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Home Repair Videos

This section consists of our home repair videos. Videos are becoming more and more popular in our ever expanding universe. Most sites are now displaying them. Therefore, we are joining in and adding them to our website. For right now, we are also including any other videos we have made under this title. We will […]

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Attic Ventilation

Temperature and moisture control are the two major reasons you must control attic ventilation.   The correct ventilation of the house’s attic is very important for two primary reasons. During the summer months the excess heat in the attic will lead to excessive air conditioning bills; and The roofing material will prematurely age therefore drastically […]

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The Different Attic Stairs

Attic stairs come in several widths, lengths and weight capacities. They make access to your attic so much safer and easier than using a step ladder. There are several versions that slide down without the triple folding action of typical units. These are called disappearing stairways. These tend to have larger side rails and larger […]

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Soft Flooring Options

Soft flooring is much more than just a floor to walk on. Can you imagine a piece of plywood or worse yet, bare unfinished concrete? The floor determines the style of the room by adding texture, color and personality. Basically there are two soft flooring types, resilient and non-resilient. Resilient retains the ability to recover […]

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Hard Flooring Options

Hard flooring is the more durable flooring. It consists of ceramic tile, wood and concrete. Ceramic Tile Flooring. Ceramic tile is very hard flooring, durable, versatile material that is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. This is an excellent choice for high traffic and damp areas. A few examples are: […]

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Home Flooring

This section covers home flooring. We put flooring in two categories. There are hard flooring and soft flooring. First, we have hard flooring, which consists of ceramic tile, wood and concrete. Hard flooring brings longevity to the surfaces we walk and work on. This flooring also provides character to any room and there are several […]

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Cleaning Ceramic Tile

Dirt adheres easily to the surface of ceramic tile, especially styles with textured surfaces. Cleaning ceramic tile regularly is important. Here is how cleaning ceramic tile should be done as recommended by the Consumer Flooring Guide by the World Floor Covering Association. Regular sweeping loosens and removes most dirt. If you use a vacuum, make […]

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Cleaning Vinyl Floors

Cleaning vinyl floors is not hard, but there are some guidelines they suggest to increase the life of your flooring. Sweep or vacuum frequently. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar as it may scratch your floor. Do not use scrub brushes. When sweeping or vacuuming does not remove the dirt, mop the […]

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Chest Freezer Cleaning

Does your chest freezer need cleaning? We suggest you do this twice a year. The best time is when there is not so much food in your freezer. If you have the manufacturer’s manual, review and use their instructions. If you do not have a manual, read on: The first thing to do is remove […]

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Cleaning Microwave Ovens

Here is a quick way for cleaning microwave ovens. Remove turntable and wash and dry. You can use warm soapy water to clean it. Wipe down the microwave inside and outside. A good general cleaning solution to clean the inside of a microwave is a mixture of 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart […]

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