Keeping your home and yard clean can be an overwhelming task. Learn tips for handling home cleaning tools and supplies.

5 Times You Should Apply Sealant To Your Stone Veneers

27 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Articles

Whether you are completing a new stone veneer installation or are maintaining previously installed stone veneers, you may wonder whether sealant is necessary and how much you should apply to your veneers to keep them safe and looking new. While sealant can bring out the features of your stone veneers and protect them from damage, applying sealant is not mandatory in every situation. This is because quality stone veneers are colored all the way through and should chip and wear without much visual change. Read More …

Brighten Your Living Room for Spring

4 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Articles

The winter is officially over, and you might be chomping at the bit to get that springtime feeling well established in your home. Your living room is where much of the action of the house takes place, and it makes sense to start your warm-weather makeover there. Here are some tips to beat out those winter doldrums and lighten and brighten the living room. 1. Let the Sun Shine In Read More …

Moving Your Garden: Is It Possible?

1 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Articles

Planting season and home-buying season tend to overlap in much of the country. If you are getting ready to move, you might be sad about leaving your garden behind. What you might not know is that there are actually ways of bringing your garden to your new home. Read these tips to help you make the decision of whether or not to take your garden with you when you move. Read More …

What You Need To Know About Your Pressure Vacuum Breaker And Its Operation And Maintenance

31 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Articles

The pressure vacuum breaker is one of the most important components in your lawn and landscape sprinkler system. If it fails, your system can inadvertently siphon chemicals, bacteria and other harmful agents into your home's drinking water supply. Below is more information on backflow prevention and pressure vacuum breakers and a few simple maintenance tips: A brief introduction to backflow prevention In every instance when your home's water supply is connected to an underground irrigation system, a backflow prevention device is necessary; in some locales, these devices are even required by law, though their use should not be considered optional regardless of legality. Read More …

Bump Keys: Are You Protected Against Their Use?

31 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Articles

Chances are, you have both a locking doorknob and a deadbolt on your front and side doors. Since the point of locking your door is to keep you safe, you probably feel quite secure and safe when you're in the house with the locks engaged. While there are many ways that a burglar could get into your home, one popular way is to use what is called a "bump key." While bump keys are not easy to get ahold of, they are fairly easy to use, and they don't take any special equipment or extra effort, so someone using such a key to gain entrance into your home is unlikely to attract attention. Read More …

About Me
the things we use to clean our homes

We rely on the tools that we need to keep our homes clean to work as they should when we go to use them. Unfortunately, things like vacuum cleaners and rug scrubbers tend to break at the most inconvenient times. Do you know what to do if your vacuum cleaner's belt slips, the filter clogs or it just won't turn on? What do you do when your rug scrubber won't suck the water back out of the carpet that it just put down? My blog is all about the things we use to keep our homes clean. You will learn what to do when they won't work and how to make them work to the best of their abilities.