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Using Vinegar to Kill Mold

Vinegar has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can kill mold. For example, white vinegar can be used to clean, deodorize, and disinfect around the house, and can kill black mold which commonly results from water damage. Learn how you can use vinegar to kill mold on different surface types.

2021-04-11T12:53:45-04:00

Causes of Bubbling Paint and How to Resolve It

Paint blistering is caused by paint losing adhesion to the base coat of paint or underlying drywall, plaster, and wood. The best way to prevent this is to identify what caused the bubbles and remediate that issue. Learn about factors that cause bubbling paint and how to address them.

2021-04-01T11:02:52-04:00

How Long Does Caulk Take to Dry

Understand the difference between “dry time” and “cure time” when it comes to caulking. Most products become dry to the touch after several minutes, but don’t fully cure for days. Learn about factors that determine the dry-time for caulk.

2021-04-01T11:11:00-04:00

How To Repair Tile Grout

Over time, tile grout can stain, crack, and come loose which means it's time to repair or replace it. Grout repair is easy and budget-friendly and can update the look of kitchen or bathroom tile. Damaged grout can make your tile look old and worn, and can also create an environment for bacteria and mold growth.

2021-03-24T22:15:57-04:00

How Much Does Hardwood Flooring Cost?

Installing wood flooring improves the overall appearance of a room and increases the value of your home. Hardwood flooring costs vary based on the type of wood, width of the planks, stain, adhesive, and style. On average, 50-75 percent of your budget will be for materials and the rest to installation. Some contractors will include the removal of old wood flooring or carpeting with the price of installation and trim while others do not. Learn more about costs to expect when installing hardwood flooring.

2021-03-23T13:59:33-04:00

Estimating the Cost of a Bathroom Remodel

While bathroom remodels have some of the highest ROI of any home renovation, costs can quickly escalated for this type of project. Factors impacting the cost of a remodel include room size, shape, number of fixtures, and changing the layout. Higher-end fixtures and finishes also increase the cost. Learn ways to save money and still get the look you want.

2021-03-15T12:19:16-04:00

What Does Mold Smell Like?

Mold creates a stale, damp scent and the smell is a first sign of mold or mildew. Homeowners should identify the source of the smell and cause of the mold quickly, and remediate the mold as soon as possible as waiting to address the issue can result in a more arduous removal process.

2021-03-12T11:09:31-05:00

Identifying Black Mold and Why Remediate

Black mold usually appears as a black stain in a high-moisture area. It is most commonly found in bathrooms or other areas with damp conditions, poor ventilation, and high temperatures; damp basements, kitchens, and laundry rooms. If a homeowner finds black mold, remediation will depend on how significant the spread is.

2021-03-12T11:30:06-05:00

The Cost to Replace a Furnace

When replacing a furnace, consider the furnace type, local climate, price, house square footage, and how your home is insulated to select the best model. Depending on the type selected, the total replacement cost will vary based on materials, equipment, and labor.

2021-03-08T22:04:05-05:00

Differences Between Mold vs. Mildew

There’s a lot of confusion about differences between mold and mildew. Both are fungi that thrive in moisture and are often found in the home, mainly in areas damaged by water. But, while they have many similarities, some key characteristics also differentiate them and how they are remediated.

2021-03-08T22:28:12-05:00
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