Installing a solar panel system on your home is an excellent way to reduce your dependence on electric or gas energy and decrease your carbon footprint at the same time. Although the cost of a solar system has come down quite a bit since they were first introduced a few decades ago, you're still looking at paying anywhere from $10,000 to $38,000 to install one, depending on where you live and the amount of energy you want the system to generate. [Read More]
Can You Combat Climate Change by Switching to a Diesel Fueled Car?
You can help combat climate change and illness due to harmful fuel emissions by switching from gasoline to diesel fuel. Highway diesel fuel burns cleaner than gasoline fueled engines due to lower sulfur content--and here's why: Less Sulfur Particulates Mean Less Harmful Emissions Here's the science in a nutshell: sulfur mixes with the atmosphere to form sulfur dioxide which rains down to the earth in fine particulate matter. Particulates have a diameter of no more than one-tenth of the diameter of human hair and can be ingested by humans. [Read More]
What To Know About Asbestos In An Older Home You Plan To Renovate
If you've bought an old house to renovate, one of the most important things you need to consider is if it has asbestos. It was a common building material at one time, so many older homes have it. You must be careful when working with asbestos-containing material, especially if you plan to demolish it. Here are a few things to know about asbestos in older homes. Where Asbestos May Be Located [Read More]
Is Your Elderly Parent Hoarding? Get The House Clean And Safe
If you have an elderly parent with a hoarding problem and you think their hoarding problem is making you sick, there are a few things you want to do. If you fear there are pests, bacteria and other problems on the property, it may not be safe to live in. Your parent may not want to get rid of stuff, but their health is your first concern and you may have to take action even if they want to fight you about it and if they don't want to toss anything away. [Read More]