How to repair noisy garage doors

February 24, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

One or a mix of few issues cause squeaking and noises when your garage doors are used which is a very irritating sound to the ears. However amending a noisy garage is very simple. It is as convenient as moving the parts of the door or completely replacing the door itself.

Start the process by putting fresh lubricant to the garage door and the opener and in spite of that if the noise continues then you need to take the following actions:

Get garage door hardware items like Primeflo lubricant or a screw drive lubricant if your garage door opener happens to be a screw driver one. Apply the lubricants on the areas where needed and to get the desired result, the garage door will have to be constantly opened and closed. Spray on the door wheels and the tracks too. Once this is done wipe off the excess lubricant with soft cotton cloth or paper towel.

How to clean your bathroom tiles using items from your kitchen cupboard

February 21, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms & Accessories

Bathroom is an essential part of your life and the cleanliness of a house can make or break the sale of a house. The tiles that are used in the bathroom are very useful as it is easy to maintain and clean. But if tiles are left for long it accumulates soap deposits and minerals making it look dirty and molds also grow on it.

You would need good cleaners and a decent elbow grease to clean the bathroom tiles. Begin by spraying the bathroom cleaner with a clean scrub sponge which depends on how dirty the tiles are. Spray the cleaners from top to the bottom of the tiles.

Scrub the entire area well and scrub in circular motion by applying a little bit of pressure. Once you are done with scrubbing rinse off the area with warm water. You can also use white vinegar to remove the hard grit from the tiles.

Ways to keeps your bathroom furniture nice and moist free

February 18, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms & Accessories

Bathroom is one area in the house which needs to be kept clean always as it is the place where maximum germs thrive. You need to follow a few simple steps to get a clean and moist free bathroom.

Firstly, the counter tops and the sinks need to be really cleaned well. This takes very little time and after each time you use the bathroom wipe off the counter top well. Include this in your daily chores and make it like a regular routine job. When the toilet paper is over replenish your supply. Always wipe the top rim of the toilet seat after every use. This will help it to remain dry all the time. You will just have to wipe the top portion of the toilet with a moist toilet paper on a regular basis and you will not believe how clean and moist free your toilet would be.

An overview of how to care for your copper kitchen sinks

February 15, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Kitchen Care

Copper is such a metal which is very lustorous and beautiful and at the same time it is also very sensitive as when it reacts with the different compounds in water and air it loses its sheen and original color. However you just need to take time out to clean the copper sink as caring for it is no rocket science, you would just need cleaners and chemicals. The things needed for cleaning the copper sink are mild soap, soft cloth, sponge and renaissance wax. Firstly you need to wet the sponge followed by scrubbing the surface of copper sink with the mild soap liquid. You have to ensure the basin is clean and also wipe it well with soft cotton cloth to make it dry completely. Once you are done with the cleaning, you can apply a coat of the renaissance wax to give it a sheen and finish.

Care for your kitchen cabinets and keep them as good as new for long

February 12, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Kitchen Care

If you want to make huge statements about your kitchen then beautiful looking cabinets is one way to do it. They serve as an accessory both in the functional manner and investment. The first step to achieve that is to clean the kitchen cabinets on a regular basis.

Once a month clean it with some mild dish washing detergent and warm water, use a sponge and wipe the cabinets with it.

Once you are done with it dry it well with soft cotton cloth. Remove the heavy grease from your kitchen cabinet by preparing a solution of ammonia and warm water. With the help of a sponge again scrub the grease and dirt away and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Avoid using any kind of an abrasive cleaner or scrubber as they tend to damage the finish. Never place any coffee pot on the counter top or under the kitchen as the steam causes it to warp.

Tips to keep your ceiling fans clean

February 09, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Uncategorized

Have you been looking for hassle free ways to clean your ceiling? In this article we will explain to you the simple ways to remove the dust from the ceilings. For beginners you should firstly ensure that the power button is switched off for safety purpose. The next step is to do a general cleaning of the blades of the ceiling fans. You will have to remove the dust that has accumulated.

Once you are done with cleaning the blades, proceed to the globe. Put the globe in the dishwasher and wash them properly there. Dry the globe after washing it. Also make sure that the fan blades are dust free and have been dried as well. Now use RainX to wipe the blades and the globe with the help of a clean cloth. It is advisable to apply the RainX every 5-6 months to keep the ceiling fans clean. You can also use vinegar to clear the dirt off the fans.

Planning to install an automatic garage door, know about its advantages

February 06, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Uncategorized

Garage doors come in 4 kinds and the functions of each vary accordingly. The key function of all of them is the same, to let your vehicle enter the garage. The automatic garage door proves to be most beneficial. This is because maximum of the doors could be linked to the automatic garage opener that also allows you to enter the garage without the need to bring out the car.

The automatic garage doors also open the lights in the dark so you do not need to worry when the door closes. There is a controller in the car with a remote system, as you come towards the garage you just need to press the button on the remote controller to open the doors of the garage and even when you are inside you use the button to close the door. This makes it very efficient and convenient for people especially during the times of bad weather. You don’t need to worry about getting all wet in the rain trying to open the garage door.

Which is a better pick for garage doors: hardwood or steel?

February 03, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Uncategorized

Choosing the right garage door is a very important decision to make. There are mainly 3 sorts of garage doors available namely, steel, vinyl and wood. Each of them comes with a set of advantages and disadvantages.

A steel door or a wood door would be the ideal choice in case you want to save up on the electricity bills. The insulation quality provided by the vinyl doors is not the same as steel or wood. This is because Vinyl is plastic and the transfer of heat through it is very fast. In case of steel doors they use a layer of steel that is insulated with various materials.

Wood on the other had comes with natural insulation value. In terms of the maintenance, managing and maintaining a steel door is easier as compared to a hardwood door. The problem with the hardwood door is that it requires painting very often making it an expensive affair.