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Regular Tile Maintenance

Regular Tile Maintenance

09 November 2017

The inherent technical characteristics of these porcelain tiles ensures that they will be relatively easy to maintain and should provide years of enjoyment. Many general purpose cleaners that are readily available are acceptable for use on our tiles. It is important that the cleaner has a non-oil, non-animal fat, non-soap base. These components can leave […]

Is Your Vinyl Siding Looking a Little Dull? Here’s What You Can Do

Is Your Vinyl Siding Looking a Little Dull? Here’s What You Can Do

07 December 2016

Vinyl siding can be washed with just a soft cloth. For siding with a textured finish (or any other siding as well), a long-handled, soft-bristled brush can be used to get into the grooves. It’s best to start at the bottom of your home and work your way up making sure you rinse the cleaning […]

Bathroom Fans: What Should You Look For?

Bathroom Fans: What Should You Look For?

06 December 2016

Fan exhaust capacity is rated in litres per second (L/s) or cubic feet per minute (cfm). A normal bathroom needs a good-quality fan that draws 25 L/s (50 cfm). A poor-quality fan won’t exhaust enough air and will be too noisy for regular use. The best fans have sound ratings of 0.5 sones or less […]

Interior House Painting Rules

Interior House Painting Rules

04 December 2016

On your next inside painting project, religiously follow these simple rules and I guarantee that you will save at least 2 hours. Here we go! 1. Slosh Your Brush Before painting, slosh your brush in whatever solvent you will be using at the end of the day to clean the brush (i.e., water for latex, […]

Help Prevent Falls

Help Prevent Falls

02 December 2016

Use this list to prioritize work tasks. Leave a copy of this list with the family so they can make further improvements. EXTERIOR ENTRANCES AND EXITS Note condition of walk and drive surface; existence of curb cuts Note handrail condition, right and left sides Note light level for driveway, walk, porch Check door threshold height […]