DIY Tips

How to replace a cracked tile

Cracked tiles on floors and walls is a problem because it can be difficult to track down the source of the rack. However there are many reasons for the tiles to rack, for example, the tile was installed over a control joint, the tile was installed on improperly space joints, tile cracked under a heavy load, tile received a sharp blow, tiles concrete substrate has cracked down or inferior tiles were used. The following are some of the ways you can replace a cracked tile.

Replace the tile: if the crack on your tile is quite a big one and you have some tiles, you can actually take out the damaged one and replace it. However, it requires dedicated work to do so since you have to first remove the cracked tile carefully in order not to damage the others, you should be careful and one can use the help of a knife to remove it. When replacing the tile, remember to use a matching tile and grout to make the place look beautiful. After clean the grout of the four corners of the tile using a regular spritz of vinegar spray.

Use Adhesive: if you are going to use adhesive for your tile, you must be careful to buy the proper adhesive that is specifically made for the tile type used for example if using ceramic tile, you have to use the adhesive of ceramic tiles.when one uses the wrong one the adhesive used will be sticky on the tiles.

Use Epoxy glue: if you don’t have any spare tiles you can use epoxy glue to repair the crack. Take the cracked area and fill it with clear epoxy glue which is a two-part paste that you mix. use a match stick or toothpick to gently insert the glue into the crack so that the epoxy glue is right at the level of the tile, once it dries, you can paint it to cover the cracked area on the tile.

Repair grout cracks: sometimes the grout might be cracked too, it needs to be replaced to avoid the danger coming since water can enter the tiles while cleaning damaging the floor down.it needs to be replaced to avoid any further damage. you can use a utility knife to remove the old grout and then apply the new one using a trowel. After the grout is dry clean the excess grout around with a steel sponge and water.

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How to clean your Bedroom

Have ever slept in a dirty bedroom, trust me no sleep will come from there. we all know by now that good sleep hygiene is extremely important for your physical and mental well being. Everyone needs to give his/ her bedroom good hygiene by maintaining it clean in order to have a good sleep and relax. The following are some of the tips on how to clean your bedroom.

Declutter the room; Remove things you do not need from the bedroom to make it more pleasant and more useful. pick up your clothes, discard any trash, and put away books, bags, shoes that may have accumulated in your bedroom.

Clean ceiling light and fixtures: Most people forget to clean these places yet they accumulate a lot of dust .so when cleaning they should be cleaned first and one has to cover the bedding and furniture to avoid dust. you can use a dusting wand to wipe off the dust of the ceiling and the fixtures.

Strip bedding and wash: Remember you should wash your sheets at least 2 times a week. Remove the the sheets , the pillow covers in case you have, blankets and coverlets.

Freshen the mattress and flip it: you can use baking soda to sprinkle your mattress, add the baking soda and allow it to settle for 10 to 15 minutes, then use the vacuum. Leave the baking soda to settle this will help since it absorbs any odors in the mattress and if you have a vacuum it will remove hairs, dead skin, dust. incase you don’t how to clean the mattress, contact professional service provider from “HCM HUBAPP” they will clean the mattress for you

Mop/vacuum the floors: when mopping you should not forget to clean under the bed and the closest floor since they have a lot of dirt and people take long without mopping it

OFFICE FUMIGATION

Having cockroaches and bedbugs in your office is a very big threat to human health and office records like box files, papers which may affect the company’s performance. Cockroaches eat food which may lead to bacterial infections, typhoid, and allergic infections to employees, visitors and also eat papers materials,glue,paste. Bedbugs and cockroaches hide in office furniture, cracks, gaps, behind refrigerators, under floor drains like manholes, sinks, under carpets. Ensure that you frequently check for bedbugs and cockroaches around your office. Inspect book bags, briefcases, jackets since they can be carried by employees, custodians, or visitors to the office.

If you notice any cockroach or bedbug infestation there are some things you can do before contacting any fumigator, identify the problem areas, eliminate things that you do not use to remove any hiding spots, notify employees so that they can take precautions both at home and office.Then download HCM HUB APP https://bit.ly/2XP41fM and get in touch with a professional fumigator.

Septic odors and smells

bad odors and smell

Septic odors and smells are never a welcoming scent in a home, thus foul. They can be dangerous since the gases excreting from the septic tank sewage systems contain carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane which can be extremely harmful if they enter the home. These gases can be toxic and result in explosions. One can use the following tips to get rid of the septic odors in their home

  • clean the drain covers with hot water as you scrub plus a septic-safe cleaner and replace it after. since sludge builds up on the drain covers bringing a foul smell in the home
  • Baking soda and vinegar, create a solution of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 white vinegar and flush down the system followed by hot water after.
  • Baking soda. you can flush or drain the baking soda once a week to keep the smell off your home and keep it fresh.

However, if fouls smell consistently persist, its time to schedule a septic system check-up since the most common cause of excreting odors from a septic tank is that the tank is full and needs to be emptied

Painting

How to choose your painting colors

The hues’ chosen for rooms walls and ceiling can help determine if your interior design is a success or a fail. Try out this before you start painting, Bright colors- that’s vibrant shades of green & blue, yellow& orange provide an expensive feeling. These are friendly happy colors that encourage communication and are therefore welcomed in the dining and kitchen. Dark colors – such as red, purple, blue& green can have a constricting and gloomy effect but when applied in the right place they can help convey comfort security. Warm colors – orange &b yellow, they raise the perceived temperature of a room. people say they painted in rooms facing North because they inspire activity, however, one must avoid them in rooms meant for relaxation like a bedroom. Cold colors – such as icy blue & green have a calming effect. They are especially well suited for bedrooms, they help you to go to bed relaxed in the evening and wake up refreshed the next morning. The other single colors like Navy blue – it inhibits people’s willingness to communicate and should not be used in the living and dining areas. Red raises the energy level of a room but it may also make people more irritable and hostile, it should not be used in the kid’s room.

Now that you have chosen the colors to begin, consider the colors of items that already fill the space. The question is, is there a gorgeous painting on the wall? A stunning carpet? A colorful tile backsplash or a sofa?

MATTRESS CLEANING

How often do you clean your mattress?we tend to get lazy to care about these little things yet they are so important to our well being.A dirty mattress can make you so uncomfortable,sometimes you may want to grab a cup of coffee sit on your bed and watch a movie but it gets hard.Mattresses keep alot of stains like urine stains,blood stains,sweat stains,soda,wine stains which can produce a bad smell if kept for so long.These are some of the remedies you can use to get rid of stains on your own,you can use baking soda,table salt,laundry dertergent(jik,liquid soap,omo) mix with water and scrub the stained area.If the stains and odour persist contact a proffessional cleaner so that you can have a brand new looking mattress.Click here https://bit.ly/2XP41fM and get a professional cleaner