How to Repair Leaky Faucet in Kitchen

March 21st, 2017 by Allen
Leaky faucet in kitchen

Kitchen Leaky faucet

If you’ve lived for more duration in your home, there might be chances that you can come across a leaking kitchen faucet. It is common now a days, you can easily find this issue in most of the home around you. But, a leaky faucet in the kitchen can cause more of trouble some problems to the home owners. This type of leaking faucet not only invites the issue of overflow but it will also result in increasing the energy consumption bill in your home. As the water is going to drip the entire day, it might seems to be small dripping but if you calculate it for the entire year, it will sure lead you with bad impact on your consumption bills.

Well, there’s nothing to worry about as in this articles, we will help you in identifying the leaks and state you with the ways of repairing a leaky faucet in your kitchen. Follow them for enjoying the best results.

Leaky faucet repairing steps:

Step 1: Start the process by turning off the water supply to the faucet. Make use the water is not flowing because flowing water makes it nearly impossible for repairing your leaky faucet.

Step 2: Second thing is to identify the leak in your faucet. For identifying the leak you might need to look for the faucet as well as underneath the sink too. Many a times it is observed that the leaks in the faucets are caused due to the faucet lines that rest on the sink. There’s nothing to worry about as it is far easier than your expectations.

Step 3: If you observe any outer leak in your faucet, it’s advisable of start repairing and fixing it first than the internal. And an outer leak is the leak that is observed on the exterior side of the faucet. Well, repairing an outer leak is remarkably simple and easy to perform. Make the use of caulking for repairing the outer damage. Let it dry for certainly sometime so that it can get back to its normal look as well as its functions.

Step 4: Now, it is the right time for identifying any inner leak if you don’t observe any outer ones. Any type inner leak is termed to be leak in the water lines and the pipes of the faucet. You might also require the flashlight for checking any underneath plumbing issue while checking for a leaky faucet in your kitchen. Turn on the flashlight for identifying any leak. If you don’t observe any leak on the outer side of the pipes, it is definitely to the inner sides.

Step 5: After identifying the leaks and taking proper steps of repairing the same, don’t forget to tighten the fixtures that are important for enjoying a leak free faucet in your kitchen. There are many times observed the water leak is because of untightening faucets and the nuts installed. Tighten them all, for getting rid of the situation of leaky faucet in your kitchen.

How to Install Laminate Floor

March 11th, 2017 by Allen
Person installing Laminate floors

Laminate floors installation

Well, any of the remodeling projects might turn up to be an expensive as well as a time consuming process. But, when it comes for redoing your floors, it doesn’t have to be. You can simply have the advantage of saving your money by installing laminate floors as your option. It’s a DIY project and there’s no need for calling for a contractor for installing laminate floors in your home. Here are the stated steps for installing laminate floors on your own.

Things you’ll need:

  • Pry bar
  • Nails
  • Laminate flooring material
  • Duct tape
  • Safety gear
  • Hammer
  • Leveling compound
  • Spacers
  • Plastic sheeting

Process of installing laminate floors:

  • Start the process by preparing the area for installing laminate floors. It’s advisable of taking off the moldings and the baseboards off and also remove off any door installed in the room. Make the use of leveling compound for getting rid of any dips observed in your floor. And if you have installed carpet as your option in the floors, don’t forget to take off any nails or tacks fitted in it.
  • It’s the time for installing the underlay by using the method of rolling it out. If you’re planning of laying the laminates on the surface of your installed floor, first you need to put off the plastic sheeting that helps in acting like a vapor barrier before you lay the underlay.
  • Make sure you know the exact height of the new laminate floors you’re installing. The height of the laminate floors might turn up to be the difference between the door frame. It might also increase the chances that you might need to modify the door frame.
  • If not, make sure that you cut in the flooring jamb perfectly that the door can easily slide in while closing or opening it. Start measuring the room and the flooring space available to you. It’s advisable of measuring it in a slant direction for knowing the exact dimensions of the floor. Make sure you’re taking both the sides with the similar width for perfect installing process.
  • Start the process by laying the first row of laminated that you bought it from the store. Make sure of grooving the sides towards the walls so that it doesn’t affect the person walking or increases the chances of peeling up in the near future. Apply the laminate on the entire floor. Use a good amount of adhesive that helps in sticking the surface of the floor in a perfect manner. After applying the adhesive, let it dry completely before you start nailing the floor. Make the use of hammer for nailing the nails perfectly in the laminate floors prepared.
  • Cut any of the laminate that seems to be extra on the surface. Use a knife, but, make sure you’re safe. Use gloves for protecting yourself from any injury. Make the use of goggles and gloves for saving yourself from any harmful injuries further while performing the process. End up the process by applying a perfect layer of finish to the surface of your floors.

