A Quick Guide To Pond Pump Troubleshooting

The pond pump lies at the heart of nearly every decorative pond. You depend on it to produce the tranquil, relaxing sound of water cascading over rocks. Fish depend on it to provide the fresh, oxygen-rich water they need to survive. When it's out of commission, there's a good chance that neither of you will be happy with the end results. Getting your pond pump back up and running means quickly and accurately diagnosing the problem at hand. Read More 

Annoyed With Ammonia? Dangers Of Ammonia And Natural Recipes For Cleaning Glass

From mowing grass and cleaning your carpet to replacing a leaky faucet, maintaining your home is overwhelming. While stressful at times, cleaning, maintenance, and repairs are imperative parts of home ownership. Not only will these updates and improvements protect your home's function and appeal, but they are also necessary for upholding the value of your house. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough importance on your home's windows. Although thousands are available on the market, many glass cleaners contain harmful ingredients that can affect your health and the environment. Read More 

Dodging Drafts In Your Home? Helpful Tips To Find & Eliminate Cold Air Infiltration Problems

Winter weather may be heralded in by the holiday season, but the blasts of snow, ice and bone-chilling cold that accompany it are seldom considered reasons to celebrate. For many families, the ever-increasing cost of gas, fuel oil and electricity make winter a daily struggle to keep their homes and families warm without wrecking the budget. Those that live in older or poorly insulated homes face an even tougher battle and may not have the funds needed to remodel the home or even increase the amount of insulation required to make it warmer. Read More 

6 Ways To Tell If Your AC Unit Is Leaking Refrigerant

An air conditioner that is leaking refrigerant will not only function improperly, leaving home temperatures much higher than they should be, but it will also cause home utility bills to soar along with the temperature. Many homeowners are completely unaware of how to tell if their AC units are leaking refrigerant until the system completely ceases to work and they are forced to call a professional for assistance. By the time this happens, repair bills will be significantly higher than if the problem were nipped in the bud. Read More 

Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Beetles: Identification And Signs Of Infestation

Emerald ash borer beetles (EAB) are costing cities, companies and property owners millions of dollars because of damage caused by their invasion of ash trees. Unless these infestations are stopped, the economic impact will continue to worsen for industries that rely on this type of lumber. Because of the continual spread of EAB infestations, learning to identify EABs and the signs of infestation are critical so they can be stopped. Read More