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types of green flooring

ELA’s Guide to Sustainable Green Flooring

Green and sustainable alternatives are gaining popularity in home improvement projects as consumers are more concerned about health and nature preservation. Green materials in buildings will enhance resident’s health, improve energy efficiency, and reduce waste. There are different brands and options of green flooring; each has different strengths and features. Therefore, you should first determine […]

DIY: How to Replace a Water Shut-Off Valve

The water shut-off valve can be helpful when you’re trying to turn it off for a plumbing repair or when you are going on a long vacation. However, if you notice that your valve is oxidizing, rusting or leaking water, it might be time to replace it with a new valve. Some of the most […]

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Top 10 easy tips to keep your house cooler

With this stifling heat in Arizona, most residents are relying on air conditioning to survive the summer. However, there are a lot of ways to cool down the indoor temperature of your home aside from cranking the AC unit. Keep interior doors open Keeping the doors open stimulates air flow, making the cooling process faster and […]

Tips on DIY Backyard Maintenance

Summer is finally here in Arizona, which means that it is time for backyard barbecues and pool parties. To help you in preparation, we will be discussing some tips on how to maintain your backyard. However, before we start on the tips, it is important to take the time to perform the following steps before […]

How to Clean a Pool

Maintaining a pool is a big commitment. Despite the amount of work needed weekly, a pool is still a desirable feature to have in anyone’s backyard in this blazing hot Arizona summer. So, let’s dive in with some tips on pool maintenance. Skim the surface daily (if possible) Debris, such as leaves and branches, should […]

How to Fix Common AC Problems

As the temperatures continue to rise this month, it is important to make sure your AC is working properly. If you notice some issues with your air conditioning unit there are steps you can take before you hire a professional to look at it. Check out these DIY fixes that can save you time and […]

Eco-Friendly Gardening Ideas

Whether you want to grow your own vegetables and herbs, or you want to give your backyard a makeover with beautiful flowers, gardening can be a very rewarding activity. To make sure you are doing everything you can to be kind to the environment, here are some eco-friendly gardening ideas. Add compost to your soil. […]