Daily Archives: May 12, 2022

DIY Drain Cleaning Solution

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Most homeowners will deal with slow draining drains in their shower and sinks. It can be a frustrating problem, but there are a lot of solutions. You don’t need to call the plumber right away, either. This video shows a drain cleaning method for you to use even if you don’t have Draino.

The first thing to do is grab a screwdriver and some rubber or latex gloves. The inside of a drain can be dirty and you don’t want to handle the material that’s causing the clog with unprotected hands. Remove the drain cover and clean out the debris manually.

You can get a drain clearing tool that has a serrated edge. It will hook onto the debris that’s causing the clog and pull it out. Once you have cleaned out the worst of the debris, you can use baking soda and hot water to clear out the rest.

Simply grab a mixing cup, fill it with water, and pour in the baking soda. Mix it together and pour it down the drain. This will help clean out small pieces of debris you were unable to get with your drain clearing tool.

For more information, check out the video above.



The Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Many homeowners prefer the look and feel of hardwood flooring over carpeting or other types of flooring. And it’s easy to see why. Hardwood flooring provides a clean, chic look that can elevate any space.

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Plus, hardwood floors require less upkeep and maintenance than carpeting. Cleaning up spills, stains, or other messes on the hardwood flooring and much easier than cleaning up the same kinds of messes on carpeting.

Not to mention, carpets are magnets for dust, dirt, hair, and a whole host of other allergens and irritants. Hardwood flooring provides cleaner, healthier air and improves the air quality of your home.

So hardwood flooring isn’t just more aesthetically pleasing than its carpet counterpart. There are a number of logistical benefits from hardwood flooring as well. These are just a few of the reasons many homeowners opt for hardwood floors.

The Options for Home Window Blinds

There are many different window treatments that you can use for your home. Window blinds are one of the more popular options. They come in a variety of styles and it’s important to know your options before you get them installed.

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In this article, we are going to look at the different options for home window blinds.

Roman blinds are the first option that we are going to talk about. These blinds are distinguishable by the panels of fabric that they have. When you are closing a roman blind, the panels will fold up one by one until they are all held together at the top.

Wooden blinds are another option that you can go with. One of the benefits of wooden blinds is that they are very durable. These blinds can also be painted in any way that you want to fit the style of a room.

The last type of blinds that we are going to talk about are aluminum blinds. These blinds are great for saving energy because they do a good job of reflecting sunlight. The maintenance of these blinds is also easier because they resist moisture.

Overall, these were three options that you can choose for your window blinds.


Differences Between Granite and Quartz

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When it comes to countertop materials, granite and quartz are the number one and two options for most homeowners. They’re durable and long-lasting, but there are differences between the two. This video explains the differences so that you can make a more educated decision.

The costs of granite and quartz countertops are pretty much the same. Quartz is one of the hardest materials found in the earth, but it does not come in one large slab like granite. Quartz minerals are pressed together with resins and other compounds to produce varied looks.

Granite is carved straight from the earth and then fabricated to form countertops. It’s more porous than quartz, so it’s important to get it stained to prevent staining and other damage. There are less color options, but there are plenty out there in beautiful patterns. No one piece is alike.

The choice is yours. If you want a uniform and low-maintenance countertop, quartz is the right choice for you. If you want something more natural and unique, but with a bit more upkeep, granite countertops fit the bill.

For more information on the differences between the two granite and quartz, click on the video in the link above.

Advantages of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of many flooring options that you can install in your home. They have many advantages over some of the other material options. In this article, we are going to discuss the advantages of hardwood floors.

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The first advantage of hardwood floors is that they add value to your home. Hardwood floors are a higher-end flooring option. This means that a home that has hardwood floors is going to be valued a little bit higher than if they had another material such as carpet. If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home, consider hardwood floors.

Another advantage is that it is a stronger material. This will give more protection to the subfloor. All flooring gets installed over the subfloor and certain materials can cause more damage to it over time.

Finally, the last advantage that we are going to discuss is that they are easy to clean. Compared to carpets hardwood floors are easier to deal with. When you spill something on the carpet you may need to contact a carpet cleaning company. If you spill on hardwood floors you can simply clean it up with a mop or a sponge.


Picking The Right Van For Your Family

Is your family growing? If so, that old sedan won’t work for you anymore. You are going to need space for you and all the little ones. It may be time to consider upgrading to a van. There are plenty of great vans on the market. How do you know which one to pick? There are so many factors to consider from seating, to safety rating, to cupholders.

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In this video, you will learn how to narrow down your search and make a wise purchasing decision.

The first thing you need to do is eliminate the thought of purchasing a new van. It is going to be unrealistic for most young families. You don’t want to put that financial burden on yourselves. You are going to have to figure out how to pay for college eventually anyway. That is plenty enough to deal with. Instead of buying a new van, look at vans that are four years old or older. This seems to be the range where you find the best deals. They are not so new that you overpay. Yet, they are new enough that you will get nearly the same number of miles out of them. Van repairs are normally not an issue with these vans. They will also still have nearly all of the newest safety features as well.