Like nearly any part of the home, windows need care and regular maintenance to function at full capacity. Maintaining window frames is relatively easy and if done regularly, can increase...
Like any part of the home, windows need care and maintenance to function at full capacity. The following maintenance and cleaning tips are provided to help you prevent permanent...
Like any other part of your home, windows need regular care and maintenance. Over time with exposure to the elements, windows can deteriorate if they aren't properly cared for.
No hot water? Hot water tank leaking? Don't panic! Depending on what's wrong, there are a few basic steps you can follow to assess and control the situation.
Running your hot water system can be expensive, especially when you're not there - but turning it off can be dangerous. Find out when you should turn your hot water off.
Solar panels are relatively expensive, and because they're on your roof they're constantly exposed to the elements. Find out how to safely clean your solar panels.
Cleaning light switches is not difficult, and is perfectly safe provided that you do it the right way.
Light globes, particularly those outside, can lose a significant amount of light output if not cleaned regularly.
There's not a whole lot to maintaining lighting, but a little effort once in a while can make a pretty significant difference. Learn more about maintaining your lights, and how to recycle safely.
Fluorescent globes contain mercury. Find out how to recycle them safely and avoid harmful pollution.
Newer globe types may be cheaper to run, but they're also more expensive to buy. Is switching worth the effort?
Is your aircon dripping water? Not blowing cold air? Perhaps it's making funny noises or blowing out a bad smell? There are a few different things that can go wrong with an airconditioner. Find out how to deal with them.
Keeping your fittings clean and gleaming will really make them stand out, and if you’ve put any amount of time into your bathroom design, they will be one of the key features that people will notice.
There's nothing worse than a leaky tap - except perhaps a dirty and leaking tap. Find out how to clean and maintain your fittings.
Once your new vanity's installed, you will need to look after it to preserve its appeal. Cleaning your vanity regularly is important not just for the sake of hygiene, but also to prevent long term staining.
Cleaning your vanity is good for hygiene - it's also a way to prevent permanent stains, and to keep your bathroom looking good.
Properly cleaning and maintaining your air conditioner is vital to ensuring that it works properly, and that it's as efficient and effective as it's designed to be.
Cleaning a toilet is the least fun but most necessary part of cleaning a bathroom.
For obvious hygiene reasons, cleaning your toilets is the most important part of maintaining a clean bathroom.
In most cases, replacing your toilet seat is an easy and relatively inexpensive task.
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Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in particular may require a certain amount of time to reach their full brightness.
While smaller appliances can be casually plugged in where they fit and moved around, larger 'roughed in' appliances like ovens will often need to be wired in directly, or even driven using 3 phase power.
Keeping your flues and chimneys clear and free from blockages and creosote is all part of using a wood heater or fireplace, and essential if you don't want your home to fill with smoke!