Repairing Water-Damaged Drywall


Easy to work with, inexpensive, and relatively light, drywall offers numerous attractive qualities. Yet drywall, like any building material, has its own specific Achilles' heel: water. The good news is that it is still possible to repair water-damaged drywall. This article will introduce you to the basic process.  Evaluate the extent of the damage. Drywall ceilings are far and away the most susceptible to the threat of water damage. If you're lucky, and the water damage is minimal enough, you may be able to simply let the damp spot dry out again.

4 April 2016

Removing Lead-Based Paint From Window Frames And Walls


The recent events in Flint, Michigan, have once again shed light on the problem of lead paint and children. Many cities may not have the problem with the water systems that Flint is having, but many cities still have problems with lead paint in older homes - especially around window frames and walls. Lead paint, when ingested by small children, can lead to brain damage and development problems. If you live in an older home and are worried about lead in the paint being around, here is how you can remove the chipped and flaky old paint before you put on a fresh coat without lead in it on the window frames and walls.

3 March 2016

3 Tips For Removing Mold From Hardwood Floors


When you have a flood or roof leak in your home, one of the biggest dangers is having mold develop, which occurs with a high amount of water and moisture. It can be disastrous to hardwood floors, often requiring replacing the damaged areas. However, if you are quick to dry the floors and remove traces of surface mould, you might be ale to save them. Here are some helpful tips for removing mold from the hardwood floors.

9 February 2016

Your Local Home And Garden Show Can Be A Great Place To Learn About Gutter Installation Options


As spring nears, the number of home shows scheduled in your area is increasing. And if you're a homeowner looking for a residential product or service, like gutters and installation, you may be considering attending one or more of these shows to get an idea of what local companies offer.  Hundreds of these home and garden shows are held around the U.S. each year. Here's why attending a home show to learn more about your gutter options may be worth your while.

12 January 2016

Make A Unique Blanket With Fleece


If you would like to make a unique blanket for your bed but you aren't thrilled about sewing, then there is a fun option you can choose. You can make a warm blanket for your bed in just a few supplies and in a few simple steps. This article will teach you how to make a blanket you simply tie together. Plus, you can even make matching pillow coverings using the same method.

14 December 2015

What To Do After Your Refrigerator Has A Leak In The Kitchen


Water on the floor in the kitchen is typically a bad sign, often meaning that there is a leak somewhere that can damage the flooring, cabinetry, and appliances. If you have already checked under the sink to see if there is moisture dripping from the pipes and have narrowed down the source to the refrigerator, it is important that you address the leak right away with the following steps. Clean Up the Water Immediately

24 November 2015

Remove Acrylic Spray Paint from Windowpanes on Your Home


If someone vandalized your home by applying acrylic spray paint to a few of its windowpanes, you may be sickened by the thought of it causing permanent damage to the glass. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected with the following steps. Once you have removed the paint, the windowpanes will look as good as they did prior to the defacement of your property. Materials tarp spray bottle water plastic putty knife lightly-abrasive sponge rubbing alcohol paint thinner plastic sheeting  masking tape mild detergent water hose glass cleaner squeegee lint-free cloth Soften the Paint and Remove Thickly-Coated Sections

28 October 2015

How To Track Down A Musty Odor And Remove Mold From Your Home


If you notice a musty odor in your home, you probably have mold growing somewhere you can't see. Mold is a very common problem in homes, but it usually doesn't grow out of control unless there is a leak or flood. Mold loves damp wood and humid conditions. It can grow behind drywall and under sinks when you are unaware you even have a water leak. Here's what you can do when you notice the smell of mildew or mold in your home.

23 September 2015

The 101 On Fiber Cement Siding


Home ownership can be challenging. From the initial process of searching and purchasing to the various tasks necessary to maintain your investment, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of being a homeowner. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough time and effort into your home's exterior siding. Considering it offers an estimated 92.8 percent return, replacing your siding is a smart investment. Of course, choosing the best option for your home can be a difficult decision.

20 August 2015

When To Hire A Structural Engineer To Look At Your Foundation


When you think about having foundation work done on your home, you probably think about calling a foundation repair company to come out, take a look and make any necessary repairs. However, a structural engineer can be your best first call in many cases. Structural engineers know how to look at the foundation and other components of your home to determine how much of a risk your foundation is and how it can be repaired.

30 June 2015