Benefits And Drawbacks Of Polished Concrete

February 23rd, 2017 by Allen
Home having concrete flooring

Polished concrete in home

If you like glossy finish in your home, then polished concrete is the best material for you to opt for. However polished concrete is not worth the glossy finish, it has a lot more to offer. You will be amazed if you see the features and benefits of polished concrete. If you are considering polished concrete to be installed in your home, then you must check out its advantages, you will be totally flabbergasted. However it also has some drawbacks also to have to ponder upon. Top help you out make a wise and informed decision, here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of polished concrete.

Benefits

  • Budget friendly

The costing of polished concrete depends upon its complexity but on general grounds it will cost just 2$ per square foot. The maximum costing of polished concrete can go up to 304 per square foot. Majority of the installations are very much cost effective. It would be quite budge friendly if you are having a current concrete slab which is prepared for polishing, staining or installation of any decorative overlay or coating. Polished concrete’s budget friendly feature not only comes at the time of installation but it remains for the lifetime. This is because there will not be any need of replacement unless and until you are bored of your existing look. Even the maintenance issues with polished concrete are quite low.

  • Long lasting

Polished concrete is highly durable materials and it is prone to manage high foot traffic very easily and effectively. It can also manage heavy equipment’s and weights also properly. Damaging polished concrete is not easy and chipping and breaking is not at all possible. Now this would definitely attract you for installing polished concrete in your home. The longevity of polished concrete is approximately 100 or more years if it is installed, maintained and sealed properly. Even when the surrounding is very harsh, polished concrete can manage to last for that long. This will be lot higher than other floor coverings. You will not have to remove damaged surface or repair the one or not have any issues of replacing them.

  • Absence of VOC

All other floor coverings like hardwood flooring, synthetic carpet and vinyl carpet has harmful VOC (volatile organic compounds) present in them which is not the case with polished concrete.

Drawbacks

  • Very cold

One of the major drawbacks of polished concrete is that they are not good with retaining heat very well. This means that your floor will remain cold during winters. If you are residing in cold area, it’s not advisable to opt for polished concrete. If you are opting for polished concrete in cold weather then you will have higher energy bills.

  • Loud

If you have polished concrete floor in your home, you have to be ready for the noise as its surface is very loud. It is just like natural stone flooring, ceramic tile or bamboo floors, all of them are very noisy.

Tips To Clean Laminate Floor

February 8th, 2017 by Allen
Cleaning laminate floors

Mopping laminate floors

Laminate floor are great for your home. However any good thing should be maintained to make it long lasting in your home. Same is the case with laminate floor also. The basic thing you need to do for caring for your laminate floor is to clean it regularly. Cleaning laminate floor regularly will help to prevent scratch or save it from getting warped. The general cleaning by sweep and dry mop would be sufficient for laminate floor. You must also go for intense cleaning at some point of time. Intense cleaning involves using mild cleaners and warm water. Apart from this, here are some of the ways you can use for cleaning laminate floor efficiently.

  • Sweep laminate floor regularly

Everyday dirt should be removed from the floor. Use dry dust mop on the laminate floor and clean up all the dust, dirt and debris from the floor. However laminate floor is basically scratch resistant but still if there is excess amount of hair, debris and dirt on the floor then it can cause the floor to get scratched if these all are allowed to stay on the floor for a long period of time. However if you are not intending to use dry dust mop, you can also go for using vacuum or soft brush attachment. While sweeping try to sweep in the direction               in which tiles are laid. By doing so, you will be allowed to pick up the debris which are falling the grooves of the pieces of laminate floor.

  • Clean up the spills instantly

Whenever there are any spills on the laminate floor, it’s better to clean it up on the very moment. Take a sponge or a cloth and instantly clean any of the spills specifically if it is a liquid spill. Don’t let any liquid spill even water sit on the laminate floor for more period of time. Liquid can damage the protective layer and it can also stain the protective layer of your laminate floor. Take a dry cloth and soak the liquid in it. Make the sponge or cloth damp before you do the spot cleaning. Make sure there is no residue remaining on the floor.

