Get a Handle on Things

When you go to flush your toilet, is the handle wiggly and loose? This could easily happen, especially if you’ve been using the toilet for years. Maybe the toilet doesn’t always flush right, or do you have to push on the handle several times to get it to actually...

Just A Little Support

Putting stuff up on the wall can require some extra support, especially since most homes only have drywalls. Drywall is an excellent building material, but it is not very good for mounting stuff. This is why wall anchors are useful for homeowners.There are many...

A Simple Tool?

Everyone knows how to use a plunger, right? Well, while it is true that most people would be able to grab a plunger and go to work on a clogged toilet, there is a big difference between using a plunger and using it right. In fact, if you use too much force when trying...

Dangerous Materials

There are a few building materials from the past that aren’t used anymore. This is usually because there is something better that has been introduced, but in some cases, it is because the material is dangerous to your health. This is the case when it comes to lead....

Saving Green on Green Lumber?

When shopping for lumber to use in a project in your home, you’re probably intrigued by the large variations in prices that you will find. While some of it can be explained by the quality of the lumber, the treatment it has received, and the type of tree it comes...

Is Everything Above Board?

Do you want to think the best of people or are you suspicious by nature? Either way, it is good to avoid being too gullible in case someone takes advantage of you. While most sellers won’t try to hide things from the inspector, there are some that would. When this...

Where Does It All Go?

Have you ever walked underneath a small waterfall, maybe from a stream somewhere? You could probably feel every drop on your head. Water can exert quite a force on a surface. That is why water will eat away at rock and other materials as long as it has enough time....

Looking For Bugs

Bed bugs and DDT have an interesting story together. At one point it was thought that bed bugs were eradicated because of the use of DDT. This powerful pesticide was the only thing that was effective in killing them, so it was used quite liberally. Only later was it...

The Chameleon Flooring Material

Flooring choices are abundant these days. There are so many different materials and methods of installation to choose from, so as a homeowner, you definitely need to do your research to make sure that you get the features that you want at a price that you are happy...

Mold Playing Hide and Seek

Mold will always prove to be a problem for homeowners, so it is important to be vigilant to anything that could promote mold growth in your home. Some might not realize that mold can grow in and even underneath your carpet. While some carpets have been treated to...