Tile is an attractive and durable flooring surface. Tile is also easy to clean, but cleaning the grout is another matter. Because of the porous composition of grout, it is prone to staining. Kitchen tile grout is subject to drips and spills. Bathroom tile grout is susceptible to soap and mildew accumulation. Follow these simple
Ceiling fans can reduce both cooling and heating expense. In the summer months, ceiling fans only use a fraction of the energy that a central air conditioning unit or even a window unit uses. By circulating air in a room, ceiling fans create a wind chill type effect. Moisture on your skin evaporates quicker allowing
We have come to rely daily on our microwave ovens for both reheating and cooking meals. Though microwaves are subject to heavy usage, we usually don’t give much thought to the maintenance that should be performed to prevent damage. Microwave ovens typically last five to ten years. Following these safety and maintenance steps can significantly
Do you have a closet that every time you open it you get an anxiety attack and want to immediately shut the door because of the clutter? It’s easy to put off cleaning that closet for another week or month. But with a few simple tips, you can get that closet organized in quick order.
Do you suffer from allergies? If so, you are not alone since 55% of the population in the United States tests positive for one or more allergens. Some of these allergens such as dust mites and mold can be found in your home. Here are some tips to eliminate these allergens and help you breathe
Ceramic tile is an excellent choice as flooring for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, entryways and other areas that might get wet and dirty. Ceramic tile is made of clay and other natural products that are shaped and pressed before being glazed and fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. This process makes ceramic tile durable
Other than wiping up spills and cleaning the drawers, perhaps you have never considered performing maintenance on your refrigerator. But, you should. Refrigerators are the second largest energy consumer in your house after your heating and air conditioning system. They can account for as much as 15% of your electric bill each month. A refrigerator
Clothes dryers are fairly simple appliances. Hot air is used to dry the clothes while they tumble around the drum. Moisture from the wet clothes and warm air is vented to the exterior. In the drying process, lint is created when fabric fibers are removed from the clothes. Lint will build up in the lint
After cleaning your deck or patio, you may have noticed that your outdoor furniture is looking a little rugged. To prolong the life of lawn furniture, it’s a good idea to clean it a couple of times each year. Outdoor furniture comes in a variety of materials including plastic, wood, aluminum, wicker and wrought iron.