Learn about low-VOC rug and carpet options that are safer for the home environment. Get tips on having the carpet delivered a day or two before it's installed so it can air out outdoors.
Using white vinegar for common household tasks can save you around $100 per year. How? Well, white vinegar can replace many of the common cleaning products you have in your home… the ones you are always repurchasing throughout the year. A gallon of vinegar will cost about $2.50. This gallon will come in handy for …
If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning as good as it used to, changing the filter may restore the cleaning power of your dishwasher at a fraction of the cost. Replacing the filter will give you cleaner dishes.
CLR Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is a fantastic option to quickly remove tough mold and mildew stains on a wide variety of surfaces both in and outside the home. The eco-friendly formula also does not contain bleach.
Clearing away household clutter not only makes spring cleaning easier, it also makes your home more safe and efficient year-round. Get tips for removing clutter from your home before you begin spring cleaning.
Exposure to the elements over time can take quite a toll on a wooden deck. Whether your deck just needs some surface-level TLC, or more serious attention, these tips will help you restore your deck to a safe, sound and beautiful state.
Winter months take a serious toll on your home’s exterior. Get tips to repair your home, along with typical costs for each project.
Find out how to get rid of cigarette odor in a home. Get tips on pulling up the carpets and padding, cleaning everything with TSP and using a good-quality, oil-based primer to seal in the odor.
The Hyde PivotPro Boat & Auto Water Wand has everything you need built right into it: extra reach, pivoting nozzle, soap dispenser, brush and buffing attachments. That means you can do a much better job cleaning your boat, car, trailer, truck or ATV – and do it in less time with far less work.
Give your gas grill a midseason cleaning to ensure safe operation and dependable results. When cleaning your grill, give attention to the grill's grids, lava rock or briquettes, burner and hoses. Check your gas grill's gas connections before beginning operation.
Find out which cleaning products work best on pressure-treated wood, and hear what Tom and Leslie have to say about dry cleaning outdoor wood structures.
Get tips on small appliance repair vs. maintenance. Taking on small appliance maintenance of kitchen items like Toaster Oven, can openers and garbage disposers can extend their life and can help you avoid a repair bill.
Carpets are costly but making them last doesn’t have to be. Keeping them clean means a much longer life. Just like sandpaper, dirt can be the abrasive that causes carpet fiber to wear. Regular vacuuming and annual steam cleaning are the best ways to keep carpets from wearing out.
They say a house is not a home without a pet, and how true it is! We love our furry family members just as much as our human ones, but they do tend to err on the messy side. Pet owners are faced with all sorts of extra chores, from vacuuming up stubborn pet hair …
Its gross and grimy and can make your bath look like it hasn’t been cleaned in months, even though you clean every week! The problem isn’t really the dust, dirt, people and pets that can leave any room a mess, it’s the hard water that comes out of your faucet. Hardwater, is water that contains …
LESLIE: Sherry in Georgia is on the line with a question about how to clean old bathroom tile. What’s going on? SHERRY: I bought a condo and the bathroom tiles are really, really pretty but they’re old. And they have lost their luster. And I think it – you know, I went looking for a …
No matter what the cause, house fires can be devastating for a family, both financially and emotionally. House fires result in more than 2,500 deaths and 12,600 injuries every year in the United States, and the emotional and physical impact to the home can affect families even when no one is hurt. Fortunately, fire damage restoration …
An oven that's slow to heat up could be the sign of a simple obstruction – or a larger issue putting your home and family at risk. Learn which steps to take for a diagnosis, and which risky moves to avoid.
While the warmer months may be better for home improvement projects, that doesn’t mean you have to put down your tools once winter arrives. Instead, you just need to find indoor projects that you can do while the weather outside is frightful. That way, you won’t have to worry about them once spring arrives, and …
From folding clothes piling up in the laundry basket to the ironing that awaits, laundry can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for parents with young children! Taking time now to streamline your laundry room will set you up to spend less time actually doing laundry, while making your space safer for little ones and even get …
How-to tips for pressure washers.
If you’re struggling with increased coughing, wheezing, or runny noses, increases in time spent indoors may be the cause. Get tips to breath easier from one of the nation’s leading air quality experts.
Find out what type of flooring is best for each room in your home and Learn about the pros and cons of hardwood, wood, bamboo, laminate, vinyl, carpet, ceramic tile and more.
Cleaning a natural stone surface with the wrong cleaner can remove the natural stone's beauty. Using the wrong chemicals and tools can alter the natural stone's color. The hardness and absorbency of the natural stone will determine whether you will nedd a water-based cleaner or a solvent-based cleaner to clean natural stone.