Lauren Wingo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauren Wingo is a freelance writer with a background in analytics, personal branding, and business development. When she isn’t writing, Lauren loves working on DIY painting and shelving projects to liven up her Virginia apartment. Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

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JULY 22, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! Why Is My Outside AC Unit Not Turning On?

Q: We’ve been in a heatwave, so we’ve had the AC on. When I went outside earlier, I noticed that the outside AC unit wasn’t running. Why is my outside AC unit not turning on?A: During the...

JULY 16, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Level Ground For a Pool

One of the most refreshing warm-weather activities is going for a swim in a pool. While many homeowners may be ready to learn how to install an above-ground pool in their own backyard, th...

JUNE 25, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! What Are Mold Mites?

Q: A neighbor told me they found mold containing mold mites in their home. What are mold mites, and are they dangerous?A: Mold mites, also known as Tyrophagus putrescentiae, are tiny arth...

JUNE 22, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! What Kills Mold?

Q: I think I’ve found mold in my home. What’s the best product to kill mold once it’s identified?A: When a homeowner positively identifies mold in their home, it’s essential to take care ...

JUNE 3, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What Do Termites Look Like?

Q: I’m noticing some insects that look like ants in my home. However, they have different characteristics and I’m wondering if they may be termites. What do termites look like so I can be...

MAY 17, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What Does Poison Ivy Look Like?

Q: I’m not sure if the plants growing in my yard are poison ivy or something else. What does poison ivy look like, and how can I safely identify it?A: Even a simple brush with poison ivy ...

MAY 3, 2021 | MONDAY
How To: Identify Black Mold

There are various types of mold in nature, many non-hazardous, but mold is not something anyone wants to see inside the home. Experts say diseases like toxic mold syndrome have no basis i...

APRIL 14, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Measure Stairs for Carpet

Adding carpets to stairs can be an aesthetic decision that can change up a plain wooden staircase. Before you start looking at carpeting swatches, it’s vital to measure the stairs to know...