Japanese Beetles: Controlling Their Damage
Japanese beetles (popillia japonica) have spread throughout most of the United States. These leaf, flower, and root munchers can harm your plants, gardens, and grass. While eradicating them entirely isn’t possible, there are some steps you can take to reduce their effects. Takeaways The most effective way to control Japanese beetles is killing them by […]
Watering Your House’s Foundation: Why and How
A common rule of thumb is to keep water away from your foundation. However, with droughts becoming more common and more extreme, it’s important to make sure the soil around your foundation isn’t too dry. Today, we’ll show you why it’s important to water your foundation if you’re facing a drought and how to do […]
How to Wash Shoes in the Washing Machine
Washing shoes in the washing machine isn’t difficult. Use these steps to wash shoes in your washing machine the right way. Never wash leather or suede shoes in the washing machine. Takeaways Always use a delicate and cold cycle when washing washable shoes. There are a few kinds and parts of shoes that you shouldn’t […]
How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink
When your sink clogs, you might be tempted to call a plumber. But a clogged kitchen sink might be easy to DIY. Before you spend money on a plumbing expert, try these simple steps to unclog your kitchen sink. Run the garbage disposal First, make sure it’s not your garbage disposal that’s backing your plumbing […]
Refrigerator Temperature: What Should It Be?
Takeaways The proper refrigerator temperature is 40°F or lower. There are 3 things you can do, in addition to adjusting the actual temperature, to make sure your refrigerator hits and holds at 40° A 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement (home warranty) can help you save money on refrigerator breakdowns. Setting your refrigerator temperature right […]
What’s Your Worst Home Breakdown Nightmare?
Home ownership is generally great. But a downside to home ownership is addressing breakdowns to important home items. In fact, one of the major sources of buyer’s remorse is the cost of maintenance and other expenses. Let 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) show you some of the most common and expensive breakdowns to address. […]