26 July 2016
If you've found yourself paying high propane prices to refill your home's fuel tank mid-winter, you may be wondering whether or not investing in a larger tank that can accommodate an entire year's supply is a more cost-effective idea. While this can often be a great way to stock up during the summer price slump and ensure your supply will last through the winter, you may still be paying more than necessary if your heater's efficiency isn't up to par.
25 July 2016
If you have a septic tank, there's a good chance that you also have a septic tank alarm. These alarms are installed so that they can notify you if there is a problem with your septic tank. If you have never had your septic tank alarm go off before, you might find yourself shocked and unsure of what to do when it does happen. Knowing the types of things that can cause this can make the situation a little bit easier to deal with, however.
19 July 2016
Not all towns are lucky enough to have a curbside recycling program, or the program may only take a few limited items, like newspaper. If you are trying to minimize waste and do the environmentally responsible thing, that may mean long trips to various recycling centers to drop off your recyclables. Fortunately, there is a better way. The following guide can help you better understand community-led programs and how you can set one up.
15 July 2016
When you install solar panels to power your home, you need to understand how to keep those panels clean and properly maintained. For those new to these panels, this maintenance can be unfamiliar territory. While solar panels aren't very demanding, there are a few things that you need to know about care after your solar panel installation. General Upkeep Every solar panel needs some basic care once it's installed. For example, you'll want to take your garden hose up and spray the panels thoroughly with the hose every few months.
8 July 2016
During the warm summer months, inviting friends and family over for a backyard cookout is a great way to enjoy time together and make memories. But when you live in a home with a septic system, you may become nervous about how having a large gathering will effect the system due to the increase of waste and water being flushed down the toilet. If you're planning a large gathering this summer and your home has a septic system, use the following tips:
6 July 2016
Trees are an excellent addition to any property. Not only do they enhance a home's curb appeal, but they also serve as an excellent source of shade on a hot summer day. However, when not cared for properly, trees also come along with a number of risks for both your home and your personal safety. Make sure you know how to minimize these risks. What's The Risk? A tree in a diseased or dead state offers a number of threats.
4 July 2016
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each individual produces about four pounds of hazardous waste in a single 12 month period. While most people only associate hazardous waste with businesses and industrial settings, with statistics like this, it is plain to see that even regular households have some concerns. The problem lies in the fact that many residents have no idea that some of the things they toss in their trash are considered hazardous waste.
29 June 2016
Are you ready to become a rental property owner, but you aren't sure what all the risks are going to be? If you're looking at older low cost homes you can purchase and fix up to rent out, you want to make sure that the houses are safe for your tenants. There are a lot of building concerns and safety hazards that are associated with older homes, but if you purchase the home and have the property inspected and the hazards treated, the properties can end up being great investments over time.
28 June 2016
If you've recently suffered the loss of a beloved feline friend, noticing signs of a mouse infestation after years of a rodent-free home can be like adding insult to injury. While you're likely eager to rid your home of mice as quickly as possible, you may still be reluctant to use glue traps or old-fashioned snap traps to kill (or warfarin to poison) your new home invaders. Are there any humane options that can allow you to quickly and effectively rid your home of mice?
23 June 2016
If you use propane as your main energy source for your home or business, you want to make sure you keep enough on-hand for emergencies and the colder months when you likely use more fuel for heat. A propane storage tank is a great way to keep all the propane you need for heating your home and water, drying your clothing, and other tasks. If your propane dealer does not supply you a propane tank for lease and you need to buy your own, you can be looking at a hefty cost.