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Geothermal Heat

Remodeling a home green is easier than you think.  There are dozens of easy ideas for how to do just that.  In fact, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), there are also lots of reasons to go green.

  • Lowers energy consumption
  • Reduces operating costs in...
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...

Decks and Patios

Is your wood deck looking winter worn? Laundry detergent can be used for more than just colors or whites. Here is a great outdoor use for your laundry detergent. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to clean all traces of winter from your wood deck. Powdered laundry detergent and hot water...

How to Prevent Accidental Poisoning at Home

Accidental poisonings at home are a serious problem, but a study finds most Americans aren't taking the simple steps needed to prevent accidental poisoning. 

According to the Home Safety Council, accidental poisoning is the second leading cause of home injury death in the United States. Yet,...

Drainage

Preventing mosquito bites not only enhances your family's enjoyment of outdoor activities, but also protects you from exposure to West Nile virus and other diseases carried by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has been on the rise in many states over the last few years, and growing insect...

The Flying, Stinging Insects of Summer: Bees, Wasps and Fire Ants

Stepping outside for warm-weather activities also means stepping into the world of insects that fly, sting and bite. Bees and wasps are most active in the summer, and a barefoot stroll onto a mound of fire ants is an experience you won’t soon forget! Protect yourself and keep your outdoor time...