9 January 2015
Dogs and cats provide companionship, and for many pet owners, they are like members of the family. However, one of the downsides to pet ownership is all of the hair and dander that ends up scattered through your home. In addition to regular vacuuming, one of the secrets to dealing with pet hair and dander is to make sure you operate and maintain your heating and cooling system properly. Doing so will not only reduce the amounts of hair and dander throughout your home, but will also extend the life of your furnace, which can suffer damage if too much hair is allowed to build up inside of it.
6 January 2015
Are you concerned that your trees may not last the winter? Some winters become unexpectedly harsh or seem to linger forever, and though most trees will do just fine, some trees can be more fragile. Here are a few tips if you're concerned about the trees around your home. Wrap Young Or Sensitive Trees in Blankets There are specific blankets designed to be used for young or particularly sensitive trees, such as exotic trees meant for warmer locales.
30 December 2014
If your heater goes out on you when it's very cold outside, you want to quickly get your home heated up until you can get the heater running again. You may not be immediately prepared to replace weather stripping or do other weatherization home repairs, but there are many ways you can help keep your home warmed up. Learn some quick and simple tips below for keeping your house warm.
22 December 2014
Your pond pump is arguably the most important part of your aquascape. Without a functional pump, you will no longer enjoy the relaxing sound of water rushing and the fish that call your pond home will no longer be able to enjoy fresh, oxygenated water. While it is quite common for these pumps to require replacement after several years, is quite uncommon for a relatively new pump to experience problems.
17 December 2014
The next time you take a nice hot shower first thing in the morning or offer a guest the use of your powder room, consider this: the first residents of the White House didn't even have bathrooms! Now, of course, the White House is a model of modern convenience, but it took many years for the upgrades we all take for granted today to be installed. Here's a peek at some of the landmark additions to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.