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A clogged septic tank often leads to many inconveniences. Therefore, it is advisable to fix it quickly. You can do so using the few techniques below. Signs of a Clogged Septic Tank The septic tank is a wastewater treatment system. It can become clogged due to the accumulation of residue and sludge. One of the warning signs is a foul odor. This smell can be felt around the tank itself, but it can also be carried into your home through your pipes. When the water flows slowly or makes gurgling noises, it’s also time to take action. Otherwise, it can lead to a back-up when you flush your toilet. Unclogging Techniques Before performing any operation to unclog your system, you must first identify its origin. To do this, simply look through the manhole. If water is not coming in, the problem is upstream. However, if you notice that the tank…

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Shower Hose

Summary  – Shower hose models  – Choosing your shower hose  – Shower hose: where to find it? The shower hose connects the showerhead to the mixer or the shower column. Essential for shower comfort, it can be chosen among different materials and sizes to meet your needs. Note: The shower hose is one of the main accessories of the shower fittings, the mixer, the shower column, and the showerhead. Shower hose models It all depends on the material, between nylon, plastic, or metal.  Nylon Made of braided nylon threads, the shower hose is light and inexpensive but not very resistant. Unlike a metal model, there is no risk of scratching the other elements of the shower. Made of PVC Very hygienic and easy to maintain, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) hoses do not scratch other shower components. But while it is resistant to traction, it is sensitive to pinching and bending. For improved…

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cleaning

Are your drains working smoothly? When do you have to clean it? A clean drain is a sign that they are properly maintained and taken care of; taking care of your drain is essential to keep your plumbing in perfect condition. Taking care of your drain prevents the formation of any future clogs, which is really helpful because calling a plumber to fix a clog is not only a hassle but will take time of your day to fix these issues. By maintaining your drain properly, you avoid the risk of having a clogged drain. So, without further ado, let’s learn more about drains and what you can do to maintain and take care of them. Use a drain trap and set your grease aside. Certain products and residue can disrupt the flow down the drain, and these may be anything from crumbs, soap scum, or even hair and they…

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hot water system

There are a plethora of hot water systems on the market, and you have a wide array of choices to choose from. However, this can be a bit dicey because you don’t know what the hot water system is perfect for you. Don’t worry because we are here to help you out and talk you through the different types of hot water systems and which one would best fit your needs. Each of these different systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each one of them will fit someone’s need. So without further ado, let’s learn more about these different systems. The different types of hot water systems: 1. Solar hot water system This is the most expensive water system on the list, and it is expensive to buy and install. But on the brighter side, its running cost is significantly lower. For, me the advantages of a solar…

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gutters

Owning a house is all fun and games until you know how much it takes to maintain it. One pivotal part of your home that you need to be conscious of is the gutters. These are essential for any home as they help keep water away from your home’s foundation and protect your house’s structure. By keeping an eye on your gutters and cleaning them regularly, you can extend the durability of not only your roof but also avoid any water damage to your home. Remember, a clean gutter is a well-functioning gutter so take care of this mostly forgotten hero. So, without any further ado, let’s learn why gutters are essential for the health of your home. The different components that makeup a gutter system Like with most of your home, a gutter system consists of different parts, and each of them plays a crucial role in water collection…

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plumber

Plumbing takes skills, and plumbers tend to be technically inclined and good with their hands. One of the most important things that makes a good plumber apart from their skills and experience is their tools. However, let’s be real; most of us know little to nothing about plumbing and tools. I have a master’s in Linguistics and language, and if you ask me to pass you a hacksaw, I won’t be able to tell you what that means or what tool to hand you. Below you can see our list of the best tool that every plumber should own. So, without further ado, let’s get this list cracking! Plumbing tools that every plumber needs Before we get into our list of the tools, you need the most. This list is for people like me that know little to nothing about tools and plumbing. Let’s get into the list of tools…

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plumber

In the first part of this blog series, we talked about some of the myths about plumbing and in this one will delve into the thick of it. For most laypeople, plumbing is a foreign and alien concept that we know little to nothing about. Most of us either call a plumber or our parents when there is a plumbing issue in our home; I just recently moved out of my parents’ home. I still call my mom whenever there is an issue in my condo or something that I can’t do or find as if she will miraculously come to my place at the click of a button. So, we need to learn a lot more about plumbing, not necessarily how to fix it per se but to be aware when and when not to call a plumber for help. We live in the age of the internet, and…

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Universal Multimeter

How to Use a Universal Multimeter or Tester Contents Step 1: Measuring a voltage Step 2: Measuring a current Using a multimeter or a universal tester, you can measure several physical quantities: an AC or DC voltage expressed in volts (V); a resistance, expressed in ohms (Ω); a current, expressed in amperes (A). Today, there are two types of universal testers: digital and analog. Some digital testers have the advantage of automatic gauge selection, making them much easier to use. Always choose the highest rating of the quantity being measured if the rating selection is not automatic. Reminder: The ground wire is usually in the middle of the socket. The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire). The letter L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire). Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected is not working. Use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to…

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When Indian Toilets Were Replaced With Western Toilets

The reason why every early morning we indulge in that activity is that it is a time when we can truly let go of all our inhibitions and problems. It gives our consciousness some free time, which explains why we are often lost in deep thoughts. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m talking about pooping – a daily experience, often carried out in the complete comfort and solitude of our toilets. However, it is sad to say that our ancestors were not lucky enough to spend those private moments in the same comfort. The archaeological remnants of the Indus Valley civilization bear evidence of the use of toilets as more a kind of public get-together. A short walk to Lothal, there’s a sort of new attraction for tourists – ancient houses with a private squat type toilet. The History Thousands and thousands of years ago, primitive people used…

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bathtub

5 Steps to Dress a Bathtub   Contents – Step 1: Locate and mark the location of the bath deck – Step 2: Cut the ready-to-tile panels to size – Step 3: Make the inspection hatch – Step 4: Assemble the tub deck – Step 5: Lay the tiles on the panels Dressing the bath is an essential step in any bathroom design. There are various options available to you. You can opt for a simple solution: a ready-to-install acrylic tub apron that matches your bathtub. But you can also choose to clad your bathtub with ready-to-tile panels that will allow you to personalize your bathroom and give free rein to your desires. To determine how to clad a bath effectively, follow this step-by-step guide. Materials needed to clad a bathtub Ready-to-use tile adhesive Pencil Spacers Cutter Mastic glue Tape measure Spirit level Drill Ruler 60 cm Leveling ruler Jigsaw…

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