DIY Tips

some of the reasons why a washer leaks

If you have a puddle of water under your washing machine, first be sure it is not water or juice spill from your children or something else. after that you can make a full run of the washer as you normally do and see if the washer doesn’t leak at all. The following are some of the reasons why the washer might leak:

Be sure the washer drain plug is removed. if your washer is new then it comes with a drain plug that will need to be taken out before you connect a drain hose. incase you run a wash cycle and the plug is not removed, the washing machine will not drain correctly and water will end up on the floor.

When washing, be sure you are not adding excess HE detergent or adding the wrong detergent as this can cause excess suds and cause the washer to leak. Be sure you are using the correct HE washer detergent. Thus check your manufacturer’s manual to be sure you are using the amount as it recommends.

Be sure your washer is not overloaded with too much clothing or blankets, if overloaded the water may leak out. Always use the proper amount of clothing when washing and try not to overload.

Be sure your washer is completely level by adjusting the washer’s feet. use a level and place it on top of your washer to be sure. if the washer is not level, it can leak out water as washers are designed to be used on a fully flat surface. The washer legs are there so if your floor is not level you can level the washer easily.

Water supply hoses to your washer usually have a mesh screen filter where the water hose connects to the washer. if these are very dirty and blocked, these can cause water leakage. check the water hose mesh screen filter to be sure they are not clogged and causing a leak by not letting the water fully enter the washer.

Check and be sure the drain hose is 100% secure to drainpipe or standpipe. if lose it may leak and leave water on the floor or under the washing machine. Also, be sure the drain where the washing machine water flows out is not blocked or clogged

All in all, check your washer before use and let it stay on a flat surface when in use. incase you can’t operate it in case of a leakage call a service provider from HCMHUB APP OR Call the support team 0n 0701828873 Whatsapp/0777708899

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.

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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How to Remove Mold and Algae on concrete pavers

Mold will make your concrete look bad and can become a health and safety issue. for small areas, you can easily get rid of the mold yourself by scrubbing and cleaning, but for larger problems and you are tired of the hard scrubbing of the molds, get professional concrete paver cleaning that’s Homecaremanagers using their app called HCM HUB. Algae growth on the concrete surfaces will cause problems that are unsightly, unhealthy, costly to remediate, and can erode the underlying substrate.

How to get the mold and Algae on your concrete pavers

wet conditions can use mold and Algae mildew growth on outdoor concrete-like driveways, pavers, and steps. This growth usually occurs in damp or shaded areas that receive a lot of sun or heat. Concrete, with all its nooks, crannies, and pores, is actually a great incubator for mold and algae. wet humid weather with warm temperatures only improves the growing conditions of the molds and Algae on the concrete pavers. One can use the following tips to remove mold and Algae on their concrete pavers.

use of Bleach (chlorine) or vinegar. when you start seeing the mold and algae on your concrete pavers, mix water and vinegar or bleach. put it in a spray bottle and spray around the concrete pavers for killing the mold and algae. vinegar can also help to kill the weeds as long as you don’t spray the plant you want or the one growing. once you have sprayed the solution on the concrete pavers and left it several times, srub the stubborn areas with mold and algae, then rinse it with clean fresh water.

How to prevent mold and Algae from growing on your concrete pavers

proper Design for water control and flow, one of the keys to preventing mold and Algae growth on the concrete pavers is control of the flow of water. for the outdoor surfaces, this is done with a suitable design that gravitational assistance the channel water flow away from the structure. one has to put good water gutters and also clean them if they get dirty and filled with rubbish.

proper ventilation, make sure the area is able to regularly dry out and there is proper ventilation there. This could mean that you have to prune overhanging shrubs, trees, move the furniture, or create drainage pathways so you avoid the problem of pooling water.

use the above tips to help you remove the mold and Algae from the concrete pavers to stay in a clean and healthy environment.

Mosquito repellent natural plants

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. lt is preventable and curable. Many countries have come together to solve the problem of malaria, thus providing for vaccines for born babies and kids, providing free medicine, providing mosquito nets to pregnant mothers, kids, and homes for free. However, there are natural plants that are non-toxic which can be planted around our homes and backyards to repel mosquitoes.

