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Ceramic Tile and Grout:
Tile1Grout is the material used to fill the spaces between the individual tiles. Just sealing the grout will not guarantee against surface build-up or discoloration. Tile and grout need to be cleaned on a periodic basis to remove any surface build-up. Routine cleaning, as needed or once a week, can be done with a concentrated household or commercial cleaner depending on the application. When heavy duty grout cleaning is required, you will need to use a professional strength Tile & Grout Cleaner that is capable of removing grease, soap scum, body oil, mildew stains, algae, and synthetic or acrylic waxes from the tile and grout joints. Tile and grout cleaning products can be purchased from most Home Centers, or through your local professional Floor Covering Dealer.

Caulking Basics
caulking1Choosing the right caulk type for each application can be a challenge. The goal of this article is to help you simplify the process. First, you need to consider where you're working (on the interior or exterior). Secondly, determine what you're trying to achieve by caulking (weatherproofing, blocking drafts, or closing up unsightly gaps). There are a multitude of products on the market to choose from based on, longevity, flexibility, cure times, and ease of cleanup.
The residential caulk market can be boiled down to five common caulk types:

You might be surprised to know that there are more than one type of smoke detector. Not only are there two primary types of smoke detectors but each one is better at sensing different types of fires. This brief article will help you understand the differences as well as which ones are best given your specific needs.
The two most commonly recognized smoke detection technologies are ionization smoke detection and photoelectric smoke detection.

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