Category - DIY Tips

How to Stop a Dripping Tap

It should be realised that a tap dripping at the rate of one drip per second wastes approximately 2.5 gallons every 24 hours. If left unattended it can also cause unsightly stains and even wear lines on enamel coatings...

Useful Tips to Keep the House Clean and Organised

Living a clean life starts with keeping a clean and organised house. Many people think that they don’t have enough time and energy to clean up their houses because doing chores is really a full time job. It is essential...

Top to Bottom Home Cleaning

A clean, comfortable, and orderly house is a wonderful and ideal place to live. However, some people may find it too challenging and demanding to clean the house. But there is an easy way to complete this odious task. A...

Tool Hire 1 – About Floor Sanding Equipment.

Most DIY enthusiasts have a variety of tools that will be quite capable of allowing a project to be completed properly. Amongst these, there will probably be a sanding machine of some sort or another. One is quite...

Toilets – How to Cure Leaks

After having fitted a close-coupled toilet and cistern, it is very common to find that it leaks when the unit is flushed on the first occasion. The usual reason is that not enough care has been taken, when fitting the...

Toilets – How to Check the Flushing Mechanism

In general terms, it is easy to check why the toilet will not flush. Usually the most simple explanation is that the handle has become disconnected from the mechanism contained within the cistern or that the diaphragm...

Toilets – About Push Button Cisterns

These cisterns, as the name implies, flush the toilet by pushing a button or buttons on top of the cistern, rather than by using a handle located on one side. These cisterns use less water to achieve the same objective...

Tips on how to check and repair leaking roofs

Whenever rain water drips onto your ceiling and your roof leaks, it means that you need to repair it. Not all leaking ceilings or roofs have the same damage. Here are some tips on how to locate leaks, assess the cause...

Tips on Home Improvement Costs

When it comes to home improvements, most people want the best. We want our room to be elegant and presentable; however, when money matters come in, we choose to budget. We can’t do the things we want to do and sometimes...

Timed Fan – How to Connect

Timed fans are extremely useful, especially in bathrooms or other areas where odours or condensation might be generated, because they are programmed to continue running for a short period of time after the light switch...

Timber Repair – About Beam Strengthening

Timber beams have been and still are, installed to carry weight and support floors and there are therefore numerous reasons why they might need to be strengthened. Old beams might have sagged, become worn with age or...

Timber Joists and Studs – How to Detect

Before undertaking any work where there is a necessity to screw something into a wall or ceiling, it is sensible to establish what lies behind the plasterboard. The cavity not only contains the studwork and joists that...