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Rich Escallier offers prompt, professional,
efficient, and reasonably-priced solutions
to home repairs and remodeling.

Things I Learned Today

December 5, 2012
When you find water on the floor by a toilet, the problem is usually one of the supply line connections. If water is on the floor only occasionally, it may be that someone is leaning backwards while using it and causing the connection between the tank and bowl to leak.
December 2, 2012
The easiest way to clean windows is with a squeegee. Put the paper towels and spray bottles away. A squeegee, a scrubber or sponge, and a couple of clean rags or old towels will do the job quicker and easier. Mix a tablespoon of dish washing soap (the pros use Dawn) with a gallon of water. If you have greasy, dirty windows, you can add up to a half cup of ammonia per gallon of water. Wipe the squeegee with the towel after every pass. Wipe the perimeter of the window with your finger in a separate clean rag or towel as the last step. Overlap two inches between strokes. Don't lay the squeegee blade-side down. Change the blade after a season or two.