Monthly Archives: September 2013

2609, 2013

Now is the Time for a Bathroom Renovation

September 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Are you embarrassed by the state of your bathroom? Is it covered in mould and other unpleasant fungi? Well there is no better time than now to renovate.

First things first, it is essential that you find a reputable plumber. Make sure you contact their references in order to ascertain their level of professionalism. It is also a good idea to pay the fee partially upfront and save the rest for after completion.

2309, 2013

Working with a Professional Plumber

September 23rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Unless you’re a plumber yourself, usually the best choice when it comes to complicated plumbing repairs in your home is to hire a professional to do the job. However, there are some do’s and don’ts to follow when it comes to hiring a professional plumber.

Do’s

  • Communicate your needs effectively.
  • Always treat your contractor with consideration, courtesy, and respect.
2109, 2013

Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Problems

September 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

There are several things you can do to prevent home plumbing nightmares.

  • Use the proper connector to connect an existing gas line to a new dryer or range. Kits will often come with a multitude of different adapters, so you just have to find the right one.
  • Don’t switch to galvanic steel pipes if your house already has copper pipes (or vice versa). The steel-to-copper connection can corrode, causing leaks. If you must connect the two metals, use a dielectric union fitting.
1909, 2013

Common Plumbing Mistakes

September 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

There have probably been times when you decided to embark on a home improvement project and got a bit caught up in the moment, only to discover that you didn’t actually know what you were doing and can’t fix the problem yourself.

This situation can become very serious when it comes to plumbing. Some common issues that occur are:

1809, 2013

How to Save Money on Drain Cleaner

September 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Vinegar is a wonderful multi-purpose weapon in your cleaning arsenal. You can use it to clean glass, grout, counter tops, mirrors, and sinks. It’s inexpensive, non-toxic, and non-abrasive. You can even use it to clean drains.

All you have to do is mix two cups of baking soda with two cups of salt, and one-half cup of cream of tartar. Pour one-quarter of this down your clogged drain and follow with a mixture of two cups of vinegar in six cups of boiling water.

1709, 2013

Inexpensive Homemade Cleaners

September 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Store-bought cleaners are expensive, and there are plenty of cleaners you can make at home for much less.

Window cleaner

One of the best ways to clean a window is to use a wet newspaper. Crush it up into a loose ball and wipe it over the dirt on the window. After that, wipe off the loose dirt with a dry newspaper.

1509, 2013

Improve your Health by Improving your Home

September 15th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Health experts have begun to invoke the words of Florence Nightingale: “The connection between health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.”

Improving your living conditions is reported to improve your personal health.

1409, 2013

Communities take Action against Adverse Weather

September 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Different locations all around the world have suffered from repeated rainstorms and unseasonal weather in the past year. This unusual weather pattern had triggered widespread flooding and landslides in numerous communities, and has caused injuries, impacted local businesses and racked up a high toll in property damages.

Nevertheless, local communities are taking action to prevent future damage.

1309, 2013

DIY Plumbing Tips for Success

September 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Plumbing problems can make a real mess of your home. While many issues require the expertise of a professional, there are some plumbing problems you can make short work of on your own, if so inclined.

Fixing a running toilet is one such problem. This can be solved by checking if the flapper valve is leaking. If it is, the valve isn’t creating a water-tight seal. This can be corrected by purchasing a replacement flapper valve at a local hardware store.

1109, 2013

How to Find a Reliable and Professional Plumber

September 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Finding a plumber can be a difficult proposition. Despite the numerous resources made available by the Internet, locating a qualified and cost effective tradesman still takes a bit of effort, not to mention the time needed to sort the wheat from the chaff.

An ideal way to start is by asking online. Seeking recommendations from friends and family online through various social media websites can shave off a lot of time when it comes to finding a plumber.