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Reglazed bathroom questions!

posted by: neatdesign on 10.26.2013 at 12:31 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Hi everybody,

I'm in the process of buying my first house. It has one full bathroom which the sellers reglazed -- the tub as well as all the wall tiles. It looks great, but I've never had a reglazed bathroom before.

I know that you have to be careful so as not to harm the finish, so no abrasive cleaners or brushes, and no suction cup bathmats, etc. I'm okay with that, but I have two questions:

1) I'm fairly certain that when the tub was reglazed, it wasn't treated to make the bottom skid-proof. This of course makes me worry about slipping and falling. If I can't use a suction bathmat, what do I use instead? The only thing that comes to mind is a cotton bathmat, but I'm not sure that would be much safer, to be honest.

2) I currently hold my shampoo, etc in a plastic bath caddy that sticks to the tile wall, similar to this one. Is THIS okay to stick on the reglazed tile wall?

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but when I was trying to find out about reglazed bathroom care, I found a site (by a company that does reglazing) that had a photo with this kind of caddy stuck to the tile wall -- on the same page where they were saying not to use suction cup bathmats! So I don't know what to believe.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and (hopefully) answer my questions!

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Richmond, VA - lawn care services that remove poison ivy?

posted by: neatdesign on 10.25.2013 at 06:43 pm in Virginia Gardening Forum

Hi everyone! I live in Richmond and I'm in the processing of buying my first house. Assuming everything goes well (knock wood!), I will own the house by mid-December but have until March to move in permanent (long story).

This house is great, and has a wonderful backyard -- all it needs is a fence so my pup can finally run around and play outside off-leash.

Except for one thing: The perimeter of the backyard is loaded with poison ivy. I mean, A LOT of poison ivy. There is so much of it that I already know that it would be too difficult for me to tackle myself. There's also other overgrown brush that needs to be cleared as well.

Because I'm a life-long renter, I don't have any familiarity with local lawn services. Does anyone have any recommendations? Are they willing to take on poison ivy -- not only clear the leaves but actually dig up and remove the roots?

I'd of course rather not pay a fortune but I realize it might cost a bit more because poison ivy is involved.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

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