Are You Safe in Your Own Home?
Everything You Want to Know about Tankless Water Heaters
Do your kids take endless showers and use up all the hot water? Are you blasted with scalding water if the toilet flushes while you are in the shower? Do you have to wait to take a bath if the dishwasher is running? Are you concerned about our planet running out of clean, fresh water and want to do your part by reducing your water use?
Imagine the scenario: armed with a plumber's wrench, you square off with your leaky water heater resolved to fix it in time to make your dinner date. Several hours and obscenities later, you are in the same spot, overwhelmed with frustration and rage. Instead of calling a professional, you abandon it for your date (who, incidentally, has the personality of a water heater), only to return to a flood in the basement.
Everything I Know about Renovating a House I Learned from My Mother
Feng Shui is the art and science of selecting and arranging a harmonious living environment that is in balance with the five elements (fire, metal, earth, wood and water). These elements take on implications of positive or negative energy and this energy is known as Chi (pronounced chee), or more colorfully, "the dragons cosmic breath", although no one really says that anymore.
Squeak No More!
Before that door drives you stark, raving nuts, try the following quick fixes in the order below:
1. Squirt a little household penetrating oil or WD-40 on the hinges. Be careful not to spray the door or walls. Work that door back and forth a few times. Lubricate again and wipe up the mess.