- Use a Lint Roller on the Curtains
- Make Streak Free Window Cleaner with water, vinegar, and dish soap
- Clean wooden blinds with kitchen tongs
- Clean window sill with baking soda, vingar, a foam brush, a towel, and water.
- Use a vacuum to clean sliding door tracks
- Use a lint roller to clean window screens
- Extend your reach to clean your windows with a broom handle and paper towel
One of the main reasons customer call us to replace their shower enclosures is because their shower glass has become unsightly from years of hard water damage. Certain pockets of Sacramento are notorious for having hard water (Elk Grove, Pocket, Folsom, Arden Park, River Park, Rancho Cordova, Natomas etc). Hard water can be defined as any water that contains significant amounts of naturally occurring minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium. If you have hard water, it can begin to show itself by leaving “spots” (mineral deposits) on your shower tiles, fixtures and glass. Newly developed “spots” can often be removed with certain cleaning agents and some good old-fashioned elbow grease. If the hard water spots are left unaddressed for an extended period of time, the mineral deposits can deteriorate the surface of the glass, making the hard water spots impossible to remove and essentially ruining your shower glass. [Read more…]
Whether you love to entertain or are simply looking for ideas to bring more light into your home and enjoy the view…
Take a look at these six patio doors we love and get inspired!
Things are heating up and screen season is upon us! Now is the time to open your windows and doors and let the fresh air in! To let fresh air in but keep those pesky bugs outside of your home we recommend that homeowners inspect their window screens and screen doors for tears, holes, bent frames, broken corners and degradation to the screen fabric. If there is damage to the screening material often we can simply re-screen the screens for you. If the damage to the screen is beyond repair (broken corners or bent frames) we can use your original screen to make you a duplicate. We offer a variety of different screening materials to best suit your needs: [Read more…]
Adjusting your Milgard French door helps it operate smoothly. Follow these instructions to adjust the locks and panels on your door.
Safety Precautions: Activities in this video are appropriate for individuals with an understanding of how to use simple hand tool. Remember to wear eye protection and make sure that pets and small children are not present when performing these activities. Questions? Call 1-800-Milgard or visit www.milgard.com
You’ll need a ¼ inch allen key and a number two phillips head screwdriver.
Begin by checking the gaps between the door panels at the center frames and sides. And with the door open, check the bottom of each hinge bolt. Determine the direction you need to adjust each panel to achieve equal sight lines. To raise and lower the door panel start with the top hinge. Using the ¼ inch allen key, rotate the bolt clockwise to raise the panel up, and counter clockwise to lower the panel. Once you achieve the right adjusted height, raise or lower the other two hinges to the same setting.
To adjust panels for the side and center gaps, locate the hinge adjustment screw, this is attached to the panel on the inside of the hinge. Use a number two phillips head screwdriver to make the adjustment. Rotate clockwise to move the panel towards the hinge side, rotate counterclockwise to move the panel towards the center. Be careful not to over-turn the adjustment screw.
Now let’s operate the locks. To lock the French door, begin by closing the passive panel. Rotate the handle up until it stops. Rotate the thumb turn to activate the lock. Now do the same for the active panel on the other side. To unlock the French door, begin by rotating the thumb turn. Rotate the handle down to disengage all locking points, then open the door. If needed adjust the mortise latch to the correct position. Compress the strike pin, pull the handle up to activate the lock. The mortise latch can be pulled out and rotated to the correct position. Pull the handle down to disengage and close the door.