywall. Usually, it’s right in the middle of a sheet of drywall between two studs. To make a proper repair, you’d have to cut out a large section of the drywall to get at the studs and put a new section in its place. Avoid that(…)

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter much more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with these Fall Home Maintenance Tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Winterizing Your Home A big part of winterizing your home is making sure your heat works well and stays in the house. There are a few things you(…)

Garage Floor Epoxy DIY

Clean and strengthen your garage floor with our easy garage floor epoxy DIY project. It’s important to keep your garage organized, but have you ever considered the floor? All of those neatly arranged tools and painted cupboards won’t look nearly as nice if there’s a big oil stain on the concrete. Give your garage floor a complete makeover with a garage floor epoxy coating kit. This garage floor epoxy will(…)

Deck Stain: How To Stain A Deck

You finally built the deck of your dreams. Before you get around to enjoying it, take the time to protect your investment. This easy guide from Blain’s Farm & Fleet will help you protect the quality of your deck and lengthen its life. The beauty and durability of any stain job depend on how well you prepare the surface and the quality of the stain you use. A lot of homeowners spend hours researching(…)

Bee Control & Bee Hive Removal

We can’t promise your wasps and bees won’t be back next year, but we can help you to get rid of the nasty wasp and bee nests that already exist around your home. Use caution whenever you deal with bee hives. If you don’t feel comfortable with these steps, or you have an allergy to bee stings, call an exterminator. We can’t guarantee that you won’t get stung, as bees and wasps can be(…)

Weather Stripping Your Windows

If you’ve ever noticed that the air is a lot colder near your front door or garage door, you probably need to install weather stripping. Weather stripping can save energy in your home. It’s a low cost way to make your home a little more green and energy efficient. It can be placed on doors and windows that allow air to escape your home. In summer, this is the air(…)


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