Posts Tagged ‘Pipes’
Sometimes a sink clogs all at once. When it does, you usually know exactly why it happened. You gave the dog a bath in the tub or put something down the sink that you shouldn’t have. Other times, it clogs over time. The water gradually takes a little longer to swirl away and you start getting that weird ring at certain levels of the sink or tub where the water leaves its residue, absent the force of a decent pipe. Is it time to call a plumber? It may be, but here are five things you can try first.
Most people associate a bent coat hanger with getting a car unlocked, but it can help tremendously when trying to get your pipes unclogged as well. Straighten out one of your wire hangers and then bend a little hook onto the end of it. Now you have a tool with which you can extract the hair and gunk that’s causing your clog. The key is to pull the gunk out towards you, rather than push it further into the pipe. This is a simple, effective drain cleaning method that works for many. Read the rest of this entry »
The cost of energy goes up every year. There are some homeowners who simply accept the costs of heating and lighting a house every year. The reality is that there are actually a number of steps that can be taken that will lower home energy costs across every season. These are not always easy steps but they will result in a noticeable reduction in energy usage.
A large portion of the energy that is wasted in a home is due to insufficient insulation. Houses that have an attic need to have the space insulated. The insulation should also be checked each season to make sure that it is in good condition. Blown-in insulation, rolls of batting and even applied radiant barriers are all options that will help to reduce heating and cooling costs throughout the year. The windows in a home should be check as well. Replacing old windows with modern energy-efficient frames will save a home a significant amount of energy. Gaps around pipes, windows and doors should be plugged with caulk or insulation whenever they are found. Read the rest of this entry »
If you own a business, then you most likely recognize that fire protection is imperative if you care for the welfare of your employees. There are numerous hazards that could lead to a fire, spelling danger not only for your building’s occupants but for your neighboring buildings as well. And while we can take all the preventative measures possible and reduce the risk of a fire breaking out, there is always a random chance that what could go wrong will go wrong. And you don’t want Murphy’s Law happening and resulting in the loss of your business and quite possibly the lives of your employees. Here are some basic details about sprinklers and fire protection that could serve as evidence of how these devices can keep you, your business and your workforce from danger. Read the rest of this entry »
Many homeowners might think that waterproofing their exterior basement walls is not a vital thing to do. In fact, it is essential since a dry basement will give more benefits than a damp one. A serious problem that commonly happens in any basement is moisture; that’s why you should always keep it waterproofed. Besides, a damp basement can also cause some disadvantages such as the loss of property value, structural damage, and even health issues. The problem can be more serious when the rainy season comes. To help you solve the problem, waterproofing the exterior walls of your basement is the answer. Here are some benefits that you can get: Read the rest of this entry »