• Everything You Need to Know about Moroccan Berber Rugs

    Berber rugs are growing in popularity around the globe as more and more people begin to learn about the benefits that these traditional masterpieces provide. There’s nothing quite like the look and feel of a true hand-woven rug, and those made by Moroccan Berber tribes are often considered amongst the finest hand-made rugs money can buy. History of Berber Rugs The Berber tribes of Morocco and north Africa have been perfecting their carpet and rug making skills for thousands of years, using handspun fabrics and natural dyes to create an amazing array of different styles. These carpets always have been, and generally still continue to be, made solely by women,…

  • The Ants Go Marching – What to Do When Ants Invade Your Home

    We have ants and they are marching! Ick. Since moving into our home about 12 years ago, the ants show up every spring when it rains hard. It’s been raining hard the last few weeks. So, they are all over my kitchen counter. They enter homes easily and when there is one ant, there are most often more to come. Some people have used poisons to get rid of ants, but there are natural and hassle-free ways to stop an ant infestation from happening in your home. We used an exterminator a few years after moving in and we were told that their ant treatments wouldn’t last too long if…

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    You Should Know This Before Buying A Generator

    Things You Should Know Before Buying a Generator A home generator can protect your home by providing power when a power outage occurs. Standby generators that are permanently installed can provide days of uninterrupted power, so your home can function normally if you lose power. A home generator offers numerous benefits, but there are important things you should know before you purchase one. Consider the Capacity The size of your generator should be determined by your emergency needs in a power outage, a temporary situation. You don’t need a generator to power your home’s needs on a daily basis. That should be accomplished through your local utility company and their…

  • Three Steps to Solve Your Mosquito Problem

    Your yard can become overwhelmed by a mosquito infestation, and as you well know, it can become uncomfortable to be outdoors, especially in the warm evenings. The problem can become so bad that you cannot entertain guests. However, there are certain things you can do to eliminate this problem from your property. The following are the most important things you can do and in the order that you should do them. Eliminate the mosquito’s breeding grounds Females look for water to lay their eggs, so you must destroy any possible area that they can do this. You are looking for any place where water may gather after it rains or…

  • Advantages Offered by Ceramic Fiber Module Lining

    High heat applications require specialized materials. The materials that are designed to handle these high temperatures, such as what is seen in kilns, pizza ovens and more, are typically purchased from ceramic fiber insulation suppliers. One product that offers a number of advantages compared to traditional refractory lining is ceramic fiber module. Some of the specific benefits offered by this product can be found here. Low Density The ceramic fiber module lining is up to 70 percent lighter than lightweight options of insulation brick. It is also 75 to 80 percent lighter than the castable lining. This means it can significantly decrease the load on the furnace‚Äôs steel structure, thereby…

  • Why A Freestanding Tub Offers Rest & Relaxation

    One of the oldest types of bathtub is the freestanding bathtub. This is a tub that’s not attached to or surrounded by a wall or an enclosure. Because of this, the freestanding bathtub like those offered at Izzibath can be placed nearly anywhere in the bathroom. A freestanding bathtub is often deep and long, which makes it perfect for soaking. Some of these tubs have a sloped end which supports the bather’s back. They are called slipper tubs because their shape resembles the comfortable footwear. Other freestanding tubs are oval, rectangular or bowl-shaped. They can be American or European style depending on their plumbing. In American style tubs, holes for…