Archives: Maintanence

Time To Pump Out The Septic Tank

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence

Septic System Maintenance In order for a septic system to work properly it needs to be maintained properly. The single most important thing that needs to be done on regular basis is having the Septic Tank Pumped Out. The septic tank removes solids, grease and soap scum from the sewage before it enters the drainfield…

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Replacing Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Water Filter

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens, Maintanence

UPDATE: There have been numerous comments left in the comment section from folks experiencing trouble with their water dispensers after installation of the new water filter. The following are several suggestions to trouble shoot the problem: Before installing the new water filter be sure to REMOVE the filter end caps. In this example they are…

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DIY Fruit Fly Trap

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence

Fruit Flies It seems our house has been overrun with fruit flies this fall with all the garden vegetables fruit in the house. So we built a DIY fruit fly trap to try and reduce the “herd”. My wife read about making a fruit fly trap from a water bottle so we gave it a…

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How To Remove Soap Scum – Shower Doors

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Maintanence

How To Remove Soap Scum Our new home has a fantastic large two person shower which is one of my favorite features in the entire house. However, the great glass shower door has become a real challenge to keep clean. Our problem is with really hard to clean soap scum on the glass shower door.…

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Can Blinds Between Glass Be Repaired?

By Todd Fratzel on Doors, Maintanence

Doors with Blinds Between Glass I wrote and article about French Doors with Built In Blinds awhile ago and numerous people have asked how to repair these type of window treatments if they get damaged. The answer is not one most people want to hear. Almost all of the doors and windows sold today with…

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Shark Steam Mop Review

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Power Tools, Product Reviews

Our new home has Brazillian Cherry hardwood floors throughout 95% of the first floor. The Brazillian Cherry is absolutely beautiful however it’s very difficult to keep clean and looking it’s best. Needless to say we’ve tried everything from a regular mop to swiffer’s to scrubbing the floor on our hands and knees. Well we’ve found…

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How To Remove Dust Mites – Allergies

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Safety

Dust Mites & Allergies Recently our oldest child was diagnosed with severe allergies including many kinds of foods and dust mites. We knew about the food allergies from a very young age but we were extremely surprised to learn about his allergy to dust mites. So we’ve been learning how to remove dust mites from…

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Replacement Refrigerator Water Filters

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens, Maintanence

Our highly intelligent refrigerator has been telling me for several months now that we need to replace the refrigerator water filter. Most of today’s refrigerators have built in water filters to clean the water for ice and cold drinks. We own a Kenmore Model #106.56703500 side-by-side refrigerator that takes Model #9030 replacement refrigerator water filters.…

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