How To Clean Or Replace Your Freezer's Drain Line

Almost all modern freezers have either an auto-defrost system, an automatic ice maker, or both. If that is the case in your freezer, then you will also have a drain line that travels from the freezer to a sink or drain somewhere in the house. When this line becomes clogged, you will find that water is either pooling up beneath the freezer, or ice is starting to build up inside the freezer.

Caring For Mohawk Wood Flooring

Traditional wood flooring can be beautiful but difficult to care for, leaving it out of the question for many families. If you’ve decided you love the look of hardwood floors but don’t want all the work involved, you need to consider Mohawk wood floors. Mohawk adds a special finish to their floor boards to repel dirt and stains, but you must take care not to damage the finish. Take care of this protective coating and your hardwood floor will look fresh and new for years.

Protect Your HVAC System During A Storm With A Surge Protector

During a severe thunderstorm where the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes close to home, you know that you need to unplug any important electronics unless you have them hooked to a surge protector. Some people still unplug their most valuable items just to be safe. Regardless, these surge protectors are designed to protect any items plugged into them from damage that can be caused by an electrical power surge, which is often during thunderstorms.

Small Rooms: How To Make The Most Of Available Space In Your Child's Bedroom

Decorating a child’s bedroom can be challenging if you don’t have a lot of square footage to work with. But these tips can ensure that his or her room will be functional and attractive while making efficient use of available space. Look up Shelving that’s off the floor is easy to find and buy, and it doesn’t take up any floor space. A floating shelf is a good way to store books, stuffed animals, treasured objects and more.

8 Furniture Fixes To Have Professionally Done

Do you have a “well loved” piece of furniture that looks like it’s seen better days? If you’re considering fixing up the piece yourself, here are some situations a professional should handle instead: 1. Complex reupholstery: Changing a cushion on a chair can be easy, but redoing an entire sofa or loveseat is best done by professionals. It is even more important to call in outside help if your piece is older or is stuffed with hard-to-find fillings, such as a horsehair filled chaise or an antique feather-stuffed easy chair.

Reasons To Invest In A Commercial Vacuum For Your Home

Many self-employed house cleaners and small cleaning businesses invest in commercial vacuums because they know the benefits outweigh the extra cost. Purchasing this type of vacuum is a smart idea for many consumers that desire the best product to clean their carpets thoroughly. It can also save you time and frustration.   Commercial Vacuums Excavate Better Commercial vacuum motors are heavy-duty and have the capacity to remove challenging dirt, dust, sand and even small rocks.

Different Options For Securing Your Company's Information

As your company grows, your security system needs to grow with it. Unfortunately, criminals find new and creative ways for stealing proprietary information that can damage a company’s profit margin. To help prevent this, you need to create a security protocol that will make it harder for anyone to steal anything from your company. Protecting Computer Network One area that can be very vulnerable is the network your employees use offsite to gain access to information that they need to complete their work.

Purchasing A Dining Room Table With Kids In Mind

Purchasing new dining room furniture can always be an exciting, intimidating adventure, but making purchasing decisions that will grow with your family if you are new parents is especially difficult. If you are about to have a child, or have small children in the house, here are some basics that you should keep in mind regarding your new dining room table.  Size  Whether you are an entertainer at heart or a bit of an introvert, once you have children you will likely be hosting many parties.

3 Secret Spots In Your Home Where Allergens Love To Hide

If you are like many other health-conscious homeowners, you would likely be quick to clean up any visible signs of mold, dust, and other allergens. However, there are some places in your home where allergens like to hid that are not so easy to spot. Here are three examples of hiding places in your home that allergens like to hide, and what you can do to get rid of them.

Choosing A Floor: Five Reasons To Go Vinyl

Vinyl will not shrink or lose its shape like some natural products such as wood or curl like laminate. Since it can be manufactured to replicate the look of slate, timber, limestone, etc., you can achieve the look you desire for less money, with increased durability.  Vinyl flooring can be purchased in tiles or sheets, giving you the ability to customize your floor’s appearance. Use tiles in your entryway to mimic the look of slate and sheets in your kitchen to give the look of timber planks.

