How-To

How Do You Install Carpet?

Installing carpet is one of those annoying household tasks that demands precision and simple hard-work to give a professional finish. By the same token, it is also one of those tasks that we are often loathed to contract out, for the primary reason that we think we can do it ourselves. Well, in this article, we aim to teach you how do you install carpet, and show you everything you will need to make the task more straight forward and cost effective.

What you will Need

Before asking how do you install carpet, you should think to yourself: what do I need? Well, firstly, and fairly obviously you will need some carpet. Get yourself down to your local Do It Yourself Store or furniture store to have a look at the carpets they have on display.

How do I add a Gutter Downspout

To answer this question, you first need to determine what type of gutter system exists on your house. Do your downspouts drain into an underground tile system, or empty onto a splash block? Or, do you have bare gutters without, or too few or thin downspouts?

If your house has bare gutters, rainwater is likely draining next to your walls and pooling there. Over time, this water can lead to structural damage, such as cracked walls and ceilings. It can flood your basement and crawl spaces.

How To Get Rid Of Black Mold

Once you have completely finished inspecting your home and found even the smallest infestation of black mold growth, its time to begin ridding your home of it. Especially before it begins growing out of control and taking over your house.

Since most all mold reproduces with a combination of dampness and darkness, the first thing you should do to get rid of black mold is start drying out your home. This can be done with a dehumidifier unit that you can purchase affordably enough from any home supply store, or a major store such as Wal-Mart that sells these types of units.

How to Repair a Rip on a Leather Sofa

Black Leather SofaLeather sofas are an increasingly fashionable choice when it comes to selecting comfortable, hardwearing furniture. Celebrated for their ease of cleaning and their stylish appearance, leather sofas can result in problems when ripped. A rip in a leather sofa stands out a mile away, and looks awful.

But do not despair; there are a number of ways in which a rip in a leather sofa can be repaired, or improved so it is less noticeable to the untrained eye. In this article we will show you how to repair a rip on a leather sofa in order to return the surface to its former glory.

Using a Kit

How to Nail A Carpet Tack Strip To Cement

One of the trickiest things to learn when fitting carpets professionally is how to nail a carpet tack strip to cement. At first, it seems and essential, but ultimately impossible task based on the solid, hard cement surface. However, there is a simple trick to doing this, which can allow the installation of a carpet tack strip on any under flooring.

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