Archive for September, 2016

Washing Machine Repairs and Other Household Appliance Maintenance Explained

Dishwasher repairs frankfort

One of the most important things about home life is that you get to enjoy many different comforts at one location, which makes it the one place in the world you can truly relax and spend your time comfortably. Home comforts are what people crave wherever they are, and a large part of the experience living at home comes from the appliances that most of us take for granted. Home appliances make tasks around the home a lot easier, create a comfortable living environment, and provide us with much needed entertainment. For this reason alone, it is always important to take proper care of home appliances to ensure that they keep delivering optimal functionality.

Let us talk a little bit about home appliances that cater to the functional side of things. Quite a few of the things that people do a

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Get Your Home Tested for Radon Gas

Radon mitigation and abatement service

One of the biggest hidden risks for homeowners in the U.S. is radon. Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious health problems in people who have prolonged exposure. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and causes an estimated 20,000 deaths a year. To ensure you keep your home and family safe, you need to have a radon testing company test your home.

It’s estimated that about 20% of homes in the U.S. have a radon level that is above 4 pCi/L, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level for radon exposure. In parts of the country, especially the Midwest, the number is as high as one in three. That presents a serious health threat to the people living in those homes.

Because radon gas is odorless and colorles

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle — Know the R’s of the Waste Hierarchy

Trash

When you move to a new home or apartment building, it’s important that you know the trash removal and waste management laws of that particular area. Does the area recycle? Is it mandatory? Is there a higher cost if you include recycling? What day is garbage pickup? Knowing these facts can help smooth out your move-in and keep you from having to pay accidental fines later on down the road. In some cases, there may not be curbside pickup — you may have to go to a waste removal center with your recyclables and garbage. Your area may also have specific rules about what can and cannot be put in curbside trash, how to dispose of larger items (like appliances) safely and correctly, and how to properly dispose of hazardous material. What your new area recycles may also differ from where you previously moved from — so make su

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