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Reasons for cleaning dryer vents

Many people know that the number one reason why you should clean your dryer vent is to prevent fires. It's a common fact that dryers can cause fires. People may not know that those fires can be prevented because a huge percentage of those fires are caused by clogged...

Composite decking benefits

Are you in the process of building a new deck or renovating an old one? You may be deciding if you should go with natural wood decking or composite decking. Even though composite decking can be more expensive, here are a few benefits of composite decking. The first...

Why Mold Is Your Enemy

Do you ever feel like you hear about mold in homes and buildings all the time? You shouldn’t be surprised, mold is one of the most widespread organisms on the earth, and you can literally find it anywhere you go. All mold needs is some water and it can start growing...

For Those Who Like Wallpaper

Many of us might feel a little nostalgic about wallpaper. Maybe when you were growing up, it was very common, but lately, painting walls has become the norm. That is not to say that you will not run into homes that have wallpaper, or that there is anything wrong with...

Negative things while building an addition

Building an addition can be a very exciting time. There may be some negative things that pop up while building your addition that you may not have thought of. Here are a few of those negative things and how to keep everyone safe. One negative thing about building an...

Tips for hummingbird feeder care

Hummingbirds can only be found in the Americas, so we have the unique privilege of being able to watch hummingbirds. Here are a few tips to help you to care for your hummingbird feeder, and keep the hummingbirds coming back. The first tip is to regularly clean your...

Help for mosquito problem

Mosquitoes can be super annoying, especially when you're trying to enjoy your yard. If you are having a mosquito problem, here are a few ways to help you to reduce those mosquitoes. The first way is to invite more mosquito predators into your yard. You can do this by...

Installing a bat house

Many people do not like bats, but bats play a significant role in the ecosystem. Bats eat a lot of mosquitoes and they play a role in pollination and seed dispersal. So if you're interested in installing a bat house so that you can invite more bats into your yard,...

Pesky tiny fruit flies

Are you having a problem trying to get rid of those pesky tiny fruit flies? Here are a few tips to help you to rid your home of those pesky flies. The first tip is to try to find the source that is attracting the fruit flies. Do you have a vegetable or a fruit with a...

How to start worm composting

If you would like nutrient-filled soil for your garden, you may want to start worm composting in a bucket. Here's how to get your worm composting bucket started. You will first need a food-safe plastic five-gallon bucket that has a lid. Next, poke tiny holes into the...

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