  • Clean laminate floor with hot water

Cleaning laminate floor with hot water is also good idea for maintaining it. Well you don’t need fully hot water, Luke warm water will be enough. When you find that you laminate floor has got visibly dirty or muddy patches are seen, you can go for using hot water for cleaning laminate floor. However it is very important to clean laminate floor correctly with hot water or else chances are there that it can leave streaks behind and that can look really dirty. There is lowest chances of damaging the protective layer of coating installed on your laminate floor if you clean it with hot water as it is the mildest cleaner you can get for cleaning laminate floor. You can also thorough mopping if the stains are extreme stubborn otherwise soft mopping will work for cleaning laminate floor.

Common Plumbing Problems at Home

January 24th, 2017 by Allen
Different tools for Plumbing

Plumbing tools for home

Frankly speaking, there are many plumbing problem that might occur in your home. Taking from breakage in your water lines to the leaky faucet installed. Even, certain are more common than other, and thankfully, they are the easiest ones to fix. Here are the common plumbing problems that might be faced by the home owners.

Plumbing problems:

Blocked toilet:

A blocked toilet plumbing problem is one of the worst yet urgent plumbing issues to be solved by the home owners. If your observe this to be in your home, turn off the water supply to your toilet for stopping the situation of overflowing.

Next thing is to take the plunger and push it down into the toilet bowl. It’s advisable of repeating this action for several times for getting rid of your toilet blockage. There is a specialized plunger available in the market, which are specifically shaped top fit in the toilet bowl and it’s advisable of using this, instead of using the round shaped one.

If this also doesn’t work for you, you’ll require a special metal line. It is often referred by the name of snake. It is used for running into the toilet for cleaning the accumulate blockage. If you’re facing a regular plumbing problem of toilet blockage in your bathroom, it’s advisable of investing in a snake than calling for a contractor every alternate time.

Blocked kitchen sink:

Every home owner have had experiences blocked sink once in their life. There are many reasons behind the buildup like building up of grease or old food residue that have been washed over the period of time in that sink.

We all know about this, but the easiest way of getting rid of such blockage from the sink is by making the use of round shaped plunger. Start by placing the cup of the plunger on the drain and push towards up and down. Repeat the process several times and try hard for cleaning the blocked sink. If you think, it’s not working, make the use of snake wire for clearing the blockage.

Make the use of drain snake for dislodging the blockage. You can also place a bucket underneath the sink ad unscrew the drains. Take off the pipe and clean it by using a wire for clearing the accumulated blockage and re-attach the pipe once again to the sink.

Leaky faucet:

One of the single most common plumbing problems is a leaky faucet. You might not know but a leaky faucet has the capacity of increasing your energy consumption bills in your home. But for repairing the plumbing problem, you’ll require to shut off the water mains of your home. Start by removing the faucet cover and unscrew the handle of the faucet. Remove it gently for not damaging your hands.

At the bottom section of the faucet you’ll observe a washer. It’s advisable of removing it and replace it with the new one. Don’t forget to check the correct size of the washer. After placing the new washer, screw the handle of the faucet back to its place. Turn the water on for observing any leakage that is still prevailing in your home.

Creative Ways To Organize Your Closet

January 13th, 2017 by Allen
Tips to Organize your closet

ways to organize your closet

Closet is that one thing which you use daily and chances of messing it also increases. How hard you try, after some days, you will end up messing your closet. After you mess it up, it can be very difficult to find things from there and when you keep it in the similar manner, you will have heaps and heaps of things many of them of no use and due to that not finding the one which is actually of use. It can be very irritating at times and hence the option you are left with is organizing your closet. No matter how messed up it looks and how hard it is to organize your closet, you will have to do it for your own good. To help you out in organizing your closet in best possible manner, here are some of the effective tips which can guide you.

  • The first thing you need to do while organizing your closet is to empty your whole closet. Now if you think only some portion looks unorganized and you can just make that okay then it is not going to work. You are going to organize your closet after a long time and you are not going to do it again for a very long time and hence you need to do it the right way. Take every single thing out of your closet, your clothes, your jewelry, your scarf, your hangers, shoes, boxes, blankets, piles, magazines, bags and every other thing. This will give you a clear idea as to what things you have stored in there since so long.
  • The second step of organizing your closet is to classify the items into various categories. Keeping all the things together is not going to help you find any single thing. Put the clothes one side, put shoes on one side, accessories on one side and so on. Now when you are categorizing these things, also check what things are actually useful and what things are just lying in your closet without any use. Consider donating the extra things and making some extra space your closet for put those things which are actually useful.
  • The third step of organizing your closet is to pack seasonal things in a different bag or box. Now winter clothes are not something which you are going to need all year or rain coats and rain boots are also not the thing which you are going to need all year long. Put all these things in one bag or box and put it somewhere else other than your closet.
  • The last step of organizing your closet is to put the thing back in your closet. Try to hang your clothes instead of folding it. This will give you added space in your closet. While organizing your closet, you should also put the things according to use to save your closet from getting messy again. Keep those things in front side, which you are going to use in regular basis and keep those things back which is there for occasional use.

