Have you ever smelled a musty odor inside a commercial building or home? Usually that means mold is present. Mold is a fungus and is always present indoors and outdoors in small amounts. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), mold can be toxic to both humans and animals, depending on the type and amount of mold present. Read more
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is often referred to as a silent killer. It is generated by incomplete combustion of fuel in an engine, heater, appliance or from an open flame.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CO poisoning claims the lives of more than 400 people each year. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized from CO poisoning. Read more
Is this scenario a familiar one? You squeeze between the under part of a kitchen sink and the wall, squirming around trying to find where to screw in the hose of the new faucet. After a few minutes of rearranging the overly long hose so that the end would face the way you want, you were able to successfully finish installing the new kitchen faucet. Read more
According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments respond to a fire once every 24 seconds. Meanwhile, nearly 4,000 Americans die per year in house fires. This means the likelihood someone will be affected by a building fire in his or her lifetime is far greater than most people expect. Read more
In 2018 alone, just over 8.7 million residential water heaters were shipped into the United States, which amounts to roughly one water heater for every 37 people. This high demand is not surprising, as everybody needs heated water for numerous tasks, such as taking showers and washing dishes. Read more
The water we use on a daily basis is just as essential as the air we breathe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical American household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day. On average, 70 percent of water usage occurs indoors and the other 30 percent is used outdoors. Read more
Winter is on its way, and along with it, colder weather. As temperatures begin to drop, it’s not as easy to get out and do what’s necessary to protect your home from potential damage or energy leaks. So before temperatures start to dip, you may want to take on this list of 7 Doable Tasks to Winterize Your Home. Read more
Are you staring at a clogged kitchen sink? Is the stagnating water in the sink making you feel sick? The good news is you can unclog the sink without calling a plumber or pouring hazardous chemicals down the drain.
You can use everyday materials you have at home to take care of this annoying problem. Read more
If you’ve experienced a waterlogged basement or a septic tank disaster, then you know how valuable a good plumber can be. These trades-persons have been making society a cleaner and more pleasant place to live since the days of the Roman Empire. They’re responsible for installing and maintaining the systems that allow us to enjoy clean drinking water, proper sewage disposal, and clog-free sink and shower drains. Read more
The bathroom, for most of us, typically includes a bath tub, toilet and wash basin with maybe some space for storage. Have you ever seen a bathroom that has luxurious amenities like a fireplace and hot tub? Do you know how country style bathrooms are furnished? This is exactly what we want to show you in this article. Read more
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