Our Best Advice for the

Most Frequently Asked Questions

of 2022

Q: What are the tiny black bugs infesting my windows?

The truth is, it depends, but you can narrow down the possibilities of which tiny black bugs are causing this common problem by taking a closer look at the insects as well as the damage they cause.

Q: What’s making my  washing machine smell?

The buildup of dirt, body oil, soap residue, and more can cause unpleasant washing machine smells.

Q: What does a green  porch light mean?

If you spot a few green porch lights in your neighborhood, chances are the homeowners are showing support for U.S. military veterans.

Q: Does my home have the ideal humidity level?

Our best advice is to maintain an indoor humidity level between 30 and 50 percent.

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