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Tackling Common Environmental Concerns

A few years ago, I realized that there were some serious problems with the way that my family handled trash. We threw away most things without a second thought, and it was obvious that our children had no concept of pollution or how our actions could affect the environment. To make things better, my wife and I decided that it would be smart to start talking to our kids about energy and environmental concerns. We worked hard to develop a system at home that addressed these issues. Our blog is all about tackling common environmental issues, such as littering and preventing excess waste.


Go Green! 5 Steps You Can Take To Have An Environmentally-Friendly Yard

When it comes to creating an environmentally-friendly living space, it's easy to forget about the extended space outdoors. If you're in the process of designing an eco-friendly home, don't forget about your yard. There are so many ways to help the environment through the landscaping choices you make. Here are five steps you can take to create an environmentally-friendly yard. Think Synthetic If you love the idea of a lush lawn, but you hate the idea of wasting water – or the lengthy maintenance it will require – it's time to think on a more synthetic level. Read More 

Live On A Sloped Lot Prone To Erosion? Check Out These Methods Of Erosion Control

You may love the fact that your home is nestled right against a hill and your property has a gentle slope to draw focus to the house, but in these property settings, erosion can be a real headache. Just with typical rainfall, the water will take the easiest routes down the slope of your land and can lead to all kinds of issues, from mud banking against your home to deep erosion trenches throughout. Read More 

Sewage Grinder Pumps: An Introduction For Unfamiliar Homeowners

When you move to a new home, it takes some time to get adjusted to all of the inner working components that are a part of that home, especially when it comes to the plumbing. While most homeowners are somewhat familiar with septic tanks and septic systems, one septic component which has a lot of homeowners in the dark is a sewage grinder pump. If you move to a new residence and find out your septic system includes a grinder pump, it is likely there will be things you want to know. Read More 

Top 3 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

Are you the owner of a house with a septic tank? Do you suspect that your tank is full but aren't sure how to tell? While you can't see a septic tank, there are some ways to know whether it's time to have your tank emptied. Some signs that your tank is ready for emptying include the following. Slow-running drains: As your septic tank fills up with solids, there will obviously be less and less room for water to filter through. Read More 

Building Your Own Home? 3 Reasons You Should Go Solar

If you're in the process of building your own home, you'll need to make a lot of decisions. If you've just started the process, you've probably just started making the list. One thing you might not have thought of involves the energy you'll use to power your home. If you thought that traditional electric power was the only way to go, you're mistaken. Today, you have the option of choosing solar power for your new home. Read More