Keeping a nice home is a wonderful feeling. It can help you feel better about yourself and feel more at home in your house.
However, cosmetic issues can arise and it is nice to know how to address them when they do. Mould is a very common problem in many homes, and addressing it can be important not just on an aesthetic level but also on a structural one as it can be an indication of deeper problems.
Once you have located the cause of the mould, and taken steps to prevent it in the future, a strong bleach-mix will help you remove it. Leaving the mixture on the mould for a few minutes will allow the bleach to act on it and you may find yourself not needing to scrub at all.
Dettox’s mould-remover is quite effective if you want to buy something you can just spray on and leave. Sometimes, a little lick of paint is required but if you act as soon as the mould becomes apparent you can often prevent that from happening.
Carpet staining is pretty inevitable, unless you plan never to walk on it. However, you can tackle it from a variety of angles to keep it to a minimum and maintain the lovely lustre of your new carpets. Purchasing a carpet shampoo may seem like an excessive move, but a shampooing every few months may really make a difference in terms of keeping your carpet in top
condition. Vanish and such products, applied on a regular basis, can also help keep your carpets feeling and looking new.
Scratched woodwork can look very tacky and shabby. Unfortunately, even in a home with no cat, you’ll find that you see a lot of scratches. Getting some sandpaper and varnish will help; first sand the scratches out carefully by hand, and then varnish it to restore the original shine.
When sanding, start with a rough-grain paper and move down to a finer grain before removing the resultant dust and varnishing. This allows you to make your woodwork look amazing again, and takes relatively little time. Do be aware that you’ll need an extended period of time for the varnish to dry, though!
Cosmetic issues can really let your home down. By tackling them before they escalate you can keep your house looking amazing and enjoy the feeling of a home that’s been put in order.