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Love Your House?

Of course you do! But true love requires a commitment. Under your roof is your home, most people’s most valuable asset. You can easily...

The New Climate Challenges in Our Washington Gardens

Over the past decade spring has been anything but predictable. How does an avid gardener adjust? This new, unpredictable climate seems to be the...

How to Deal with Mold

Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear. Yet in older homes mold can be quite common....

Roof Leaks Can Be Funny

A roofer tells his bar buddy how he fixed a roof leak, and the story goes like this. “Owner shows me a leak in the...

Getting the Lead Out

Lead water pipes leach microscopic amounts of lead into water, causing health issues, especially in children, pregnant women, and pets. According to DC Water,...

Plastic Tree

Ever wonder where those goods you put in the recycling bin actually go? With all the news about China restricting US recycling imports and...

Garden Spot: What’s Bugging You?

Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again...

Dear Problem Lady – February 2017

We forgot to prune our beautiful lacecap hydrangeas and are now wondering whether we should still do it this late. Or have we missed...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many Capitol Hill homes are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

Beware the Tiny Hitchhikers

Creeping, crawling, feeding under the covers of night. They move in swiftly, only to retreat soon after to the safety of cracks and crevices....