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Tips to Cleaning Gutters

Cleaning gutters is important to prevent any leak. Certain tools and items are needed to clean the gutters with air. Following are given the list of tools and items required to clean gutter with air.

– Bucket
– Gloves
– Safety goggle
– Ladder
– Hardhat
– Garden hose
– Safety line
– Leaf blower

Steps

Some simple steps are given here to help the homeowners to clean their rain gutters with air.

1. Wear safety goggles, gloves and hardhat before starting your work.

2. Set up a ladder against the house reaching the top of the roof. You need a partner to hold the ladder firm while you work on the top. Ask your partner to wear hardhat, gloves and safety eyes goggles to prevent any injury.

3. You need a leaf blower. There are chances that it might slip from your hand, so to prevent it from falling down secure it with a ladder with a safety line. You also need a bucket secured to a ladder.

4.

Tips to Installing a Shower

The first point to bear in mind is that a shower is made of several parts – the hot water supply system, the cubicle that you stand in, the door, the tray that collects the used water and sends it down the drain, the shower head that emits the water and directs if over your body, and such items as the shower rail, curtains and hooks.

First, let’s look at the hot water supply system of which there are three main types – electric showers, mixer showers, and power showers. Each type functions differently and has its own requirements for installation.

An electric shower is the simplest and most popular. It consists of a heater unit which draws cold water from your main supply, heats it up and passes it out through the shower head. Installing an electric shower is a simple procedure, you just need to install the shower unit in your bathroom, hook it up to your water supply and install the electrical wiring.

However, first you have to determine if your site fulfills all the requirements as regards the water

First Time Home Owner Tips on Home Improvement

1. Before you embark on any home improvement or renovation program, confirm all taxes are paid and all regulations complied with. Dereliction to do so is tempting trouble in the future.

2. You may require spending money to save money. Buying more effective electrical appliances and upgrading your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems may cost you initially, but you will end up saving much more in the long term.

3. One of the least precious yet more effective ways to upgrade your home and elevate its appearance is by wallpapering. A modern coat of paint can also do wonders.

4. Laying new carpets can significantly improve the living place, as can appropriate practise of correct furniture.\

5. If you place a premium on privacy, soundproofing your rooms is a great way of achieving it. If you need to modify one of the rooms into a mini-theater, use of acoustic foam to upgrade its acoustics is recommended.

6. With global warming being on every ones lips, you can do your bit by using renewable power from the sun and wind. Installing solar

Tips to Treat Bedbugs

Required Items

– Hot, soapy water
– Washer and dryer
– Insecticide approved for use on mattresses
– Heavy-duty black garbage bags
– Stiff-bristled scrub brush
– Vacuum with hose attachments

Steps

1. First of all, take all the infected material like pillows, bed linens, stuffed animals, clothing, or any other such material away and put them in a trash bag. Pour hot water into a washing machine and soak the infected material into the washer. Wash the material in hot water. Hot water is enough to kill the bedbugs, but still if you want to add any washing detergent, you can add it to washer. After washing the infected material, dry them on high heat.

2. You might have some fabrics items, which you cannot wash in the washer. Put them in trash bag and place the trash bag in direct sunlight or hot sunny place. If that is not possible then set the freezer temperature under -5 degrees Celsius and place the material in the freezer for at least five days.

3. The nest step is to deal with your room. You need to vacuum the mattress, box springs, chairs, corners

Guide to Fix Plastic Rain Gutters

Required Items

– Plastic gutter kit
– Fine-toothed
– Electric screwdriver
– Chalk line
– Tape measure
– 2 ladders
– Carpenter’s level
– Saw
– Pencil
– Wood screws

Steps

1. You first need to mark the important points to fix the gutter and its brackets. Place the carpenter’s level near the corner of the roof in such a way that it should extend about 6 inches over the edge. Take a gutter bracket and place it against the flat strip or fascia. The top of the bracket must touch the bottom of the level. Take a pencil and install the fixing holes of the bracket. Similarly mark the holes on the other corner of the roof section.

2. Draw a line joining the two marked points. The line should be straight. Now measure the length of the roof section and draw another line in such a way that lowers it by 1/6 inch after every 10 feet of length.

