There is not much hardware on a toilet outside the water tank. There is typically a couple bolts holding the seat and lid to the top of the bowl and a couple more at the base of the toilet. Again, families with young boys might see some pee that missed its target hiding in these […]
Most homeowners probably are unaware that there is a wax ring that is smushed between the toilet and the floor that needs to be replaced every once in a while. This task is not a part of your scheduled home maintenance. It is typically only replaced during certain occurrences or problems. In other words, leave […]
iRobot has made a name in home cleaning automation and their flagship product is the Roomba. It is an automated vacuum that is able to navigate under couches, around corners, and find its way back to the charging station. You can set it on a schedule or call it to action on a whim. When […]
It makes sense to start with the most obvious solution, WD-40. Then spray WD-4o directly onto the hinge while working the door back and forth. I like to put a paper towel around the hinge while spraying to keep the oil off of the wood. Keep in mind WD-40 is technically not a lubricant so […]
If you are like most of the estimated 54 million homeowners who cut their grass every weekend, then you have a lawn mower powered by a gasoline engine. Just like the engine in your car, there are a few key maintenance items you can take care of to restore your mower to peak performance.
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Use this monthly home maintenance checklist to stay ahead of problems around the house. Sink Aerator and Drain Cleaning Mineral buildup from hard water will plug up an aerator in a faucet over time. If the flow looks irregular, this is most likely […]
When our children were quite young I cleaned the house around their schedules. By elementary school we had a filing card system, which I’ll share in a later posting. When we moved into our current home our children were both serving their country so I started writing daily lists for myself. I called these “my […]
For basement and lower level stairs, you can usually access the bottom of the structure for a good view of the unfinished side. Shut off the lights underneath the stairs while keeping them on for the other side of the stairs. Look for spots where the light shines through. If this is not possible, have […]