Articles by Sirena Rubinoff


A Guide to Painting Trompe L'oeil Murals

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Credit: Leah Fanning Mebane Are you looking for a fun and creative way to spice up the bland walls in your home or office? Then trompe l’oeil wall mural painting might be just...


Electrical Safety Quiz

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Do you know enough about electrical safety to pass an electrical safety quiz? Take the Networx Electrical Safety Quiz and find out! (Answers at the bottom of the page) 1) How does...


Types of Fertilizers

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

If you’ve always wanted a beautiful lawn or garden but haven’t had much luck creating a healthy and vibrant outdoor space, fertilizer is a great way to enrich your...


When to Replace Your Baseboard Heater Covers

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Photo credit: BaseboardHeaterCovers.com Hydronic baseboard heaters are a great way to heat a home, using hot water (or another liquid) to warm the air. Their elements are protected...


Repairing, Draining and Cleaning Your Downspouts and Gutters

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Photo credit: Gutter Stuff Your home’s downspouts and gutters are a very important part of your roof drainage system. Regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure that your...


Leaking Skylight: Why It Happens and What to Do

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Skylights are meant to let in extra light, not water! Added natural sunlight makes your home feel brighter and more spacious, but leaking skylights can take all that beauty away and...


Home Roof Inspection

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

A home roof inspection is a must for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Sellers are obligated to disclose the condition of the roof on the home that they are selling, and buyers...


What is a Split Air Conditioner System?

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Everyone likes to come home to a refreshingly cool house in the summertime heat and humidity. However, central air conditioning is expensive, while window units are noisy and bulky....


Zero Rez Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

In an age when you can find an ecologically friendly version of almost every cleaning product, it’s amazing that chemical carpet cleaners are still being used. No-residue carpet...


Choosing Washing Machines: Front Load

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Jan 01, 2011

Everyone has to do laundry, but not everyone knows that the type of machine you wash your clothes in can make a big difference to your energy and water bills. There are two types...