Preventing things from becoming damaged, broken or unusable.

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How do I maintain a newly laid oiled floor?

I just bought an Emperor Oak Oiled Floor. The salesman of the reseller said it has been oiled 7 times with Woca oil but advises another coat once laid. Reading forums, opinion seems split: it's ...
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What's the quickest way to get rid of larvaes and [clothing] moths at home?

We've moved to this apartment two months ago. The apartment was apparently repainted, and was being let for a higher price because "it was cleaner compared to the other one". The building is no older ...
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What maintenance does an 1890s brick-over-fieldstone foundation need?

I know that if when it comes time to repoint, I should get the current mortar analyzed to make sure its curing strength is compatible with the old bricks. I know that brick foundations in the time ...