Cleaning & Restoration

How To – Reclaiming Your Home After The Holidays Cleaning Tips

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    Right now it is Christmas and New Years season so you are likely to have a number of guests and lots of mess to clean but the same is true for many holidays. Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July bring their special problems as do birthdays and other celebrations.

    Getting your home back after the Holidays shouldn’t be a lot of work with some planing and just a few tips you can keep your home …

    How To – Cleaning Your Washing Machine To Remove Odors

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      There are a number of times that you will need to clean your washing machine to keep it in top working order but most often it will be when you have a musty mold smell.

      When mold starts to grow inside your washing machine tub and in your waste lines you can end up with clothes that smell bad and may be unhealthy to wear.

      Mold only requires water to begin growing and will grow quickly …

      HowTo – Cleaning Rain Gutters

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        Throughout the year gutters have the potential to get clogged with different types of materials usually tree leafs, seeds and pine needles… however there is always a possibility of a bird or bees building a hive or just random debris that end-up clogging your gutters and possibly causing water damage to your home.

        The importance of cleaning your gutters is to make sure that rain water is collected and diverted away from your foundation but …

        How To – Repairing A Rotted Exterior Door Jam Molding

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          All wood products will eventually decay and in this howto we will cover how you can repair a rotted door jam and molding.

          The first thing you have to do is find the problem. When decay sets in on painted surfaces you will often find that the piece will look relatively ok from the outside but because the non-painted surfaces may have absorbed water over months and years the damage is likely to happen from …

          How To – Cleaning And Restoring Decorative Brass Items

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            From Fireplace pokers to brass door knobs and cabinet pulls every home is bound to have at least a few brass items that need to be taken care of.

            Although Brass is a relatively soft metal when compared to steel it is durable and not prone to rusting.

            It is also fairly decent in the way of maintainability requiring limited polishing to remove oxidation but nothing can limit the amount of surface buildup when items are …

            How To – Cleaning Refrigerator Coils

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              Once a year or more depending on the dust that builds up in your kitchen you should clean the evaporator coils on your refrigerator.

              Evaporator coils are part of your cooling system. When your refrigerator freon compressor squeezes the coolant to send it into your refrigerator compartment for cooling the coils let off the heat.

              The more dust that builds up on the coils the harder it is for your refrigerator to work.

              The job is relatively easy to do an only takes a few minutes to perform.

              How To – Getting Rid Of Pet Urine Odors

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                One of the worst things you can deal with is pet odors and stains.

                How often have you woke up to that unpleasant chore of cleaning up after your pet and still for some reason we keep on letting them stay in our homes… heh

                Its a problem that all pet owners have to deal with urine odors.

                Pet handlers will tell you that your animals urinate in your home for three reasons: They can’t get out …

                How To – Silver Polishes

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                  Owning Silver items means you need to care for them often to restore and maintain their natural finish. Oxidation can cause tarnish and foods such as coffee can cause stains so what is the best way to care for your silverware and other household items?

                  Here we will cover a few different products that can make your job easier.

                  The first thing you should do is use a mild detergent …

                  How To – Fall Home Inspection Checkup

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                    Every Fall you should inspect your home and repair any problems that you will really hate taking care of once it gets cold out. Even if nothing is wrong there may be some things that you can upgrade, clean or just take care of to make to make your life a little easier.

                    We will go over some of the things that you can do and suggest when you should …

                    HowTo Deal with Mold in your Home

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                      Mold is one of the more common problems in homes today but actually people are routinely exposed to more than 200 species of fungi every day.

                      The terms “mold” and “mildew” are nontechnical names commonly used to refer to any fungus that is growing in our home. Mold colonies may appear cottony, velvety, granular, or leathery, and may be white, gray, black, brown, yellow, greenish, or other colors.

                      Many molds or fungi reproduce by dispersion of …