Entries by Robert Dickson

Decorating Open Kitchen Shelves

Open shelves that are generally in kitchens allow viewing of decorative items. Garnish open shelves in your kitchen to set the color outline, theme and style of the room, in addition to use as storage of any need you may have. Instructions Paint the shelves to contrast with the walls or add an pop of […]

Hanging Heavy Objects on a Wall

Sometimes a task at first glance is easy, like hanging an object on the wall of a room, but can become complicated if you’re not sure how. Hanging, for example, a large mirror can become a problem, because it can fall when least expected and cause damage to the person who is looking in it […]

Doing a Water Damage Assessment

Incorrect water damage assessment to any material such as wood or drywall (plasterboard) or even water susceptible metal may lead to unforeseen consequences which include underestimating the damage or failing to recognize the damage, which can cause more damage. For example, if you under report the damages, an insurance company will restrict you. If it […]

Unclogging an Air Conditioner Drain

Your air conditioner is equipped with a drain line that sends water from the unit to the outside. This line should cleaned on a regular basis or it can get clogged with algae and mold. When it does, you are in danger of getting water damage around the unit and damage to the line and […]

Cleaning a Drain with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Would you like to know a home remedy to clean the drain of your house without using toxic products? The mixture of vinegar and sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, is a solution. Here we’ll explain how to do it. Cleaning the house can be fun or it can become an extremely stressful operation. Few men […]

How to Hide an Unused Door

Although most of the doors of a home are usually functional and easy access to rooms or storage spaces, there may be situations where the door does not lead anywhere. For example, it may be a small door leading to shower plumbing. When you have an unused door, you may want to hide it from […]

A Residential Plumbing Guide

Residential plumbing or home plumbing can present serious difficulties if you ignore signs of problems for a long time. For example, you may have trouble deciding when to tackle a job yourself or call a professional. Understanding how your home plumbing system works can help you save time and money. Purpose The main purpose of […]

Questions & Answers About Home Inspections

What is a home inspection? An inspection is a visual objective examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. What does a home inspection cover? The standard housing inspector’s report will cover the condition of house, heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), plumbing and electrical […]

What to Consider Before Signing a Lease

Signing the lease of a house or apartment for rent is an agreement that needs to be carefully reviewed before you make the leap. Read the lease thoroughly before you sign it. Not all leases are the same, so it is important to look over each section of the lease every time you rent and […]