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Bathroom Showers

The American bathroom is undergoing a major renovation. The standard 5'x8' bathroom with a tub and shower combo is giving way to a spa-like setting with artistic styling and unique materials. Bathroom ventilation however, is frequently underpowered to handle the steam, humidity and warm...

Trane Cleaneffects Electronic Air Cleaner
Amid the sea of smog alerts and pollen counts that keeps outdoor air quality in the news, a growing population is waking up to a new reality: The air inside is worse. In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection...
Interior Remodeling

Protecting your home from power failures has become a necessity today. Utility companies can no longer be counted on for a steady stream of electrical power. Because of an aging infrastructure, confusion over deregulation and other factors, the suppliers of the nation's electricity have been...

Basements

Radon gas dangers in the home have become more prevalent, and can affect homeowners before radon is detected. Consider the story of Stanley, a nuclear power company employee from Pennsylvania. One day he arrived at work and the radiation monitors at the plant screamed an alarm. The experts...

Bathroom Cleaning

If you have hard water problem, you know it.  Hard water makes it tough to lather up in the shower, wash clothes and it's not the best for your plumbing fixtures.  Minerals that get left behind on shower heads or inside water heaters can shorten the life of your plumbing system and can...

Seasons

As kids, our parents often tucked us into bed with the advice, “Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” But these days, getting bitten by a bed bug is no joking matter. Over the last decade, bed bugs have made a huge comeback, and one way they get around quickly is by hitching a ride with...