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.
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.
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.
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.
There's nothing worse than a leaky tap - except perhaps a dirty and leaking tap. Find out how to clean and maintain your fittings.
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.
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 shower is a necessary evil. If you do it regularly (and properly), your shower will only need a light clean every time.
Cleaning a toilet is the least fun but most necessary part of cleaning a bathroom.
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.
For obvious hygiene reasons, cleaning your toilets is the most important part of maintaining a clean bathroom.
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Installing a shower? Use the shower checklist to make sure you've considered all of the important things before committing to a choice.
In many cases, the best way to ventilate a room is to combine two or more different techniques. See how mixed mode ventilation can help you ventilate for different needs.
To really consider how 'efficient' different types of globes are compared to others, it's important to look beyond basic consumption. How long will they last? Will the added expense pay itself off in energy savings?