Could Your Well Have Iron Problems?

If your home is serviced by well water, you may not give much thought to your water's quality or supply until you start noticing issues -- a red ring around the water line in your toilet, a slimy feel or metallic taste to the water from your tap, or even visible discoloration. These signs can all indicate that your well water has high iron content, which can lead to taste and feel problems and shorten the life of your water-using appliances. [Read More]

Use Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation for Easier Future Sailboat Repairs

Aluminum-hulled sailboats are light, easy to maneuver and affordable, but they are cold if they aren't insulated. If you're remodeling a cruising sailboat that has an aluminum hull, insulate it with open-cell spray foam insulation that's sealed in plastic bags. While closed-cell spray foam insulation can be installed on sailboats, using open-cell foam in plastic bags will provide adequate insulation and make future repairs easy. Closed-cell vs. Open-cell Spray Foam Insulation [Read More]

What's In Your Carpet? Surprise! (You'll Want To Clean It After Finding Out)

No one has to tell you that your carpet is dirty; just one glance reminds you of the wine spill and the dog's "accident."  You would agree with anyone who says it is time to get your carpet cleaned. However, what you can't see in your carpet makes it downright dangerous. Read on to see why you don't want to put it off any longer. Germs You think of bacteria as living on your kitchen counter or your bathroom floor, but did you know that germs live in your carpet? [Read More]