So, you are obviously reading this article because you have decided you are going to attempt to clean your own chimney?
Before we get into the tips, there are a few things you should know.
You are going to be working at height!
You are going to get dirty!
If you are fine with both of the above, then read on and happy chimney sweeping!
You’ll want a plastic tarp or something similar to surround the fireplace and seal the front of it completely. Don’t leave gaps, or you could end up with dust-covered furniture! You’ll also want a pair of goggles for your eyes!
2) Remove obstructions
Anything in the way of the top of the chimney will be detrimental to your cleaning.
3) Get brushing!
You’ll want to work from the top down and in order to do a good job, you should take your time!
Give around 30-60 minutes for the dust you’ve upset to settle in the firebox, before peeling back the opening of the seal you positioned. You can then use a smaller brush to scrub as high as possible.
5) Clean up
When taking away your tarp and seals, do so slowly, or the dust will fly all over your house!
As many of you will know I recently moved to Sydney in Australia!
The move was hectic to say the least, but we are finally getting settled and absolutely loving our new life!
My apologies if I haven’t been updating Kent Pine Furniture as much as I would have liked and as much as I probably should. But things are about to change.
One of the reasons we moved was a better way of life and to free some time up for both me and my wife to concentrate on the things we love. She loves baking & I love publishing content on this site.
In this first of my new posts I wanted to share an infographic which was created by:
It sounds like a pretty straight forward task I know, but what if you don’t know anybody? What if you haven’t got any reliable recommendations? Which is exactly the position we found ourselves in during the second week of living in Australia when our power went down causing a huge problem with our fire sprinkler system!
Luckily we were able to get hold of some excellent guys @ but I put this more down to luck than having an excellent vetting system put in. Which is the reason I’m sharing this infographic!!
I’d be grateful if you added your own tips below and would love to hear your thoughts on what you thought?
Next post coming soon, that’s a promise!!
The pine is a softwood that grown around the whole world. It has light color with some knots a little darker than the other surface of the wood. The wood is really lightweight for working and for lifting.
So if you decide to buy a furniture this may be the best choice if you want that furniture to transfer from one room to another. Also, another positive thing is that the furniture made by pine is less expensive than the one made by other kind of woods. It is really popular this year, because it allows to be painted with a color that you want.
So if your bedroom is all white and you want your closet to be white just grab a brash and paint it. You can decorate it in your daughter room with some rose details or in your son room with some blue cars, depending on the whole room.
If you have some lack of ideas about clothes storage, why don’t you try to make a closet out of pine wood? Order many stills and make one small closet to put your underwear and socks there. You can make them as a drawers or as a rack.
You can choose the right closet if you go and see it in the store. So you can pay a visit to some stores in Kent, such as Euroopine, PineSolutions, Koala Furnishings or Owen Pine & Oak Furniture. You will see so much closet that you won’t be able to decide which one is going to stay in your bedroom. Let’s help you about that.
If you want to cover whole wall in your bedroom with a closet, then the antique pine wardrobes from Owen furniture are the right for you. You can storage as many clothes as you want, because they have many racks, drawers and hangers for all of your clothes. In this wardrobe you will find place even for the one that you sweep aside when the season is over.
Another solution are the little elements from Koala furnishings. What is good in these kind of elements is that you can make your own furniture set that suits you the most. You can choose from small drawers to the big closets depending on how many clothes you have to storage. Also you can leave them separately or all together at one wall. If you decide to buy these kind of elements you can find them on PineSolutions and Eropine furniture, too.
What To Do Before Hiring An Electrician written by: kiumbitho1 Trying to get a good electrician is not always easy.
There is research to be done, and interviews to be conducted. While most people go to the trouble of trying to get a really great electrician with plenty of experience there are even others who try to simply get out cheaply and just hire the cheapest that they can find. It is very important though that you take some time to really review your options carefully before making that final selection.
Dave a Stoke electrician states that a good electrician is not going to be overly cheap. You need someone who has experience and references; this will help you to get the best results and ensure that your project is completed quickly, correctly and passes all inspections.
The larger the project the more expensive you can typically expect it to be as well. However, it is also extremely important that you realize, not all jobs will be overly expensive. There are some projects though that are large enough to require a deposit, as well as payment schedule. These jobs will typically last for several weeks, if not months.
It is also a very good idea to take some time and check around for references. Many times your friends and family can help you out with referrals for good electricians. At the same time, a bad referral can be just as helpful since it can help guide you towards potential problems that can happen and even an electrician that you are not really interested in working with.
Good electricians are possible to find, but it will require some effort on your part. Spending the time to find them is well worth the returns since you can be certain that the job will be completed properly and without failing.
Moving home can be a stressful time, I know ours was.
We called on the services of movers and packers, who did an absolutely brilliant job of moving our items safely and quickly.
Even though the move went really well, there were still certain elements to the move that seemed a little chaotic at times.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for the big move!
1. Consume your perishables. You don’t want to waste food, so start eating up what’s in your fridge.
2. Start changing your address with various utility companies before the actual move so you don’t have to worry about not getting your mail. If you have to cancel some accounts, start doing them a month before the move.