Tips For Lawn Care

December 29th, 2016 by Allen
Tips for lawn care

ways of lawn care

Can you make out a healthy lawn when you see it? A lush, soft, smooth are the kind of perfect lawns. These types of lawns are perfect for cartwheels and croquet. Now you would be wondering why your lawn don’t look like that. For getting the perfect lawn, you need to take some lawn care. Without proper lawn care, you are not going to get the lawn that you have thought of. There are plenty of things included in lawn care which you might not know and that’s the reason why your lawn is not perfect like others. However if you are not taking proper lawn care, you are never going to get it. Here are some of the lawn care tips which you must follow to get the perfect lush green lawn.

  • Setting the soil

Planting a new lawn is not lesser than an adventure. The major keys for lawn care are proper planning and preparation. It doesn’t matter which method of planting you are using, but the main thing which matters is that you have to prepare the area efficiently for adequate result. The best tip for lawn care is to set the soil. The soil should not such which should be crusting over or will compact into lumpy ruts. Setting the soil is by far the most important step of lawn care but this is that step which most of the gardeners skip while starting with the lawn care. Before you start planting, it’s very much important that you check the PH portion in the soil. This seems to be very much time wasting or useless but trust me it is basic factor of law care.

  • Seed or not to seed

Rolling up a carpet of sod is the fastest way for growing a beautiful lawn. But however sod can be really expensive option for your lawn. If you are having a large lawn then it can be really expensive and lawn care can also be very difficult. The alternate option you have got is to seed your area yourself by your hand or you can also try the method called hydro seeding. This method of hydro seeding for lawn care and maintenance has become very popular in recent times. It is used by the farmers too much especially if they are having large fields. Hydro seeding is solving one of the major problems of seeding with hands and even dispersal of seeds. There are variety of seeds and grass from which you can choose the one suiting with your soil and climate.

  • Water

Watering every time is not the right thing for lawn care; instead you should go for watering your lawn once in a week only. When you are watering make sure you are watering deep as you have to do just once in a week. Frequent but shallow watering will not lead to the roots of the grass and will not benefit your lawn and hence do deep watering.

Natural Homemade Cleaning Products for your Home

August 3rd, 2016 by Allen

Natural Homemade Cleaning Products for your HomeUsing natural things and products have now been accepted by many of the home owners and are prevailing with more amount of information too. Well, this can be sorted by you too with the help of going to know about the natural homemade cleaning products for your home. Not only that, using natural homemade cleaning products will help you in giving you the same results which you are getting from those of the cleaning products which you are using right now. Don’t worry, there are many such of the natural homemade cleaning products for your home which you can easily avail while having it at your home. Well, from these products many of them are easily available at your home which you are not taking in to account.

Well, the following information will help you in knowing for the natural homemade cleaning products for your home which you were unaware of. There are many options with the home owners which you can go for at the time of taking in to account the natural homemade cleaning products for your home like vinegar, baking soda, diluted vinegar, etc. and many other combination of the products which can jointly go for making up the natural homemade cleaning products for your home which are considered to be best option for the home owners to try for.

Natural homemade cleaning products for your home

  • Vinegar is considered to be the first preference which I would prefer while you are counting up on the natural homemade products for your home. yes, because it comprise of such types of reactive substances in it which can help you in going for cleaning your floors or your bathroom tiles which are installed in your home.
  • Another option which you can take in to account while deciding for the natural homemade cleaning products for your home is the baking soda which are easily available at your home. Baking soda makes the reaction on the flooring ort any part of your home which you want to go for cleaning up.
  • Going for rubbing alcohol is considered to be another option which you can definitely go on counting for natural homemade cleaning products for your home? those stains which are not leaving or not getting faded can be easily taken off with the help of getting and rubbing of the alcohol on it because it comprise of such ingredients which are being available for the matters of removing stains from your home.
  • Spray cleaners and green cleaners are considered to be other good option which you can call for natural homemade cleaning products for your home which are considered to be good for prevailing it in your home. green products will help you in not only getting your results but will also help you in getting cost conscious which are considered to be better option for the home owners to go for exercising at your home. You can also go for the cleaning recipes which can help you in making your home to be ecofriendly in nature.

