Home Repair and Maintenance Resources (05)

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Repair-Home.Com: The Easy Home Repair Guide
"There is no investment that is more important than your home." When it comes to repairing your home, this site has it pretty much covered. Rather than waiting until small problems become big headaches, why not learn to take care of the small things as they come up? It will save you time and lots of money in the long run. This site tells you everything you need to know to fix small to medium-size problems. They cover plumbing, electrical, household appliances, heating & cooling, roofing, siding, walls, floors & stairs, doors & windows, pools, landscaping, decks, fences, bathrooms, kitchens, hot tubs, saunas & Jacuzzis, and even satellite dishes. You’ll get help on estimating costs, tons of genuinely useful information, and this site will even find a contractor in your area who specializes in your project if you need one.

Advise on Glues and Adhesives
A creative, easy-to-use website that allows visitors to pick a material (metal, glass, rubber, etc) and specify another material they would like it to stick to. By clicking "Let’s Glue", a corresponding webpage opens, giving the user specifics about which product will work best. The description of the preferred glue includes a link to the manufacturer’s website, adherence time and toxicity specifications. A "Glue of the Month" section completes this site’s vast knowledge of sticky specs.

Home Repair Stuff, Home Improvement, Do It Yourself
This comprehensive do it yourself site offers repair tips, advice and help on painting, plumbing, cleaning, maintenance, stains, pests, restoration, light bulbs, fans, water heaters, locks, etc. It also offers tips on choosing the right tools and finding the right professional for the job if you don't want to do it yourself.

Home Improvement Tips from DIY Network Programs Hosts
This page at DIYNetwork.com features a compilation of home improvement tips from hosts of various shows. One of the tips of Amy Devers, co-host of DIY to the Rescue, old items such as fake pre-approved credit cards can be used as glue spreaders. Her show partner, Karl Champley gave money-saving tips on painting, plumbing, and carpentry jobs. On the other hand, Bathroom Renovations host Amy Matthews provide several tips on how to maximize the space and add style in a small bathroom. There are also other DIY home experts who shared their ideas about kitchen renovations and some home projects.

Bring The Outdoors Into Your Home or Office By Installing a Wall Fountain
If you have an appreciation for nature, why not express it by installing a wall fountain in your home or where you work? You may not be able to spend as much time as you like outside but this addition to your decorating scheme will help to tide you over until you can get out in the fresh air again. With the number of styles and colors available, you won't have a problem finding a wall fountain that will complement your decor. In fact, you may have trouble choosing one from all the options that are at your disposal! Once your fountain is installed, maintaining it is a breeze....you need to refill the water every so often and watch to make sure that the wall fountain is not working without water, since this may cause the pump to get damaged due to overheating.

Maintenance and Maintenance and Repair of Apparel, Textile and Home Surfaces
North Carolina State University's North Carolina Cooperative Extension teamed with the North Carolina Museum of Art to develop computer data-based Internet application programs called HOMECARE and HOMECARE 2 to help consumers extend wear life and appearance of apparel, textile and home surfaces in an environmentally friendly way. With HOMECARE, consumers can search and get solutions to more than 500 spot and stain problems. HOMECARE 2 provides solutions to more than 200 repair and maintenance problems. This website focuses on the maintenance and repair of textiles and house surfaces.


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