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Unwelcome Guests

While they once were thought to be under control, bed bugs have made a resurgence in recent years. This is due to several factors, such as increased travel, and the ban of DDT, one of the few pesticides that was effective against them. DDT was banned due to the...

What Comes Out of Your Dryer?

You might not think much about what happens to your clothes when you put them wet into the dryer and then pull them out dry. The wet load of clothes you put in the dryer can contain about a gallon of water, and that water needs to go somewhere. This is done through a...

The Danger With Pesticides

Pesticides - it seems like you will find them used everywhere, whether it is to protect crops, keep rodents out of homes or prevent weed growth. In the past, some types of pesticides were used that proved very harmful to humans, but in recent years pesticides have...

What’s Behind the Door?

Doors - it’s hard to imagine a home without them. We use doors for privacy, sound blockage, restricting pets or even for keeping children away from danger. If you take a closer look at the doors in your home, however, you might find that they are not installed...

The Advantages of Radiant Heat

How is your home heated? As winter is upon us, you’ve probably fired up your heating system, and in a majority of US homes, this is forced air heating. What that means is that air is heated up and then delivered to the rooms in your home through a system...

The Problem With Mold

Mold spores are found everywhere on earth and are essential to many aspects of our life. However, when mold grows inside of our homes, this can cause serious health problems, such as allergic reactions ranging in severity depending on your sensitivity....

What Is That Wallpaper Hiding?

Wallpaper is something that you will find in many older homes. Even today, many appreciate the look of wallpaper that is well maintained, but there might be problems hiding behind it. For example, wallpaper might hide cracks or holes behind it, or even...

Power Your Home With the Sun

How much do you spend on electricity every year? Our society is greatly dependent on electricity, and these days you have many options as to where you get your power. Solar energy technology is constantly improving, and prices are getting lower, to the...

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

One experience that you never forget is being exposed to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. These 3 plants will give you a serious allergic reaction ranging from a simple rash to serious blisters requiring hospitalization. Exposure is worsened due to...