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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Steps to De-cluttering Your Home

1. For inspect the entire home thoroughly to check what sort useless material is placed and where in the home. This inspection will give you an idea about useless things scattered in the home.

2. The best thing to start with is to make a list of all the articles and objects. This list contains:

– A list of articles that are useless that needs to be removed immediately.
– The second list contains the furniture and items which are of no use.
– The third list contains the list of things and articles which can be used in future.

3. To clear up the mess, start with your kitchen. Mostly kitchen is the place where things always mess up. Countertops, drawers, shelves all at times give the picture of junk matters accumulated at one place. Look for every shelf, drawer and cabinets to remove the useless things or things which are no longer required. You can also clear the mess by rearranging the items on its specific place. It is better to do the clear up after every couple of month.

4. Arranging any party of function at your place can greatly help you to banish clutter. Any festive time is the event when everyone wants his/her home to look clean and perfectly managed without much of mess. This party or event can be anything like birthday celebration, wedding anniversary, routine get to gather etc. this is the time when you easily remove the useless items and furniture from the home.

5. Another way to de-clutter your home is to allocate the places to certain items or objects or even pets. Allocating a fixed place to your pet can help you to keep your home clean as pet will develop a habit and remain there for most of the time. Similarly, fixed a place for useless things like a store room where you can keep the useless newspapers, items, magazines and other useless household items.

6. Another way to de-clutter home is to white wash or paints your home once a year. Also re positioning the furniture can sometimes make you feel fresh and give a new look to your home and also to entire home.

7. Get rid of broken utensils, glass wear or crockery, boxes and other items straight away. Presence of these items in home can clutter up the home environment.You might also want to learn about put back a Gutter Boards and also nailing with automatic machine.

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 and other cracks and holes with hose attachment. Vacuum will help you to loosen the bedbugs’ eggs. It is better to vacuum all the furniture present in the room to get rid off bedbugs. Remove all the drawers and other bed frames and vacuum them all and scrub them with hose attachment properly.

4. Bedbugs usually reside in the cracks and corners on the wall or in floor. So you need to be particular about these cracks and crevices. Properly vacuum the entire room with special focus on the corners, baseboards, cracks, and other such crevices which can be a home for bedbugs.

5. Take hot soapy water and clean the entire room as well the furniture with scrub brush. Do not let any thing untreated.

6. In the end, use insecticides to secure all the floors, walls, furniture and mattresses. Before using any insecticides read the instructions carefully to get the maximum results from it. .Removing bedbugs can be sometimes a lengthy process. You might to repeat the procedure for long time to completely get rid of them.

 

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. Now secure yourself with a safety harness to the chimney. Turn on the leaf blower while standing on the roof to blow the leaves, dirt and all sort of debris out of the gutter. After blowing, take the tiny leaves and dirt out with hand and put them in a bucket.

5. Take a garden hose and spray water into the gutter with some pressure to remove the rest of the dirt, leaves and other obstructive items. Make sure that the water is flowing through the gutter as well as downspout. If water is not flowing freely through downspout, clean them with drain snake. Again check the water flow.

Points to Remember

– Frequently clean the gutters in spring and fall season.
– You can install screen gutters to prevent the accumulation of leaves or other debris in the gutter.
– If air clean is not possible, use any other method to clean the gutters.

 

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 the direction of the length of the roof section.

5. Take an appropriate measurement about the length of the section between the corner pieces. This length will help to cut the exact length of the gutter to be installed between the two sections. Generally, gutters come in standard size of 10 feet sections. So you might have to cut the corner pieces of gutter to adjust them into the sections.

6. Install the gutters in the brackets. Now is the time to attach the end caps. In plastic gutters mostly the end caps tuck into the place without any tool.

7. Now connect an elbow to the corner of the section. This will help to attach the downspout with it. Attach a small piece of downspout (about 2 feet in length) that will go under the eaves. Later measure the length from top to bottom to have a proper length downspout. Install a downspout of entire length. To give it a support install brackets evenly placed against the wall. Install another elbow on the bottom corner of the downspout.

8. With this elbow attach a piece of downspout of about 5 feet length. This will drain the water away from the foundation of your home.

9. For each length of the roof, repeat the same process to install the plastic gutter.

Tips

– You cannot install plastic gutter alone. You need a partner to help you. So arrange a partner for you before begin you work.