WB ENN presents your home improvement tip of the week with me -- Ortiz second week of August and it's time to inspect your deck. After months of outdoor entertaining it's a good idea to give your Deco once over. Tighten any loose connections replace corroded fasteners. Check for splitter decaying wood. Paying special attention to areas that tend to be damp. -- puncturing soft looking wood with a screwdriver. Now listen if you can drive -- in a quarter to a half inch guess what that would may be routed. -- a pro or make those necessary repairs yourself. Going away will make shared that you prep your home for vacation. And you're gonna be away for more than a week make sure you don't return to any nasty surprises. By planning in advance first of all. Turn the thermostat up to 85 degrees to -- the creature cooling costs. Turn off the main water valve and turn on the Tampa of your water heater to a lower vacations having. Throw up perishables in the fridge and lastly set lights and timers and have a friend or neighbor -- your mail. And lastly for the Saturday morning maintain a pocket of air between your grass and mulch will help keep weeds from hopping that barrier. And making your mowing easier. Freshen up garden bed edges by being a -- four to five inches deep using a half moon -- But take care not to toss -- -- back into the bed it's straight pieces of grass could take root which defeats our purposes. Payments and in this report we'll check it out online at WB EN dot com and tune in at 10 o'clock hammer time comes your way. The -- -- of the week is brought to you by and I homesteaders shot easy shot value.