Cleaning solutions | Home-made cleaner recipes to get rid of grout in tiles

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Grout lines are like skin pores; they readily absorb dirt and gunk. That's what makes cleaning tiles a bit of a headache. Passing a mop over the floors doesn't give the tiles their original clean look, and that's why most people opt for cleaning agents. However, these cleaning solutions may be too harsh on your tiles and even pose health risks particularly when your kids ingest them. Home-made solutions can help with the cleaning.

8 July 2016

Squeaks, Rattles And Rollers: Troubleshooting And Repairing A Noisy Garage Door

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You might forgive a little squeaking and rumbling coming from your garage door, but unpleasant noises that occur when you open or close your garage door can be indications of more serious mechanical problems. Ignoring a noisy door for long enough can lead to increased wear and mechanical problems, some of which can be potentially dangerous. Fortunately, problems that cause a garage door to become noisy are usually repairable; here are some of the most common noise-causing problems, along with ways they can be fixed:

8 July 2016

Why It May Be Wise to Overlay Concrete Over an Old Asphalt Driveway

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Many commercial property owners are not sure about the best approach to take if they would like to give the asphalt driveway a new lease of life. One option is to replace the asphalt on the driveway with new asphalt. Another option is to place a layer of concrete over the old asphalt driveway. This article discusses why it may be a good idea to choose the second option. Reduced Downtime

6 July 2016

What You Might Not Know About Concrete Crack Repairs

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Cracks on concrete structures/surfaces are a form of mechanical damage. Cracking is perhaps the most common type of damage to expect with these structures and/or surfaces. If you've been fortunate enough not to have had crack-related problems on your concrete surfaces, here are a few things you may not know about mechanical damage to concrete. Internal Concrete Cracks Can Be Located Without Excessive Demolition Concrete cracks will often develop internally (e.

5 July 2016

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Architect

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Hiring an architect is perfect when you feel that you have reached your creative limits and you require expert advice take your home renovation project further. However to ensure that your working relationship is a positive one and that you are being provided with the level of service that you expect, try to consider the following 5 things.  1. Think of the budget Hiring an architect can be costly as can renovating a home.

30 June 2016

Insulation for the Metal Roof in Your Commercial Building: Three Ideas

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If you have a commercial building with a metal roof, you may want to insulate the roof to reduce your heating and cooling bills. As an added bonus, insulation helps to absorb sound, making rain storms much quieter inside your building. There are several type of commercial insulation you can consider. Take a look at these three options to help you decide what is right for you. 1. Spray-on insulation

30 June 2016

Often Overlooked Tips for Keeping a Home's Concrete Driveway in Good Repair

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A home's concrete driveway will eventually chip or crack or otherwise need repair; this is simply due to age and exposure to the elements. Concrete may be very strong but it isn't completely permanent, as the material will break down over time. However, the way you manage and treat your home's concrete driveway can go a long way toward how long it lasts and how it looks over the years. Note a few tips for maintaining a concrete driveway, or any concrete surface on your property, so you can keep it looking its best for years to come.

30 June 2016