You can look at home improvement as an insatiable obsession or as just a hobby. Either way, it’s also a big investment in your property! However, it can also turn into a nightmare. The tips in this article will help you avoid making errors and help you make wise choices.
Your paint cans could do with a few holes in their rims. During use, the rim of the can can fill with paint and create spills and drips when replacing the lid. Using a nail you can add holes around the can’s perimeter of the channel and this will fix the issue.
Pouring bleach on the inside of the toilet bowl can help keep it sparkling clean. Although bleaching toilets might smell bad, it lowers the risk of spreading germs and illnesses. In addition, it improves the look of your toilet. If you use a scented bleach, it can also …
It doesn’t take much to make a big difference in your home. Actually, with some of these home improvements they can bring in thousands of dollars more through a higher resale value. Following are some great tips to assist you in getting started on home improvvements.
Don’t plan a home renovation just because you can or just because you have the money. Many times, projects that are designed for the sake of being projects end up missing some other vital component of a home renovation, such as being non-value-adding changes or even causing the home to break local building codes.
To save money on home maintenance, check all of your faucets and pipes for leaks and have them repaired quickly. Leaking faucets can waste quite a bit of water, costing you in higher bills. Also, pipes that are leaking within your walls or under your house can lead to serious …
If you’ve ever questioned the accuracy of your electric bill knowing how to read your meter could prove very useful. In the following article from Steve Gibbs who is a Victoria BC electrician and owns Onda Electric we explain the differences in each type of the four in use whether it’s digital, electronic, smart or traditional and how to make sense of the readings.
How to read a digital electric meter
With a digital electric meter you will find a set of numbers that you want to copy from left to right with the exception of those surrounded by a red box. If there is a second row of number follow the exact same procedure reading left to right. Those separate sets of numbers represent a day rate and a night rate on your hydro bill.
How to read an electronic electric meter
An electronic electric meter may require pressing …