Category archives: Home Maintenance

Money Saving Tips for a Greener Household

Having a green household used to be a dream reserved only for hippies and hardcore conservationists. Not so anymore. As our knowledge about global warming has deepened, it has become generally accepted that we as humans need to make a more concentrated effort to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet for future generations. One of the best things about transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle lies in the fact […]

Eliminate drain pain: Tips to unblock your drains

Blocked drains can be caused by a number of things, some of which are minor nuisances and others that are big headaches. Before calling out the plumber — and shelling out the dollars — try some tried and true tips for unblocking your drain yourself. Why do drains clog There can be a number of reasons for clogged drains. In your bathroom, the culprit is often hair and oils that […]

Identifying the Causes of Water Hammer and How to Best Deal with It

Have you realized lately that your sprinkler makes odd noises? The sound might be water hammer although there could be other causes of this noise. One factor that could be creating such a noise is air contained/trapped in the water pipes, that often cause the same noise that water hammer effect gives. A few times, I’ve dealt with a situation whereby I can heard this “thumping” sound coming from the […]

DIY Tips for Preparing Your Roof For Cold Winter Months

With winter around the corner, you are probably thinking of how to get your roof ready for the cold weather. There are a number of strategies that you can utilize to make sure that your roof is strong enough to stand up to winter snow, ice or winds and give you the ultimate comfort and peace of mind that you deserve. Some of these strategies include the following: 1. Inspect […]

How to Prevent Blocked Downpipes and Gutters

Aren’t rain gutters great? They channel the water so it doesn’t pour onto your head when you go through the front door, or erode and stain your walkways. Of course, once they begin to fill up with leaves and twigs and who knows what, they become virtually useless, don’t they? In order to get the most from your gutters, you have to keep them clean. Not only the gutters, but […]

Ways You can Lower Your Home Expenses

Take control of your monthly expenses These days, we are all looking for some ways to save money and create a better financial future for our family. Many of the great DIY projects are a great way to do this, but what about those monthly home expenses that just never seems to get lower each month? These are necessities that you need to have, so it may seem like you […]

How to polish your timber floor

All timber floors need polishing in order not to wear and deteriorate by being exposed to the elements. Ensure that you reapply the polish before the old finish is worn all the way down to the wood. If that happens, you will need to sand back all the finish before you can apply the polish again. After sanding the timber floor, it is time to give it that protective layer […]

How to sand your timber floor

There is a common misconception that timber floors will last a forever. The truth is that timber floors have the potential to last a lifetime, as long as they are treated the right way. As long as you are diligent at periodically treating your floors with the right oils, the floors will easily outlast you. However, floors can get damaged, dry up and splinter and be susceptible to water damage […]

Best Ways of Regulating the Temperature in your House

Use Energy in The Most Efficient Way Being environmentally friendly doesn’t exclusively mean using as little energy as possible. What it means for a realistic, sustainable future is using energy in the least wasteful way possible. We need a little to go a long way, and we need the sources of energy that we use to be sustainable, so that we can use them for many years to come. If […]

How to Maintain Air Quality within your House

 Air Quality is Essential for Healthy Living Maintaining the air quality of your home is very important because the air that we breathe is very vital in shaping our health and well-being. If it is not maintained properly, your indoor air quality will degrade thus creating health problems such as emphysema, asthma, bronchial conditions as well as polluting your indoor environment. Therefore, you must ensure that your house has proper […]