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How To Fix Light Cat Scratches On Your Leather Couch

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Cats are admirable and lovely creatures, but at times, they can be a nuisance. One particular instance when cats can be annoying is when they decide to sharpen their claws on your fine leather couch. The scratches install a new unpleasant look on your seat and leave you with an awful lot to do in repairs. How Do You Fix The Light Scratches? The damage incurred by the claws of a cat does vary. Sometimes, the scratches are heavy and require plenty of effort to fix. Heavy damages are mostly witnessed on the side of the couch where the cat digs its claws into the side of the sofa and plucks leather fibers from the couch. If you are dealing with light scratches, though, you are in luck because they only take a few minutes to fix.  Better yet, they require simple items that may be readily available in your home. Here is how you can fix the light scratches: The Hairdryer Method Using a hairdryer, you might be able to fix light cat scratches on your leather couch. Turn the hairdryer on and use its heat to warm the damaged area for some few minutes. Then massage the leather gently with your hands. The aim here is to bring the dyes that are hidden deep into the leather back to the surface so as to lessen the appearance of the surface scratch. However, be careful because too much heat may hurt the leather. Measure the amount of heat needed with your hand; if you can feel the heat burning, it is probably too much for the leather. The Olive Oil Method Plant based oil like olive oil can do wonders when it comes to fixing light cat scratches. Pour the oil on the affected section and allow it to soak for some time. After it has soaked deep into the scratches, wipe it off. Instead of direct oil application, you can also pour the oil onto a piece of cloth and use the cloth on the sofa. Rub your moistened cloth into the sofa until the oil is completely absorbed by the leather. Your problem should be solved by the end of the task. How Do You Prevent Your Cat From Scratching Your Leather Seat? If you can’t control your cat’s actions, it will only be a case of time before you are back to doing the repairs. One way of protecting your leather seats is by trimming your cat’s nails. The job, though, is easier said than done mainly because cats do not like to be restrained. So before you rush into trimming the nails, prepare your cat first.  For instance, you can begin to massage different body parts of your cat—including her claws—one week before you trim her nails so that it can get used to your touch. And reward the cat if she doesn’t protests during the massage. Such preparations will make your cat feel comfortable during the nail-trimming sessions.  For more information, contact companies like Action Upholstery...

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You May Need Roller Door Repairs After the Following

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Roller doors have spread in popularity as one of the main garage door types used by many households around the world. The concept of rolling up or down your garage doors solved several problems and made things a whole lot easier. Roller doors come with varying guarantees declaring optimal performance for certain durations. However, as you may soon find out, there are many things that can considerably shorten this guaranteed period of a roller doors optimal functionality. Unfortunately, roller door repairs can be dangerous and should not be undertaken by amateurs. For a start, the doors use very high tension cables that can snap and maim someone. There are several other risks involved. So what are some of the actions that spell quicker damage and the consequent need for roller door repairs? Opener-door pairing Many people wrongly assume that any automatic door opener that is suitable for roller doors will work well with any roller door. For a start, automatic door openers also consider the weight of the door. Remember, door openers do a great job pulling up the door but a poorer one pushing it down. They mostly rely on gravity for the closing part. So a good pairing would be a strong and heavy roller door accompanied by an automatic garage door opener. When using manual openers, the opposite can be said to be better. You want a lighter door to reduce the load on the manual operation. Pairing the wrong door type and a wrong opener often results in progressive damage to both the door components such as tension cables, springs and coils, and the opener itself. Such an arrangement would soon quickly introduce you to roller door repairs specialists around your area. Special stop features Two particular features common in many roller doors today are the auto-reverse feature and the instant stop features. Old openers lacked these features but today’s manufacturers are more inclined towards these safety features in almost all types of roller doors. While you could see the obvious importance of such features on roller doors, a repeated need for these emergency halts and quick reversals of the door directions may lead to your consequent need for roller door repairs. Constantly engaging these halt mechanisms translates to constant strain on several parts of the roller door. The tension cables and springs are first to be affected since the opening mechanism needs to either keep them extended firmly to cause a halt, or reverse their direction abruptly to cause a reversal of the direction of movement. You can easily see why such jerky movements will result in a need for repair or replacements very quickly. For more information, talk to a roller door repair...

