Banging sounds, funny smells and lack of heat are all signs that it is time to consider replacing your old furnace. You may not think that choosing a furnace is an important decision, but it turns out that your furnace can have a big impact on your energy bills. The United States Department of Energy reports that the energy required for heating and cooling a home is more than half the total energy used in an average US home.
Even if you are not good at most types of yardwork, you can still have a yard that is green, plush, and thick. While it may take some work to achieve this, growing good grass is not as difficult as it may seem. It does involve a few steps though, which include mowing it properly, controlling weed growth, and giving the yard plenty of water, sunshine, and food. With the right steps, you could have a great-looking yard year after year.
If you are like most people, you probably assume that finding a sewer rat in the toilet is an isolated occurrence that can never happen to you. The truth is, if your toilet is connected to a public sewer system, rats can and do come up the toilet in search of food and shelter. Knowing how to prevent it and what to do if a rat suddenly appears in your toilet will quell the chaos and keep your family safe from these disgusting creatures.
When you go out to eat, chances are you'd think nothing of tipping the wait staff for exceptional service. If you take a cab to the airport, you may even tip the driver for getting there safely and on time. So it's no surprise that you'd want to tip your movers for job well done. The following goes in-depth about how and when you should tip your movers, as well as other alternatives you can use.
Rodent infestations are a huge problem for American homeowners. According to a National Pest Management Association survey, a whopping 29% of Americans have had a rodent infestation in their home at some point. About 21 million homes are invaded by rodents every single winter, and yours could be next. If rats or mice move into your home, it's important that you don't make any of these three serious rodent control mistakes.
As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.