Creating A More Sustainable Environment

The Long-Term Storage of Nuclear Waste

Nuclear energy is a powerful source of electricity. However, after the use of nuclear fuel, nuclear waste is unfortunately left behind. Nuclear waste releases radiation, which can be a major human-health and environmental hazard. As a result, it is necessary to have nuclear waste stored in a manner that ensures that the waste will be less of a hazard. Nuclear-Waste Containers Used nuclear fuel is stored in pools that are filled with water. Read More 

Prepare For Higher Winter Heating Costs

Natural gas and propane prices in 2015 were the lowest they had been in a decade. Propane production is increasing to meet an increased demand for propane from residential and commercial clients. This will help keep prices low for consumers. However, the winter of 2016 is predicted to be much colder in the northeast portion of the country, and a lot of snow is predicted for many parts of the United States. Read More 

Planning on Getting into the Scrap Metal Business? - 3 Key Things You Should Know

Selling scrap metal for profit is one of the few businesses that you can start where your overhead and operating costs are almost nonexistent. Scrap metal is an abundant, and often free resource if you know where to look. Before you begin scrapping metal, here are the three factors that you should keep in the forefront of your mind. Tools of the Trade If you can find it and carry it to a scrap metal recycling facility, you will be financially compensated. Read More 

Common Myths About Water Well Testing

Wells can be an excellent option for providing your home with water. However, you may have limited experience with these systems. As a result, you may be under the assumption that some of the more common myths about water wells are true. In particular, individuals may give credit to common misconceptions about testing the water coming from their wells. Myth: You Only Need To Test The Water If The Water Makes You Sick Read More 

Are You Covered When It Comes To Mold?

Getting rid of a large-scale infestation of mold and mildew can be a rather expensive endeavor. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of professional mold removal is between $1,135 and $3,182 -- a cost that could be hard to swallow for a household on a tight budget. You're probably wondering if you can get your homeowners insurance policy to foot the cost of removal instead. The following explains why mold removal on the insurance company's dime could be more difficult than you imagined. Read More 

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Creating A More Sustainable Environment

When you become a homeowner and have to start facing utility bills, real life can feel a little bit overwhelming. You might be left wondering how big your carbon footprint is, how to shrink it, and how to be a more responsible consumer. I found myself in this situation after I became a homeowner because I was faced with utility bills that I simply couldn't afford. Check out this blog to learn how to create a more sustainable environment, even if you are starting from square one. You might be surprised to see how much you can do, even if you are a beginner.