Building codes promote safety and uniformity, but they’re usually enforced only during construction and remodeling projects. If you live in an older home—or if you undertook a DIY renovation without acquiring a permit—your property might not comply with modern regulations. This can be a big problem: Certain violations can screw up a home sale, put your family at risk, or result in a fine from your local building authority. Wondering if your humble abode is up to standard? Check out these 10 common building code violations that may be hiding in your home.
Healthy plants don't happen by accident. To grow strong and verdant, plants need sun and water as well as soil that has sufficient nutrients... and that's where commercial fertilizer comes in. Fertilizer puts badly needed nutrients back into the soil, but it can be harsh on plants, and it's costly too. To give your garden—and your wallet—a break, try one of these home remedies instead. These simple soil additions deliver a unique set of nutrients that benefit everything from ornamentals to vegetable beds.
Q: I was alarmed to find pink mold in shower grout of the guest bathroom recently. Is this as bad as the toxic black...
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