Process To Change A Shower Head

Using tool for replacing a shower head

Replacing a shower head by tool

If you have really old shower head or you have a damaged shower head then there might be extreme flow of water or leakage of water from shower. This will waste lots of water and will also result in increasing your water bills. If you have such issues, then you must instantly think of changing a shower head and saving water wastage and also your energy bills. Changing a shower head is an easy process, if you have little amount of experience then you can do it yourself. To help you out here is a simple and easy process to change a shower head. Before starting with the process of changing a shower head, you need to collect all the supplies and tools for changing a shower head. This can be really irritating if you have to go for taking the supplies in the middle of the work. This will not allow you to have flow in work and chances of making mistake and not getting desired result will increase. Hence here is list of tolls and supplies you will need for changing a shower head.

  • Masking tape
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Teflon tape
  • Shower head adaptor kit

Collect this tools and materials and then start with the process of changing a shower head.

Step 1

The first step of changing a shower head is to prepare your area for work. Take some ripped sheets of old towel and put it on the bottom of tub to save your fiberglass or porcelain surface from getting scratched while you are working. The adaptor kit which is used for replacing a shower head has a diverter device which is attached with the shower stem and it can also direct the water in two directions this will allow you to make use of tow shower head from one water source.

Step 2

For changing a shower head, you need to get rid of the old one. Use adjustable pliers for removing the old shower head. Firstly you have to wrap up the jaws of pliers by using a tape for saving them from marring the chrome.  When you have removed the old showerhead, it’s time to attach the diverter to it. Ensure that the supplied water is placed in neck of diverter as per the directions which are mentioned in the kit.

Step 3

Threads of shower head stem must be applied some Teflon tape for stopping some water leakage. When you are applying this tape, ensure that the fixture is tightened properly. If you have taped the wrap in wrong direction then it will get tear when you will install the thread and it will not help in preventing leaks.

Step 4

Make sure to tighten the diverter with the shower stem when Teflon tapes when it is applied to it. Also tighten the connection very carefully by making use of a wrench. However make sure that you are not over tightening this as it will not allow the water to flow properly.

 

Choosing The Best Type Of Mattress

Several type of mattress

Different type of mattress

Mattress is designed in a way that it can provide support to your body and give you a relaxing sleep at night. You can get a relaxed sleep only when your mattress is soft and proper. If you had your mattress since a long time and it is worn then you might consider replacing your mattress with a new one. According to one of the research, it is concluded that those people who sleep better will suffer less amount of back pain and will also have lesser symptoms of stress. For getting such peaceful sleep, you need to have right type of mattress. It is said that the quality of sleep improves if you sleep on the right type of mattress and it will also relieve pressure from the joints and other parts of body. There is plenty of type of mattress; you need to find which one suits with your body in the best manner.  Each type of mattress is made up from different material and has different quality, check out which one suits your body and gives you peaceful sleep. Mattress should be changed every six to seven years for better quality and support. If you haven’t changed it since quite a long time then it is the right time to go for changing it.  Here is some of the type of mattress with their specification to help you choose from.

  • Innerspring mattress

This type of mattress makes use of support system made from steel coil. Manufacturers will avail you with several kinds of spring system involving the units having springs which will get connected in single unit and the pocketed coils will be wrapped up individually. The design, coil gauge, number of coil and the shape of this type of mattress can differ. This type of mattress is covered up by upholstery materials and padding which can have plenty of fibers, foams and several extra layers of small steel springs. The count of coil can be arbitrary and but eh basic concept is that, more the number of coil, more will be the support points and higher will be its distribution.

  • Hybrid mattress

A hybrid mattress will be combining the support system of steel coil with one or even more than that type of foam like memory foam, latex foam, and polyurethane foam along with that foam containing get or any such other material.

  • Waterbed mattress

This type of mattress will be making use of a water chamber as its support system.  There are two waterbed types available in the market, soft sided beds and hard sided beds. Hard sided waterbed will be having a water chamber which is placed inside wood frame of rectangular shape. On the other side, a soft side water bed will be having this chamber of water in a rigid form of rectangular shape which zipped in a fabric case. This chamber of water is covered by the upholstery material and padding which can have various fiber and foams.

