Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture This article will focus on how to clean teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood species of tree, popular for outdoor furniture use due to it durability and natural resistance to rot and decay. Teak timber has always been valued as a high quality material and for its water…

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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist

By Phil Benevides

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist Here in New England when the snow begins to melt we get excited to start anew with the warmth of spring and summer coming our way. But to ensure we can enjoy the good weather, we here at Concord Carpenter like to add some Home Maintenance to our spring…

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How To Clean A Slow Draining Shower

By Robert Robillard

  Slow Draining Shower Floor Drain – using no chemicals Every six months of so I notice my shower drain start to accumulate water and drain slowly. Most people eventually end up with a slow draining bathtub or shower. Long hair, soap and bath products all combine to make a nasty, smelly drain clog. While…

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Installing WarmlyYours Roof And Gutter Deicing System

By Robert Robillard

 Preventing Ice Dam Damage When the snow hits our roofs several conditions together create the “perfect storm” for ice dams. The easiest way to spot an ice dam is to look for a lump of ice at the roofs edge, icicles are often present but do not cause ice dams.  Roofs with inadequate ventilation ice…

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Removing An Ice Dam

By Robert Robillard

Do You Have Ice Dam Problems? If your home has a steep sloped roof, and is more than 20 years old, there is a high probability that your attic has excessive heat, leading to ice damming.  I spent some time this weekend removing ice dams from my house.  Here are some thoughts: What Is An Ice…

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Repairing Ice Dam Damage

By Robert Robillard

Repairing water damaged walls and ceilings “Preparation When Painting Is Everything!! Rush the paint preparation and you’ll end up regretting it!” . . . . . says my friend and fellow craftsman Mark O’Lalor of O’Lalor Painting Company. This article will focus on how to repair water damaged ceiling and walls and prepare for paint.…

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How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

By Robert Robillard

The “Blow Out” Method to Winterize Your Irrigation System If you live in a cold climate you need to consider taking precautions to avoid damage to your irrigation system.  This article will show you how to winterize your irrigation system and save you hundreds of dollars by teaching you how to do this procedure yourself.…

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Fall Home Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Tips for Fall Home Maintenance Fall is the perfect time to work on your home.  The weather is cooler and sun is lower in the sky making easier to work longer hours outdoors without discomfort. It is also the perfect time to perform fall home maintenance.  this is the stuff that you need to do…

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