How to Clean your Pool at your Home

July 11th, 2016 by Allen

How to Clean your Pool at your HomeWell, according to me cleaning your pool at your home is considered to be an interesting job which the home owners must go for. Keeping your pool to be glittery clean is not a tough job which you are thinking of. It is also depended in the pool size and the design which is being installed in your home. But trust me it is considered to be easy thing and process which can help you in the matters of going for cleaning your pool at your home. Well, there are certain secrets which can help you in going for the process of cleaning your pool at your home which can help you in many matters. Not only would that but your work be sorted even on the better path which would be beneficial to the home owners only.

The further information and details will help you in getting all the things to know while going for the process of cleaning your pool at your home. frankly speaking home owners find it difficult of going with the process of cleaning your pool at your home, but the facts says something else which you need to take in to account because it will help you in getting understand all the things in a better manner. Well, there are many things which can help you in going for the process of cleaning your pool at your home like you must clean the filter which is installed in your pool, get the basket and clean up the debris which you find in your pool, vacuuming your pool and cleaning the tiles on a regular basis, etc. and many more of the things which can help you in the matters of going for cleaning your pool at your home.

I know you might be thinking that this process if going to consume more of your time but don’t worry, it is considered to be easy which can help you with many of the matters while complying with the process further. The first thing which the home owners are required to comply with is to remove up all the debris which you observe in your pool, because it will help you in not making or accumulating more of the algae. Algae are considered to be the reasons which are being present with the help of the debris which gets wet.

Take the help of the long handled net, you can go for cleaning the debris which are present in the center of your pool, but amongst this the easiest way which can help you is to clean up the pool everyday which can be considered to be easiest and fastest way which you can go for. Another thing which can help you in the matters of going for cleaning your pool at your home is vacuuming the pool. This will help you in cleaning the tiles which are installed in your pool and all the sticky substances which are present on the tiles will be removed and you will get your pool to be cleaner and maintained.

Tips To Clean Your Basement Floor

June 14th, 2016 by Allen

Cleaning basementYour basement is by far the dirtiest part of your home. We usually clean out all the parts of our home but always miss out basement. Even when you look at the floor of the basement as compared to floors of other rooms, basement floor would be very dirty and as it is very dirty you don’t even like to clean it. But this is not the solution. You must become proactive and clean your basement floor. Basement becomes like store house or more like dumping part of the house and hence its floor is also dirtier and hence cleaning your basement floor becomes a bit difficult. If you follow the right tips and work efficient you will be able to clean your basement floor. Here are some of the tips which would help to clean your basement floor.

  • Scrub basement floor with cleaning solution

If your basement floor is very dirty then cleaning your basement flooring by mopping is not an appropriate solution. You need to clean your basement floor with scrub and cleaning solution. You can make cleaning solution for cleaning your basement floor by adding detergent and a cup of ammonia in a bucket filled with warm water. Now for cleaning your basement floor, spread this solution over the floor of your basement and scrub the surface of your floor with a stiff and hard nylon brush. If there is really some stubborn dirt then for cleaning your basement floor with stubborn dirt you need to add some trisodium phosphate to your cleaning solution. You can get trisodium phosphate at any of the hardware phosphate. Rinse the floor with plane water and then let it dry. Make use of a shop vacuum to remove the excess water from the floor. By applying this method you will be able to clean your basement floor efficiently.

  • Use bleach

For cleaning your basement floor, you can take into use bleach. When mildew prevails in the basement for a long period of time then even after cleaning it leaves a musty and unpleasant smell in the basement. For getting rid of this unpleasant smell, you can make use of bleach and clean your basement floor with bleach. Open each and every window of the basement, also switch on all the fans so that stale gets out of your basement and fresh smell gets in the basement. You can also install a dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture and clean your basement floor in the perfect manner.

  • Clean your basement floor with bleaching powder

One of the easiest solution to clean your basement floor is to use bleaching powder. By using bleaching powder you will be able to get rid of the bad smell and also dirty stains. Sprinkle the bleaching powder on the floor and let it be there for few minutes let the floor soak the solution and kill all the bugs and microorganisms. After that mop the floor with plane and clean water and let it dry.