Stinky Kitchen Sink Drain? Get Rid Of The Smell With These Tips

If your kitchen sink drain develops a foul odor that won't go away no matter how many commercial cleaners you use, try a natural cleaning solution instead. Ammonia, bleach and other commercial cleaners give off harsh scents that can overpower your home. If the harsh odors blend in with the bad odors in your sink, the problem becomes worse. You can remove the foul sink odors with hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice and plain dish detergent. [Read More]

Are You In Hot Water? Water Heaters And New Federal Standards

If you'll be in the market for a new water heater soon, you may be interested to know about new federal efficiency standards that took effect in April. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) is expected to save as much as $63 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. More efficient appliances always sound like a good thing. And for the most part, more efficient water heaters are great for homeowners -- they save on operating costs, allowing you to spend less to get warm water for showers, laundry, dishes and more. [Read More]