Looking to skip the sanding on those cabinets you are about to repaint? That might not be such a smooth idea. Washing away the grime before painting ...

Kitchen Cabinets and Islands

How’s your “sealing?”  Not the one overhead -- the sealing of your home’s ductwork. The answer to that question can have an impact on both your healt...

Air Quality

Are you taking a bath on your hot water bills?  Here’s a tip to help you use less and spend less.  Simply lower the temperature!  With electric water...

Bathroom Remodeling

Want to cut your dishwasher energy costs by one-third?  It’s easy with a simple flick of a switch.  Most automatic dishwashers have a “power dry” swi...

Kitchen Appliances

Do you know when turkey and stuffing DON’T go together? Never prepare food on a surface previously touched by uncooked turkey, or any other meat. Be ...

Kitchen Cleaning

When you’re hot, you’re hot -- but is your hot water dispenser hot enough for you? The factory usually sets the water temperature output on a hot wat...

Heating

Are you using your ceiling fan in the winter months? There is a spin on why you should. During the winter, set your ceiling fan to turn clockwise to ...

Ceiling Fans

Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to homes across America every year.  Although they nest deep in the surrounding soil, they’ll infes...

Pests

Are you losing the battle against mold and mildew? Mold and mildew are actually plant growths, so to eliminate them you have got to use a mildicide l...

Cleaning Mold

Are you “rubbing” your fiberglass shower the wrong way?  Fiberglass showers are finished with a layer of gelcoat, which is easily damaged by abrasive...

Bathroom Showers

If your New Year’s resolutions are to make more money or lose weight, why not let your house do those things for you? Your home can make you more mon...

Green Home, Saving Energy

When it comes to your hot water dispenser, the difference between a drip and a leak is the key to knowing if a flood is in your future.  Here’s how t...

Leaks

Your plumbing system may have hundreds of different valves.  But knowing where just one is can prevent thousands of dollars of damage in a home.  The...

Leaks

Did you know that the air you’re breathing inside your home could be dirtier than the air outside? It can be!  Home heating, ventilation, and air con...

Where do your kitchen cabinets rate on the quality scale?  You really can’t tell a cabinet by its cover.  No matter how attractive the outside, it’s ...

Cabinets

You think you’re ready to tackle that paint job – but do you have a rubber band?  You’ll need one.  Here’s why.  Stretch a heavy-duty rubber band acr...

Cleaning