Articles by Laura Firszt


My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Is Beeping. What Should I Do?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 10, 2020

When you hear your carbon monoxide alarm beeping, the first thing you should do is pay attention to the exact nature of the sound. Different patterns of beeps or chirps mean different...


Houseplant care  JillWellington / pixabay

Dog Vomit Slime Is GOOD: A Lighthearted Look At Houseplant Care

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 03, 2020

Eew! What’s that? As the proud houseplant care giver to 22 beautiful specimens, I’d never seen anything like it before. A science fiction-ish yellow slime adorned the soil...


Permeable pavers / courtesy Belgard

Paver Installation Can Make Your Yard Look Awesome

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 27, 2020

Time to get your hardscape in shape for outdoor living! Paver installation is not just a great way to make your yard look amazing; it’s also long-lasting, flexible, and simple...


Black faucet / Quality Bath

When Do You Know It's Time To Replace Plumbing Fixtures?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 20, 2020

It’s easy to ignore your plumbing fixtures... until they break down. Hardworking as they are, these modern conveniences will start to fail eventually. Though sometimes they can...


Cozy electric baseboard heating/Laura Firszt

Electric Baseboard Heating: Advantages Galore & 1 Big No-No

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 13, 2020

Electric baseboard heating is 100% energy efficient and boasts tons of other advantages. Sounds almost too good to be true. Or does it? To find out, read this summary of electric ...


Home inspection/Liz Roll [Public domain]

7 Home Inspection Problems: When Are They Worth Solving?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 06, 2020

Should you get a home inspection before you buy a house? Definitely. In fact, your real estate agent is highly likely to recommend making your offer to purchase contingent on home inspection,...


Dryer cleaners near me/Laura Firszt

Dryer Vent Cleaning Is Good For Your Home 3 Important Ways

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 30, 2019

Have you ever watched professional dryer vent cleaning in action? I just did. Amazing how fast and efficiently that crew worked to take care of all 32 units in my condo complex. Equally...


 Handsome hardwood floor by Boa-Franc

Is Waterproof Hardwood Flooring Really A Thing?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 23, 2019

Ah! Handsome hardwood flooring, the homeowners’ delight. Just one problem – moisture is hardwood’s kryptonite. If only someone would invent a waterproof hardwood...


Winter home by monicore/pixabay

5 Home Hacks That Will Make Mincemeat Of A Winter Mini-Emergency

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 16, 2019

Don’t all those internet home hacks make awfully addictive reading? Like munching salted peanuts, it’s hard to stop at just one. Problem is, often the hacks don’t...


Pick Comfort/flickr

Master Bathroom Ideas That Will Delight The Most Modern Romantics

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2019

What’s the most delightful bathroom remodel you can imagine? Renovating the master bath, of course. Being the proud possessor of private facilities adjoining your master bedroom...