How to keep pets safely out of danger when doing home improvement projects.
A poorly insulated home leaks away valuable energy dollars whether you’re using new solar or old-school electric, so do all you can to improve your home’s structural efficiencies before taking on a new power technology.
If you’re playing host for Thanksgiving this year, your first step should be to make sure your kitchen equipment is up to the task — starting with your range hood. The right range hood doesn’t just make cooking more pleasant, it actually improves the air quality of your entire home.
If you like the idea of fresh, locally-grown produce but can’t get it during winter, why not try growing it on your own? With the right light, the right soil and the right pot, you can grow herbs and even some vegetables all year long.
Find out how to make wallpaper application easier with this simple tip: dampen the sheet first.
If your current refrigerator was made before 1993, it uses twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR qualified model.
Cleaning a deck can give it a fresh new look. Learn how to clean a wood deck with this simple deck cleaning recipe of bleach, water and detergent. Plus get tips on the best time of the day for deck cleaning.
Decorating and design difference between women and men. Learn to compromise on decorating and design differences with your spouse.
Mold needs moisture to grow and spread. Find out how to stop mold spores from traveling throughout the home, where they can settle, and the health impacts posed by mold spores.
Keep mold out of a finished basement by choosing mold-resistant materials and finishes, such as paperless drywall that resists mold growth, and hard surface flooring that won’t grow mold.
Mold growth is a threat in spaces with high humidity. Find out how to measure humidity levels throughout your home to prevent the development of mold.
Mold can develop in a storage areas if cardboard storage boxes come in contact with moisture–two sources of mold food. Find out how to prevent mold growth in storage areas, and what to do if mold has already spread in your basement storage area.
How to keep your furnace from freezing.
Mold can grow aggressively on traditional paper-faced drywall, which provides mold all it needs to survive. Learn how a new paperless drywall option prevents mold growth and the home and health issues caused by mold.
Mold growth isn’t always easy to see, but a musty smells musty can signal it’s presence. Learn about mold’s favorite hiding places, and how to uncover mold without causing mold spores to spread to other locations in your home.
Wet basement, drainage. Fix wet basements with proper drainage, gutters and downspouts.
Low VOC paint, low odor, low or zero VOC paints.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally when uranium in the soil breaks down. If inhaled, radon can cause damage to your lung tissues and can lead to lung cancer.
If your house was built before 1978, there is a 75% chance that it contains lead paint.
Save money on cooling costs and keep central air conditioning from working too hard by following these simple guidelines.
Decks take a lot of punishment from sun and snow alike. Check yours for rot or cracks at least once a year.
Run your dishwasher and washing machine ONLY when you have a full load to save a whopping one THOUSAND gallons of water a month?
Drafty ductwork can cause unforseen energy loss. Duct sealing can repair air leaks in ducts.
If you need firewood for a wood burning stove, don’t fuel the fire with the wrong fuel. Burning the wrong fire wood in your wood stove could damage the stove.