By cooldude | May 5, 2013
Mold removal is not that particularly hard when the mold infestation is comparatively less. All kinds of mould is due to presence of humid air in the home, if the humidity levels are above 70% then you are sure to acquire molds. Even black mold from water damage on walls can be dealt with easily.
For non porous surfaces the best thing to do against mold is chlorine beach. Taking 1/2th part bleach or 1/4th part bleach in water to create a chlorine water substituent for cleaning mold is actually very beneficial on non porous surfaces like porcelain, ceramic and etc. for porous surfaces like hardwood and cement walls make sure to get a boric acid mixture. The boric acid mixture available in the market is not concentrated enough, hence mix hydrogen peroxide 33-35% with three parts water and add boric one cup boric acid to it. Make sure to damped the region before cleaning them, allow acid to stay for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off alter.
By cooldude | April 28, 2013
If you are looking for a contractor for some work in your home, then prior to your selection of a general contractor you should take care of few important factors. First of all make a list of all the works that are to be done in your home. It is very important since depending on that you will have to look for a contractor. However for all sorts stray works like that of repair and maintenance a general contractor is the best.
Once you have narrowed down on any contractor, take proper information about him. Check whether he is competent enough to do the works that you need to do or not. You can take proper information about the quality of service provided by the contractor. You can also ask him for the database of his previous clients so that you can collect reviews about his works.
Visit two three contractors and compare their charges, quality of service, etc. After you have made a successful comparison, then only hire a general contractor for the work.
By cooldude | April 23, 2013
Lush green lawns are a sight of beauty. Having a lush green lawn with beautiful grass growing all over it is a lawn owners dream. In order to keep it green water is an absolute necessity. If the climate of the region is dry it is best to install an irrigation system for the grass. Trickling irrigation system is far less water consuming than others and have a great effect on plants. If the climate is appropriate no such irrigation is needed.
It is also needed to dethatch lawns on a periodic basis to get rid of the dead grass in between the living and the soil. This takes up the new grass space and also nutrients from the soil. Adding nutrients and applying herbicides in order to control growth of weeds is also recommended. Also proper lawn mowing should be done as no one wants a jungle in their lawn.
By cooldude | April 14, 2013
It’s necessary to have a regular clean up for your air ducts to ensure safe breathable air for your family. The air ducts get clogged up with dust, debris and molds over time and hence you should check out on from time to time for cleaning needs.
Start off with floor vents. Take a flash-light, remove the duct cover and take out the debris trapped inside. You can even use vacuum hose to collect up the debris and dirt from the sir ducts. If you have got pets, it’s suggested to go for a daily vacuuming. A daily vacuuming will eliminate any possibility of clogging there.
However, it’s not possible to clean up the entire duct properly all by yourself. For example, if you have a rat trapped inside the ducts, you have to call up a professional duct cleaning agency that are equipped with the proper equipments and latest methods of effective duct cleaning.
By cooldude | March 20, 2013
Most people associate chandeliers to great halls and ballrooms but it is not so. Chandeliers can be used in your living room or guest room too. There are a huge variety of chandeliers to choose from in the market. As they come in different shapes and sizes. The materials used are also of tremendous importance.
When looking for a chandelier, the room it will be put up in must be determined first. The design, shape and size must be in accordance with the theme of the room concerned. Chandeliers are no longer merely decorative as there are modified ones which are also a source of light in the room. Chandeliers with bulbs in them can emit different colors of light and therefore can be customized to fit the décor in the room. Chandeliers do give homes that ample amount of glamour that leaves visitors amazed at the luxury of your home.
By cooldude | March 14, 2013
Wooden flooring has become much popular these due to its beauty, durability and longevity. Various designs, patterns and textures are available with wooden flooring to match the appearance of your house. Many times you will find that certain scratches or spills have developed in your floor. There may be many reasons behind this, but once the scratch is there you become desperate to find out ways to repair the floor.
Well, the first thing you need to know it how deep or serious the scratch is. If the scratch is not deep enough and has not reached the wooden surface, then you can repair it by simply reapplying the wax coating on the floor.
If the scratch is deep enough find out whether the damage has reached the subsurface wooden layer or not. If only the varnish or the color of the surface of the wood is affected, you can restore it by simply applying varnish or color. But if the wood has been damaged, then you need to contact you floor manufacture to repair it properly.
By cooldude | March 7, 2013
Many people like a special naturally earthy touch in their homes. For people who, like a touch of nature near to them at all times, earthy home décor tips can help them create the kind of look and feel which they could have in their homes.
The idea is to create a home which is comfortable, have earthy elements and is fresh and relaxing at the same time. For the living room and bedroom fabrics, you can use white and laces for the basics. Living rooms with wicker furniture can create a very special feel; in the rooms. Stone or hardwood flooring is a must for earthy homes. Have nice pottery items decorated all over the place. Invest in indoor and hanging indoor plants as well. A nice hammock in the patio can add a nice touch as well. Make sure that all the rooms get enough natural lighting too.
By cooldude | February 27, 2013
Bathroom cabinets are used to store shampoos, hair conditioners, shaving cream and equipments, anti-septic creams etc. These need regular cleaning and maintenance so that damp-loving germs and bacteria do not grow there or dirt does not collect over or inside the cabinet. Here are certain tips which will help you clean your bathroom cabinet thoroughly.
Empty your cabinet completely and settle all the inside contents in some other place. Clean each and every item before storing it again in your cabinet. Discard the items that have expired or have not been used for a long period of time. Use a cleaner or soap and water to clean the grease and other stains on the cabinet.
Dust off the cobwebs which are commonly found hanging on bathroom cabinets. If your cabinet is damaged in anyway, then repair it before keeping back all the items inside the cabinet. Hope these tips enable you to keep your bathroom cabinets spotless and sparkling.
By cooldude | January 28, 2013
A dripping air conditioner can cause severe damage to your home and it is quite annoying as well. So, if your air conditioner is dripping, you will have to make sure that you fix it as soon as possible. Here is how you can stop your air conditioner from dripping.
The first thing that you will have to do is inspect the condensation line. The condensation line is located, usually, next to the compressor. It is basically a PVC line which runs next to the compressor from the condenser inside your house. You will then have to identify the condenser that is in your attic. If there is water in the drip pan, the condensation line needs to be removed. You must also remove the cap from the condensation line situated indoors. If water overflows on the removal of the cap, the line is probably clogged. It will have to be unclogged.
By Kome Guide | January 26, 2013
Have you been planning to get a natural gas connection for your home for some time but have taken a step back every time someone told you that not all home appliances run on natural gas? Well, if you did, then you need to know this is something not to be worried about; there are a plethora of home appliances that run of natural gas.
A host of cooking appliances run of natural gas. You can use natural gas ovens, cook tops and ranges; they will give you precise and instant heat. If you do the cooking on an electrical appliance, you will first have to wait for the coil to gain heat and with electrical appliances you are never in control of the heat power. However, when you cook using a natural gas cooking oven, the heat generation will be instant and you can control the power of the heat by controlling the flame.
There are also a wide range of water and laundry appliances that run on natural gas. There are water heaters and dryers that run on natural gas and can fulfill all your laundry needs. The output heat of gas dryers is higher than electric dryers and they dry your clothes a lot faster. A natural-gas dryer is good for your clothes because they tumble less. It has been seen that the time required to dry one load of clothes with an electric dryer is the same for drying two loads of clothes with a gas dryer.
There are also natural gas heaters that will keep your home warm. Natural is the way to go ahead for home energy consumption requirements.