• Can 10 year old fuel oil stain be removed from concrete basement floor?

    I am currently looking at buying a house but there is one major problem with it. There is a large (about 7 feet x 3 feet) stain on the concrete floor in the basement that smells very strongly like fuel oil. It can be smelled throughout the house and is pretty strong downstairs. The sellers claim that the stain is... show more
    I am currently looking at buying a house but there is one major problem with it. There is a large (about 7 feet x 3 feet) stain on the concrete floor in the basement that smells very strongly like fuel oil. It can be smelled throughout the house and is pretty strong downstairs. The sellers claim that the stain is around 10 years old. They are telling me that it will be an easy fix and can be cleaned with an oil removal product along with some scrubbing. I am thinking it will be a much bigger problem that will most likely result in the removal of the floor. Has anyone ever had any experience with an old oil stain like this and what do you suggest as a removal process to aliviate the smell throughout the house?
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Do I need my neighbors permission to plany privacy trees along my fence on my yard?

    I have exceptionally noisy neighbors and would like to plant Giant Green Arborvitaes along my fence. Do I need to get their permission to plant since its close to their property?
    I have exceptionally noisy neighbors and would like to plant Giant Green Arborvitaes along my fence. Do I need to get their permission to plant since its close to their property?
    11 answers · Garden & Landscape · 19 hours ago
  • What is the best cleaning product for showers and tubs?

    Something that will do all the work at dissolving soap scum and dirt so that I can just apply it and wipe away the dirt.
    Something that will do all the work at dissolving soap scum and dirt so that I can just apply it and wipe away the dirt.
    9 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 3 days ago
  • How do i sell a single potato?

    i managed to grow only one big potato in my yard, just wondering where could i sell it? how much can i get for it? the type is a king edward potato
    i managed to grow only one big potato in my yard, just wondering where could i sell it? how much can i get for it? the type is a king edward potato
    12 answers · Garden & Landscape · 1 day ago
  • What style of home is this?

    What style of home is this?

    We bought a fixer upper and we are curious (settling an argument!) on the "style" of home this is...contemporary, mid-century modern, spanish, colonial, etc. Any help is appreciated. ;) Two story Brick and Stucco Built in 1976 Located in Northern California
    We bought a fixer upper and we are curious (settling an argument!) on the "style" of home this is...contemporary, mid-century modern, spanish, colonial, etc. Any help is appreciated. ;) Two story Brick and Stucco Built in 1976 Located in Northern California
    13 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 2 days ago
  • Electricity controlled by lamp?

    The electricity for the whole upstairs of my house is being controlled by one cheap lamp that was here when I moved in. When I did first buy the house, the electricity upstairs didn’t work well (went out frequently). Long story short, I hired a man about. A year ago, who was going to fix the electrical work... show more
    The electricity for the whole upstairs of my house is being controlled by one cheap lamp that was here when I moved in. When I did first buy the house, the electricity upstairs didn’t work well (went out frequently). Long story short, I hired a man about. A year ago, who was going to fix the electrical work upstairs, as well as paint the walls and a few other things. He asked for money to purchase supplies, then never came back and won’t answer my phone calls. Besides the point, he tinkered around with something or other, electrical, upstairs, and then the power would go off whenever I unplugged the lamp. He said he would fix it, but you know what happened there. The sensitivity of the power keeps getting worse, and now the power for the whole upstairs only stays on if the cord for the lamp is held at a certain angle (I tape it to the wall, sometimes, but if I shut a door too hard, it surged and the power goes out). If I plug in more than two things at a time, the power goes out. If I plug in the vacuum, the power goes out. If I accidentally stomp my football, the power goes out. Sometimes it goes out for seemingly no reason. I have to sit next to the lamp and use one hand to hold the cord in place, sometimes, just to have power to charge up my cellphone. Is there a cheap/free solution to fix this? Please, I am so desperate, at this point.
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • White clothes gone pink!? HELP?!??!?

