• Asbestos
    Home Improvement

    Asbestos: The Silent Danger That Could Be Lurking Inside Your Home

    If there is asbestos in your home, there is no actual way to avoid its harmful effects. Its crystals consist of fibers that contain million microscopic particles called fibrils. When these fibers are airborne, people inhale them, which is a serious health hazard. Here is some information on exactly what makes asbestos dangerous and what you can do about it. History The first time we know asbestos was used was in Finland, about 4500 years ago, as a sort of reinforcement of earthenware dishes. And although people mined for asbestos about 4000 years ago, it wasn’t until the mid-19th century that it was first mass mined and used for its…

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    Home Improvement

    3 Ways to Save Water in Your Residential Garden

    While we all know very well that water is our most valuable resource, we still don’t always take the necessary steps to reduce how much we waste it. At present, the average family in the USA uses as much as 320 gallons of water in a single day. Of this, nearly 30% is devoted purely to outdoor use.  Of that, more than half is used for watering lawns and gardens, equating to nearly 9 billion gallons of water a day being used in residential landscape irrigation. Our water supply is not infinite and it is for that reason that it is of vital importance to make use of water-saving techniques, such…