Water Heater Temperature

While we all enjoy a hot bath/shower, we must take care to ensure that our water temperature isn’t too high, especially when small children are part of the household. There are two considerations when it comes to the temperature setting on a home’s water heater. First is disease prevention. According to OSHA, water heaters with temperatures below 140°F (and that …

Wax ring

wax ring: a molded, round piece of wax that serves as a gasket between the bottom of the toilet fixture and the floor flange, which sits on top of the drain line.

Wood-Destroying Insects

There are approximately 45 different species of termites in the U.S. These termites fall into three main categories: subterranean, drywood and dampwood. The unique traits of each species determine where they live, what type of nest they build, and the likelihood that they will come in contact with humans, causing damage to our homes. Subterranean termites are common across the …