Restore Your Plastic Laminate Countertop

Restore Your Plastic Laminate Countertop After twenty years of soft drinks, coffee and wear and tear, a plastic laminate kitchen countertop can become discolored and worn. Small scratches dull the finish. There may be areas where the laminate is coming loose from the substrate. There are a few different ways to repair a laminate countertop: 1. Repair Laminate […]

Candles, Yes…Soot, No

Candles, Yes…Soot, No If you’ve noticed ghostly smudges and stains on your walls and ceilings, the culprit may be something you’d never suspect: candles you burn indoors. Most candles produce soot, which can create stains on walls and ceilings. Just a few candles burned in a brand new home can leave soot deposits on surfaces. […]

Clothes Washer Filling Slowly

Your washer has always worked well. In fact, it still does, but the cycle time seems to drag on longer and longer. Hard to tell what’s wrong, but you notice the water doesn’t seem to spray into the laundry tub like it used to, and it seems to take longer to fill the tub. Why? […]

Foundation Problems? Check Your Gutters

In homes with basements and crawl spaces, we always need to be concerned with water flow from the roof. An overflowing gutter will dump water next to the foundation and create a water leak into the crawl space or basement. In homes with concrete slabs, the water next to the foundation can cause movement and […]

Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway

Remove Oil Stains From Your Driveway So you’ve got an unsightly oil stain on the driveway. Maybe it came from an old clunker parked there by family or friends. It could be a drip from your latest barbecue or a remnant from the windy day when the garbage can tip over and left a greasy […]

Squeaking Floor? Try This Fix Down Under

Do You Have Squeaking Floorboards? There it is again – a loud squeak every time someone walks down the hall. This may be a good sound for parents hearing their kids coming home before curfew, but it’s really annoying at 3 a.m. when someone’s just making a trip to the kitchen. Floor squeaks are caused […]

That Leaky Garden Hose

Fix That Leaky Garden Hose Time to green up outside. Whether it’s cleaning the patio or watering the grass and flowers, we all have plenty of uses for our garden hoses. But what about those leaky connectors, the splits or damaged fittings? You don’t want to waste a perfectly good hose – but think of […]

Knock Knock…It’s Your Plumbing

Every time the clothes washer fills, you hear knocking and thumping in the wall or basement. Then it knocks again during the rinse cycle. What’s knocking? Often it’s the water pipes knocking against the framing of your home. You may also hear a knock after the toilet fills or when you quickly turn off a […]

An Easy Fix for Rust Stains on Clothing

Every once in a while, the washer creates a rust stain on clothes. Maybe rust was in the water, or there’s a little rust in the washer drum, or perhaps you left a rusty part in a pants pocket. Now the rust appears as a dark red spot on your pants or that new white […]

How to Paint Over Dark Paneling

How To Paint Over Dark Paneling It may be time for your home to step into some light — literally. Brightening up a dark room or hallway is a great way to enhance the look and feel of your home, as well as save money on utility bills. As you consider painting a dark room, […]