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
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
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
Did you purchase an old house that has peeling paint on the walls? It is a good idea to hire a professional to inspect the paint for lead, especially if there are children living in the house with you. It is important to invest in lead abatement in a timely manner if it is found in the paint because it could pose a health risk. Take a look for more insight about the health risks of lead paint and getting it removed.
1 May 2016
A wet basement can ruin walls and floors if not cleaned up quickly. The wetness also poses a health risk for you and your family as it encourages mold to grow. Water can get into your basement through many different sources, such as from your gutters and drain lines. Keep reading to learn three strategies that will keep water out of your basement. Install a French Drain Installing a French drain will keep water out of your basement.
26 April 2016
If you recently experienced a fire in your home, you probably have quite a bit of smoke and soot on your walls. It is important that you clean them soon so those stains don't set in, making it even harder to remove them. These tips will help you to clean the walls after a fire. Reduce the Smoke Odour After you have a fire in your home, you should start by getting rid of the odour.
28 March 2016
If you have just had an incident occur where water is leaking into your home or place of business, hiring a water damage specialist will be necessary to minimize the risk of damage your structure obtains. Many people are not sure what they should do when they see water pouring into their basement area. Here are some tips to use when dealing with a situation where water damage can become a problem.
3 March 2016
Stripping paint to refinish the cabinets in your kitchen can be a lot of work, but oftentimes, it is time well spent. Before you apply that first coat of paint stripper, take a few minutes to read through the tips below and you will reduce the time and effort that goes into this big project. Purchase the Right Materials Before you begin, make sure that you have everything you will need to get the job done right the first time around.
18 February 2016
Water damage in your home is something that can be highly frustrating, as well as dangerous to your health. This is because standing water, especially dirty water from the toilet or other plumbing fixture, will lead to heavy moisture buildup, which then leads to mold and mildew growth. Your family should not be breathing these things in, which is why immediate action is important when your home has suffered from any type of water damage.
9 February 2016
Having to deal with a flooded basement can be a real nightmare. The flood water can not only damage your property but also destroy your basement floor and walls or even cause the flooded area to be damp and moldy. The best defense against a wet basement is a functional drainage system around your foundation walls that diverts water away from your home. You should also consult a water damage restoration expert about the installation of a sump pump to control water flow into the basement area and have your foundation walls sealed.
6 January 2016