Category: Cleaning & Maintenance

Got allergies or asthma? Wood floors can help!

You know the symptoms: red, scratchy eyes. Sneezing, coughing, rashes, and worse. For those suffering from allergies or asthma, the stress of always trying to avoid triggers or getting through those times of the year when allergies are the worst, can take its toll on you and your family. Your home should be a place …

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Why wood floors are best for kids and pets

Kids and pets can be dangerous – for your floors, that is. The combination of small humans and animals running around, playing, drooling, and doing what kids and pets do, takes a toll on your house in general. Your floors are the single surface you and your family spend the most time touching in your …

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Wood Floor Scratches: 3 Ways to Protect Your Wood Floors

The first scratch is always the worst. Whether your car, your shiny iPhone, or your new hardwood floors, a scratch or gouge can make you feel like the whole thing is ruined. For a while, a few more marks of “wear and tear” get added in. Then slowly over time you accept that your brand …

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How To Fix A Deep Gouge in Wire-Brushed Wood Flooring

A deep gouge in a wire brushed floor may seem like a nightmare to fix, and a good candidate for a full board replacement. If the gouge is deep enough, the raw wood is probably showing through. Plus, the wire-brushed texture makes this seem like a complicated fix that putty is not going to do …

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How to Silence the 4 Types of Squeaky Floors

For those of you who have stepped in an older home with wood floors, you’ve probably heard the squeaks. It can be quaint and charming, it may even remind you of Grandma’s house. But for those living in the house hearing the squeaking all the time, it may be a nuisance and you really just …

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Troubleshooting Your Humidifier

Maintaining your wood floors also means knowing a little about humidifier maintenance. Wine, cigars and wood: three very expensive items in your home that require very specific environments to stay in tip-top shape. A grand piano, essentially a fine piece of wood work, will go out or tune or have a damaged exterior with the …

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