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Thursday, February 22, 2018

DC’s List of Recyclable Items Expands, but Plastic Bags are Out!

Confused by what can and can’t be recycled? Does the list of “acceptable” recyclables at your workplace differ from what the DC Department of...

Paint Collection at DC Armory

PaintCare is hosting a special one-day paint collection event at the DC Armory (Lot #3) on Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. District...

Real Estate Matters – October 2017

Reverse Mortgages The conversations that come up with Uber drivers … He has a house in Petworth that he does not want his kids to get...

Got Food Waste?

Have you ever thought about how much food your family wastes? As waste disposal becomes an ever greater environmental, health, and social issue, cities...

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...

Galvanized Piping Problems

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

Five Things to Know When Remodeling an Historic Home

Remodeling an historic house in Washington presents many challenges, but also abundant rewards. Data from Realtor.com and the National Register of Historic Places indicates...

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...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...