When I became a landlord, I was focused on lowering my costs as much as possible. I did my research and discovered that one of the best ways to do that would be to invest in higher-quality electronics that didn't consume as much power. I was really impressed with a few of the appliances on the market, and so I invested in them for my apartment building. After tenants moved in, they offered a lot of compliments for how well their appliances were working. It was awesome to see myself saving so much money on something that would otherwise go down the drain. Check out this blog for much more information on energy and environmentally-friendly practices.
25 August 2016
It might seem easy to toss certain items in the toilet so that they can be disposed of quickly and easily. However, toilets really aren't designed to flush just anything, and flushing the wrong things down the toilet can result in serious issues with your sewage system. These are a few things that you shouldn't flush if you want to avoid problems with your grinder pump or other components of your sewage system.
22 August 2016
If you heat your home with propane, having a storage tank on your property is a necessity that cannot really be avoided. However, there isn't really anything visually appealing about the average propane tank, and it is highly likely that it hardly blends in or melds with with the exterior of your home. While painting your propane tank is a possibility, this is a task which is not quite as simple as it sounds.
19 August 2016
Earth Day is typically a time to focus on making the planet a better, greener, healthier place for all life. However, it can also be a time to get people excited about clean-up projects that volunteers might otherwise find unexciting. Here are some fun activities using portable roll away bins to jump start your Earth Day activities and celebration. Runaway Bins You need an isolated hill and a long stretch of car-free street for this one.
17 August 2016
If you have a relatively bare backyard, you might be considering different ways to design it. However, if you don't have much experience with landscape design, it can be a little overwhelming. Here are some basic tips to help get you started with the design process. Know The Landscape Design Elements To start with, get an idea for the different elements involved in landscape design. This helps you to have a better plan for how the backyard will look, instead of just haphazardly adding plants and raised garden beds wherever you like.
17 August 2016
With more and more vehicles being driven on the nation's roadways, air quality could be jeopardized. To ensure that motor vehicles don't unnecessarily contribute to air pollution, many states require that vehicles pass a smog test in order to legally operate within state lines. If you are worried that your vehicle might not pass a smog test, there are some things you can do to improve your odds. Here are three simple steps to take before your next smog test that will help ensure your vehicle passes with ease.