A hotel room infested with bed bugs can be a vacationing family's worst nightmare. These blood-scuking parasites are nocturnal, quick-moving and difficult to kill.
Although we may not think of it often, indoor air quality is something that affects all of us every day! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor air quality as a top five environmental risk to public health, which inspired this blog.
Each summer, many homeowners experience a big jump in their water bill. Warmer temperatures, lawn maintenance and outdoor summer activities all contribute to the increase in water consumption. With the increased need for water, the typical American household uses two to four times more water during the summer season than it will during the remaining nine months of the year!
Does it seem like your HVAC unit is constantly running to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home? Has your energy bill been steadily creeping up during the summer months? It’s possible that your home could be experiencing ‘heat gain.’
Nearly every piece of new technology we see nowadays has the ‘smart’ label applied. Smartphones are commonplace, smart watches are on the rise and smart TV’s can be found in more homes than ever. Smart technology is also changing the way we think about managing our home.
What did the termite say when he walked into the bar? Where is the bar tender?
Seriously though, termites are no joke! Termites feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of timber, fallen logs, leaves, and other cellulose-containing materials. They can cause can cause serious structural damage to your home’s structure, porches, deck, fences, sheds, raised garden beds and more!
Starting your own compost pile is a great idea if you’d like to enrich your yard’s soil and plant life in an environmentally friendly way. Composting helps refresh dry, arid soil by encouraging the production of microorganisms that will break down organic matter. Composting also reduces the need for water, fertilizer and harmful pesticides while gardening or maintaining your lawn.
Running the air conditioning is obviously the best way to cool your home as the outdoor temperatures rise, but there are several great ways you can help keep your home cool!
Try these quick tips for a cooling difference you can feel immediately in your home – and possibly even see savings on your next energy bill.
The temperature is rising and summer is here! We know you’re ready for the summer fun…. but is your home ready? Here are a few ways to get your home ready for hosting the beloved summer BBQ and keep your home efficient and cool!
Every day you put things down your drain – you flush the toilet, run the shower, use the dishwasher, turn on the garbage disposal and wash clothes with little thought to what happens behind the scenes.