Tips To Clean Kitchen Flooring

Your kitchen flooring is made up from one of these materials: vinyl, laminate, wood or ceramic tile. All these materials have different ways of cleaning. Kitchen floors are the place which becomes dirty the most and needs regular cleaning. Cleaning kitchen flooring is not that difficult, you just need to follow the right tips and you will get sparkling clean kitchen flooring. For common spills like grease, sticky mess, food, you can clean kitchen flooring by using damp paper towel. If this does not work, collect your effort for appropriate cleaners for each type of floors and also a bit of elbow grease. Here are detailed tips for cleaning kitchen flooring.

  • How to clean kitchen flooring of vinyl

Vinyl is the most common kitchen surface. Cleaning and maintaining vinyl floors is really very easy. But still it is advisable to remove stains from your vinyl floors as soon as possible. If you let the stain sit on your floor for very long time, cleaning kitchen flooring can be very much difficult for you.

Things to be used

  • Bucket
  • Warm water
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Dish wash detergent
  • Clean towel
  • Brush having rubber bristles

Cleaning process

  • Start by sweeping the floors and make sure to flush the dirt from every corner and from under the appliances.
  • First of all try to clean kitchen flooring with warm water and a mop. Detergent is not needed in the first level.
  • If still the dirt remains, then mix dishwashing soap in warm water and then mop the floor with that. Don’t over apply the dishwashing soap, it should have only light bubbles.
  • By using soft cloth or mop, scrub your floor gently. If the dirt is very much stubborn girl, then go for using rubber bristled brush.
  • Make use of towel to clean the excess moisture and then let the floor dry properly.
  • How to clean kitchen flooring made of ceramic tile

If you are having glazed ceramic tile flooring then it is very much low maintenance. If the above mentioned method doesn’t work for cleaning kitchen flooring, you can use commercial ceramic cleaner for getting the job done.

Things to be used

  • Warm water
  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Mop or sponge
  • Mild dishwashing detergent

Cleaning process

  • First of all sweep the floors deeply and don’t miss out the under of appliances and also the corners.
  • After that fill the bucket with warm water.
  • If there are any sticky or greasy spots on the floor then add up some dish washing detergent in the warm water.
  • Sponge or mop the floor by rinsing frequently.
  • Make sure to let the floor dry properly before using it.

Additional tips and tricks

  • Clean the spills as soon as possible for avoiding any damage or stains to your floors.
  • Grease, which is a common kitchen floor issue, can easily be tacked by using general dish wash detergent and warm water.
  • Use scotch bite pad for cleaning any stuck-on food stains. Make sure you are not using wire scouring pad for cleaning any of the floor type as it can damage the floors badly.

Tips To Find A Goof Roofer

Finding a good rooferIt is very important to find a good roofer or else you will have to suffer a lot. You have to make some detailed research before finding a good roofer. Your roof is indeed very important for your house and so it is for you. A strong roof is a sign of safe house and on a contrary a week is a sign of dangerous house which will also put you and your family members into danger which you will of course not like. Hence make sure you find a good roofer and hand over your roof in safe hands. Many of the times, the issues in your roof is small and you can also do it yourself but finding a good roofer and handing job to him would be more convenient and better option.  If the problem with your roof is major then it is compulsory for you’re to find a good roofer and get your roof fixed soon. If rainy season is on the head, then it is better to hurry up and find a good roofer and get your roof fixed as soon as possible. Here are some of the tips to find a good roofer.

  • Ask at least three roofers about the roof. Let each of them visit your roof and give their individual judgment. Ask them many questions so that you can good judgment about your roof and even about the terms and conditions and policies and even prices of roofer prevalent in the market. Seek all the information from each roofer and get appropriate knowledge. Take your time to judge and make an informed decision with care and caution and find a good roofer. Don’t just rush into the decision of finding a good roofer. Be patient making research and then go for the best one among all.
  • Don’t just opt for the roofer who bids the lowest as this is not the right way of finding a good roofer. Compare what the entire thing is offered by the roofer and how they vary from one another and which would be more convenient and better for you. Also check out for any hidden cost if any. If all the bids your roofers give is having difference of around 20% then it is normal and then you can go for the one with lowest bidding but only if the services offered by him is proper.
  • Don’t consider anything which is not in writing. Always take surety in writing by your roofer. The bid he is making for your job, also the estimate of cost all must be taken in writing. Also take the time in which he is going to complete his job and what about the workers accident compensation all details must be taken in writing.
  • While finding a good roofer, you must clarify the mode of payment. There are some roofers who want half of the payment in advance and half when the job is done while there are some who takes the full payment after the job is done. Thus Get to know the payment mode of roofer you are opting to.

