Linoleum vs Vinyl: Which is Best for Your Home?

We’ve posted about several various floor types in the past, but one we’ve not mentioned often has been linoleum. Linoleum may not be as trendy these days, but it’s still a viable option when it comes to flowing. Often mistaken for vinyl due to their similarities, linoleum is actually quite different. However, both are very resilient, so it’s important when …

DIY How to Remove Black Mold

No one wants mold in their home, but unfortunately it makes an appearance from time to time, usually in the water-prone areas of our houses such as the bathroom and basement. To remove black mold, you’ll need to figure out why the mold is there to begin with. Once you know the cause, you can clean it up and then …

5 Easy Ways to Advertise Your Open House & Sell Your Home

When it comes to an open house, the best plan of action is advertisement. Advertise, advertise, advertise! Your house may be the best on the block, but if you don’t market it well, then no one will know about it. There are plenty of free and inexpensive ways to advertise your open house. Here are a few ways to spread …

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Identifying Clean, Gray, or Black Water Damage

Water damage is a common household problem, but what some people may not know is that there are three water types that lead to water damage, each with their own set of methods for cleaning. Here’s our quick guide to help you determine what kind of damage you’re dealing with! Clean Water Damage Also known as fresh water damage, this …

How to Prevent Damage to Your Rug

You’ve finally purchased that Oriental or Persian rug you’ve always wanted – but for all their durability and strength, these treasures are also vulnerable to several common household issues that can shorten the life expectancy of their color, fibers, or both. Even less expensive rugs are at risk of a shortened lifetime when exposed to these issues. While you don’t …

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Easiest Ways to Clean Tile Floors

Tile floors are beautiful and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. This is great news because tile floors are quite easy to take care of. Warm water, soap or another floor cleaning product, and a chamois mop or rag is all you need to keep your tiles sparkling! It’s easy, yes, but there are still a few things …

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Pet Friendly Flooring Options: Pros and Cons

Pets are like family, but we don’t want them ruining our floors. (Come to think of it, we don’t want our human family ruining our floors, either!) There are plenty of things for pet owners to consider when it comes to the flooring in their home. How scratch- and damage-resistant is it? Will pets slip and slide? Will it be …

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5 Ways to Take Care of Hardwood Floors

Real hardwood floors are a gem in the housing world. Most people love them, and with good reason. They’re incredibly beautiful and extremely durable, often lasting well over 50 years! But they’re not immune to damage, and their well-being is up to the homeowner. If you have or are considering hardwood, consider these tips to get the most life out …

How to Properly Test Fabric & Furniture Cleaner

If you ever find yourself researching how to clean fabric or furniture, or if you’re reading the directions on a new cleaning product, there’s usually an admonition to first test the cleaner to make sure it doesn’t discolor or damage the material. Sounds simple enough, but how do you properly test the cleaner without the running the risk of damaging …