Posts made in August, 2017

Common Window Problems

»Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Window Problems | 0 comments

Windows are not just limited to issues about its structure; certain inadequacies can also take place, which is unique to older units. It is crucial to take note of these problems and take immediate action before it results into bigger ones. Here are some of the common window problems. 

Window Problems

     Faulty Windows 

If windows won’t stay open or do not open at all, the problem may be just in its hardware and may require adjusting or replacement. You must first inspect the sash support system for hung windows that open up and down.  Most of the sash support systems are found on the sides of the window and may be camouflaged by a cover. 

It is advisable that you inspect your sash support system and observe if it is causing your window to stick or fall. The window operator might be replaced if the problem involves awning window that cranks open with a handle. 

     Drafty Window 

Window frames may sometimes expose leaks due to seasonal changes, one solution to this is by sealing gaps and you can benefit from energy cost savings. Around the perimeter of your house is weather-stripping, it comes in various forms and shapes and it is a must that you check closely upon looking at replacing it. 

     Poor Day Lighting 

Windows that is a decade old is not capable of providing adequate natural light; they still feature glazing technology but is quite obsolete and offers less protection against the unwanted rays of the sun. A window replaces can be done if your reason is to add more amount of sunlight that gets inside your home. 

     Excessive Air Leakage 

All windows even if it is high quality is not completely airtight, it always has a small amount of space that allows air to infiltrate and it must not be noticeable. However, if you feel air rushing in even though the window is shut tight, then obviously there is a problem in it that requires immediate action. You can repair it or replace it; the decision is up to you. 

Security 

Broken window latches and lock pose security and safety reasons. The damaged windows can be repaired or replaced depending on the severity of damage. It is advantageous to address this problem as soon as possible because the security of your home depends on it. 

    Broken or Foggy Glass 

Foggy windows also need some attention. The fogginess means that the insulated seal was broken and need replacement. Other window problems such as cracks, chips, holes, scratches and broken glass windows can be repaired or replaced with the help of professionals such as failed double glazing Bolton. 

    Damaged Screen of Windows 

Like glass, window screens can also be replaced. If your screen has damage, you may need to ask help from a door repair shop or window shop. You must make sure that you keep your old screen so that you can use it as a measurement for replacement. If the damage on your screen is not that severe, you can just fit it with the use of a new screen mesh.  

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3 Ways to Clean Your Tile Flooring

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Tile Flooring | 0 comments

When you choose the type of flooring for your bathroom and kitchen, you consider its durability because these areas get wet from time to time. Most of the flooring type in these areas is tile flooring. When you take care of it properly, the floor might still look good after few years. That’s why as a homeowner, you should consider learning hard surface cleaning techniques, flooring care and cleaning a stained grout. If you have faux and ceramic tile flooring, you can use the techniques we will be sharing with you.

Tile Flooring

Basic Tile Flooring Care

Regular Sweeping and Vacuuming 

This is a basic flooring care that you should do daily to remove food crumbs, loose dirt and other pieces of debris that accumulates on your floor. If you don’t quickly clean dirt and let it sit in wet areas it might turn into grime that is difficult to remove.

Remember that vacuuming and sweeping the tile floor comes first before you clean or mop it. After you sweep it, run a dust mop or cloth duster over the floors to remove dirt that are not removed by sweeping.

Mop with Warm Water 

If the floor looks good and doesn’t need heavy cleaning, mop the floor to keep it clean. Use fresh warm water to cleanse the mop after you mop once section of the room. Repeat this process until you’re done with the entire floor.

You can actually add dish soap in the warm water so everyday debris and dirt will be cleaned. To keep the tile floor shiny, run a dusting cloth over the floor.

Dry the Floor 

Whether you use water mixed with detergent or water alone, and to prevent new dirt from quickly staining the grout, run a dry mop over the tile floor. This technique will save you cleaning time in the future.

Quickly Clean Spills

If you drop milk, water or glass of juice, quickly clean it up. If you let it sit for a longer time, the spill soaks into the grout. Spills like sugary liquids for example dried orange are sticky and it’s annoying to clean. Also, spills that aren’t taken care of right away becomes problematic to clean because it sticks to the floor like a grime.

Use Disinfectant for Dirtier Spills

If the spill is not ordinary like previously mentioned spill; clean it with disinfectant right away. These kinds of spills are food spills or pet accident related spills. To avoid staining or degrading the entire tile flooring, apply the disinfectant to the affected area only.

You don’t have to be a tile cleaner professional to clean your tile flooring. You can do your own maintenance of your floor just like what you do in your entire house. You live there so you know how it gets dirty and you should quickly act upon it for your own good. A good and clean tile floor means you’re living in a clean house.

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