Cleaning Exterior Siding and Decks

March 21st 2017

Although spring cleanup may seem like a major chore, cleaning your decks, driveways and siding are great projects to complete early in the season. All you need to get started is a garden hose, a low pressure sprayer, a long handled brush and a quality exterior cleaning product. Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula, available in powder form can be used for all outside cleaning projects such as; concrete, decks, siding, fencing, asphalt, vinyl decking, stucco and eaves troughs etc. For removing gre
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Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog

March 14th 2017

This is Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog... Shell talks about issues home owners will face and new products that will wow you. Check back regularily, because Shell adds to his blog each week!
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Save Money on your Spring Renovations

March 14th 2017

There is a lot of interest these days from homeowners looking to find ways to save money while investing on improvements to their home. With spring here, many are beginning to plan their exterior renovations. If you are considering a major renovation project for the summer, now is the time to get your budget and plans in order to ensure the best possible end result.
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Daylight Savings - Spring Forward

March 9th 2017

This weekend is Daylight Savings, we have to move our clocks forward. When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
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CondoSmarts - Strata Fee Diversion Bylaws Deemed Unenforceable

March 9th 2017

Dear Tony: I have owned my strata lot for 22 years in East Vancouver. In September I received a notice from my strata council that I had altered my balcony without written permission, and unless I was prepared to have the alteration removed I would be fined $200 a week. I responded that it has always been this way and if it was altered, the construction was done before I ever purchased. Council responded that it didn’t matter as it was my balcony and started fining me. To make matters worse, o
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From New drywall to Primer and Paint

March 8th 2017

Q: We are putting up new drywall and after taping and sanding how long should we leave it before painting and how do we prepare the drywall properly for the paint?
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Getting Rid Of Nicotine Stains On The Ceiling

March 7th 2017

Q) We just bought a twelve year old condo and the ceilings need help. The previous owners were smokers so the living and dining room ceilings are coated with nicotine, the hallway and kitchen not quite as bad and the bedrooms and bathrooms just a little yellow. The main area has been painted before. I understand that if I just paint over the nicotine it will come back.
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Hair dye on vinyl floor

March 6th 2017

Q) While using hair dye some spots got dropped on our vinyl bathroom floor and left a stain. What can we use to remove the stains?
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CondoSmarts - When is Enough, Enough?

March 2nd 2017

Dear Tony: Our strata has experienced several parties over the holidays that have been unbearable for the residents. One owner has rented their unit out on a short term basis and the renters have hosted several open house types of parties that have resulted in security problems, damage to an entry door, unauthorized parking and constant noise and disruptions. We immediately contacted the owner when the problems started with no success. At one point the police had to be called to clear out a part
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Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog - Honeywell Wireless Doorbell

March 1st 2017

Shell Busey reviews the Honeywell Wireless Portable Doorbell. Portable doorbells have an outstanding range, meaning you can take them with you around the home and garden so you’ll never miss a visitor or delivery again. You can even upload your own MP3's to listen to when you have a visitor to your home.
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