• Chemical Hazards In Your Bathroom: How To Avoid Them

    14 October 2014

    The bathroom is quite possibly the most dangerous room in your home.  It's the room where numerous chemicals are stored, from nail-polish remover (acetone) to potentially dangerous cleaners containing chlorine bleach, ammonia, and other harmful substances.  Because the bathroom is often damp and dark, it is a safe haven for mold.  In addition to the above-mentioned chemical and biological hazards, there are many more that you probably are not aware of.

  • Are You Renovating A Room With Drywall? Learn About Asbestos Removal

    14 October 2014

    If you are renovating your home and intend on removing drywall, you may need a license for asbestos removal. Drywall containing asbestos can cause a lot of harm to your health if it is not removed the right way. In this article, you will learn what to do before renovating a room with drywall and how to obtain a permit for asbestos removal. What Should be Done Before Renovating a Room with Drywall?

  • Making The Most Of Your Mulch: Exploring The Options For Your Garden

    14 October 2014

    As a novice gardener, few things can dampen your spirits, like seeing your newly-sprouted garden becoming overrun with weeds. Luckily, you don't have to saturate the soil in herbicides to keep them at bay. Instead, explore some mulch options to create a weed barrier. Here's a look at why mulch works and some of the most popular types to choose from. Bark Mulch Shredded bark mulch is one of the most common mulch choices.

  • 3 Signs That Your Hot Water Tank Needs To Be Repaired

    14 October 2014

    As a homeowner, it is up to you to make sure that everything in running smoothly at all times, especially when it comes to things such as the hot water tank. After all, you might not find many people in your family that enjoy taking freezing cold showers in the morning. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well aware of all of the signs that point to a hot water tank that needs to be repaired.

  • Installing Solar Panels On A Warrantied Roof: What You Need To Know

    14 October 2014

    Installing solar panels on your roof can be a great way to save money on electricity and help reduce your carbon footprint. However, if your roof is under warranty, you need to be careful about how the panels are installed and cared for. If you're worried that solar panels may void your roof warranty, here are some things you should know. 1. Always check with your roofer before installing anything on your roof.

  • How To Tell If Mold Is Growing In Your Vents

    14 October 2014

    In 2001, CBS News ran a story about toxic mold, calling it a "silent killer." Not only does mold devalue homes, it also places the health of a home's inhabitants at risk. People living in close contact with mold can suffer from headaches, congestion, skin and eye irritation and respiratory problems. While mold sometimes grows out in the open where homeowners can easily see it, mold can also grow unseen and undetected in the HVAC system.

  • When It's Worth Hiring A Professional For Home Repairs

    14 October 2014

    As most homeowners know, the maintenance on a house can feel never ending. Many people can take care of the day to day maintenance themselves, and some homeowners are quite handy with a tool set when home repairs are needed. But, while many home repairs can be DIY projects, there are some situations where it is best to call a professional. If you have any of the following issues with your home, it is worth hiring an experienced company or professional:

  • Choosing A Roof That Will Last A Lifetime

    14 October 2014

    Are you tired of replacing your asphalt roof every 15 years or so? If you answered yes to this question, it may be time to consider the use of roofing material that can easily last the rest of your life. While these long term roofing solutions will require a slightly larger investment upfront, they will often prove more cost efficient in the long run, thanks to the longevity they are able to offer.

  • How To Clean An Asphalt Driveway On A Budget

    14 October 2014

    Asphalt paving is commonly found in driveways. It is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to maintain. Still, it requires routine cleaning in order to maintain its beauty and strength. Fortunately, cleaning asphalt is easy to do. Materials Needed Like any cleaning routine, you'll need to have specific tools and materials on hand. For this cleaning method, you will need: Powdered laundry detergent Large bucket Water Scrub brush Broom Instructions

  • 3 Trimming Tips For Successful Pruning

    13 October 2014

    Regularly trimming branches is important for maintaining the health and appearance of your trees. Trimming your trees can also increase your safety if you are worried about branches falling or interfering with your power lines. Trimming might seem like a big job; however, there are many different ways to make trimming easier and more effective. Three of these tips are listed below:  1. Trim during the dormant season. While you can and should remove dead or potentially dangerous branches whenever they become problems, it is best to do heavy trimming in the winter, when tree growth is temporarily stopped.