3 Water Softener Maintenance Tips

Posted on: 8 September 2015
If your clothes are coming out of the wash dingy, or if your water bill is slowly creeping upward each month, you may be having problems with hard water in your home. Water softeners can reduce soap scum buildup on dishes and skin and protect your pipes from calcium deposits. However, like any other appliance, water softeners require regular maintenance to operate efficiently. Here are three tips that can help you keep your water softener in good shape.
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The Mice Are Gone, But Did They Leave You Sick?

Posted on: 4 August 2015
Mice infestations are ubiquitous to this country. Mice are 10-20 times more likely to take up residence in your home than rats, because they require such small entryways. These infestations are increasingly common. For example, the Twin Cities saw a 40% increase in mice infestations last fall. This summer, Philadelphia had the most mouse sightings in a study that surveyed many large cities; 20% of homes there experienced infestations. Large numbers of mice were also reported in Baltimore and Boston.
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4 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Alternating Bed Septic Systems

Posted on: 8 July 2015
More than 26 million American housing units are connected to a private septic system instead of a municipal sewer system. Since your septic system is buried underground, you may only have a vague understanding of how it works, and you may not know that there is more than one type of septic system, some better than others. An alternating bed septic system may be a better choice for your household; here's what you need to know.
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5 Summer Drapery Ideas To Keep Your Home Looking And Feeling Cool

Posted on: 3 June 2015
With summer starting, it is time to put away your winter draperies and try out some hot, new styles in your home. Changing your curtains during summer can make your home brighter, keep it cooler, or just give you a way to express yourself. If you need some inspiration to get started, consider one of these five ideas.  Cafe Curtains  Cafe curtains are a great option when you need a little bit of street-level privacy but still want to allow the summer sun into your home.
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