Avoid a Leaking Disaster
Is your water heater upstairs, in the attic? Sounds like a good place right? Until if fails and you step out of the bed one morning and the carpet goes….squish. I don’t know about you, but wet carpet under my toes is not a comforting feeling. But when the hot water heater is in the attic, how in the world are you supposed to know it’s getting ready to bite the dust and spill gallons and gallons of water down on floors below? It’s not that it sends you a text message! No but you can get an alarm.Zircon makes
But if you have a Leak Alert under your hot water heater, sink, and toilet, it sends out a SOS message the minute water touches it, warning for 72 hours. It looks like a garage door opener with metal sensors that run down the side. When those get wet, you will know it! And guess what, it floats! Now I think that is overkill, but that’s just me. I was closing on my house, and I was the only one left living there. The extra bathrooms were not ever used, so I never noticed that small leak under the toilet. Then one morning my neighbor called me to tell me that water was pouring out of my second story eves. That small toilet flooded all of the upstairs and stalled my closing for another two weeks while I replaced carpets and painted. Place Leak Alert under fixtures that you don’t use often so you don’t get caught with wet feet!
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Now to the email…….
Question: We have adhesive strips in the bottom of the tub and over the years they have started wearing off. So I just pulled them off and was left with a sticky adhesive that will not budge. The tub is porcelain and I am wondering what will get it clean but not damage the tub surface.
Answer: Since you have removed the strips all you need to do is remove the adhesive with
Question: I have a door that constantly closes when I want it to stay open. Is there anything I can do beside put one of those door stops on the floor. Those are not very attractive.
Answer: Take the middle door pin out of the hinge and rough it up using pliers. Put the pin back in place. The added friction on the pin will be enough to keep the door open right where you want it.
Question: We have a varnished front door and the finish is dull. What do I have to do to refinish the door? Do you have to sand down to the wood before you apply a new varnish?
Answer: Since the finish on the door is intact, just use
Question: I have padlocks on my fence and since they are outside they get rusty and hard to open. I am buying new padlocks and I’m wondering if there is anything I can use as a preventive, so these padlocks last a little longer.
Answer: Just spray the new locks with