Category Archives: Home Repair

How to Prepare Your Home for the Upcoming Winter

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As the temperatures start to drop and winter approaches, it’s important to make sure your home is prepared. By taking some time to do some simple maintenance and weatherproofing, you can help keep your home warm and comfortable all season long.

In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to prepare your home for winter. From inspecting your roof and cleaning your gutters, to stocking up on supplies and insulating your home, these tips will help you get ready for the cold weather ahead.

Prepare Your Home’s Exterior.

Your roof takes the brunt of the beating during winter, so it’s important to make sure it’s in good condition before the cold weather hits. Look for any cracks, missing shingles, or other damage. If you find any, make sure to repair them as soon as possible.

Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts.Gutters and downspouts can quickly become clogged with

[Buyer’s Guide] 5 Tips on Choosing a Dehumidifier For Your House

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Dehumidifiers are perfect for keeping any living area in your house moisture free. They also provide some serious health benefits as well as preventing mold from growing on walls and areas that would otherwise stay damp. Even a small dehumidifier can save you a lot of money on home repairs as they keep wallpaper and paint from going moldy and peeling. There are a lot of different sizes and models available on the market these days, so when selecting the best whole house dehumidifier for your home, there are a number of points you should consider to ensure you are picking a dehumidifier to suit your home, your family, and your budget.

Five tips on how to choose a dehumidifier for your house

Size and capacity of dehumidifiers

This will be the most important consideration when choosing a dehumidifier. You will need to determine the size of the …

How to successfully install a Macerating System

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If you need to construct a toilet at a location where plumbing services are not available, you can go for the macerating system.

The step wise instructions described below would help you to erect an efficient macerating system in your home.

Step 1: First you should prepare the Macerating Unit

  • In macerating unit, the bowel passes through the discharge tube and gets collected in tank. There is a pump in the tank which after breaking up the bowels pushes the residues through the exit opening.
  • You can prepare the pump unit in the macerating tank by inserting the flapper check assembly in the place provided. Ensure that flapper assembly maintains the direction of elbow.
  • You should now force the elbow to connection and fasten the same with the help of clamp.

Step 2: Tap into the Vent

  • Vent can be easily tapped by cutting the pipe through with the help

How to Keep Your Home from Being Flooded

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Mother Nature can be fickle. You pray for a shower to water your gardens and wash your car, and she gives you a downpour of biblical proportions. All of that rain has to go somewhere. With any luck, it is swept through the sewer systems and out to the ocean. But sometimes storms generate so much rain that flooding occurs in low-lying areas. Rivers and creeks overflow their banks, and water floods into streets, yards, and basements. You can’t stop the rain. You can, however, take steps to keep your home dry and safe.

First, clear all of the drains on your property and on the street. These metal grates are magnets for rotting leaves and piles of garbage. All of that garbage clogs the drains and prevents water from escaping down to the sewer system. If the water cannot properly drain, it will pool around the street, your …

How To Install A Ceiling Fan

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Ceiling fans are a great way to improve your home temperature. Whether you are trying to keep your hose cooler or warm it up a ceiling fan can do both consistently. A ceiling fan works in the warmer months by blowing the air down toward a person and the air mixed with their sweat keeps their skin cooler. With the turn of a switch a ceiling fan can be used during colder months to help draw the cooler air off of the floor and forces the heat to be transferred away from the ceiling. This means that ceiling fans are helpful year-round and can be very helpful to combat high heating costs in the winter months. Ceiling fans are also very useful in smokey or dusty homes and make it so the air is less stuffy by circulating the air you breathe.

Ceiling fans were originally designed by using a

How to quickly paint interior walls yourself without sacrificing quality

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The maxim “you get out what you put in” applies to most things in life – including painting walls, which means that if you want a long-lasting and professional finish, you’ll need to spend time preparing for the job. However, it is possible to cut a few (very small) corners when painting walls and still make the task a relatively painless one and one that will give a professional looking finish.

Clearing the Room

When painting walls with a roller you may think that there’s little danger of paint ending up on any other surface than the walls. However, regardless of how careful you are, tiny splatter spots can still occur, especially if you use an inferior quality roller. Therefore, it’s important to protect anything you don’t want to be spoiled by paint. That means moving what you can out of the room including light shades and curtains or …