Basic Home Maintenance-Caulking & Sealing

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Construction expert Joe Wise demonstrates how to caulk and weatherproof your home.

    Joe Wise: Hi, my name is Joe Wise. I am owner of Buildwise Construction in Orlando, Florida. Today we are going to cover how to caulk and weatherproof your home. It's really important that you do your routine maintenance around the house so you don't have problem areas around your tub and sinks which will lead to damage in your home. It's also important that you weatherstrip because we all want to save energy. So check up from time to time and make sure you are weatherstripping around your doors and windows is fitting properly. You don't have any heat loss going out of the door. Some of the tools that we are going to need today are a razor knife, a razor scraper, a cleaner, brush, a sponge, pair of scissors, a caulking and weatherstripping that is specific to the needs that you have. Let me talk a little bit about safety now. When you are working in a confined space like a bathroom like we are in here today, we want to be very careful when using chemical cleaners. Some of the chemical cleaners are not compatible with each other, will put out harmful vapors and you don't want to mix them together. So I recommend that any cleaner that you pick that you read the label and follow the safety instructions. I have been into remodeling business since 1979, hold a builders Contractor's License and do mainly now remodels of homes, kitchens, bathrooms,doors, windows siding repair, you know Orlando for. That about covers that, so now let me show you some problem areas around the tub that we need to address.