How To Clean Your House Of Mold Without Toxic Chemicals


While it's true that using more traditional methods such as ammonia or bleach can often be an effective way to get rid of mold, there are some downsides to this approach. It's often better to try other methods if you want to stay green. The Problem with Ammonia and Bleach The reason why ammonia is so effective at killing mold is because it will basically kill everything. It's dangerous to humans as well as mold.

18 November 2015

Gas Furnace Not Heating The Home? Check The Fresh Air Intake Pipes


If your gas furnace isn't heating your home properly, you may think that there's a problem with the appliance. Although furnaces can break down or stop working because of fuel problems, leaks and clogs, the problem could actually lie on the outside of the home instead of inside it. The fresh air intake pipe may be the cause of your furnace's inability to heat the home. Here's how you can repair or secure the fresh air intake pipe to help your furnace work better.

11 November 2015

Setting Up Your Own Greenhouse? Better Have a Backup Generator


If you have your own greenhouse, you need to make sure it stays the correct temperature in case you have a power outage and your heater(s) or HVAC unit shut down. You may also have an irrigation pump that needs to stay running all the time. One way you can ensure your greenhouse has power is by using a backup generator. This way, your plants and flowers are still provided with their proper environment to grow.

10 November 2015

Trouble With Toilets: 3 Fixes For A Sweaty Tank


Toilets are subject to a wide array of issues and malfunctions, none of which are more baffling than a sweaty tank. But while many consider this phenomenon a mere curiosity, the fact is it can lead to costly damage to your bathroom. If you have a toilet that's got a case of the sweats, read on. This article will introduce three ways to neutralize the issue. Drip Tray When the condensation on your toilet tank builds up enough, it will begin to  drip down onto your floor.

4 November 2015

Ancient Furnace And No AC? Get With The Times And Save


Did you purchase a home that had an old outdated furnace and no air conditioning? If so, there are a couple of options to consider before you purchase any new appliances for the home. You can get units that are going to make the house comfortable and save you money at the same time. When you have a heating and cooling professional come to your home to tell you what the cost will be for a new furnace and possibly more, ask what the most energy efficient options will be.

2 November 2015

Why You Shouldn't Tackle Your Own Home Mold Removal


If you are dealing with a mold problem in your home -- which can often be caused by leaks or other sources of excessive moisture in the house -- then you might be thinking about cleaning it up yourself. Although you might have heard that you can use a solution of water and bleach to get the job done, it's generally best to hire a professional house mold removal service to help you get rid of all of the mold spores.

29 October 2015

How To Weatherize Your Home To Keep It Comfortable For Cheaper


You want to keep your home as comfortable as possible without spending a lot of extra money on your bills. A good way for you to do this is to weatherize your home so you know you aren't losing the hot or cool are you are trying to keep inside the house when you are running your unit. Not only will leaks make it harder to control the temperature and raise your bills, but it also puts more wear on your unit by making it work harder to reach the desired temperature.

15 October 2015