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How To Repair A Leaky Shower Faucet

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Leaky shower faucets can be incredibly frustrating and expensive. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to sleep, only to hear sporadic dripping. This can not only affect your sanity, but also your water bill! If you have a problem, these tips may help. Turn Off the Water When you’re battling a leaky facet, it’s not just water you’re losing, it’s heat. If your shower valve is turned to hot, your water heater must constantly operate in order to keep the wasted water warm. Before you scald yourself by tampering with the shower head, make sure the valve is set to cold. Then turn off the water supply and place a towel on the base of the bathtub or floor, covering the plug. This will protect the shower head components if they drop and prevent small parts from going down the drain. Remember to exercise caution. Make sure the floor is dry before you start in order to prevent slips and falls. Clean Off Mineral Deposits When lime and mineral deposits accumulate around the seals, they can create spaces for water to pass through. Remove the shower head or faceplate – most shower heads will simply unscrew. Immerse the faceplate and/or shower head in white vinegar for a few hours. This will dissolve any mineral deposits. Prod the faceplate holes with a toothpick to remove any excess debris, and then scrub with a plastic brush. Re-attach the shower head/faceplate and turn on the water. Replace the Rubber Washer Rubber washers (O rings) will naturally degrade with time. When they crack, water can seep through the gaps. To solve washer problems, you’ll need a replacement. Take off the shower head and unscrew the collar nut – this is usually attached to the shower arm. The rubber washer should be located underneath the shower head. Simply pull it out and replace it with a new one. Reassemble the Shower Head When you’ve cleaned the shower head and replaced the O ring, screw the shower head, faceplate and shower arm back together. Be careful not to force the fixtures or tighten them too much. This could cause cracks. Turn the water back on, wait for a few seconds, and then turn it off again. Check back in a few minutes to see if there’s still a leak. If this method doesn’t work, call a professional. Leaking shower repairs can be tricky, and if you don’t have the tools and know-how, you could end up causing even bigger...

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How to Continue Fishing From Your Pontoon Boat When You Use A Wheelchair

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If you are restricted to a wheelchair, you don’t have to give up your love of fishing from your pontoon boat. With the right modifications and a few supplies, you can continue to fish. Here are some tips to help you out: 1. Modify the entry The first thing you need to address is the entry to your pontoon. As they are typically low slung boats, pontoons are one of the easiest types of boats to add a handicapped ramp to. A repair or restoration expert can easily help you choose an accessibility ramp that works with your pontoon. If you cannot find a ramp that you like, get creative. For example, you can modify a crane so that it lifts you and your chair from the dock into your pontoon. 2. Remove some of the bench seating Most fisherpeople love to have benches or seats in their pontoons so that they can sit as they fish. However, if you are in a wheelchair, these benches can get in the way and be cumbersome. Work with a restorer to remove some of the benches from your boat. 3. Add safety straps for wheelchairs Once the built-in seats or benches have been removed, consider adding safety straps for your wheelchair in certain areas. These straps allow you to park your wheelchair in a certain spot and secure it. In rough waters or on windy days, these straps can be a critical part of keeping your chair in place. If you are modifying the controls of your pontoon so that you can park your wheelchair under them and drive the boat, make sure to add safety straps there as well. 4. Invest in disability fishing rods Once you have finished modifying your pontoon boat to make it easier to use, you may want to invest in some products made specifically for disabled fisherpeople. There are disability fishing rods that can help people with limited hand or arm functioning. Unfortunately, most models cannot cast themselves, but if you cannot cast, you simply need to take your pontoon to great fishing waters and drop the line in. 5. Make your wheelchair support your fishing attempts In addition to buying fishing equipment designed for people with disabilities, you can also modify your wheelchair to help you. For example, some wheelchair bound fisherpeople have bolted handlines into their powerchairs, and with this type of addition, you use the rocking motion of the boat along with your chair to wind the fishing line in and out. For more pontoon modification tips or advice on disabled fishing supplies, contact a boat restoration and repairs company like Coastal Pontoon & Jetty...

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