Posts Tagged ‘care of home’

CSI “Construction Site Investigation”

An example of hidden water damage occurred in a home where we were remodeling the hall bathroom. We had stripped the tile and wallpaper off the walls and were getting ready to install new tile on the walls the very next day. Near the end of the work day the customer asked ………

Unclogging a Toilet; Use The Correct Toilet Plunger

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Pictured in 1.3 is a bellows style toilet plunger, used to clear stubborn blockages. This type of toilet plunger can deliver up to 7 times the force in clearing a clogged toilet.

Stop Squeaky Floors

This technique requires two people and access to the underside of the floor. Get your stepladder in the area of the squeaks and have your partner walk around the room you are working on. How to say this delicately…. You need a heavier person walking on the floor, in this case the more the better.

Keep a Detailed Home Maintenance and Remodeling Database

Whether you are just purchasing your home or you have owned it for a while, start with being committed to setting up a manageable database of information regarding your home’s maintenance. Begin with taking stock of your home’s current condition. Be brutally honest when you’re assessing the situation. You might want to categorize your database by section of the home such as the exterior, kitchen, master bedroom or basement, or you may choose to divide it according t

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