Hard Water and Water Softeners Q&A

Water hardness, caused by calcium as well as magnesium ions, can be removed with a water softener, which substitutes them with salt/sodium through ion exchange. If you plan on buying such a product, choose a water system certified by NSF that has a monitor to show when salt is low […]

DIY Vacuum Repairs Don’t Have to Blow

A broken vacuum sucks, just not literally. From the growing dust mite population that it promotes to the overwhelming collection of unidentifiable crud that not-so-mysteriously accumulates, a broken vacuum really blows. Back in simpler and more innocent times, a vacuum that doesn’t work was readily repaired by filter changes, brush […]

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Take Your Time to Make It Perfect

Don’t be in a rush to just simply replace the bathroom basin you have. Why do you feel it needs to be replaced? Should you upgrade the materials or change the colour? Do you wish the depth had more to offer? It may be time to go with a subtle […]

Finding the Right Sink for Your Needs and Appearance

Don’t settle when it comes to the look of your bathroom. You need the right balance between functionality and appearance. It should look great and also offer you plenty of overall convenience. Keep this in mind when you are shopping for new bathroom sink units. The possibilities are endless. Think […]

Going Green With Granite

What happens to an old granite countertop once it is replaced with a new one? What about the stone left over after a fabricator finishes a countertop? It is possible that a stone as beautiful as granite could end up in a landfill, but it is actually finding new life […]

Top 7 Tips to Hire the Most Capable Electrician

Every homeowner at certain points has to spend a considerable portion of their savings on home improvement. Be it malfunctioning appliances or frequent power failures; these are common problems that most people face. To solve these issues, hiring professionals is imperative. But how will you determine which ones are good? […]

Found a New Lamp? Change It Yourself

This procedure applies to a fixed lamp on the ceiling or on the wall. As always please remember to work slowly and pay attention to what you are doing. Safety should be your main concern. In this case you will need a folding ladder that should go all the way […]

6 Benefits of Using a Humidifier

Placing a humidifier in the living room, bedroom, kitchen or other room has the potential to offer a wide range of benefits. A humidifier is very effective at adding moisture to the air, which makes the living environment more comfortable and healthy. Dry air is especially noticeable in the winter […]