So Your Kitchen Is Flooded. Now What?

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A pipe bursts, flooding your kitchen. A nearby riverbed overflows, spilling into you home. Now you’re standing around, trying not to let your emotions overtake you while you survey the current disaster in your home. How much will it cost to restore your kitchen, should you get started cleaning up right now, and how will you deal with the insurance company? Read on to find out these answers, and more, about what to do when your kitchen floods. 1. Assess the Damage First, get your situation … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly, Low VOC Paints

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We all want to decrease our carbon footprints. Home remodeling projects are a great place to make eco-friendly choices, especially because your home environment contributes to your health. Finding a quality paint that’s also eco-friendly used to be a difficult task. Fortunately, more and more companies are working to create quality, low VOC paints to use in your home. You can feel happy about the beauty of your home, as well as the air you and your family are breathing. What are … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Hiring a Good Painting Contractor

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In the old days, asking a neighbor or friend for a referral to a craftsmen or woman was usually the only resource we needed. That, or wait for Dad to visit – he seemed to be able to do everything around the house … These days we tend to turn to the internet for almost all our resources and the almost daily arrival of a new referral site makes the options overwhelming.  Can you trust a referral from Angie’s List, Yelp, Porch, or any of the multitude of other sites?  Yes and no, of course; … [Read more...]

The Best Inflatable Bed for Your Guests – all you’ll ever need to know

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To accommodate guests in your home, an inflatable bed is a great space-saving option that can be brought out from the cupboard in the event of any hosting or entertaining. Airbeds are easy to store and are great to keep handy. However, a good host will always want their guests to be comfortable, and inflatable beds often have a connotation of being hard work and uncomfortable. Everyone remembers a time where they’d sunk into the middle of an inflatable bed and have had a terribly uncomfortable … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors During the Winter Months

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Hardwood floors add undeniable beauty and character to a home. And since they’re durable, hardwood floors are a long-lasting investment. However, they do need to be properly taken care of. During the winter months, with extra moisture, salt, and mud being tracked throughout the house, it’s easy to accept that your hardwood floors will take a beating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Protect your hardwood floors during the winter months with these tips. Clean the Correct Way Be … [Read more...]

Cost-Effective Tips to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

You don’t change your furniture often, and since furniture is quite expensive, you want it to last as long as possible. With a little care you can extend the life of your furniture, without having to replace soon and saving big bucks too, over the years. Check out a few cost-effective tips which can help to extend your furniture’s life. Stain proof it Stain proofing your couch fabric and cushions will keep them looking fresh and new for a considerable amount of time. For just a few hundred … [Read more...]

Which Pests Require More than One Treatment

You've discovered that your house has some sort of insect pest problem and you're planning on calling in the pros. But what kind of treatment schedule can you expect? Are they going to have to spray repeatedly, or are some insects treatable in just a single visit? Obviously, you'll have to talk to your exterminator to get the complete picture of your upcoming treatment plan. Professionals like Broward exterminators Excel Pest Control are always happy to let you know what to expect and should … [Read more...]

How To Fix a Blocked Floor Drain In Your Home

You will no doubt be familiar with the drain in the floor of the utility areas of your home, such as the basement or the laundry room. Any run off and grime from the appliances in the room tends to find its way down this drain. It’s unsurprising that floor drains can have a tendency to become blocked. If this happens then there can be flooding in the room, or the steady build-up of a pool of water. This is why it’s so important to make sure any blockage is remedied as quickly as possible. … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Why You Should Never Attempt DIY Electrics

Anyone with the right skills and tools can work with wood or have a go at plastering a wall. Even plumbing is bot beyond the remit of a competent DIY enthusiast, as long as you don’t mind dealing with leaks here and there. The only area where novices should avoid like the plague is electrics, and here’s why. Everyone knows electrics are dangerous, but this doesn’t stop enthusiastic amateurs having a go. They know how to wire a plug, so they assume that wiring in a new electrical socket … [Read more...]

Windows – curtains or blinds?

Sorting out the right window treatments in your home can pose a bit of a dilemma. Should you opt for drapes, for example, or should you choose blinds? Both curtains and blinds can be aesthetically pleasing and both provide privacy. In some ways the choice you make comes down to personal preference and decorating style although there are undoubtedly some particular windows that lend themselves to one or the other, or even a combination of both. Here are some things to think about when it’s time … [Read more...]

5 Common Water Heater Problems

Your water heater is an essential part of your household’s ability to function. Showering, bathing, washing clothes, and cleaning dishes aren’t possible if your water heater can’t keep up. If there’s a problem, it can wreak havoc on your entire routine for your family. Here are five signs that there’s a problem with your water heater. It’s important to act quickly if your water heater is showing signs of malfunction. 1. Supply Problems One of the most irritating problems with a … [Read more...]

Safety Equipment Is Vital When Completing a DIY Welding Project

When carrying out a DIY welding task, there is more to staying safe than simple precautions such as only welding on a level, flat surface and avoiding any water when you’re using a high power, high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are certain long term health risks and problems which are more likely to occur if you do not take the most basic of precautions when welding. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you may think to protect yourself when welding and make sure that you do … [Read more...]

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