Driving A Car While Going Green: Small Choices That Have A Big Impact

Let's face it. Cars aren't really environmentally friendly. From manufacturing to cleaning, they require a host of fossil fuels and specialized cleaning products to keep them running well and looking good. However, even when you do hit the road with four (or more) tires, there are still some small choices you can make to prevent yourself from becoming an environmental Big Foot.  1. Have Professionals Do Oil And Fluid Changes [Read More]

6 Signs That You Need A Water Softener

Many municipalities have hard water, instead of the more desirable soft water. Hard water is water that has a lot of dissolved minerals in it, such as calcium and magnesium, while soft water doesn't have these minerals. Hard water isn't bad for your health, but it is bad for your plumbing, since these dissolved minerals build up inside your pipes. Here are six signs that you have hard water, and need to get a water softener. [Read More]

4 Unexpected Expenses Of DIY Home Renovation

Budgeting is the first step in DIY home renovation. After all, you need to know that you can afford the supplies and tools necessary for the project. Make sure to account for these four unexpected expenses when preparing your home renovation budget to avoid spending more than you have set aside for the task at hand. 1.  Permitting fees – Many homeowners don't think about licensing and permitting fees when it comes to DIY home renovation. [Read More]

Repel Chiggers From Your Yard Without Harming Your Children Or Pets

Chiggers are tiny mites that thrive when the weather is warm and humid. When it is warm and humid, they can quickly infest a yard. If they have infested your yard, they can start attaching themselves to you as soon as you go outside, eating your skin cells. In the process, you will develop a welt that looks similar in appearance to mosquito or flea bites. If your yard is infested, a pest control company can spray your yard with chemicals that can kill these pests. [Read More]