• Two Reasons To Keep Glass Separate When You Recycle

    If you want to recycle as many materials as possible, you've no doubt sent a lot of glass to your town's recycling facilities. However, if you have a tendency to mix the glass in with other recyclable materials, you could be making all of the materials, from the glass to whatever else you have, unrecyclable. Glass itself is highly recyclable and rather easy for companies to reuse. But the way you treat it when it comes time to recycle it is vital for the success of the recycling effort, and keeping the glass separate is the best way to help. [Read More]

  • Four Things You Should Do When You Find Asbestos During Home Renovation Projects

    When you do home renovation projects, you may encounter many surprises. Some of these can be good, such as hardwood flooring beneath carpet. You may also encounter problems; such as mold or asbestos materials. These are hazards that need to be dealt with by a professional service to ensure the safety of your family. Here are some things you should do when you encounter asbestos during a home renovation project: [Read More]

  • How To Use Deionization At Home And Which Of The Three Types Is Best For Potable Water

    Deionization is one of the more modern methods of purifying water. It removes the mineral ions (not the minerals themselves) from the water and creates a purer form of water. Although you can drink water made from co-current deionization and counter-current deionization, the healthiest and best choice is mixed bed deionization. Here is how you can install a deionization filter system at home and utilize the mixed bed method for the purest, potable water you can get from your tap. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons Diesel Is Better For The Environment Than Gasoline

    While diesel fuels are generally considered to be worse for the environment than petroleum (gasoline), the truth is that diesel is actually better for the environment. Here are three reasons why diesel should be used over gasoline.  Diesel Produces Lower CO2 emissions Diesel fuel was first used in the 1970s, and since then, it's been discovered that the fuel produces lower amounts of hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide, making it safer per gallon than gasoline. [Read More]

  • Safety Concerns When Remodeling The Kitchen In Your Older Home

    If you're getting ready to embark on a kitchen remodeling project with your older home, it can seem like a huge undertaking. Even if you have everything in place in regards to your new countertop, flooring and cabinets, you'll need to pay special attention to the demolition process of existing materials. Having a roll-off dumpster in place to toss most of the old debris is a must. But if you're unsure if you'll come into contact with hazardous or unsafe materials, you'll need to have a safety plan in place. [Read More]

  • Need To Clean Up Your Yard? 3 Places Pests Could Be Hiding

    Have you been putting off cleaning your yard? If you have, there might be things in your yard that could be hiding potential pest infestations. One way to find out if you have a pest problem is to start looking around your yard. Start by looking around the perimeter of your home, and under any piles of debris that you might have in your yard. If you've been noticing an increase in pests such as roaches and mice around your home, you might have hiding places that you didn't know about. [Read More]

  • Putting Off Having Your Septic Tank Pumped? 3 Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

    Do you know how to tell when your septic tank needs to be pumped? If you don't, you might be in for a very rude awakening someday. The easiest way to know when to have your septic pumped is to schedule it for a prearranged time, such as every three years. If you don't remember to take care of your septic it will remind you by causing undesirable failure for you. [Read More]

  • Helping A Hoarder Clean Their Home

    If you know someone who has accumulated all kinds of belongings that seem to have overtaken the home, you may want to try to help them organize. Hoarding is a psychological disorder that will need to be evaluated. The person may need to speak to a counselor about the problem. While they try to get help for this disorder, the home will need to be cleaned to get a fresh start on their recovery. [Read More]

  • What To Do With Your Fall Leaves

    Those red, orange, and yellow leaves that hail the coming of fall are beautiful to look at when they're on the trees, but with the first brisk wind, many homeowners begin to dread the coming chore of gathering and disposing of all that foliage. There are many ways to deal with fallen leaves, however, that don't require weeks of raking and bagging or the expense of paying someone to do it for you--and even have the added benefit of enriching your yard. [Read More]

  • Wise Housekeeping: Try A Natural Stove-Top Cleaning Paste

    Your stove top endures a lot of spills that may be hard to clean. But you do not have to resort to expensive stove-top cleaning solutions. The following is a simple, inexpensive recipe for a stove-top cleaning paste that will make your stove-top shine. The Secret Behind The Stove-Top Cleaning Paste Salt is the first ingredient to pay attention to. The reason salt is important is because it aids in dissolving solvents in water. [Read More]