P-Traps Aren't The Only Source Of Drain Odors

The smell of sewer gas coming out of a drain is a sign something's wrong, though the remedy is often as simple as pouring water down the drain. Most people think of an evaporating water seal in a p-trap when they smell bad odors, so it can be frustrating to add water only to still have the odor around. There are other causes, though, and while they aren't cause for alarm, they definitely need fast action because once you've smelled that rotting odor, you never want to smell it again. [Read More]

Three Ways to Keep Your Grout Clean

Tile is an ideal flooring option. It's long-lasting, relatively easy to maintain, and, most importantly, it looks great. However, the grout can sometimes be a struggle to keep clean. While it won't necessarily cause damage, dirty grout can make your floor look worn and unattractive. Fortunately, there are some ways you can simplify this task. Open the Windows Sometimes, when your tile grout looks dirty, it's not actually dirt. You could instead be looking at mildew. [Read More]

Why Vinyl Flooring Is A Good Choice For Your New Kitchen Floor

If you're looking for stylish waterproof flooring for your kitchen, you should consider going with vinyl. Vinyl flooring is popular because it comes in many different styles, looks upscale, and it's easy to maintain. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider vinyl for your new kitchen floor. Vinyl Mimics Wood Or Stone If you have hardwood floors in the rest of your home, and wish you could have them in your kitchen too, then vinyl is the solution. [Read More]

Tired Of Carpet? There Are Fun Flooring Alternatives

Homeowners who are sick of their old carpet can't be blamed. It can be dusty, hold stains and reveal traffic patterns in a home. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to carpet that are modern, beautiful and easy to care for. Wood Floors Some people are lucky and pull up that dirty old carpet to reveal original wood floors. But the floors might need a little work to undo the damage done by large pieces of dirt that filtered through the rug and scratched the floor. [Read More]