Month: January 2021

ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

Regular plumbing maintenance makes life much easier, it can be easy to ignore your plumbing due to everything going on. Taking care of plumbing is essential in keeping clean water flowing in and flushing out waste from a building. Regular plumbing maintenance will allow your plumbing system to run in good condition.

Regular plumbing maintenance and inspection help you detect pipe leakages, damaged faucets, clogged sinks, toilets, shower and bathtub drains and allows fixing those issues before things get complicated.

Regular plumbing maintenance includes,

  1. Repairing sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers in case they are damaged
  2. Fixing small pipe leakages
  3. Cleaning sink, shower, toilet, bathtub drains
  4. Clearing clogged or slow drains to prevent further blockages
  5. Replacing & repairing water heaters
  6. Servicing and cleaning septic tanks
  7. Maintaining and regulating the water pressure

Regular plumbing maintenance is associated with a lot of benefits and below we’ve listed a few advantages;

ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

  • Cost Saving

Regular plumbing maintenance reduces a lot of costs like high water bills. Every drop of water contributes to your bills going high. Regular maintenance helps to fix small pipe leakages hence reducing water bills.

  • Improved water quality

Regular plumbing maintenance helps to detect any rusty pipes or any contaminants that may make their way to the water supply of your home.

  • improved water pressure

Maintaining your plumbing regularly ensures that you have the water pressure that you need. Low water pressure makes it difficult to clean, shower, and takes a lot of time. You find that something you could have done for 1 minute you’re doing it for 30 minutes or an hour.

  • Better health

A leak under a sink or in the wall can lead to mold and mildew growth which may affect people with asthma, allergies and also cause infections. Plumbing maintenance prevents mold and mildew from growing in your home

At Home Care Managers, we provide residential and commercial plumbing services. This includes installations, repairs, and replacements.

TIPS TO REFURBISH YOUR HOUSE

PLAN

If you hire a technician he plans for you, but if you want to save money the first step is to take charge of the project and do it to yourself. In this blog, we are sharing some ideas on, how to refurbish your house on a budget?

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The key to refurbish your house on a budget yet beautifully is primarily to plan the entire process effectively.

The following sections will demonstrate how you can divide your entire refurbishing plans into sub-plans, according to the space you have, and refurbish your home effectively. If you are looking to find out the ways to refurbish your house beautifully yet economically then read below: 

Divide and Conquer

As mentioned earlier effective planning is the key to effective refurbishment. If you are refurbishing yourself then you need to focus on both the bigger picture and the smaller parts. You might have heard the phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, you can apply the same strategy to your home refurbishment project and devise a refurbishment plan for each area in your house.

If you hire a technician for renovation, he will assess your requirements and then refurbish accordingly. In this case, since you’re in charge, you will brainstorm your requirements, write your end goal for each space in the house and decide the overall goal, and then move on to.

Doors Create the First Impression

The first impression of your house is your door. If you are unable to change the door completely and if your existing door is in a good condition then you should repaint your door. Your doors could also affect the lighting of your room, and you could benefit from this great technique interior designed Homecare managers, “When dealing with a dark room, whatever color is used on the walls, we paint the ceiling, trim, and doors the same color but 50 percent lighter. Too much of one shade can overpower a space.” So, when refurbishing on a budget if you are repainting your door try to use different shades according to the concentration of light in your house to optimize the lighting of your house the way you want to.

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Paint Affects Lighting

As mentioned earlier painting effects lighting and when refurbishing your house you might opt for new paint. In that case, if you are already on a budget purchasing different colored pallets might seem counterintuitive. If you are on a tight budget then opt for a black and white palette, it will give your house a modern sophisticated look and you will have the guarantee that you can never go wrong with white or black.

Kitchens and Storage

If you are decorating/refurbishing your house then you are probably trying to de-clutter and maximize your storage as well. Utilizing your kitchen to its maximum capacity can help you minimize your storage problems. In order to do this on a low budget, you can either install kitchen cabinets or storage from recycled material at your house or take advantage of thrift shops in your area.

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No one knows your kitchen space better than you do and your storage needs building storage kitchen cabinets will not only help you save money and reuse old materials at your house but it will also ensure that you’re building exactly what you need. If you already have cabinets that are enough for storage then you don’t need to replace them you can just repaint them to make your kitchen look as good as new.

Floor Renovation

 If you are on a budget then floor refurbishing might seem expensive, and if you cannot find a flooring installation under your budget then you should invest in refurbishing everything else according to your floor design.

The key to refurbishing your house beautifully yet inexpensively is to devise a goal for yourself, and paint an entire picture of what you want and then step by step refurbish each part of your house like mentioned above.

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Plumbing Tips and Tricks

When the handyman is not around you need some tips to help you solve the plumbing most common problems in your household. To save money, time, headaches, and the bad odor of some plumbing problems follow some of our plumbing tips and tricks.

Use a bucket of water to flush the toilet

you don’t have to run to the neighbor’s bathroom during a plumbing project yet you already installed the toilet. Before you turn off the water supply, fill 2-gallon buckets with water. flush the toilet by dumping the water in the bowl. you will get one flush per bucket, which works just as well as the usual method although it won’t refill the bowl.

plunge water first before removing the trap

Before you remove a sink trap, give the drain a few plunges with a toilet plunger. This will push most of the water out of the trap lessening the mess when you pull the trap. if you have a double sink, be sure to plug the other drain to contain the air pressure. if the strainer isn’t a screw-down style, you’ll have to hold it down while you plunge the drain.

Drain vacuum

Use a shop vacuum to remove hard projects when a hard object like a toothbrush, comb, toys, and phones a plunger may not be the solution. it might only push the obstruction in deeper, instead suck out the water and the obstruction with wet/dry shop vacuum.

