See how a swimming pool that’s been converted to a salt water system, rather than a chlorinated system, fares after 3 years. You might be surprised! If you’re thinking of converting to a salt water swimming pool, read this first to see a list of pros & cons that you probably haven’t thought about!
You know what a dirty bathtub ring looks like… Now imagine what that soap scum buildup is doing inside the jet plumbing of your Jacuzzi style bathtub! Sure, you can clean the tub itself — but once you start the air jets, all kinds of nasty looking bits and specks will come floating to the surface if you don’t clean the jets, the nozzles, and the interior plumbing system too. Those pipes behind your jet tub quickly become contaminated with infectious bacteria — some you can see, and some you can’t. Fortunately, cleaning the inside of your air tub’s pipes, jets, and nozzles is really easy! The hardest part is taking the time to do it on a regular basis — to prevent biofilm (a nasty residue that forms around bacteria in your plumbing lines) from building up. Here’s how to properly clean a whirlpool tub and remove biofilm yourself in just a few quick steps. See how to make your own jetted tub cleaner and where you can buy one.
Here’s everything you need to know about sealing granite countertops, cleaning granite countertops daily, plus tips for preventing staining and etching.
Is your fiberglass tub scratched or cracked? If done properly, a fiberglass repair can look as good as new and should provide many years of trouble-free service. Here’s how to repair a scratched or cracked fiberglass tub.
Here’s how, why, and how often you should clean your air ducts — especially if you’ve recently remodeled, live in an area where there’s new construction, or have a lot of pets.
Some things to think about when it comes to building an attached garage vs an unattached garage. Plus some ideas for finishing your garage (as opposed to leaving it unfinished) and choosing the best garage organization system for all of your stuff.
If you’re about to undertake your first DIY project that involves installing or replacing drywall, then your biggest question is probably which of these you should be using: Spackle or Joint Compound. Here’s what you need to know about how to fix drywall using those 2 materials.
There are far better options than painting over wallpaper. Here’s how to remove stubborn wallpaper yourself.
If your garage door opener stopped working, here’s how to find replacement garage door remotes, plus info about garage door remote batteries and reprogram your garage door opener system.
Here are the best ways to store paint so you can actually reuse what’s leftover at some point.
Home warranties are NOT homeowners insurance. Nor are they any form of a guarantee. If you’re thinking of including a home warranty in your home sale, or if you’re thinking of purchasing an aftermarket home warranty for your own protection as you transition into your new home, here are a few things to consider.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of hiring a handyman for household repairs.
If you’re not using your inground swimming as much as you once did, a pool Deckover puts an end to costly pool maintenance and gives you lots more usable living space in your backyard. Here are examples, costs, as well as pros & cons.
Being a successful landlord will ultimately require that you understand both your responsibilities as a landlord as well as the rights of your renters. Here’s what you need to know before you rent out your house.
The garden wheelbarrow is much more than just a 1-wheel utility cart! Wheelbarrows have been beefed up, souped up, and even powered to take care of all your needs when doing projects around the house. Here are some things you can do with wheelbarrows that you might not think of.
In addition to tankless water heaters, there are a number of other ways you can have more efficient and cheaper hot water in your home. Here are 5 more alternatives that are worth considering.
Originating in China, the Bradford Pear — a variation of the Callery Pear tree — has lost favor with many gardeners. Check out these many reasons to reconsider planting a Bradford Pear tree on your property. Plus, tips for pruning Bradford Pear trees if you do.
Attracting butterflies to your garden is as simple as incorporating the plants and flowers that butterflies like to eat. Here are the basics for creating butterfly gardens.
See how Roombas and other robotic vacuums work on stairs, hardwood floors, with carpet tassels, and around objects. These photos and videos tell the whole story about the Roomba and other popular robotic vacuums.
No matter where you live, or how much you like your neighbors, the minute a neighbor fires up a noisy leaf blower, you’re at their mercy and have to deal with the loud noise & air pollution. Still, leaf blowers are commonly seen as the simpler, faster option when it comes to gathering leaves. But are they really more efficient than raking?…
Stick a screwdriver into your lawn. If the screwdriver slides into the lawn with ease, then you do not need to aerate your lawn. However, if the screwdriver seems to resist your efforts, lawn aeration is most likely necessary. Here’s what you need to know about yard aeration
Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!
There are so many things that need to get done around the house before the snow starts falling. This list of reminders will help you get a head start on your fall chores…
Did you know… if your mattress is 5-7 years old, it might be time for a new one! But before you spend a fortune on a new mattress, here are some tips to help you make an educated decision when the time comes to replace your mattress.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your lawn mowed with no time or effort on your part? The Husqvarna Automower might be just the lawn mower you’re looking for! The Automower is an autonomous robot that mows your yard for you, on a pre-determined schedule. Here are reviews.