Bought A New Home? Don’t Use The Fireplace Until You’ve Taken These Steps!

Congratulations on your new home! If you've never owned a house with a chimney before, these tips will help you get started with your new fireplace. Before you light your first fire, follow these steps.  Buy the Right Tools Before you can light a fire in your fireplace, you're going to need the right tools. These tools can be purchased at a fireplace accessory store, at a home improvement center or online. Read More 

Essential Tips For Installing A New Rain Gutter

A rain gutter performs a very important purpose on your roof; it keeps rain and melted snow away from your home's structure. This prevents water damage and the resulting mold. If you need a new rain gutter, it must be installed correctly, otherwise it might not perform its job properly. Here are some easy tips for installing the new rain gutter. What You Need Before you start any home project, make sure you have the right tools and supplies. Read More 

Vermiculite And Asbestos: Is My Insulation Dangerous?

Your home is supposed to be a safe place – so the idea that you could be surrounded by danger while sitting in your living room is a particularly unpleasant one. But if your home has vermiculite insulation, you might have a dangerous, cancer-causing substance all around you: asbestos. Vermiculite How do you know whether your home has vermiculite insulation? Vermiculite is a loose mineral insulation that, when heated, swells up. Read More 

Solar Power And You

When the term "green energy" is brought up in media today, you can probably expect a discussion of solar power in some form. This is due to several factors, such as the low environmental impact of harnessing light, the relative cost efficiency of current technology, and the heavy public campaigns to spread awareness of solar power. However, the subject can appear quite complex at first glance, so here is a primer to help you get acquainted with the basics: Read More 

Interesting Waste Reduction Methods

We are all aware of how quickly garbage can accumulate in our homes, but landfills are overrun with mounds of garbage. The compiled garbage poses a risk to the environment in various ways, and it only seems to become worse. Thankfully measures are being taken in order to reduce the amount of trash that piles up in landfills. Here is an overview of some of the exciting steps that are being taken to reduce waste and make our earth safer: Read More