4 Mistakes To Avoid When You Are Purchasing Carpet

When you decide that you want to install carpet flooring for your home, you will want to be sure that you avoid certain mistakes that many other homeowners make when it comes to purchasing carpet flooring through a company like Aggieland Carpet One Floor & Home. As a homeowner, you likely don’t purchase carpet often, so it is important that you know of these mistakes before you begin shopping: Don’t Focus on Weight: When shopping for carpet, many homeowners will get hung up on choosing carpet based on its weight.

Preventing And Identifying A Moldy Basement Carpet

Basement carpeting is more likely to mold than carpeting in any other room in the house. Because basements are often damp or prone to water damage, mold is likely to affect the carpeting. Not only can this deteriorate your carpet, it can be a threat to the health of your family. Here’s how to prevent basement carpet mold – and identify a moldy carpet. Prevention Tip: Keep Your Basement Dry

2 Professionals You Must Hire When Making A Move Overseas

Making the move to a new country is a lot harder to do than moving to a different city or state. Because of all of the legalities involved with this, you may need to get help from several different types of professionals. Here are two different types of professionals you should consult with to help your make your move smoother. Immigration Attorney When you move to a different country, you must have the permission to do this, and this requires help from an immigration attorney.

You May Be Unknowingly Ruining Your Washing Machine

Using a washing machine correctly seems simple, right?   How hard could it possibly be?  It’s easy, just stuff your washing machine full of dirty clothes (not leaving any space for the clothes to move around), add lots of laundry soap to make sure your clothing is nice and soapy , close the lid, and press start.  Does this sound about right?  If this is the way you’re using your washing machine, this is incorrect.

Make Your Transition To RV Living A Smooth One

There are countless reasons that people move into recreational vehicles. Sometimes it’s because maintaining a large home has become too expensive, while other times people just want to simplify their lives or they want to travel. Whatever the reason, there are some steps you can take to make your transition an easier one. One thing that may be a challenge is getting to know people. Another common problem is a lack of space.

What You Need To Know About Upholstery Fabric

You sit on it, stand on it, maybe sleep on it, let the dog curl up on it, and you try to stop the cat from clawing it. It gets drinks spilled on it. You expect it to withstand all of this abuse and keep looking like new. What is truly amazing about good upholstery fabric is that it can meet your expectations. What It Is Made Of It starts with the fibers.

Make Your Garage Door Look Like A Mausoleum For Halloween

If you are someone that loves to decorate your house for Halloween, but is having a hard time figuring out what to do with your garage, consider making the door look like a mausoleum. When you go into a mausoleum, all you see is the front of the tombs where the deceased are kept. You can create this look using craft materials, without causing any damage to your garage door. Use the following guide to transform your garage door quickly and easily.

How To Protect Your Appliances From Lightning Strikes

Lightning can strike anywhere up to 10 miles away from the center of a thunderstorm, and most homes are vulnerable in some way or another to the effects of lightning strikes. When lightning strikes a home, electricity can shoot through the wires of the house and into appliances and other electronic devices. Fortunately, there are multiple ways that a homeowner can protect his or her appliances from power surges. Doing so can save homeowners thousands of dollars in appliance service, repair and replacement.

How To Help Sell Your Home

There are a lot of homes for sale on the market, so you need to be sure that your home stands out above the rest. In order to make a great impression on your buyers and allow them to envision themselves living in your house, it’s important that you declutter your house before putting it on the market. Why is decluttering important? If your house is bursting at the seams with stuff, your house is going to seem a lot smaller than it really is, which is a big turn off for prospective buyers.

How To Add Freon To Air Conditioning Units

If you have noticed that your window air conditioning unit is not blowing cold air anymore, you are likely low on Freon.  Freon is the refrigerant that provides the cooling for most air conditioners, and while it doesn’t wear out or go bad, Freon leaks can occur.  Once you’ve found and patched the leak, you’ll need to add new Freon to the system so it can operate properly again.  This is a fairly simple job that you can do with just a few common tools and a Freon kit, which is available at most hardware stores.