Your first year in a new house is full of new discoveries, such as finding that you enjoy having a fireplace to add warmth and beauty to your home. However, there is also a downside to enjoying those flickering flames. Over time, chimneys build up a combination of soot and other substances that are not only unsightly, but they can also lead to a higher risk for house fires. Substances such as creosote are highly flammable, and they can accumulate to the point that they start a fire that extends beyond the fireplace. [Read More]
Are You Spiffing Up Your House For Summertime Events?
Can you believe that the school year is almost over? You're probably planning a summer vacation, right? Maybe you're also planning for out-of-town guests that will stay at your home? And, it might be that summertime is when you love to invite friends and extended family members over for dinner outside. With out-of-town company and entertaining at home, you're more than likely considering that you want your house to look extra nice. [Read More]
Had A Flood? How To Clean It Up
If you live in a part of the country that gets a lot of rain and you just had your basement flooded, you may be wondering where on earth to even begin. After you have filed a report with your homeowners insurance agency, it's important that you get going and get things cleaned up. But how? Because water is especially tricky to clean up, this article will take a closer look at two specific things to look further into. [Read More]
4 Ways To Get Rid Of Stains And Marks From Tile Flooring
If you have tile flooring, you know that some stains can be tough to remove from your tile floor. Luckily, you can get rid of most stains on your tile floor with common household items. Here are some tricks for cleaning your tile floor and making your tile floor look great. #1 Getting Rid of Black Marks Black marks are common on tile floors. The black marks are often left by shoes. [Read More]