Take These Precautions If Using Chemical Drain Cleaners
29 December 2014
Many plumbers recommend against using chemical drain cleaners, since the chemicals they contain may eat away not only at the gunk that's clogging your drain, but at your pipes as well. However, there are times when you're in a pinch and need a quick fix for a clogged drain, and pouring in a chemical drain cleaner can do the trick. Follow these tips to protect your pipes and your health when using chemical drain cleaner.
Crabapple Tree Diseases And Pruning Diseased Trees
26 December 2014
If your flowering crabapple tree has dark spots or its leaves are falling prematurely, your tree has a disease. Below you'll learn about common crabapple tree diseases and how you can prune your tree back to health.
This fungal disease thrives during wet weather and cooler temperatures. The first indication of apple scab is dark colored spots on the leaves. As the fungus progresses, a fuzzy substance will appear on the leaf stems and foliage.
Etch Your Windows To Keep Out The Heat This Summer
23 December 2014
If you are searching for a way to cut your cooling bills during summer, you should learn more about applying a treatment to your windows. Window films do a great job at rejecting solar radiation that heats the interior of your home, but not everyone likes the reduced lighting that also comes along with many films. However, if you are searching for a way to reduce the amount of heat coming into your home, yet you would like to maintain a brightly-lit interior, consider etching your windows.
3 Airflow Issues That Reduce Your Gas Furnace's Efficiency
22 December 2014
You expect your gas furnace to keep your home warm every winter. However, since you haven't taken time to properly maintain your furnace over the past few years, it just doesn't seem to operate as efficiently as it once did. As a result, you have to leave your furnace active for hours at a time before your home becomes warm and comfortable—which is a sure sign of an airflow problem. Instead of continuing to use your inefficient furnace, inspect it for these problems and perform or arrange for the necessary repairs.