Home Design Guides: Maintenance
Cleaning a toilet is the least fun but most necessary part of cleaning a bathroom.
Properly cleaning and maintaining your air conditioner is vital to ensuring that it works properly, and that it's as efficient and effective as it's designed to be.
Cleaning your vanity is good for hygiene - it's also a way to prevent permanent stains, and to keep your bathroom looking good.
Once your new vanity's installed, you will need to look after it to preserve its appeal. Cleaning your vanity regularly is important not just for the sake of hygiene, but also to prevent long term staining.
It's one of those things that people neglect, but really shouldn't. Find out how (and why) you should maintain your heater to keep it safe, clean and efficient.
Occasionally cleaning your fireplace will help to ensure your home's not covered in ash and soot. Find out how to clean your fireplace without making too big a mess.
Keeping your flues and chimneys clear and free from blockages and creosote is all part of using a wood heater or fireplace, and essential if you don't want your home to fill with smoke!
Heating ducts carry air all around your house, and vents often get dirty as a result of how much air flows through them. Find out if (and how) you need to clean them.
The cleanliness of your vents can have an impact more than just the performance of you ventilation system; it can also impact upon your health. Cleaning your ventilation system is easy, and could do wonders for you and your home’s health
Part of establishing how well your home fares in terms of passive design is to establish how 'tight' it is. Learn more about how to test how much air leaks from your home.
Heating and cooling ducts carry air all around your house, and vents often get dirty as a result of how much air flows through them. Find out if (and how) you need to clean them.
A blocked toilet can be an awful thing, and knowing the right way to unblock one can prevent a bad situation from becoming much, much worse...
Baths need to be cleaned regularly to ensure that they're a pleasant place to bathe. Find out how to safely and effectively clean your bathtub.
A clean bathroom mirror will affect how big the room feels, as well as how much light is reflected throughout the bathroom.
Bathroom flooding? Don't panic - in this article we explain how to stop the flooding, how to prevent any further damage and how to stay safe when your bathroom's flooded.
Big surfaces like walls inevitably get dirty, and inevitably get damaged from time to time. Here are some easy ways to keep your walls looking great.
It depends on what your walls are made from, but giving your exterior walls a clean can improve the look of your home.
Crayon? Dead bugs? Blood? Don't worry - most interior wall surfaces are designed to be fairly easily cleaned.
Provided that you know what you're doing, you can easily make small cracks and holes in walls disappear completely.
Larger cracks and holes require a little more attention, but can still be made to disappear using the right methods and materials.