How Do You Protect Yourself?

Do you want to protect yourself? This can mean many different things depending on what situation you are in. It could include home security, wearing a seat-belt or using anti-virus on your computer, just to mention a few areas of your life. What about when you’re...

When Your Water Is Hard

Is your water hard or soft? Some homeowners might not know, while others have to deal with it every day. Hard water has a very high mineral content due to running through mineral deposits before it makes it to your faucet. You might notice calcium deposits on surfaces...

Grease In The Drain

One of the more complicated things to clean out from your pipes is grease. When you pour hot grease down the drain, you might think that it will run through the pipes quickly since it is liquid, but this is not the case. Grease that hits cold water coagulates almost...

Protection Against Snow

In areas that get a lot of snow, you will find certain features on homes that might not be found in warmer areas. One such addition that you should be familiar with is called a snow guard. Snow guards are installed at the end of a slanted roof to break up sheets of...

Do NOT Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Do you wake up in the morning with tiny little bites all over your body? If so, you are probably suffering from a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs were almost completely unheard of just a few decades ago when the pesticide DDT was used, but when the serious side-effects...

Who Controls Your Home?

Living in a neighborhood where there is a Homeowners Association (HOA) is a different experience from when you live in one without. You will find out that there are many rules that dictate what you can do to your own home and yard. The purpose of HOA’s is to keep a...

Why Is Backdraft A Danger?

There are many risks to consider when using gas powered appliances, both because of the risk of fire and explosion, as well as, the dangerous gas that is generated from the combustion of natural gas - carbon monoxide. Your appliances will be set up to vent their...

Why Linoleum Is A Good Choice For Your Floors

You might remember linoleum flooring from your childhood, but interestingly enough, it is once again becoming common in homes. With very affordable pricing, as well as, a wide selection of styles, more and more people are choosing linoleum. Some choose linoleum...

Are Your Drains Keeping Up?

When you take a shower, you expect the water to drain away, and not build up around your feet, but this is not always the case. What can you do about a slow shower drain? While your first instinct might be to go out and get some drain chemical, this is not an ideal...

Never Get Burned

While hot water is good both for comfort and hygiene, this is definitely a case where too much of a good thing can be bad. You might have had water too hot for your hands at a time or another, but that’s not what we’re talking about. If you were to have water coming...

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