Category Archives: Toilet

What to Do When Something Valuable Has Been Flushed?

At least once in your life, you must have been in this scenario: You flushed the toilet and then accidentally knocked something off into the toilet; and all you could do was stand there helpless and watch it go down the drain. Or, you could have been in this scenario: You were cleaning the toilet when your brand new engagement ring (or just your old wedding ring) slipped off your finger and went down the drain. Or, you must have been in this one if you have kids: You had your phone in one hand and were flushing the toilet with the other hand when your kids came up rushing the stairs and shouting, “Hey mom/dad, look what I did?” And, as you turned and said, “Wait, honey,” you accidentally dropped the phone in the toilet. Whether it’s a distracting husband accidentally flushing his wedding ring, a necklace charm falling…

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clog

Unclogging a drain is often necessary when a mass of hair and food debris, often agglomerated with a little soap, blocks the free passage of water. The evacuation of the water becomes difficult or impossible. Here are some tips and advice from our professional plumbers to unclog your pipes. Your bathtub, shower, sink, or washbasin can become blocked and therefore almost unusable. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of our best tips to unclog your drains. Different techniques can be used to get rid of this annoying clog Remove the trap The first solution is to remove the trap and clean it of the impurities that have accumulated over time. Don’t forget to place a container, ideally a basin, underneath so that the waste doesn’t fall directly onto the floor or into your furniture. Using hot water A lot of gunk accumulates down your…

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sewer

For most of us, it’s possible that we have never really heard about wastewater systems. You probably hear some horror stories or see them in movies, but what do we really know about them? As we know, sewer systems prevent the spread of waterborne diseases, which didn’t exist in the United Kingdom until some time ago. London, for example, had a very serious problem until 1866, when sewers were built. Five years before “The Great Stink” of 1858, more than 10,000 Londoners lost their lives to cholera. It is very difficult to imagine life without sewers. So in this blog, we’re going to share with you the top five facts about sewers that you’ll never believe. There is a lot more to sewers that meet our eyes, both literally and figuratively, making them so fascinating. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the most…

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toilet

It is often difficult to arrange properly the little space we have at home, especially if we have only a few square meters of living space. However, with the right ingenuity, we could free up a maximum amount of space in the most unexpected places. In this article, we’ll prove it with the design of an under-stairs toilet area! Why opt for the space under the stairs? In some homes, the space under the stairs is large. It is thus perfectly exploitable that it is in a storage room, in a dressing room, or why not in toilets? Indeed, being easily accessible by everyone, this place must be arranged correctly. To arrange the toilets on the first floor is, indeed, a very practical idea for the old people and those with reduced mobility. However, we must keep in mind that a minimum size for the room dedicated to the toilet space must…

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sink

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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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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Plumbing tips

For most of us, plumbing is a foreign 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, and 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 miraculous come to my place in 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 there are a lot of myths circulating around, and we need to debunk them because not everything we see online is real. #Myth 1- Mixing hot water with…

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

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…

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Don't panic

Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush and How to Fix It? Are you stuck in a plumbing dilemma where your toilet refuses to flush? Don’t be afraid. We’ll go through the most frequent reasons why your toilet isn’t flushing and how to fix them. Your Toilet Is Clogged A clogged toilet is an obvious reason why your toilet won’t flush. Never flush anything down the toilet except for toilet paper. Wipes and other things can accumulate in your sewage system and clog your toilet. How To Fix: You may use a toilet plunger or toilet auger to dislodge whatever it is that is clogging the flushing mechanism and allows it to travel down the pipe. If your toilet gets clogged frequently, you might want to try using thinner toilet paper, especially if you or other members of your family use a lot of toilet paper. Your Toilet’s Chain Might Not Be…

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