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Tips for Putting Things in Storage

Use furniture drawers to store delicate items. Do not forget to label them as “fragile”. Bubble wrap and wrapping paper, are excellent for this purpose. When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to completely fill the boxes, fill in the open spaces with newspaper to prevent the boxes from collapsing when stacked. Do not to […]

Removing Spray Paint from a Table

Spray paint coats surfaces evenly with water, oil or latex paint. The fact that spray paint has several bases makes it difficult to remove without damaging other finishes if you are not sure what type of paint was used. When removing spray paint from a table you must take into account the type of paint […]

Preventing Mold After Water Damage

If you’ve had any water damage to your home after a storm or flooding, you have roughly a 72-hour window to prevent the growth of mold. Mold that can be extremely hazardous to you and your family’s health. It’s highly important that you start the process of drying out your water damage or you could […]

Tips to Sell Your Home Yourself

Show the potential of your property Make sure buyers can see the potential of your home or apartment. It is not necessary to have a complete renovation project with a scale model designed by an architect, but try to give buyers a blank canvas. Store personal items such as family photos, invoices and clothing in […]

Common Sump Pump Issues

Sump pumps are lifesavers. If you live in an area with a lot of moisture or a high water table, your basement is always at risk for flooding, but a quality sump pump redirects any incoming water away from your home’s foundation. However, like all technology, these machines sometimes run into difficulties. They work almost […]

Types of Chimney Liners

The three primary types of chimney liners used are clay tile, cast-in-place, and metal flue liners. Which one you choose largely depends on how old your home is and when you had the liner repaired or replaced last. Clay Tile Liners The most common type of chimney liners are clay tiles. They are an inexpensive […]

What is a Chimney Liner and Why is it Important?

Your chimney plays a vital role in the safe use of your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Many homeowners are surprised to hear that poorly-maintained flues and chimneys are actually one of the common causes for home fires. When it comes to your wood or gas-burning appliances, there are many parts that go into keeping your […]

How to Unclog Hair from a Drain

Fallen hair can easily build in the shower drain, especially if you have long hair. As the drain becomes clogged with your fallen locks, you will notice a significant change in how quickly the water drains out of the tub basin. Over time, the buildup can become so extreme that the water simply will not […]

Preparing for a Home Inspection

Home sellers have an easier time by preparing for a home inspection in advance. Getting ready for a home inspection helps to prevent future problems, and prevention can stop surprises. The last thing a seller needs is for a home inspector to break a fixture or cause damage because the seller was ill-prepared. Some local […]