How to Deal With a Wet Basement

Every day, we find ourselves in situations where we say “oh if I could only have done that differently”. Well this could be your opportunity! .When you start to research a basement problem, you will find many companies claiming to offer the latest and greatest in basement waterproofing or claiming to have all the answers…

Proper Storage Advice For Deionized Water

The need for pure water is compelling. But before it can arrive to its very pure state, it undergoes several steps of purification process. Because of this complicated process of purification, it must be stored appropriately so that it retains its pure state. This is basic. No matter how clean and purified the water is…

Auto Air Conditioning Repair 101

When your car or truck A/C is not blowing “cold air”, the first thought is to panic. $$$$ signs are going through your mind. Your A/C is broken and the repair is going to be expensive. This article takes the mystery out of automotive air conditioning and serves as a primer so that you can…

How to Tell If There’s a Mouse in Your House

You’ve just settled down in bed and are twenty minutes into Letterman when you hear it: a light scratching overhead, accompanied by a squeak here and a squeal there. You assume that it’s the wind making strange noises (after all, it is windy tonight!), or perhaps the house is just settling (you do live in…

How to Prevent Your Rug From Getting Spoiled

1) Vacuum the rug regularly: It is very important to vacuum the rug regularly but in the direction of the pile of the carpet and not against it. Vacuuming the carpets against the pile of the carpet would only ruin and damage the carpet and will decrease the longevity of your beautiful carpet. Also, experts…

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.…