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What’s That Odor in My Fireplace?

Many people complain about an odor that comes from their chimneys even when a fire is not burning or has not been for a long period of time. All fireplaces have some type of odor, but a normal working fireplace will send the smell up and out of the chimney with the draft before it […]

Identifying Bathroom Water Damage

Bathroom water damage can significantly reduce the value of a home by reducing aesthetics and creating the possibility of expensive structural repairs. Water damage can start in a bathroom, but break through the floor to the downstairs room, wreaking havoc on the interior woodworking of the house. In addition to the nasty appearance of water […]

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold growth in your home can be a serious problem not only for you but also for the building itself. Negative health effects can have on you, your family, and your pets are bad enough by themselves, but when you add the structural damage it can do, what it costs to have it removed, and […]

Handing Wire Computer Shelves

Installing wire shelving is an inexpensive and easy way to create a desk and computer storage. Wire shelving is available from home improvements stores and may be coated or uncoated. Coated wire shelves have a layer of vinyl plastic or wrapped around it as a buffer, while non-coated wire shelving is only bare metal. One […]

Removing Paint from Painted Iron

There are two types of black iron used in homes: cast iron and wrought iron. The first is used to make kitchen appliances, such as stoves and facades. The second can be used in architectural elements and stairs, stair railings and balconies. Since both types of iron can be found in your home, they are […]

Storing Gasoline for Emergencies

If the power goes out or if Mother Nature forces you to evacuate, you may need an extra supply of gasoline. The extra supply of gasoline will allow your generator or vehicle to continue to operate as stations or service run out of fuel. This article will explain how to store extra gasoline supply with […]

Five Signs Your Chimney Needs Repair

If you have gas insert, a pellet stove, or a wood-burning stove in your home, you may not think much about maintenance. On a day-to-day basis, there isn’t much that needs to be done, especially with more modern models that burn fuel efficiently. However, like any other part of the house, chimneys can suffer damage, […]

Tips for Painting Small Rooms

A common advice for painting small rooms is to paint them white or an extreme color. While painting a room can cause a sensation of a black cave, you can choose colors with personality. You can celebrate the smallness and use deeper, or even a false end, which sometimes is overwhelming in a larger room […]

Unclogging a Drain with a Snake

The shower often picks up dirt particles and other elements that lead to a clogged drain. To remove the blockage you want to use something safe for the drain however effective to break the blockage that prevents the drain from draining properly. Instructions Plunge into the drain to loosen the blockage. Since it may seem […]