Building equity and enjoying more freedom are the upsides of home ownership. But sometimes, the maintenance of a home can feel like a major down side. It can be difficult to remember everything you need to do, in order to keep your home running smoothly, prevent most problems, and protect your investment. So we compiled
To keep your carpets looking new and clean, institute the following habits in your house.
Maintaining a home is no easy task. There's so much to do; how can you keep track of it all? It's easy to get wrapped up in some of the more obvious aspects of home maintenance, such as repairing appliances or fixing leaks. But don't forget to look down at the floors underneath your feet!
Whenever your pet has an accident, you do your best to remove the stain right away. So why does it seem as though your carpets are still dingy and dirty? And where is that smell coming from? You might not even notice the smell on a day-to-day basis, because you've grown accustomed to it. But
You've probably heard alarming news reports about "black mold" found in people's homes, which can often trigger serious health problems or occasionally even be fatal. The term "black mold" refers to a specific species of mold, Stachybotrys chartarum, and is called black mold because of its greenish black color. However, it's important to understand that
If you find mold growing in your home, your first impulse might be to feel grossed out. But because mold can also contribute to certain health problems, you also want to get rid of it quickly. And, not to alarm you, but sometimes mold can be growing in hidden places like inside walls and underneath
If you were going to clean the dirtiest areas of your home, you would probably head toward the toilet or perhaps that dim storage room in the basement. So you might be surprised to learn that some of the dirtiest areas of your home are actually right under your nose, and you touch them every
Spring is arriving right now, and most of us are feeling excited about warm weather, gardening, and backyard barbecues. But first things first: If you haven't gotten a start on your spring cleaning, take these six steps to get your home looking spic and span. Clean your windows. Most people tend to forget about their
Of all the home ownership disasters you could deal with, a backed-up sewer system really stinks. Seeing wastewater bubbling up into toilets, sinks, and tubs can overwhelm almost anyone. It's important to know what you should do ahead of time, in the event this type of disaster ever befalls your home. Backed-up sewer lines point
With most cleaning tasks, you simply know that it's time to take action. Dust becomes visible within days, dishes are a daily occurrence, and dirt on walls looks like... well, dirt on walls. But with carpets, the impacts of dirt and traffic add up gradually over time. You don't notice a sudden change from one