A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.
22 January 2015
Your air conditioner is one of the most vital appliances you have during a hot and humid summer. When the temperatures are blazing, you are glad to have your air conditioner blowing cool air on your body. However, if you are not careful, running your air conditioner can drain your bank account quickly. It is important to pay attention to how often your air conditioner runs. Here are eight great tips for reducing air conditioning costs.
16 January 2015
Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning and finding water strewn all over your entire house. Unfortunately, if you have a faulty water heater or one of your pipes has sprung a leak, you might be left dealing with a massive flood. Although it might seem proactive and responsible to miss work to clean up your place, taking matters into your own hands might not be the best idea.
15 January 2015
In the summer of 2014, an ATV accident left Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen paralyzed from the waist down. Unbeknownst to the six-time Olympic gold medalist, a team of workers from a home-improvement television show transformed her home while she was in the hospital to make it wheelchair accessible. To do so, they made a number of changes throughout the house, including adding a lower kitchen island and installing a wheelchair-accessible shower. If you have a loved one who was recently paralyzed, you will also need to make numerous changes throughout your house before you can bring them home.
14 January 2015
Few things are more cozy than a roaring fire on a cold morning or snowy evening, but those with indoor fireplaces should ensure the safety of themselves and their families by following basic safety procedures -- some of which may not seem obvious. Following are five ways that you can enjoy your winters fires while keeping fire danger to a minimum. Never Use Liquid Fire-Starters in a Fireplace Although you may be tempted to use a liquid fire-starter designed for use in home barbecues, doing so in and indoor fireplace is a bad idea.
12 January 2015
A chicken coop can be a big investment when you first start raising chickens, but there are some important additions you can't skip. Here are three inexpensive and necessary ways to improve your chicken coop. Windows that Open Your coop needs windows to add some light into your coop and to give your chickens ventilation. Chickens need enough ventilation to let out the excess moisture and ammonia in the air from their droppings, so they have fresh, breathable air all year.