Austin Ross

  • How to Solve Your Well Water's Quality Problems

    If your home's well produces water that is less than palatable or contains toxic minerals, then you have many different ways to solve these problems. Some well water problems are easily fixed with a simple filter while others require more complex solutions. To give you an idea of the solutions available for your water issues, here is a list of the most common well water problems and how they can be rectified to provide your family with cleaner and better quality well water:
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  • 5 Benefits of Having a Water Softener Installed in Your Home

    In many areas, municipal water sources are full of minerals such as magnesium and calcium, which leads to hard water. If you live in one of these areas, you may become tired of living with hard water and choose to install a water conditioning system. One of the most popular types of water conditioning systems is a water softener. Some of the benefits of a water softener include: Cleaner Dishes
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  • 3 Reasons to Go with a Projector Over a Television

    Have you found yourself watching a movie on television or maybe your favorite sports team play and wished that you had a bigger screen to watch it on? Your first thought on how to solve this problem might involve heading to the local electronics store for a new television. But before you head down that road, there's another option you might want to consider. Projectors today are nothing like the one your science teacher used to show slides during class.
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  • Top 4 Granite Stone Countertop Myths

    When it comes to stone countertops, granite is worth considering. This durable stone is made from igneous rock, which forms when the lava or magma cools on the earth after a volcanic eruption. Unfortunately, there are a few myths that often deter individuals from choosing granite for their kitchen or bathroom countertops. Below are four of these myths and the actual truths that reveal granite countertops are an excellent choice. Granite Countertops Harbor Bacteria
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  • Should You Have A Sick Evergreen Tree Removed?

    Are your evergreen trees looking a little bit under the weather? If so, you may be worried that they are dying and that it is time to have them removed. Before grabbing an ax, read through the following guide to see if your trees actually need to be  removed or if they simply need a bit more TLC. Browning Needles One of the more common complaints on an evergreen tree is brown needles.
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  • New Homeowner's Guide To Weed Control Options

    Growing a healthy, weed-free lawn takes some time and effort. For those who are new to home ownership, this can seem a daunting task. The fact is, there are many different ways to keep weeds at bay in your yard, so you're sure to be able to find something that works well for you. Whether you're looking for a chemical treatment or you'd rather steer clear of synthetic products, there are things you can do.
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  • Bed Bug Prevention While Traveling

    Bed bugs can be one of the peskiest pests that you can encounter. They're difficult to see, they mainly come out at night, and worst of all, they have no problem with feeding on humans, causing you to have itchy bumps all over your body. One of the easiest ways to pick up beg bugs is while you're traveling. Luckily, there are preventative steps you can take to make sure that bed bugs don't follow you home.
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  • Asthma And Your HVAC: How They Are Related

    Asthma is a respiratory disease that impacts many Americans. The American Lung Assocatiion says that more than 7.1 million children have asthma. Obviously, asthma is a serious issues that must be dealt with. There are many different factors that contribute to the progression of asthma. One of these could be your HVAC unit. This article will discuss how your HVAC unit could be contributing to asthma in your household. Asthma And Your HVAC Unit
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  • Soil Issues When Replacing A Dogwood With Shrubs

    Regardless of the type of soil you have, its pH level has a significant impact on what you can plant in the area, as well as when you can plant. For instance, if you have just had a flowering dogwood removed and want to replace it with shrubs, you will have to treat the soil to adjust the pH level. Your dogwood tree will have required a fairly acidic soil (not what most shrubs require), so you will have to treat the soil with lime before you can put in your shrubs:
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