What To Do If You Have A Blocked Drain

What To Do If You Have A Blocked Drain

The toilet won’t flush and looks dangerously close to overflowing. The kitchen sink is full and the water isn’t running away. The outside drain is gurgling and there is a terrible smell in the air. All of these nightmare scenarios point to one thing: The dreaded blocked drain. Before you jump on the phone and call the nearest plumber, there are a few things you can try yourself. In Swindon there are as many blocked drains as anywhere else, and nearly as many unnecessary call outs. Nine times out of ten, you could have done it yourself rather than call a plumber. Try a domestic drain cleaner. There are many types of these and they can be purchased from most supermarkets or hardware stores. The most common of these are chemical drain cleaners and...

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Why It’s Important To Get Your Drains Cleaned Regularly

Why It’s Important To Get Your Drains Cleaned Regularly

If you want to keep your drains clear at all times, then you should hire the services of a quality pump provider. A pump provider will use high pressure jetting equipment to remove any existing blockages, and this will also clear some of the bacteria from the drains. Not only will this prevent any blockages down the line, but it will also keep your drains smelling fresh. Whether you own a large company with a complex pipe connection or a simple family home, everyone who has a drain system can benefit from a pump cleaning service. What Happens When You Hire a Pump Service? When you hire a pump service, you will find that they offer a world of services. They arrive fully equipped to your home, and they are always prepared for the task in hand. In most cases they...

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Three Ways to improve your Home’s Exterior

Three Ways to improve your Home’s Exterior

If you have been looking at your home with a sense of boredom or even dread chances are it’s time to make some changes. Here are three upgrades you can make to your home to help add a little curb appeal without breaking the budget: 1. Garage Doors: Garage doors Edinburgh homes feature can really make or break a home’s exterior depending on where the garage is positioned. If your garage holds a prominent place in your home’s layout than adding new garage doors to your Edinburgh home will make a huge impact. You should look for doors that will enhance the style and era of your home so they blend in and improve the look of your home as opposed to causing contrast to your home and the rest of the neighbourhood. You can look for a more modern style, just avoid going...

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Find a range of skips for your home DIY project

Find a range of skips for your home DIY project

With the New Year now well and truly underway, many homeowners will be thinking about carrying out DIY projects in the home. This could include anything from a minor freshening up of the decor or de-cluttering the home through to major DIY projects and clearouts. In the event of a major project the chances are that you’ll have a lot of junk or debris to get rid of, which means that you need to arrange a suitable receptacle and sort out disposal. One of the things you may need for your major DIY project is a skip in which to load your junk and debris. When it comes to hiring skips in Oxford homeowners can choose from a range of different skip sizes to suit their needs. This means that you only have to find the room and money for a skip that is suitable for your...

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Why You Need Double Glazed Windows in Your Family Home

Why You Need Double Glazed Windows in Your Family Home

If you want to decrease your energy bill while improving the appearance of your home, then you should consider investing in some double glazed windows. Double glazed windows are very energy efficient, they retain heat inside the home while keeping the cold outside and this is very beneficial if you find that your home is cold or draughty. Some double glazed windows can even help to reduce energy loss by over 25%, and this is a great way to do your part when helping the environment. Whatever your reason, double glazed windows are certainly a great investment and they can go a long way when it comes to increasing the value of your home. The Wooden Frame When you purchase your double glazed windows, you also need to think about the wooden frame. The wooden frame is...

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There’s a crack in my wall, can someone fix it?

There’s a crack in my wall, can someone fix it?

Walking past some homes you might notice the odd crack in the brickwork and think nothing of it. You might put it down to age, partial subsidence or just bad workmanship, but in effect what you could be looking at is what is known as ‘failure of the cavity wall tie’.  Wall ties are generally made from galvanized steel and the most common form of tie is known as the ‘fishtail’. However, as time went on homes began to develop cracks due to the failure of the ties which began to rust. This, in turn caused water to seep into the brick work on many homes and cause cracking and warping. This leads to serious corrosion, which in turn can force the cement joints apart and cause an entire wall to collapse. Nowadays there are rules that state that any home that was...

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