All posts tagged "maintenance"
Tools To Maintain Your Gutters
Fall is officially here and that means leaves are officially falling. Deep from within the Carey Brothers’ vault, we bring you ways to clear rain gutters with ease when they’re all clogged up with leaves. Think safety...
- Posted July 25, 2014
The average home has the usual drains like sinks and tubs. They’re not the only drains, however. There are the “other” drains, often hidden and out of sight. Both types are important and need periodic attention to...
- Posted July 25, 2014
Automatic Garage Door Maintenance
The final episode of “MASH” aired in 1983. After 255 shows, spanning 11 years, Hawkeye, Radar, Hotlips and the gang called it quits with three-quaters of America’s viewing public tuned in. If your garage door has done...
- Posted July 19, 2014
Doing-It-Yourself Cedar Shake Roof Care
Question I have questions about cedar shake roof care: 1. When power-washing a roof, do I add anything to the water, i.e. bleach, soap, etc.? 2. What pressure should I use on the power washer? 3. What...
- Posted April 17, 2014
April showers bring home repairs
That old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” may be true for your garden, but for colder parts of the country, April is also the first post-snow opportunity to inspect your roof. Unless you have experience working...
- Posted April 2, 2014
Vinyl Siding Maintenance!?
You bought vinyl siding because it’s supposed to be maintenance-free. Now you hear that just a little maintenance is required. Vinyl siding is easy and relatively carefree, but there are things to be done. First, rinse it...
- Posted March 25, 2014
Air Conditioner Maintenance
Being kept clean is what keeps air conditioners going. Of all major appliances, central air conditioners suffer most from poor maintenance. Yet investing just an hour or two of cleaning will not only help ensure your air...
- Posted March 24, 2014
Bike Maintenance: Getting the 10-Speed Up to Speed
Paul Revere took his famous ride in 1775. You know, “One if by land; two if by sea.” These days, warmer weather and longer days have kids and grown-ups ready to ride, too. That often means bicycling. After a...
- Posted March 18, 2014
Dryer Lint and Vent Tune-up
How to keep your dryer drying with an overall “lint and vent” tune-up Have you cleaned your clothes dryer lately? Gone beyond just removing and clearing the lint filter? If not, it’s due for some maintenance. Here’s...
- Posted January 3, 2014
Check & clean your vacuum regularly to maintain full pickup power Remember when your vacuum could pick up tall buildings, was more powerful than a locomotive, faster than a speeding bullet? If it seems to be running...
- Posted January 2, 2014