What Water Can Do To You

Inside your home, water can do a lot of damage if it is in the wrong place, but keeping this from happening is a fight on many fronts. Cracks in your roof or through your walls could let water in, or you could have a pipe that has pitted corrosion, allowing water to...

An Anchor For Your Wall

The great majority of modern homes have drywall for inside walls. There are many reasons why this is such a common building material, but the main reason is that it is very cost effective. One of the downsides, however, is that it isn’t a very sturdy material for...

The Danger Of Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde has been used in many different applications. It can be found in plywood and particle board. Some fabrics have formaldehyde in them, as well as, some glues among other things. While minimal exposure to this chemical might not have a harmful effect on you,...

Trouble Under Your Sink

Sewer gas is one of the most unpleasant odors that you can experience. It comes from the sewer lines in your home and is usually kept out by a simple contraption called a p-trap. This is the name for that bend on the pipe that you will find under your sink and on your...

A Ticking Time Bomb

Homes around the country suffer water damage every day, and there are a variety of reasons as to why this could occur. However, there is one cause that is more common than any other, and that is a burst washing machine hose. Many times, the quality of your washer hose...

Living Large In A Small Home

Tiny living has become more and more popular in recent years. Tiny homes is the term used for homes that are less than 1000 square feet. While this might seem extreme to some, there are actually those that have homes smaller than 100 square feet. Living like that...

Watch Out For Poison Ivy

Imagine that you are working in your backyard, pulling out some shrubs when you all of a sudden notice an itch. You don’t think about it much until it gets worse and worse, and this is where you realize that you have been pulling out poison ivy and were exposed to the...

How To Remove Tobacco Odor

If you have ever tried to remove tobacco smell from a used car or a piece of furniture, you are probably aware of how difficult this odor is to deal with. In fact, after trying for a while, many eventually give up. Part of the problem is that the smoke particles are...

Keeping It Dry

Do you have vapor barriers in your home? If you don’t know, you shouldn’t feel bad. It is not something that most of us think about regularly. The purpose of a vapor barrier is to keep moisture out of your home. It can consist of a polyethylene plastic sheet, paper...

Covering Your Walls With Wallpaper

Have you ever lived in a home that has wallpaper covering its walls? You might have an attachment to it, or you might feel like it is too old fashioned. Either way, wallpaper is becoming more and more common once again after falling out of popularity for a while. It...

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