If you plan on using paint thinner, you can't just dump leftover thinner in the garbage or pour it down the drain. Paint thinner is considered a hazardous substance, which means it will contaminate the water as well as harm animals. It is also highly flammable. Paint thinner has to be disposed of properly. Here are tips to safely dispose of paint thinner. Store Used Paint Thinner It is ideal to only buy what you need for a project.
13 March 2017
If you have a problem with mice invading your home, you probably want to find ways to keep them away. However, you may be reluctant to use harsh chemicals or traps, especially if you have young children or pets. If so, use one or both of the following natural methods for keeping the rodents out. Spray Clove And Garlic Water Around Your Foundation This first homemade mouse deterrent involves spraying your foundation with a clove and garlic water mixture.
2 March 2017
Installing solar panels on your home's roof is a great way to help reduce the cost of your electricity bill every month. As you are considering making a solar panel installation on your home, here are two items to consider in the power upgrade. Determine Your Home's Solar Power Needs It's important to first figure out how much energy you will need from your solar panels. Call your power company and find out how much power you use over the year so you can calculate what your average usage is.
16 November 2016
If you recently bought a home that uses a septic tank, you may wonder how you can maintain the tank properly. Although septic tanks can be good ways to save money on water and sewage disposal, they may overwhelm some homeowners, especially individuals who have never owned one in the past. But with the right tips, you can maintain your septic tank successfully. Keep Trees and Plants Away From the Tank
26 September 2016
As residents of this planet, people have all known for some time that they need to seek out alternative sources of fuel as the population increases. Fossil fuels, like natural gas and coal, are finite resources. They will eventually disappear. While both solar energy and wind power are viable and eco-friendly options, there are many more solutions available that are worth exploring further. 1. Energy Crops: These are quick growing, low maintenance crops that are harvested with the sole intent of converting them into biofuels, like bioethanol.
11 August 2016
While the hoarder reality show fad seems to have passed, there are still thousands of people who suffer from this issue and need help digging themselves out from under it. There's a psychological and environmental component to hoarding, and both must be addressed if the affected person is to successfully overcome the problem. If you have a loved one who has begun working with a mental health professional and now needs help cleaning out their overstuffed home, here are two tips for getting the job done.
13 July 2016