3. Install the corner pieces on each side of the roof section with the help of provided screws and brackets.

4. Support brackets would be installed after every 36 inches in

Backyard Fish Pond Design

The Location of the Fish Pond

When planning the backyard fish pond, it is important to choose the location of the fish pond carefully to get the most open space that you can in the backyard. Reducing the amount of room available to a small amount of space will dramatically decrease the homeowner’s enjoyment of the backyard.

Fish ponds that are placed near the home leave a great deal of open space further out in the yard where the person can hold a get-together or where children can play without the risk of falling into the pond. The types of plants that are chosen for placement near the pond can attract different types of birds, butterflies, and insects which can add some natural allure to the areas around the fish pond.

The Plants Around the Fish Pond

When planning backyard fish pond, the homeowner should choose the placement of the plants around the pond very carefully. The plants around the pond should be placed in areas that receive ample sunlight to allow the plants to grow properly. If the person would like to place plants in shaded areas near their backyard fish pond, they

Purifying Water Tips

Many surveys show that tap water is most of the time not pure and unhygienic. Studies say that normal seeing water may contain toxin, poison or feces and if they are not removed from the water they would have an adverse effect on the health. Many skin diseases are caused due to the presence of contaminants in tap water. Purified water keeps you safe from these diseases. Water is necessary to provide a smooth transportation of nutrients into the cells and the contaminants are harmful as they make the fluid in the body thicker and the body needs more energy to deal with these impurities. More energy consumption on these impurities means less energy available to you. Removing these impurities ensures that the wasted energy is now available for you to do your task more efficiently and effectively.

Many companies are there to provide you with mineral water bottles, though this water is pure enough to drink, but it is not always possible to rely on bottled water as they are expensive and is not always possible to have them with you. There are other options available to make the available water pure for us.

The

Guide to Hanging Lamp Shade

First, determine how much brightness you need in the room. Some hanging lamp shades are made with double lining or thicker which tend to cover more light. These can be made from a variety of materials such as cloth, silk, wood or glass. Wood and glass are not as flexible in terms of dimming but you may ask manufacturers to add a second layer or two if you choose cloth. Glass may also be colored to have the right brightness and a style that matches.

Identify the best shape that provides the right luminescence to the area. Standard hanging lamp shades usually have a wider lower rim compared to the top so light spreads out evenly. If you intend to put some mood in the atmosphere, there are other shapes as well such as a wider top rim that tapers into a narrower bottom. A plug in hanging lamp can also come with a globular shape, square and other geometric figures. The shape is basically determined by the hanging lamp shade and light will be projected accordingly as well.

Maintain the Shade

A hanging lamp shade can accumulate more dust and is more prone to

Tips to Exterminate Ants

Required Items

– Pen
– Five plastic containers
– Spray Bottle
– Sugar
– Measuring Cup
– Water
– Vinegar
– Paper Towels
– Note pad
– Borax
– Pot
– Spoon

Steps

1. The very first step is to note down the infected areas which are attacked by the ghost ants. Writing makes it easier to remember all the indoors and outdoors affected areas.

2. Make a spray of 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water. Now pour the mixture into the spray bottle and shake well. Spray the mixture on the kitchen counters, stove, sink, and other effective areas.

3. Ghost ants are attracted towards the smell of sweets and proteins. This above spray helps to illuminate the smell. After the spray several papers should be used to clean and wipe the counter.

4. Homemade ant bait can also be made by 2 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and 3 table spoons of borax. Pour all the three things into a bowl and bring to boil.

5. This mixture should be stirred from time to time. Once the mixture seems to be cooked, it

Tips to Clean Wood Floors

Required Items

– Cider vinegar or white vinegar
– Water
– Broom or vacuum cleaner
– Soft, absorbent cloths or mops
– Natural soap (olive oil soap)

Directions

1. Regular cleaning and vacuuming is necessary to keep your wood floor clean. Place a door mat outside the door and ask people to come in after cleaning their shoes on a door mat. If possible ask them to come in bare footed and removing shoes at the door.

2. Any kind of liquid or water is not good for wood floor. So, take care not to spill any liquid or water on the wood floor to avoid damage to it. If you get any spills of liquid wipe it immediately with soft absorbent cloth or paper towel.

3. A mixture of natural soap (olive oil soap) and water is the best option to clean and wash the unfinished wood floor. Always use the soft cloth to wash or clean the wood floors. Avoid any sort of puddles on the floor surface. Cider vinegar and water solution is another good way to wash the unfinished wood floors.

4. In case you have a finish