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How to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors When You Have Hard Water

Hard water is a common concern in various areas of the country. If city or well water is filtered through lime or chalk in the soil, calcium and magnesium deposits can build up. Over time, the deposits accumulate in the plumbing fixtures and can stain items like your tub, your glass shower doors and even the dishes in the dishwasher. While a water-softening system can go far in reducing the amount of mineral deposits entering your pipes, these systems tend to be expensive and not completely effective.   Read More...

2 Ways You Might Be Unintentionally Inviting Pests Indoors

You clean and vacuum your place, so why are pests infiltrating your home? If you have found yourself with an unexpected pest problem, you might lie awake at night wondering if rodents, spiders, or cockroaches are scurrying through your place. Fortunately, you might be able to regain control of your house (and your sleep) by making a few simple changes. Here are two ways you might be unintentionally inviting pests indoors, and how you can turn things around:   Read More...

Maine Stonewalls Don't Always Serve As Boundary Markers

If you live in Maine, you've probably seen old stone walls meandering their way through the woods. These stonewalls often follow property lines marking the boundaries between two plots of land. If you have recently purchased land that has a stonewall separating your property from your neighbor's property you may assume that the stonewall is the legal boundary line, but this isn't always the case. You may need to hire a land surveyor to find out for sure.   Read More...

How To Remove Sludge From Your Home's Water-Fed, Wall-Mounted Radiator

If your home's wall-mounted radiator doesn't seem to be putting out an adequate amount of heat, it is possible that sludge buildup is causing the problem. Fortunately, flushing sludge from a radiator is a simple task that can be performed by homeowners. Below is more information on sludge buildup as well as how to flush a radiator containing sludge: Tools and materials needed Adjustable pipe wrench Adjustable pliers Screwdriver Heavy towel Garden hose and spigot Step-by-step procedure   Read More...

Treating Your Home For Fleas Without Toxic Chemicals

If you have pets, you might have the experience of having a flea infestation in your home. Even if your pets stay in your home and yard, you can carry flea eggs in on your clothing or shoes, or the fleas can be brought to your doorstep by stray cats, raccoons and other animals that live outdoors. If you want to avoid using potentially toxic chemicals on your pets and in your house, here are some ways you can treat your home for fleas using natural or less-toxic products.   Read More...