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It’s About to Go Down: Different Ways to Unclog a Toilet (Part 2)

I’ve got a confession to make: A few weeks ago, I was on the verge of going nuts. Why? Because I got enough of dealing with downright messy clogged toilets. Believe it or not, there’s nothing worse than trying to unclog a toilet (especially one with poop – eww!). Thankfully, I came across a few easy and simple solutions that saved me the trip to a mental asylum. Want to know more? #3. A Drain Cleaner   Start by heating half a gallon of water. If the toilet clogs quickly as a consequence of flushing too much “trash”, a mixture of hot water, baking soda, and vinegar can do the job just as effectively as a commercial drain cleaner. (Oh and it works in half cases) Boil around half a gallon of water, then set it aside to cool while you add the remaining ingredients to the toilet bowl. Remember:…

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Gas Lines

2 Pro Steps for Insulating Your Gas Lines Summary – Step 1: Insulate the gas line thermally – Step 2: Insulate the gas line system (pipes) acoustically Insulating your gas lines (pipes) has a double advantage: limiting heat loss and noise in your pipes. We distinguish between: – The thermal insulation of a pipe consists in wrapping the pipe in an insulating sleeve. – The sound insulation of your pipes consists, for example, in changing the fixing collars for anti-vibration foam collars. 1. Insulate the pipe thermally Insulating your gas lines can significantly impact your energy costs, especially if they run through unheated areas such as the cellar, garage or attic. It avoids heat loss and, in extreme cases, freezing of pipes. To insulate your pipes thermally: – Measure the length of your pipes and cut the insulation sleeves to the desired size using a cutter. – Put them in place:…

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It’s About to Go Down: Different Ways to Unclog a Toilet

You’d agree with me that the toilet is the most under-appreciated part of a home. And, a clogged toilet (especially one with poop in it) is one of the worst nightmares of a homeowner – and for some weird reasons, it always seems to happen at the worst possible moments. However, blaming your child for flushing one of his socks or crossing your fingers and sending out silent prayers won’t be of much help. If you want to end this nightmare as soon as possible, try the following solutions. #1. The Plunging Technique If your toilet does not flush correctly on the first try, never try to flush it again. As a result, more water will be pushed into the toilet bowl. Instead of removing the toilet tank lid, close the toilet flapper. Closing the flapper (which looks like a round drain stopper attached to a chain) prevents more water…

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septic-tank

What Is the Difference Between a Micro Purification Station and a Septic Tank? The septic tank and the micro purification station are two individual sanitation systems that are very popular in households. Although they are both efficient solutions that can be relied upon for wastewater treatment, they do not have everything in common. Find out more about their differences by reading this article! Odor This is a criterion that must be taken into account when choosing an individual sewage treatment system. In this respect, you should favour micro sewage treatment plants, as they do not give off the slightest smell, as opposed to septic tanks. In fact, the micro-stations have an impeccable insulation, which offers them the possibility of absorbing the bad smells that there could be in the surroundings of the installation. In case you want to have a clear understanding of the characteristics of the two individual sewage…

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Water

Water is an essential element for the life of every human being. In many countries, tap water is treated and controlled before being distributed in domestic networks. But sometimes, this water contains particles that can harm the health of users. Discover in this content, how you can purify tap water!  Experiment with a Carbon Filter for Faucets Charcoal filters fit easily into the tap and filter the water when you turn it on. Some of these filters can be connected to the water line under the sink. This allows the water to pass through a carbon bed filter. You can seek advice from a water purification and disinfection specialist. Charcoal filters are quite affordable, so you can get them without breaking your budget. They remove a variety of contaminants from water, including certain pesticides, chlorine and radon. They also remove certain bacteria and heavy metals such as lead. However, be…

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Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be exhausting whenever you take a shower, but did you know that your water pressure can be TOO high? People tend to associate high water pressure with an advantage. Still, high water pressure can lead to a shorter life cycle of your appliances and it can also damage your plumbing, leading to leaks and pipe bursts, which can cost you a lot. In this article, we will talk about the various symptoms of high water pressure and how to fix the issues… Symptoms Of High Water Pressure Water Hammering We’ve all heard the ominous pounding coming from the pipes. When a fast, heavy water flow comes to a standstill, it’s known as a “water hammer.” A fixture can halt the flow of water. As a result, a shock wave is sent through your plumbing system. Intense vibrations cause the well-known shuddering sounds in your pipes. Leaking…

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Drain

Have you ever gone to your garage to store something, only to discover stagnant, gooey sludge lying on top of the floor grate? As bad as the mess looks, what’s even worse is that if you don’t have it addressed quickly, it might end up harming any objects you have stored nearby. A garage floor drain is designed to drain any water that enters your garage with your vehicles, spills in your garage, or pours into your garage from the outside. A clogged garage drain can result in a slew of problems, including the loss of valuables and tools. Continue reading to learn about the most frequent causes of garage drain backups, as well as how to prevent them. Causes of Clogged Garage Floor Drains. Lack of Maintenance: If you don’t clean it out every few months, debris builds up and might cause a backlog, resulting in discoloration and mold…

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Mobile Toilet

Mobile toilets are generally used in places where there are no sanitary facilities. You will find them in places that host public events, on construction sites or in campsites. How do portable toilets work? And how much do they cost? Read on! How Does a Portable Toilet Work? Mobile toilets have characteristics that reflect how they work. This is explained below. Different Water Tanks Depending on the Model There are models of mobile toilets that need to be equipped with water tanks to function properly. This is the case for mobile toilets that have a flush and those with a sink. In order for the user to be able to activate the flush and the sink, a clean water tank is connected to both systems. Similarly, mobile toilets are equipped with a second tank to collect wastewater. To avoid unpleasant surprises when installing your portable toilet, it is recommended to…

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water heater

What’s worse than starting your day with a clod shower because your electric water heater is malfunctioning and gave up on you? This may be my 13th reason why on a day where my mood is already down. Fear not because we are here and we’ll guide you to locate the issue and even fix it yourself. Most people think the worst when their electric water heater stops working, but it is usually just a minor issue that can be easily resolved. Check your warranty Before doing anything, locate your warranty and check if your heater is still assured and the contract’s conditions. This tends to be limited for both residential and commercial electric water heaters. The warranty will give you details about the tank like its serial number, model, and what parts can be changed for free or that you might get a discount on. Write down the details…

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What Are the Most Dangerous Electrical Hazards in a Home?

Our human ancestors relied heavily on fire for the luxuries of light, heat, and cooking. Today, at the flick of a switch or a push of a button, we have the luxury of obtaining instant power. You’d agree with me that electricity is one of the best blessings that science has given to mankind. From the time we wake up in the morning till the moment we hit the pillow at night, electricity has revolutionized our daily routines and now we cannot imagine our lives without it. When it comes to modern homes, everything runs on electricity. The alarm that you turn off each morning runs on electricity. Electricity is what keeps the lights in your bedroom on and provides you with that hot shower you take right before breakfast. It keeps the food in the fridge cold and fresh and the same grill that cooks your eggs and bacon…

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