Inspect your roof, or hire a licensed professional to examine your roof for wear and tear.
To prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing, turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs. Run the water until the pipes are empty. Make sure all the water is drained from the pipes, if not; the water can freeze up and damage the pipes.
Clean and replace filters in your furnace or heating system.
If you use a hot water system for heating, drain the expansion tank, check the water pressure, and bleed your radiators.
Trim dead branches out the trees to prevent them from coming down and causing damage in a winter storm.
Before using our granite cleaner, check the integrity of the protective seal on your stone counters and floors. Here’s how: Pour water (about 3 inches in diameter) on the surface in several locations and let it sit for 30 minutes. If you see a dark mark or ring, the water is penetrating the stone and it’s time to reseal.
Immediately remove fallen debris such as leaves, flowers and other plants from outdoor stone surfaces like patios and walkways. They’ll deteriorate and can stain the surfaces.
If you stored your door mats for summer, bring them back out and keep the clean to minimize the dirt and micro particles from wearing into your stone floors.
Grout cleaners won’t remove stains; for stained grout, it’s better to re-grout the tile, followed by sealing it to protect against spills and stains.
Remove mold and mildew. Here’s how:
Mix one part laundry bleach with one part water and spray it onto the surface (the mixed solution won’t harm stone)
The shiny and polished look of natural-stone surfaces is made possible by three factors: finishing, cleaning, and sealing. When natural-stone tiles and slabs are extracted from quarries, they go through…
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