Asbestos, an innocuous-looking mineral once used in hundreds of building products, is an especially insidious carcinogen. Not only can it be difficult to spot asbestos-containing products in the home, but nearly all US homes and commercial buildings built before 1981 do contain some of this toxin. You only have to talk to the few […]
Turns out Lyme disease isn’t the only tick-borne illness that can come from a walk in the woods (or in our neighbor’s situation, working in the yard). Health experts are warning that another pathogen, Powassan virus, can cause dangerous inflammation in the brain and can be transmitted to humans much faster than Lyme Disease.
Our planet is warming up at a rate that’s alarming, so living a life that would be helpful to it rather than harmful should be each person’s priority. That’s not to say that doing so would only benefit the environment, though, as living green can add up to thousands of dollars of savings per year. […]
For homeowners who want a different look for their homes, they can choose from a variety of masonry products for the exterior of their houses instead of traditional wood or vinyl siding. One such product is stucco, which is a cement plaster traditionally made from sand, cement, lime, and water. Another is faux stone coatings, […]
Maintaining a refrigerator will ultimately help save on the costs of replacing this vital appliance. There are some repairs and fixes that require an expert technician, but a few routine maintenance chores can be done in a few minutes time. Clean, Inspect and Replace Refrigerator Seals The seals around the doors of your refrigerator need […]