5 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

Reducing your plastic use sounds like a noble action, but daily plastic use can be a difficult habit to break, especially if you’re not sure where to start. The average American goes through about 185 pounds of plastic per year.¬†That may sound like an absurd number but think of all the little plastic items you toss in the trash every …

The Question of the Shrinking Bin: Energy from Waste

Dustbins used to be small, inconspicuous affairs that men could hoist onto their backs ready to empty into the back of a wagon. Then they got bigger and needed wheels. Most things come full circle, and households are now committed to recycling as much as possible, in part as necessity, because bins are getting smaller and collection days sliding further …

Drain Cleaning Without Harmful Chemicals

Clogged drains can seem so severe and cause such frustration that it’s easy to gravitate towards the most extreme, corrosive chemicals in order to fix the problem. Indeed, many of the most popular drain cleaners consist of lye and other caustic substances which are dangerous to handle even with gloves on and can wreak havoc on piping and ground water …

Importance of Septic Tank Cleaning

Although 80 percent of the 123 million households in the United States are connected to a public sewer service, the remaining 20 million or so use septic tank systems for wastewater disposal. Septic tank systems, which can be traced as far back as 1860, are constructed away from sight, most likely at the farthest corner of the backyard. Throughout it’s …

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Don’t Forget the Outdoors: Here’s Your Spring Cleaning List for Tidying Up Outside To many homeowners, spring cleaning means scrubbing, tidying, and decluttering their house from top to bottom–but what about the areas outside the home? After all, when winter passes, your home’s exterior along with the yard and garden could use some TLC. However, when homeowners¬†write up their spring …