    Hi so basically I washed a white tank top the other day in with a red one and everything else was fine except the white one came out with pink colouring on it?! Is there any way to make it go back to its original white? Any product or detergent that does this? Help appreciated thanks
    Hi so basically I washed a white tank top the other day in with a red one and everything else was fine except the white one came out with pink colouring on it?! Is there any way to make it go back to its original white? Any product or detergent that does this? Help appreciated thanks
    8 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 15 hours ago
  • Is it dangerous to bypass refrigerator's thermostat?

    by bypass I mean I've removed it permanently and linked the wires together. Its working just fine but I'm afraid its gonna blow up the compressor.
    by bypass I mean I've removed it permanently and linked the wires together. Its working just fine but I'm afraid its gonna blow up the compressor.
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • How come construction workers in Vancouver can't afford the homes they build anymore?

    Best answer: I have a condo in Vancouver, Canada that was willed to me quite some years ago when my parents passed. I am hard pressed financially to keep it as my residence. I sublet it to a Chinese Industrial company for their people to stay in when they visit Canada on business. If I wanted to buy a comparable size unit... show more
    Best answer: I have a condo in Vancouver, Canada that was willed to me quite some years ago when my parents passed. I am hard pressed financially to keep it as my residence.

    I sublet it to a Chinese Industrial company for their people to stay in when they visit Canada on business.

    If I wanted to buy a comparable size unit today there is NO WAY I could afford it. The Chinese want to purchase it from me but I'm holding on to it for now.
    12 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 2 days ago
  • A tip for cleaning deep blood stains. All over my shirt now.?

    Best answer: To really get the stubborn stain out of your clothes there are a few other options: Real Simple suggests hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and an enzyme detergent. Mrs. Clean adds that denture cleaner, lava soap, meat tenderizer, and lemon juice will do the trick. GrabGreen All Purpose Cleaner Removes Blood... show more
    Best answer: To really get the stubborn stain out of your clothes there are a few other options:

    Real Simple suggests hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and an enzyme detergent.

    Mrs. Clean adds that denture cleaner, lava soap, meat tenderizer, and lemon juice will do the trick.

    GrabGreen All Purpose Cleaner Removes Blood Stains

    Spray some of this product on your blood-stained fabric, let it sit for a few minutes, and then dab it off!
    9 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Smoke alarm went off once 40 minutes ago and hasn’t gone off since?

    Best answer: FIRST: Read the manual the came with the device before you do anything else - it's a chore but might tell you something - not many people do this. Cooking can cause these to go off - ours use to sound when we made toast. Also if you are a smoker. You have the option to take it back to the shop and tell them it... show more
    Best answer: FIRST: Read the manual the came with the device before you do anything else - it's a chore but might tell you something - not many people do this.

    Cooking can cause these to go off - ours use to sound when we made toast. Also if you are a smoker. You have the option to take it back to the shop and tell them it is going off when it should not and is potentially faulty. Ask for a replacement but a different model as you and your family's safety is at risk. At the shop this will help focus their minds on doing something. If they say no way, just say - OK I will post my findings on Social media and if there is (your God forbid) an accident, you will be culpable and my relatives will no doubt take class action against the manufacturer and the retailer - as I am reporting it to you.

    Another alternative, called the manufacture's support line and ask them why this has happened. Also register the appliance on their website for warranty.
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • Freezing gym clothes?

    Best answer: They are very uncomfortable when they are frozen.
    Best answer: They are very uncomfortable when they are frozen.
    10 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 2 days ago
  • What kind of flower is this?

    What kind of flower is this?

    10 answers · Garden & Landscape · 2 days ago
  • Should I clean my room?

    I’m just very lazy and procrastinate a lot so I’m just going to ask strangers if I should clean my mess
    I’m just very lazy and procrastinate a lot so I’m just going to ask strangers if I should clean my mess
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 13 hours ago
  • A small amount of water got into my home due to flooding. whats the best product to get rid of the odor in the carpet?

    Best answer: Pour white vinegar into a spay bottle and spritz the carpet. The smell of the vinegar will dissipate after a few hours. BTW, vinegar kills odors. It doesn't just cover them up.

    If it's really bad, you may need professional carpet cleaning.
    Best answer: Pour white vinegar into a spay bottle and spritz the carpet. The smell of the vinegar will dissipate after a few hours. BTW, vinegar kills odors. It doesn't just cover them up.

    If it's really bad, you may need professional carpet cleaning.
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 14 hours ago