Safeguard Your Home From Subfloor Mold


Mold along a subfloor is not as easy to detect as mold on the walls or ceiling. Since the subfloor is covered by finished flooring, it's easy for a homeowner to have this issue and not know it. Learn how you can detect this type of mold growth and what you can do to resolve the matter. Development Mold along a subfloor is almost always the result of a leak. Whether it's a burst pipe upstairs that is leaking down the wall and onto the subfloor or a pipe on the floor with a leak, the moisture that collects along the subfloor will eventually lead to mold.

30 May 2019

2 Things You Can Do If Your Electronics Get Flooded


Water and electronics don't mix. That means if your house floods, for whatever reason, and that water ends up in your electronics, you run a rather significant risk of having your electronics ruined by that water. There are things that you can do that will lessen that risk and may let you have your electronics back. So, what are some things that you can do? 1. Rice You might enjoy eating white rice, but in this case, you don't want to eat it.

2 April 2019

Eliminating Smoke Damage In Carpet Requires Quick And Effective Treatment


Any time you have water, fire, or smoke damage to your home, your carpets are in danger of being destroyed. However, in some cases, it might be possible to restore carpet that is only damaged by smoke. The process involves working with a professional restoration company to clean the carpet and get rid of odors. Here's what the process entails. Assess The Damage The first step is to determine if the carpet can be saved.

22 November 2018

Here's What To Ask Your Dealer Before Buying A New Vacuum From Them


There are more things to consider than just the type of vacuum you want to invest in from your local dealer. Here are just a few important questions you should ask your dealer before buying your new vacuum cleaner. What Types of Repair Services Do You Offer? It's important to find out what kind of repair facility your vacuum dealer maintains so you know whether you can count on them to fix any problems that may develop as your new vacuum ages.

23 October 2018

Recently Purchased A Home In An Earthquake-Prone Area? Tips For You


If you have recently moved into an area of the country that is prone to earthquakes, the prospect of dealing with the ground moving and rumbling beneath you can be quite frightening and unnerving. And if you have purchased a house, you are likely wondering what you can do to prepare yourself and your home for the inevitability of an earthquake occurring while you live there. In order to ensure that you are ready when the earth starts rocking and rolling, get to know some of the different ways to prepare your home.

27 February 2017

The Essential Do's And Don'ts Of Cleaning Upholstered Furniture


Upholstered furniture offers a soft, pleasing look to a room. But in order to keep it looking its best, you need to keep it clean. Follow these do's and don'ts to keep your upholstery looking its best without the worry of ruining it. Do: Vacuum the upholstery once a month. Dust and debris can build up over time and work their way deeper into the fabric, slowly discoloring it. The best strategy is to keep up with the dust so it's removed before it gets ground in too deeply.

6 December 2016

Budget Bathroom Fixes: Getting The Updated Look With The Updated Price Tag


If you've moved into an older home that has dated or damaged finishes in the bathroom, you might be wishing there was a way to modernize your bathroom without having to spend the money on new tile, new fixtures, and new cabinets. Here are some things you can try that can really make a difference. 1. Refinish existing tile. If your bathroom tile is in great shape but is just ugly, you can actually have the tile refinished.

11 July 2016