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3 Non-Toxic Ways To Kill Mold In Your House

Mold on dried Hibiscus sabdariffa
Mold on dried Hibiscus sabdariffa

Learn these three tricks for killing mold and mildew. One of these you most likely already have in your kitchen cupboard.

Over the years I have found three natural ingredients that kill mold: Tea tree oil (an essential oil found in most health food stores), grapefruit seed extract and vinegar. There are pros and cons of each, but all three work. Vinegar is by far the cheapest. Tea tree oil is expensive, but it is a broad spectrum fungicide and seems to kill all the mold families it contacts. The problem is that it has a very strong smell, but that dissipates in a few days. Grapefruit seed extract is also expensive, but has no smell.

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Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting

Natural gas storage water heater
Natural gas storage water heater

Follow the electric water heater troubleshooting guide below to solve your hot water heater problems.  If you don’t feel confident to repair your electric water heater yourself this guide can give you a good idea of what’s wrong with your water heater before the repairman arrives.

This guide is electric water heater specific. For problems common to both gas and electric water heaters go to hot water heater troubleshooting.

If this is your first attempt at electric water heater repair you will need to know how to use a multimeter and follow all safety rules when working with electricity.

Never open access panels with the power on. Always check the water heater power to be sure its off. Never trust a circuit breaker label.

Always check a multimeter on an outlet that you know is working before checking a water heater.

This water heater troubleshooting guide is for tank type residential electric water heaters.

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