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FLOWER POTS.

Flower pots are sometimes regarded as planters or a plant pot which is a container in which flower pots have a number of uses such as plants to new locations, starting seeds, patio, and indoor. A taller and thinner shape of the pot is suitable for deep rooting plants. They are easy and fun to craft . In Africa, concentrating on Uganda, we majorly use clay pots which provide a healthy environment for most plants. The porosity of clay allows air and moisture to penetrate the sides of the pot. This moisture and air are utilized by the fine roots located at the edge of the soil ball. Clay pots also act as a wick to remove excess moisture from the potting soil.

TERRA COTTA FLOWER POTS.

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Now we also have pots known as terra cotta, theses are what other materials try to recreate as pots, they easily break and are heavy and vulnerable to cold weather, these are made from baked clay, once water remains in the clay during cold weather, the pot can flake and crack. Notice that these are demerits of this kind.

MERITS OF TERRA COTTA FLOWER POTS MADE FROM BAKED CLAY.

This nature of flower pots allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot . They are great for cacti, succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil, it’s great for a colder climate.

Now let’s reverse to the uses of pots: For planting which is our main focus, they act as pot refrigerators, smokers, candle heaters, going further to even making clay ovens.

We normally love flower pots in our houses and offices or desktops at work and inside a home on center tables, well they sure-fire way to reap the benefits with bright colors or a creative arrangement that brings about beauty that flourishes, if calming is your aim, opt for lighter colors that fall near to each other on the color wheel, whilst choosing blooms in bright and opposite colors will energize you.

Flowers are a quick way to decorate our home pulling together our personal style and making our living space appear more polished, they have the ability to change the feel of our home or particular rooms; Flowers brighten homes with dark furniture or limited light. If you understand bouquets, they can make a hectic home feel calmer or an arrangement of one color in varying shades can tie together your color theme; they welcome guests and also can be used on occasions, pink can be used to celebrate baby showers and roses to celebrate a symbol of love.

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BENEFITS OF REVARNISHING OLD FURNITURE

Furniture is one of the first things people see when they enter an office or home, it defines the look and style of an office. When wooden furniture like tables, chairs, beds, sofas, drawers, desks gets old or handled poorly, it gets dirty, damaged, or worn out. Office and home furniture deteriorate quickly due to daily use, the varnish/finish can wear away on some areas of wood. You make the furniture brand new again by revarnishing it.

Revarnishing is done to improve or restore dirty, damaged, or worn-out wooden furniture. It involves cleaning and replacing worn-out paint on wooden tables, chairs, cabinets, drawers, racks.

. Less costly

 Being stuck with an aged or damaged piece of furniture at home or office because you want to replace it with a new one is quite costly in terms of money and time. Revarnishing old furniture is less costly compared to just buying new furniture.

  • A new look & Style

Revarnishing your old furniture will give it a completely new look or restore the original look. If you have a wooden piece of furniture that you love but the color (varnish) is worn out or doesn’t match with others and you want to make your furniture all look the same, revarnishing is the best solution.

  • Furniture regains its value

Old furniture retains its value when being revarnished. In case you have your aged or worn out table, chair, a drawer that you kept or isolated in the garage because it doesn’t function or doesn’t look well. Revarnishing it will retain its value and you can use it again.

  • Prevents wooden surfaces from scratches.

Revarnishing your wooden tables, chairs, cabinets protect them from getting scratched by little knocks

  • Makes wood easy to clean

Dirt builds up on wooden surfaces which brings bacteria in the long run. When you revarnish wood, dirt is less likely to accumulate and wood becomes easier to clean.

Don’t keep, trash, or isolate dirty, worn-out, or damaged furniture, revarnishing will make it brand new again.

HOW TO GET RID OF COCKROACHES IN OFFICE

Clients seeing cockroaches crawling around is the last thing they want to see when they enter an office. A cockroach infestation can be a problem anywhere and no one wants to deal with it. Cockroaches can chase away potential clients and deter you from performing daily activities effectively. Cockroaches can chew important things in the office like papers, books, glue, paste, boxes, wallpaper, and food in case it is left uncovered.

REASONS WHY ROACHES LOVE OFFICES

  • Food. Food in the kitchen sink, desk, chair, and floor makes it easy for cockroaches to access the office. Cockroaches also eat glue, paste, paper materials like books, boxes
  • Shelter. Cockroaches love hiding in wall cracks, cabinets, shelves, behind the fridge, boxes, papers, pipes, under desks, chairs, and holes.
  • Water. Cockroaches also love water like human beings, leaking pipes can act as a breeding place for cockroaches.

The following are the ways to get rid of cockroaches in offices

  • Keep the office clean at all times. Always clean sinks(kitchen, bathroom), cabinets, remove food bits and coffee, milk, soda spills from the sink, desk, chair, and floor.
  • Organize things in the office.Cockroaches love to hide in papers,books,box files,cabinets,cupboards,back of the fridge.Keep office glue, paper materials like books, wallpapers, boxes well organized.
  • Take out the garbage. Roaches love eating trash like food and snack leftovers. Throw trash away instead of putting it in the sink because it can become a breeding place for cockroaches.
  • Regular office maintenance. Buildings tend to have cracks, holes, and pipe leaks when they get older which gives cockroaches access to the office. Repair damaged and cracked office tables, chairs, cabinets, cupboards since cockroaches hide in them.
  • Repairing pipe leakages. Leaking pipes can act as a breeding place for cockroaches since they love water, take care of any leakages, dry sinks after washing dishes to get rid of cockroaches

If you’ve tried the above ways to get rid of cockroaches in your office and the infestation persists, consider contacting professional pest control services to get rid of them