Before storing watering gear for winter, take time to repair hoses. If you have a crushed coupling or leaky hose end, repair the hose instead of buying a new one. To fix, simply cut off the bad end, slip on a new coupling and screw it in place.
Check washers--in hoses and attachments--at the start of each season, especially if your area has hard water or if you store hoses in an unheated shed in winter. Washers harden and crack over time, creating easy-to-repair leaks that take a matter of seconds to fix.
Non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning slimes like the one from Cyber Clean can be used repeatedly on almost any surface including keyboards, but eventually they will collect their max of dirt and grime and become less effective. The Cyber Clean container has a green color swatch on the back, so when your slime turns that color, it's time to replace.
Once all your connections are tight, you should be ready to test your water. With the faucet open, slowly turn the water back on at the source. Watch for a few minutes to make sure there are no leaks. If you notice a leak from the supply lines, you may need to apply more plumber’s tape and retighten them.
To help with the look of the beach house theme in the Miller family's home, sea glass tile fills the walls of the new bathroom, along with a new modern sink and cabinet. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
The primary goal of any new window installation is energy efficiency. But how do you know when to spend thousands to replace all your windows, rather than make a few minor repairs to achieve the same result? Decaying or rotting window casings need total replacement, as well as windows that don't properly open and close. Otherwise, weather stripping and caulking can be applied to increase energy efficiency. Budget tip: Visit Homewyse.com to estimate the average cost to install replacement windows in your ZIP code.