 

 

 

 

 

Tips Of Decorating Your Kids Bedroom

Decorating kids roomIs your kid’s bedroom dull and boring? Do you think it needs a change? Well now it’s the right time to say bye to the drab and say hey to the fab. Decorating your kid’s bedroom is not just exciting and joyful for your kid but it can also be full of excitement for you. Decorating your kid’s bedroom cannot be according to a rule book suggesting what to do and what not to do. Decorating your kid’s bedroom is an experimental process and the decisions to be made would be according to the taste and personality of your kid. There are many creative and unique ideas for decorating your kid’s bedroom and making it look more attractive and interesting. Here are some of the tips of decorating your kid’s bedroom and making your kid happy with a makeover of his room.

  • Color their room

It’s a natural and common thing that kids love color. You don’t need to apply brain for that as to what color to opt for decorating your kid’s bedroom. It has to be cute and funky colors for decorating your kid’s bedroom. Color is a great way to add inters and vibrancy to your room and it also help to lift up your mood. When we talk about colors, it is not just in the matter of walls, colors can be induced in many parts of your kid’s room like cushions, accessories, wall art, and furniture. Each and every part filled with color can look tacky hence either you can go for painting the walls with vibrant colors and keep the other stuff neutrally colored or you can go for painting the wall with neutral color and add colors to the other stuff of the room.

  • Funky furniture

Decorating your kid’s room need not be an expensive project always. Of course you need to have some adorable pieces of furniture but it is not necessary that it should be new only. You can do the magic with the old piece of furniture while decorating your kid’s bedroom and make it creative. You can try painting old furniture with cute colors or you can also paint it with geometrical shapes or you can put some stickers on the old furniture. Try to bring the furniture which has good storage capacity. Kids have a lot of stuff, even more than we adults have. They have their clothes, shoes, books, other school materials and the main and the foremost thing their toys. Thus I not given a proper storage facility they can create their room a total mess. Thus while decorating your kids bedroom, make sure to install good storage furniture.

  • Accessorize

You can really have some great fun while accessorizing. You can add many of the things while decorating your kid’s bedroom. You can add cartoon printed rug, colorful and playful cushions, creative wall arts and many such small little cute arts. One of the most interesting things to add is lighting. Lighting can really do the magic while decorating your kid’s bedroom. You can also add a decorative reading lamp to your kid’s bedroom.

Benefits Of Having A Fence In The House

FencingAre you confused as to whether to have a fence in the house or not? If you think that having a fence in the house is just for the purpose of decoration then you are wrong. There are many benefits of having a fence in the house which are much more important and essential then just decoration. Having a fence in the house can give you feeling of security and along with that having a fence in the house also avails you with privacy. It also depends which type of fence you install but whichever you opt for you are going to have all this attachments of benefits with it. There are several benefits of having a fence in the house, let’s have a look at some of them.

  • Shelter

Having a fence in the house will let your property give some kind of shelter element. Having a fence in the house will act like a wind breaker and stop the wind from affecting you, your property and also your plant life. Extreme wind can also be dangerous and hence having a fence in the house will protect you from that. Based on the position of your home and also your fence, it can also avail you with the shade whenever needed. Thus having a fence in the house will save you from wind and also from sun.

  • Decoration

Having a fence in the house can also help you as a piece of decoration for decorating your house and addi8ng up a piece of appeal to your house.  If your garden has landscaping then adding a fence can be a great source of decoration. You can also paint your fence or you can even stain it by the color going with your garden. This can look very beautiful and creative. These are such things which adapt with the paint.

  • Variety

One of the biggest advantages of having a fence in your house is that fence comes in variety of materials and range and colors and thus you can have plenty of options to select from and add beauty to your home with the kind of things you want and in your range. The most beautiful material is wood as it is very elegant and it also gives great look when installed in your garden.

  • Protection

Having a fence in your house is a great source of adding protection to your house. When you have small kids and pets in your house then fence add great source to have protection for them. Kids and pets both are such which can go out of the house and it becomes difficult to keep an eye on them all the time. Thus having a fence in the house will protect them. It will also give your property some sought of privacy as any person who is passing by could not peep into the house. Thus it is also a great source of adding privacy to your home.

