Preventing Basement Mold

Because they are often dark and damp, basements can be the perfect place for mold to grow. Once it takes hold, it grows rapidly in moist, humid conditions. Mold can be very difficult to get rid of once it finds a place to grow, so it’s best to be proactive and prevent mold from getting… Continue reading Preventing Basement Mold

Animals and Plumbing Pipes

With the weather as hot as it is in Boise, animals are trying to seek cool shelter anywhere they can, including inside people’s homes. When animals get inside they can cause damage and even health issues. While most homeowners blame attics and basements for letting animals in, the plumbing pipes are a big offender of… Continue reading Animals and Plumbing Pipes

Upgrading to Low-Flow Toilets

Is your current toilet getting up there in years? Homeowners in need of replacing their older toilets should consider low-flow toilet options. These water-conserving models could have a significant impact on water usage and can lower water bill. Toilets made before 1994 use an average 20 gallons of water per person each day. That comes… Continue reading Upgrading to Low-Flow Toilets

Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Nobody likes wasting money, especially when it comes to their home. However, small plumbing issues can quickly add up and waste quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Neglecting these specific plumbing issues could be a costly mistake: High Water Pressure High water pressure might not seem like a problem to some people, but it… Continue reading Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Benefits of a Basement Kitchen

Basements are great spaces that can be used for a whole variety of things. A big trend with basements is building a second kitchen in them. A small kitchenette can have big benefits. Read on to learn what some of those benefits are. Multiple Uses A kitchen can be used for entertaining or everyday living.… Continue reading Benefits of a Basement Kitchen

Cast Iron Sinks

There are many great material options when it comes to sinks. Each has their own advantages as well as some disadvantages. Those considering replacing the sink or choosing a style to install in a new home should take a serious look at cast iron. Cast iron sinks are made of two layers. The foundation is… Continue reading Cast Iron Sinks

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are great for reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the trash. However, they are not immune to issues, especially when the wrong foods or scraps are put down the disposal. Here are the five most common garbage disposal issues: Leaking There are several components that could be the cause of… Continue reading Common Garbage Disposal Problems