Four Home Care Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making
December 4, 2017 |
1. Using glass cleaners on mirrors.
Spraying can lead to “black edge,” when liquid seeps beneath the reflective backing and stains your mirror. Instead, use a lint-free microfiber cloth dampened with warm water.
2. Using the wrong caulk.
There are as many caulks as there are glues, and you wouldn’t use a glue stick to fix broken pottery, according to HouseLogic. Similarly, you wouldn’t use silicone caulk on bricks because it’s made for non-porous surfaces. Check online or at a home improvement
store to ensure you’re using the right caulk.
Mulch is great for your home, but don’t pile it on too thick. No more than 3 inches should do the trick. Otherwise, you may prevent water from reaching roots and suffocate plants.
4. Piling firewood against your exterior wall.
Firewood against the exterior wall of a house is an invitation for termites. Stack your wood at least 20 feet from your home.