Pros and Cons of Choosing Wood Shake Shingles

wood shake shingle roofingThere are several home owners who prefer to install wood shake shingles in their house. The reason behind choosing wood shake shingle roof is its naturally beautiful look and different personality. A unique quality about these wood shake shingles is that even you have installed the same type of shingle as of your neighbor then also it will not look same. It would give different look then your neighbor. The difference arises in the pattern, color, thickness, wood cut, and the variation in material. You need to be aware that installing wood shake shingle roofing is not an easy work to accomplish. Thus you need to go for a skilled contractor or roofer if you are of the view to install this wood shake shingle roofing.

Pros and cons of choosing wood shake shingle roofing

Wood shake shingle roofs offers natural look but along with that they are also versatile, renewable, eco friendly and give a beautiful aesthetic appeal which asphalt shingle roofing fails to give. The task of installing wood shake shingle roofing is very tricky and creative. It’s not cup of tea of each and every person and this is the reason behind it being expensive and costly. These woods shake shingle roofing also needs extra care and maintenance as compared to other types of roofing. If you want to enhance the longetivity of your wood shingle roofing then it’s vital to have an annual inspection along with appr4opriate and care and maintenance.

The average age of wood shingle roofing is between 30 to 60 years depending upon the materials you use and installation and maintenance. If you intend to increase the appearance of the roof, you should try the application of chemical cleansing solution and power washing and preservatives along with pigmented finishes. These can add extra look to your roofing.

Cost of materials and installation

The extra ordinary beauty of wood shake shingle brings a higher cost along with it. It is an obvious fact that if you want something extra well you also need to pay extra price for it. It is approximately three to five times higher than cedar shake roofing or even composite or asphalt shingle roofing along with paying a premium for the purpose of installation. While talking about the cedar shake roofing, it lasts longer as compared to asphalt shingle roofing. It has an extra life span of five to ten years more than standard shingles. If you go for the consideration of the lasting life span of wood shake shingles than it is worth considering the materials longetivity with extra cost.

Environmental and energy advantages of wood shake roofing

Wood shingle roofing is a very good choice for environmental efficiency. They are made of natural and renewable resources. Cedar shakes are also biodegradable, thus they will not sit in landfills for decades unlike some of the counter parts of them. There are some kind of wood materials for roofing which are totally recyclable and it takes very less energy to make it at first place and thus it is very energy efficient.

Pros and Cons of Underfloor Heating System

Underfloor heatingIt’s very expensive to install underfloor heating and that too water fed system. So it’s not a thing which is to be taken lightly. You need to have a good study of underfloor heating before you decide to install it in your house. Thus here is some of the pros and cons of underfloor heating.

Pros of underfloor heating

In cold winter mornings, it’s very hard to step up on floor. To get a warm touch on the floor, underfloor heating system is to be installed. This underfloor heating is very modern and high spec feature. By installing this system in your house, the resale price is also pushed up letting you get more price during sale. Instead of bulky radiators, a large system is more desirable as it offers house with more space and a clean beautiful finish. While using radiator for heating your room, the problem you face is that it heat up the area speedily and after a while the heat rises and it gradually starts irritating you. While underfloor heating system can be more efficient to use for heating a room as it heats larger surface area from the floor upwards at lower temperature. Thus there is not too much heat with a consistency in temperature.

pros  

  • Offers you with cozy and warm tile and stone floors
  • It is likely to install in new construction or retrospectively
  • It avails you with high quality finishing
  • Space of the room and wall can be enlarged by replacing radiators
  • Bucket full of options are available covering varied range of flooring types

 

Cons of underfloor heating

The usual problem with this underflooring heating system is that it takes too much time to heat up although the same thing same thing applies in cooling down also. It even doesn’t cool down so quickly. This can be problematic if want immediate warmth in your room and you are depending upon the underfloor heating system. It’s not necessary that this system will definitely be able to replace radiators. The small underfloor heating system is able to keep the floors warm but able to keep the whole room warm so you need to pay for both. Underfloor heating system is very expensive to install. Not only its installation is pricey along with it, its maintenance and running cost is also very high specifically if it enhances your main heating system. It’s not a budgetary essential but it is a luxury extra. One of the disadvantages of underfloor heating is that it restrict the layout of your room.

Cons

  • Underfloor heating system cannot replace radiators as main heating source.
  • It takes long time to heet up the room
  • It can be an upheaval if retrofit installation of underfloor heating is done
  • It is very expensive