Kathie Lee & Hoda: Ask Lou Manfredini Home Repair Questions
Lou Manfredini, The Today Show contributor and host of the syndicated show, “House Smarts,” joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda to give you some home repair tips as they answer your emails on home repair questions like how to get rid of ants with Terro Liquid Bait, how to lay your own floor tile with Karndean Loose Lay Flooring, how to fix a burn hole in your carpet and how to fix a bathroom faucet.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: How to Get Rid of Ants
“Ants in the summer time drive us crazy and no matter what we do they keep coming back!”
Terro Liquid Bait Review
Lou Manfredini says that the mild winter we had means we have a huge ant problem across the country. Lou says when it comes to eliminating ants, it comes down to eliminating the Queen. When she is gone, the men don’t know what to do. To fix the problem, he says to treat the ant-infested area with a bait trap. He is using Terro Liquid Baits. The men will take the bait back to the Queen and she dies and the rest of the ants die from sadness.
How Can You Fix a Burn Hole in Carpet?
How do I fix a burn hole in my carpet, as well as a red wine stain?
To fix this problem, Lou Manfredini says to take a dish that is a little larger than the stain and place over stain. You then take a sharp utility knife and carefully cut around the stain and lift that piece of carpeting out. Now, you go to an area of the carpet that you do not see, like under a couch or in the closet, and you take that same dish and cut out a piece of carpet and swap the pieces. You then take tack nails and nail it down and blend it back together. Once you vacuum it, you are done.
How Do You Fix a Bathroom Faucet?
How difficult is it to fix a bathroom faucet? I’m a little bit handy, do you think I could do it myself?
Lou Manfredini says to start, shut off the water supply. You then need to remove the supply lines, loosen the nuts and pull the faucet out. Then, just take the faucet down to your local hardware store and ask for a replacement. Once you get that, reverse the steps and your faucet is installed.
What’s a Good Inexpensive Floor Tile?
What is a good, inexpensive floor tile that is easy to put down?
Karndean Loose Lay Flooring Review
Lou Manfredini says a new tile out works great. It is called Karndean Loose Lay Flooring and it does not click together or glue together. You place it down piece-by-piece and just step on it to place together. The good thing about this flooring: If you have a floor that floods, you can pick up the flooring, dry the floor and then place the flooring back down.