2015

Four Cleaning Tips For Your Frieze Carpet

Frieze carpet, which features a deep pile and long, twisted fibers, is a favorite among homeowners because of its softness and durability. However, this style of carpet does present a few challenges when it comes to keeping it clean. Its long, highly textured fibers can trap debris deep within the carpet. Also, the fibers tend to be very absorbent, which makes them prone to staining. If you want to keep your frieze carpet clean and stain-free, follow these cleaning tips.

Prepare Yourself for Roofing Emergencies

To prepare for home repair emergencies, it may be a good idea to prepare a repair kit for certain tasks. Different parts of the home might require repair kits: plumbing, roofing, etc. Here, you will learn what you need to know to be prepared for roofing emergencies to lessen the damage that the home sustains until proper repairs can be made. Build a Roofing Repair Kit Buy a large tote that you can use to store many of the emergency items in.

How To Clean Stone Tile And Grout

Stone tile floors need to be cleaned and sealed to ensure that they are waterproof and stain resistant. It is also very important that you clean your grout lines thoroughly. The grout is the most porous, and therefore vulnerable part of a tile surface. Cleaning and sealing the grout lines will usually take longer than cleaning the actual stone surfaces. This article explains how to clean and seal your stone tile and grout.

Troubleshooting Baseboard Heaters: When To Call A Repair Person

Baseboard heaters provide an efficient way to heat your home. The heat emanates from the registers near your floor, allowing warm air to travel upward and heat the room. Sometimes, these heaters can malfunction. Knowing how to troubleshoot and diagnose any issues with your baseboard heaters can help you determine when it is time to call a repair person to fix your heating system. Here are a few things to check for as you inspect the baseboard heating elements.

How To Clean Upholstered Furniture

The upholstery on your furniture can get pretty dirty over time, especially if you have pets or kids—accidents happen after all. You can keep your upholstery clean by giving it a nice vacuum and scrub down at least once per month to keep your furniture looking its best. See below for instructions on how to clean upholstered furniture.   1. Take It Apart Take off all of the pillows and cushions and vacuum the dust off of them, as well as the upholstery below the cushions.