How to Fix a Smelly Carpet

Does your house smell like a locker room or dirty sweat socks? Whether your whole house has smelly carpet or just a room or two, the odor can be overwhelming. Common carpet odors range from cat urine and smoke odors to mildew and that oh-so-pungent sweaty sock smell. Steam cleaning the carpets oftentimes makes the…

How to Wallpaper Over a Brick or Cement Block Wall

The problems of concealing grouting and rough surfaces are easily overcome. Lining paper, if properly applied, will stretch over and hide the rough patches and the effect can be completed by using a heavy or embossed wallpaper. This technique also applies to walls built of cement blocks. If you are building with brick or cement…

Keep Birds Off Your Roof With Bird Spikes

Each year homeowners spend hundreds of dollar cleaning up after and repairing damage caused by pest birds. Pigeons love to roost on the edges of your roof looking for dinner or just enjoying the sun. They can cause a lot of damage to the roof as well as endanger you and your outdoor pet’s health.…

Fixing Hot Water Spike Problems

It has happened to most of us at one time or another: we’re enjoying a nice leisurely shower; the shampoo is all lathered up; just as we go to rinse our faces, someone in another part of the house either turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet. Quick as a wink, the hot water…

Are Peat Briquettes Environmentally Friendly?

Peat briquettes remain the domestic fuel of choice for many as they are economical, slow-burning, give off tremendous heat and little smoke. They are used commonly in Ireland and Scotland where peat is plentiful, however many are suggesting that peat briquettes are not environmentally friendly and their continued use should be closely monitored. In many…

Living With the Moto Guzzi California Vintage

A Week with the Moto Guzzi California Vintage Street Cred without the “wannabe” Moto Guzzi has more “cruiser street cred” than most people give it credit for. They’ve been around continuously since 1921; longer than anyone but Harley Davidson. But for Harley Davidson, Guzzi’s been building cruisers longer than anyone els – their first cruiser…

VGA Cable – Buying Guide

There’s a good chance that you’ll never need to buy a new VGA cable. Every new computer setup includes one of these, and it’s really only when yours goes bad or when you have a very unique type of setup requirement that a new cable is needed. If the time arises, however, it pays to…

Car Washing: Spic and Span – Inside and Out

Regularly washing the exterior of your car will not only make it stand out as shiny and sleek, but it will also help ensure its longevity. A clean car protects against dirt, salt and other contaminants picked up from the road every day. Anyone who lives in an area with harsh winters can attest what…