How to Remove Stuck Sink Handles

If you attempt to repair a leaky sink, you may find the handles stuck. Sometimes, chemical reactions, mineral deposits, and soap scum cause faucet handles to stick. This problem is often made worse by people trying to pull the handles loose. It isn't hard to remove a stuck faucet handle with some basic tools. Here are tips to remove stuck faucet handles. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:    Read More...

How To Keep A Porta-Potty Fresh And Clean Throughout An Event

If you're holding a large outdoor event, such as a wedding, reception, or a birthday or graduation party, you may want to rent a portable toilet in order to accommodate all of your guests if you don't already own one. To keep the porta-potty clean, fresh and smelling the best it can throughout the event, you need to regularly maintain it if the rental company doesn't provide this service for you.   Read More...

Instant Hot Water Solutions For Your Home

The traditional tank-style hot water heater has one major failing point when it comes to water conservation – you have to run the tap for at least a few seconds, if not for several minutes, before you actually get hot water. This often results in wasted water down the drain. Fortunately, there are a few options available that fix this problem, and not all of them require a new hot water heater.   Read More...

Rooms Not Warming Up? 2 Steps To See If Your Ducts Are The Culprit

Do you have rooms in your home that just never quite reach the right temperature? Do they feel stuffy or uncomfortable? Are you constantly trying to adjust the vents to make sure that room gets warm enough? If you answered "yes" to those questions, you probably have some leaky ducts somewhere in your home. Leaky ducts can make it impossible for the air to make through your entire home. In fact, if you have leaky ducts, most of your heated or cooled air could be escaping before it even makes it into the house.   Read More...

Warning: Copper Pipes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Although copper is a mineral that the body needs to store and metabolize iron, exposure to too much metallic copper can be harmful to your and your family's health. Once widely used in the plumbing industry, as copper pipes age and corrode, they can leach copper, contaminating your home's drinking water. While your body needs the proper balance of this nutrient mineral to maintain health, over-exposure to this essential trace element can disrupt the body's metabolic processes and cause health problems.   Read More...