3. Sell some of your unwanted stuff or give them to charity. You would want to de-clutter and just take the stuff that matter to you. Determine if it’s cheaper to spend on moving a couch to your new place or just buying a new one.
4. Make arrangements for children or pets on the day you move so that you can focus on the chores. If possible, ask a relative or friend to take them in on the days before and after the move.
5. Ask friends and family to help you pack. Make it a fun day and host a mini get together while you pack. Get a few of your closest friends to come over and help. This is also a great way to consume what’s left in your fridge or pantry.
6. Use FREE boxes. If you stored the boxes your furniture or home appliances came in, now is the time to use them. You can also ask your friends or family for any boxes and packing supplies that they have.
7. Arrange for a moving van (or if you know a friend who owns a truck) ahead of time. Canvas various moving companies to get the best rates. If you know someone who has a truck you can borrow, then all the better!
When it comes to remodeling of the bathroom, many people have various bathroom designs in mind but fail to have the needed capital to apply these changes.
However, there are very many remodeling ideas that one can apply on a budget. This article is going to cover 8 such ideas that can be applied in a bathroom remodel.
1. You can simply refurbish small items such as cabinets or vanish by changing their painting and your bathroom will have a new remodel.
2. One can change their bathroom’s look by simply re arranging the layout and creating more space.
Courtesy of bathroom renovations Brisbane
3. If you had wallpapers on the bathroom wall, remove them and paint the wall instead, ensure it is a bright color as it shows radiance.
4. You could also install shower glass enclosures as a makeover.
5. You can simply change the bathroom chair or cover seat and create a whole new appearance to your bathroom.
6. You could add some bathroom stickers which will spell a whole new appearance to the room.
7. Changing of the bathroom sinks or putting in different lighting also creates new change in the room.
8. Changing the bathroom floor by getting water resistant carpets or bathroom tiles that are easy too install also bring change and is still under affordable budget.
There are many ways that you can reduce your electric bills quite significantly if you have central air conditioning or a window unit.
This article will attempt to show how to reduce air-conditioning costs, even in very warm climates during the summer months and has been provided by Snowman central gas heater service Melbourne
Consider the size of the room and base your air conditioning on that when buying a unit as more does not mean better in every case.
Other factors to consider are in respect of what will affect the room temperature such as some windows, the direction it faces, etc. If you buy a unit that is too large for the room, it will need to work much harder and end up costing you more money.
Make certain you maintain your air-con unit and constantly check and replace the filter ( each month ) during the cooling season and have it professionally serviced each year at the beginning of the cooling season.
Cooling systems are renowned for being the largest consumers of energy in the home. Depending on your location, it will probably only be outdone in the energy sapping stakes by your heating system. If your system is aged with a SEER rating below eight, it may be worth consideration to replace it with a more energy-efficient system.
You may also want to consider installing a thermostat that you can program to vary the temperature according to the times when you are actually at home.
A setting around seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit is okay for when you are present. If you are away from your home for more than a few hours, it may be apt to set the temperature higher (around eighty-five degrees) for the time that you are away.
Any heat that’s generated in the home will have to be removed by your system of cooling so avoid it whenever you can. Try barbecuing or grilling food outside or if you have got to cook within use the microwave or a crockpot.
Following just some of these tips on how to reduce air conditioning costs will help your wallet and also make your life that little more comfortable during those long summer seasons.
There is just no limit to the extent to which you can decorate your garden. One such way is the use of furniture and speaking of which, nothing does it better than garden bench. With many popular benches in the market, you are likely to be spoilt for choice. You can compare different benches and can decide which suits your garden the most. Made from high-quality materials and also durable, these benches are the best of many. As these benches are made from high-quality materials, they last a long duration of time. So, the following is a list of some of the great garden benches you can check out in 2016 to help give your garden a more furnished look.
This is a very popular bench that you could use in your garden. You can use this outdoor bench for a long duration as it is made from high-quality premium materials. The dimensions of this material are roughly 55x23x39 inches. It is durable because it gives flexibility and is available on Amazon. It is more attractive for many users because it is made of black polyurethane finish and is a very convenient bench to use every day. Also popular for its performance and incredible durability, it is made from durable hardwood that is very strong and well-known.
Best Choice Patio Bench
Available on Amazon, this is also one of the benches that you can use in your garden for an extra touch of elegance. Because of its classic look, you can install this bench anywhere in the garden, be it in the backyard or front or on the porch. Made from sturdy aluminum, this bench is durable and provides great strength in its structure. With an elegant rose design, it is very attractive to customers.
Coral Coast Back Garden Bench
One of the best garden benches, it is very convenient has it has a powerful steel structure that can be used to ensure durability and performance to the highest level. One of the other fact of this bench that makes it durable is that it is covered with water resistant polyurethane and UV resistant coating.
Cozumel Garden Bench
In the market, this is one of the most popular garden benches. With a 40x33x24 inches dimension, it has a proper structure that makes it comfortable to sit on. With water resistant material, it has an antique copper finish that makes it very interesting for many customers.
Hopkins Garden Bench
Made from high quality and durable resin, this garden bench is sturdy and strong. It can be used for a long period of time because this resin does not require any complex maintenance need. For ensuring good performance, it is covered by a limited two-year warranty.
All benches can be purchased at Amazon