Be careful about what goes down your drain to keep you away from calling a plumber. Here are some ways to treat and prevent these issues using you already have at home.From time to time pour a little bleach into the sink and let it sit for at least an hour before you run down water in the sink. Use drain screens to keep hair, soap scum, and other solids from making their way into the drain. Clean the sink stoppers regularly. Never dump paint, paint thinners, and other chemicals down the drains. Avoid pouring down the drain cold water. This will keep the grease and oil in solid state. Never pour grease down the drain, and clean greasy pots and pans as thoroughly as possible with a paper towel before cleaning in hot water in the sink. Pour boiling hot water down your drains once a week. This will help to melt and flush away oils and grease.
Staining wood floor is not difficult as we may think. We can do it at home by ourselves.
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Prepare the floors by sanding and remove all sawdust thoroughly.
Mop the Floors
Use a wet mop or wet rag to remove the specks of dust and grains completely, and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes. This will cause the wood to better accept the stain.
Test the Stain
Test the stain in a unnoticeable area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.
Apply The Stain
Apply the stain with a rag, sponge or an applicator. Make sure it is applied evenly and watch for drops and pooling. Work from one side to the other. Let dry completely per the stain’s instructions.
Remove Excess Stain
Wait for at least at least 10 minutes to allow the stain to soak into the wood, then wipe out some excess stain.
Add Protective Coating
The stain only adds color or tone to the wood but does not protect the wood. Add a layer of polyurethane or another protection over the finished stain to protect the wood.
Allow To Dry
Let everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or anything into the space.
We do agree with this believe that a happy, beautiful home is a source of confidence and joy in people’s lives. Thinking a new home decoration might stressful in you are boring, to create the ideal interior, you just need to know a few simple tricks. There is no need to begin a drastic repair or make a dramatic rearrangement. T he best part? Those minor updates are usually inexpensive and require practically no effort to complete.
Mirrors give the illusion of space
A colorful print on curtains can refresh any room
Hang curtains closer to the ceiling to create the illusion of large windows
Try to hide annoying wires
Easily build a bed canopy using curtain rods
Use drawers to increase storage space
Dark colors make a ceiling look higher
Hide a bed behind curtains
Play with colors to get the illusion of a high ceiling
Cover outlets and switches with colorful cases
House cleaning tools and equipment are one of the essentials in the house. But, sometimes after cleaning, we easily forget to clean the tools. Making a habit of cleaning and maintaining them regularly will keep your tools increase the service life, as well as the performance of the equipment. This will also save you money from having to replace them quickly.
Broom and dustpan
The best way to clean the broom is to comb the bristles regularly.
Occasionally, wash the entire broom and dustpan with a mild dish soap and water to keep it clean. Pat the tool dry or allow it to air dry afterward.
Store your broom off of the ground. Be sure to hang your broom against a wall or from a ceiling. Storing the broom on its bristles will result to a bent and split bristles.
Vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner needs more frequent maintenance.
Clean the the bag or canister on a vacuum cleaned and empty.
Be sure to clean the air filter. Every few uses the vacuum cleaner’s air filter should be cleaned.
Clean the brush roll. It easily becomes wrapped in hair and other long fibers. This hair and debris can be removed with your fingers.
Mop heads, cleaning cloths and rags. All of these items can be cleaned by using a detergent or hot water and vinegar to sanitize. Be sure to air dry before storing.
Sponges. These sponges can quickly become covered with bacteria. Soak the sponges in a mild bleach solution, or for most bacteria reduction use an undiluted vinegar.
Add a decor to your house with these easy to maintain plants.
Large plants that grow inside your house will surely catch attention and add a green touch to your space.
Schefflera (umbrella plant)
It can grow between 4 to 6 feet tall. This tropical shrub can tolerate a little bit of direct sun. Most professional growers prune this plant to increase growth and to have a better look. It is easy to maintain, though it requires a large pot to grow. Good light without direct sunlight will give you the best result for this plant.
Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
A native to western Africa. These grow up to 5 feet tall and grows best in lowland tropical rainforest. Plant this in a bright indirect sunlight. Let the soil dry completely before watering it.
An eye-catching houseplant that doesn’t require a lot of watering, it can go for weeks. It holds a lot of moisture in its bulbous trunk. Placing this plant in a bright light spot will help it grow more healthy. You should let the soil dry completely before watering.
Common Fig (Ficus carica)
A native to the Middle East and Western Asia. It is now widely grown throughout the world. Provided with enough sunlight, this plant can bear fruit. It can grow to 7 to 10 meters.
Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)
A Native to Lord Howe Island (Australia). This plant does not need pruning or repotting. Even those who don’t have a green thumb can grow this because it is easy to maintain. It also doesn’t need a lot of watering, only when the soil feels dry. It is seen most often in offices. Place this plant in an area where it can receive indirect sunlight.
It can grow as big as 10 feet tall, have variegated leaves with shades of red, yellow and green. This plant needs a very bright light location to keep their bright colors. It needs a location with higher humidity.