Archive for March, 2017

How to Repair Leaky Faucet in Kitchen

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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.