The decision to purchase a pool should be seen as a long-term investment. With proper maintenance and preventive care, your pool should last many years. Pool owners have several choices for construction of an above-ground pool, including galvanized-steel pool walls, which hold many advantages over r
PermaCast columns are sold in a variety of sizes and shapes, but each variety has a bland white exterior. While white columns are considered "classic," the truth is that classical Greco-Roman columns were never intended to be white. The only reason Greek and Roman ruins feature whitish columns is be
Mold removal products will loosen mold from infested items in your basement.bottles of cleaning product. bleach. disinfectant. image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comMold is a fungus that eats organic matter in nature. When mold spores, tiny microscopic mold cells, get into your home, they can...
Believe it or not, mold and mildew varieties of fungi are running rampant in many households. Unbeknownst to residents of these homes, it is mold, not contagious colds or outdoor allergens, causing ongoing allergic reactions such as irritated eyes, stuffy noses and breathing problems. Once these tin
Creative painting can take an apartment from being common and uninteresting to being a fascinating space that is the expression of its residents. The actual process of painting an apartment is simple. Planning the colors and areas to be painted is also not difficult. It is usually best to talk with
Stainless steel studs are used in conjunction with metal tracking used to secure building structures, such as walls. Once the track is set in the wall frame, the stud is installed in to secure the track. The stud itself is secured by framing nuts on each end of the stud. If you have some major build
Dehumidifiers are common household appliances that reduce the amount of humidity present in the air. A dehumidifier is necessary when the humidity is so high that it is uncomfortable to live in, water accumulates in places where no spill or leak has occurred or the area in question contains items li
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Floor buffers aren't necessarily the most common household cleaning tools, but they are indispensable for their ability to give floors a stunning shine. Unfortunately, the often expensive buffer pads that these machines use can become quickly gummed up with floor wax, rendering them ineffective afte
Grubs are the larval stage of a variety of insects, including wasps and beetles. The most common problem grub in lawns and gardens are the larvae of Japanese beetles. The grubs feed on grass and plant roots, causing the foliage to die off as the root system is destroyed. Grubs also attract animal pe
Mildew can quickly form on books if you keep them in damp or humid conditions. This is especially common if you've packed your books away and stored them in an attic, basement or garage. If your books have accumulated mildew, you can use your microwave to quickly way to dry them out and get them bac
Find out how to beat the Lonesome Manor on "Epic Mickey" to advance to The Shadow Blot, the game's final stage. "Epic Mickey" is an adventure game for the Nintendo Wii. The player controls Mickey Mouse as he journeys through a world filled with forgotten Disney characters. Mickey is pulled into the
A black refrigerator can be a dramatic part of a kitchen's decor. However, if you have a black refrigerator that contains scratches, you know how visible they can be. The scratches can draw attention, thereby detracting from the decor. The metal underneath the black paint is usually silver and again
Modern eyeglass lenses are made of plastic or a polycarbonate to be light and more comfortable than older lenses, which were made of glass. Cleaning your glasses routinely keeps dust and other particles from sticking to your lenses and obscuring your line of sight. Microfiber lens cleaning cloths ar
While vacuuming may not seem like a particularly tough task, it can be a bit rough if you live in a multistory home. Lugging a large vacuum cleaner up and down your stairs can be hard on your back and shoulders, especially when you consider that many upright vacuums weigh between 16 and 22 pounds. A
In the past, waffle irons were difficult to operate and even harder to clean. In 2010, however, you can make fresh Belgian-style waffles in your own home with little trouble or mess, and wondering how you ever got by on the frozen variety.
The Farberware FCP512S coffeemaker is part of the Farberware Millennium line of products. What sets this percolator apart is the cordless feature. The separate base of the coffeepot provides the heat to perk the coffee and keep the pot warm once the coffee is made. Little can go wrong with these per
Rust can reduce the most attractive of objects, such as living room statues, your finest cutlery or even your much-loved car, to unsightly eyesores that would seem more at home on the scrapheap. Many commercial rust removal products contain noxious odors and chemicals that can be damaging to the env
The Hoover F5914-900 is also known as the Hoover SteamVac with Clean Surge. The machine features Hoover's SpinScrub technology, three-speed brushroll control, heated drying and a 12-amp motor. Familiarize yourself with the Hoover F5914-900 before using it to ensure the best results from its use. The
All desert hikers --- and gardeners --- eventually get cactus spines lodged in their fingers, legs, boots or jeans. Since cacti grow in a place with very little moisture, they've developed sharp spines that repel any people or animals trying to harvest their water. Unfortunately, cacti can't disting