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You have probably heard the saying that ” you don’t choose retail, retail chooses you”. That’s us! None of us planned a career in retail, but working at Lowes has made many things possible for us. The hours are long and you have to work nights, weekends and holidays, but in the end, it is well worth it. Take a moment to look over our site. We also have helpful resources, hints, product reviews and some great information. Read more from Lowes Employees.com
Shop Lowes for outdoor power equipment from chain saws to trimmers, leaf blowers and riding mowers to snow blowers. Choosing outdoor power equipment can be challenging. Research is key to getting the right piece of Lowes outdoor power equipment for your needs. Trust Lowe’s to help you find what you need. Read More…
Today’s kitchen trends for 2015 styling trends favor “less is more”. Clean lines and simple mouldings with selected accents that offer some personalization. Common ways to accomplish this style include: The kitchen is the room with all the action and sometimes, it just needs a fresh look. Designing a new kitchen involves more than just selecting cabinets and countertops. If you haven’t taken a close look at new kitchens or done a recent kitchen remodel, you are in for some great innovations.
Open shelving, cook tops, wall ovens, and under-counter options such as specialized drawers for wine, refrigeration and microwaving. Pull-out faucets and brushed nickel finishes for faucets, hardware and lighting. French doors and bottom freezer refrigerators. Energy efficient dishwashers, ovens, under-counter vegetable crispers and dedicated drawers to for cost savings and lifestyles. Lowes kitchen design specialists can help you find the latest kitchen cabinets, cabinet hardware, accessories and more.
It’s not just the place to prepare and cook food. It’s also used for entertaining guests, storing gadgets and having family meals. Because they can be such a large investment, most homeowners doing a kitchen remodel hope to end up with a kitchen that looks fresh as long as possible. What’s hot and trendy today may be out of style in a year and make your kitchen look outdated. When thinking of kitchen trends and remodels, homeowners need to answer one important question: Who is the remodel for? Read More…
The Ebola virus has been in the news constantly for the last few weeks. I talk to Lowes employees and customers daily about it. It has really been a topic of much discussion. Although I do not know much about it, I did do a little research so I could be better informed on symptoms and prevention and thought I would share them with you.
On September 30, 2014, the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States was reported, and on October 8 the patient died of the illness. The countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, have reported 8,376 cases of Ebola as of October 10, 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The first case confirmed within the United States, was in a person who had traveled from West Africa to Dallas, and died of the illness. Healthcare workers are at risk if they treat patients without taking the right precautions to avoid infection. People are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus – in some cases, up to seven weeks after they recover.
Five major U.S. international airports will now screen patients coming from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for fever and possible Ebola exposure, announced the CDC and Department of Homeland Security, Oct 8. Screening will begin at New York’s JFK International Airport, and Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Altanta will follow. The U.S. case of Ebola was not apparent during travel, because the patient did not have symptoms until several days after arriving in the United States from West Africa, the CDC notes.
This emerging health threat is the result of a RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus that infects wild animals — like fruit bats, monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees — as well as people. Contact with an infected animal’s blood or body fluids is probably the original source of the infectious disease. Outbreaks of Ebola began in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Ebola River, and Sudan, with later outbreaks in Uganda and other African nations, according to World Health Organization data.
CDC has staff working 24/7 at 20 Border Health field offices located in international airports and land borders. CDC staff are ready 24/7 to investigate cases of ill travelers on planes and ships entering the United States. CDC works with Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, state and local health departments, and local Emergency Medical Services staff.
Relatively few of the approximately 350 million travelers who enter the United States each year come from these countries. Secondly, most people who become infected with Ebola are those who live with or care for people who have already caught the disease and are showing symptoms. CDC and healthcare providers in the United States are prepared for the remote possibility that a traveler could get Ebola and return to the U.S. while sick. Read More…
Installing weatherstrip is an easy and cost-effective way to save money on energy costs and improve comfort by reducing drafts. Lowes has many options for helping to cut down on wasted energy all year long. And it’s not that hard of a project! One of the easiest types of weatherstrip to use is foam tape. Foam is pliable enough to quickly form fit to openings and with an adhesive strip on the application side, putting it on your door or window is relatively similar to applying tape. This particular window seal is as effective at keeping the outdoor air out as it is keeping the desired warm or cool air of your house in.
If you notice draft by your entryway floors, installing a new door sweep is an inexpensive quick fix. Securing to the bottom of your door, door sweeps can be made out of nylon bristles or vinyl stripping to seal off any leaks. Weatherstripping reduces air leakage by creating a tight seal between movable building components such as doors and operable windows and the building structure. Insects, especially ants, can also enter through cracks in doors and windows. Just the tiniest gap is all it takes for insects and pests to get into your home.
The greatest source of air leakage in most homes occurs around doors, windows and access hatches such as the ceiling opening from the living area into an unheated attic (see image). Weatherstripping can be a delicate job because those openings need to be fitted loosely enough that the door or window operates freely, yet tightly enough that air leakage is stopped. Weather stripping deteriorates due to age, friction, and exposure to the elements. It also can be damaged by people, pets, and pests. At least once each year, inspect your windows and doors to check for air leaks that indicate your weather stripping isn’t doing its job. Read More…
The weather is turning cooler and Lowes can help get your home ready for fall and winter. Enjoy the colors of fall, find the best plants for your yard and garden, and enjoy autumn. It also means winter isn’t far away. Take a walk around the exterior of your house and look for any small cracks or holes. Bring out a ladder and check the roof and gutters.
Fall is a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home and yard looking good. The weather can change quickly especially if you live in a colder climate. Here are a few fall projects that can help your home brace for the colder weather and save you time and money.
There are many home tasks, both inside and out, that make sense to do in the fall as you prepare for the winter months. If you’re going to spend the majority of your time over the next 3-4 months inside, lets make it comfortable and energy efficient.
ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs. Switching to the new CFL bulbs saves about $6 a year per bulb in electricity costs and can save more than $40 a bulb over its lifetime.
Clean those gutters. Once the leaves start falling, remove them and other debris by hand or scraper give them a rinse so that winter’s rain and melting snow can drain. Clogged drains form ice dams, freezes and causes water to seep into the house. As you’re hosing down your gutters, look for leaks and misaligned gutter drains. Make sure the downspouts are taking the water away from the house’s foundation.
Here are some Energy Star tips:
Put away patio furniture. Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture. Remove and clean the cushions. Simply moving patio furniture into the garage over covering it for winter will add years to its life. Read More…