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woman holding nose because of a bad smell.
Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Why does my apartment smell?” If you live in an apartment or a multi-family building, it’s possible the smells from your neighbor’s home are spreading into yours. From food to smoke to pet odors, The New York Times explains that smells can move through pipe shafts, electrical outlets, cracks…
man testing a smoke detector.
Smoke detectors and fire alarms may be some of the most important items in your home when it comes to your family’s safety. These early warning devices may help alert your family to fire and dangerous smoke while there is still time to evacuate, but they need to be periodically tested to help ensure proper…
foggy windshield
No matter what the climate is like where you live, keeping the temperature comfortable inside your car may mean battling foggy windows. If you live in a climate with cold winters, you’re often using the heater to stay warm in your car, which can result in fog on the inside of your windows. In warm, humid areas, turning on the…
close up shot of a fire extinguisher laying on a coffee table. .
Have you ever wondered how a fire extinguisher works? How exactly does the chemical inside the container put out a fire? Find out why one particular chemical works so well on three different types of fires. To start, it’s important to understand that there are three things fires need: fuel, heat and oxygen, according to…
man carving snow sculpture
You may have seen elaborate sculptures made from sand or carved in ice, but what about snow? While building a snowman may be a traditional winter activity, creating a snow sculpture could offer a new challenge this year. Even if you are a first-timer, following these simple tips can help you make a snow sculpture your whole…
Car driving toward beach.
Living near the ocean can offer a lot of perks. You get the cool ocean breeze, the calming sound of the waves and beautiful views of the sparkling sea. But, while life along the coast may seem ideal, it may not be easy on your car. In fact, certain environmental factors present in coastal locations may cause or accelerate vehicle…
close-up of a residential septic tank system.
It’s a home feature that can make prospective buyers nervous: a septic tank. Part of a home’s wastewater system, a septic tank is found in households that aren’t served by municipal sewers. Instead, these standalone systems are designed to dispose of and treat the household’s wastewater independently, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you’re…
phoenix light rail train
In New York, the subway is the popular mode of public transportation. In Boston, it’s the “T,” and in Los Angeles, riders jump on the Metro. Nearly every established city in the country has a public transit system used by thousands of people every day— and Phoenix is no different. More than 49,000 people use the Phoenix Metropolitan Light Rail System on…
woman with orange rubber gloves wiping down a kitchen counter.
There are a lot of chemicals in your home that shouldn’t be mixed — and one of the most dangerous pairings is bleach and vinegar, warns Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D., a chemistry lecturer and director of demonstrations and outreach for The University of Texas at Austin. What exactly happens when you mix these two liquids, and…
Water running from showerhead.
If you’re looking for ways to cut expenses, you may be wondering how you can reduce your water bill. The average person uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). From showering and washing dishes to watering the garden, water usage can quickly add up. If you unnecessarily leave…