Top 5 Articles Home Owners Must Read

April 18th 2019
Top 5 Articles Home Owners Must Read

There are thousands of articles and Q & A's on askshell.com, all helpful to home owners whether you are in a condo, apartment, townhouse or detached home.

Here are our top 5 must read articles from askshell.com...

1. Solving Odour Transfer Problems in Apartments

Odours in your home can be one of the most unwelcoming, hard to deal with issues that you face. They can be hidden, hard to solve and can even transfer through from others' properties! This can be especially hard to deal with in apartments. Let Shell Busey's Home Improvements and Renovations help clean up the smell in your home!

One of the most common problems experienced by the occupants of apartment buildings is the transfer of objectionable odours from one suite to another. Tobacco smoke and cooking odours top the list of complaints. The smell of car exhaust from underground parking garages can also be problematic.

Regardless of whether an apartment is rented or owned, there are steps you can take to solve, or at least improve, odour conditions in your apartment. However, before you take any actions that might affect your unit or other areas of the building, you should consult with the building's management and obtain their approval.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING ABOUT SOLVING ODOUR ISSUES

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2. How Long Should We Wait Before Painting After New Drywall & Plaster Are Installed?

After drywall has been installed wipe the entire face down with a damp sponge, this will remove the talc that is put between the sheets of drywall so that the paper does not roll when splitting the sheets apart. Drywall taping compound must be left to cure a minimum of 12 hours before sanding. For outside and inside corners use paper with metal beads, such as softline beads made by CSR Synko.

Preparing for paint is a very important step and depending on the relative humidity in the home...

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING ABOUT PAINTING DRYWALL

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3.  Eliminating Water Hammer

Try the following steps to get rid of the airlocks within your plumbing that can cause water hammer: (Banging pipes or pipes that rattle.)


a. Shut off the main water supply (there is usually a shut-off valve right at the location where your water service enters your home).

b. Go throughout the house and turn on all your water faucets including any outside faucets.

c. Flush all your toilets.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING ABOUT WATER HAMMER

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4.  Cement Stain on Our Asphalt Driveway

Hi Shell,

On our street we get run off from the neighbour's new exposed aggregate driveway. My husband drove into a puddle with concrete sand etc. in it, onto our asphalt driveway, that was sealed a month ago. The concrete residue has left a tire mark on our driveway and looks terrible. We've tried to power wash, use soap, use driveway limeaway cleaner, it just doesn't come off. The paver said to just let it wear off. I think we should just re-seal the marks and make it at least look new again. What do you suggest?

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5.  The Facts About Polybutylene Pipe Issues

Polybutylene plastic pipe or Poly-B for short, was installed in homes built between 1978 and 1995. It was used for hot and cold supply piping in homes. Poly-B plumbing and heating systems include polybutylene plastic pipe connected with acetal plastic insert fittings. Polybutylene plastic pipe is usually gray and occasionally black. The acetal plastic insert fittings are usually gray and occasionally white. The fittings are usually held in place with a metal crimp ring on the outside of the pipe.

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