The Do’s and Don’ts of Paint Touch-Ups

Paint touch-ups are what we call painting over a small area, usually covering some kind of blemish to the original paint.  From scuff marks to children thinking the wall is a canvas, from chips in the paint to moving furniture and exposing older coats of paint, it’s...

How Stuff Works: Hard Water Filter

Hard water is a common issue that many homeowners face, without even knowing it. This is why they need a hard water filter. Hard water causes a variety of problems ranging from damaging your plumbing to making you spend money unnecessarily. Dealing with hard water is...

How to Know When to Upgrade Your Burglar Bars

In South Africa, burglar bars are a staple of many homes. But your burglar bars are only worth something if they are in a good condition. Otherwise, they’re just decoration, easy for intruders to remove or get around.  This is why it’s important to upgrade your...

DIY Guide to Tile Removal

While tiles are extremely versatile, if you didn’t choose them carefully, they’ll look outdated pretty quickly. Unlike paint or wallpaper, a tile removal requires a few more tools. So be prepared to have your home look like a construction site for a while. Tiles may...

How to Tell if You’ve Got a Leak

A leak isn’t always gushing water flooding your home. In fact, most of the time it’s something small and unnoticeable. But it adds up over time.  If you don’t notice the leak soon enough, it can damage your home and your health. So, keep reading to learn more about...

DIY Roof Repair: Why It’s a Bad Idea

If your roof starts leaking or you see a loose shingle, you might consider fixing it yourself. A temporary patch job until professionals can take a look is a good idea to keep the damage minimal, especially if the weather isn’t playing along.  But when it comes to...