Lavender; provides good germ-fighting properties and also promotes healing. the lavender plants can be used to repel against many pests like moths, ticks, and mosquitoes as well due to their accent smell. Research shows that lavender oil possessed a 93%repellent to mosquitoes. Animals like rabbits love the lavender plant that they cant decimate it. The lovely fragrance which comes out from their essential oil is found on the leaves of the lavender plant that hinders the mosquitoes to repel against it. The following are the ways One can grow the lavender plant in their homes and backyards; 1. you have to provide 6 hours of full sun each day. 2. Apply very little water 3. Grow the lavender in well-drained areas or raised beds. 4. if your soil is sandy, mix in some gravel to improve the drainage. 5. Lastly make sure you have good airflow around the lavender plant.

RoseMary; is another great mosquito repellent plant in our homes and backyards. Rosemary controls pests like Mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. With Rosemary very family is familiar since it’s used as a herb to be taken on tea and used as a spice in food and its woody scent is what exactly repels the mosquitoes away. Rosemary does best in hot and dry climates and thrives in contains.

Citronella grass; belongs to the family of lemongrass due to its scent like lemon and in Africa, it’s called lemongrass and very many homes have it or grow it since it’s used as a herb and used on tea as a spice. ln Africa people are finding ways to repel mosquitoes in their homes and surroundings and citronella grass is one of the most common solutions to repel mosquitoes. One can dry the citronella grass and apply it on the skin since it’s non-toxic to the body, due to its smell it’s repellent to the mosquitoes.

Mint; fragrances are unpleasant to mosquito’s keen senses, The mere presence of peppermint plants can ward off these pesky flying insects to some degree, which includes mosquitoes as well. you can also turn peppermint into personal repellent by crushing the leaves and rubbing them to your skin, thus mosquito repellent to your body. you can grow the mint in your pots on your window where it can be easily reached and also if you want to apply it in your tea to feel the aroma.

Sage; if you love gathering around a fire pit in your home or backyards, then plant some sage nearby to repel the mosquitoes and enjoy your moments around a fire pit. Herbaceous sage deters the pesky bugs without chemicals and bad smells, Dry sage from your garden, or purchased bundles typically used for smudging an ancient ritual for cleansing space and people. Toss a bundle in the fireplace and enjoy the wild mosquito fee area/air. you can dry the sage and make a homemade mosquito repellent to spray indoor.

According to the world health organization (WHO) research, 11 countries Uganda include, have come up with ways to stop the spread of malaria in Africa since no one should die from the disease that can be prevented and diagnosed and can be curable with the available treatment. As the government is fighting the spread of malaria which is caused by mosquitoes, we can also help it by planting repellent natural plants or use the professional service providers from HCMHUBAPP to help you to fumigate the mosquitoes in your home.

How to clean your leather sofas using home remedies

Who does not love leather; who does not want the distinction that leather gives you; The elegance of leather sofas and the durability it gives with age. However many people can’t tell between good leather and fake leather, so what is leather its self. Basically leather is the skin of animals after it is treated to many processes that refine it and beautify it. The skin is tanned with high-grade oils and preserved before it is stitched to make a good leather fabric for sofas, clothes, bags, and shoes, etc depending on what you want to use the leather for.

A few bad stains and spells can ruin the overall appearance of a classic leather sofa especially if left untreated or cleaned incorrectly. The following are the ways you can use to clean your leather sofa using home remedies and preserve or clean your leather sofa for years.

  1. In a bowl, mix equal parts of white vinegar and natural oil(lemon oil) tends to work best.
  2. Leave the solution to concentrate for a few 5 minutes before use,
  3. Dip a soft cloth in the solution out so that it is (damp not soaking )and begin gently wiping down the surface of the leather sofa.
  4. later after applying the remedy, use or wipe down with dry fresh cloth.

You can use the following tips to prevent stains from your leather sofas.

  1. cleaning regularly: ironically, in order to avoid the hassle that comes with cleaning stains, one has to clean the leather stains regularly! This is because most of the stains you see on the leather are actually the settling in of dirt over a long period of time, Taking a few seconds to wipe down your leather sofa with a vinegar mixture solution and a soft cloth once a week will help.
  2. Limit water usage. you want to use a home remedy, it’s ok but avoid using the harsh chemicals when mixing the remedy because they will make your leather to peel off or start breaking. Always limit the amount of the solution you use to treat the stains or else risk unsightly water damage.
  3. check the cleaning codes on the leather piece or look for a care manual on the imported leather sofas, if locally made ask the manufacture for the recommendations of the safe products to use when cleaning the leather sofas.
  4. Lastly, when the stain occurs deal with it immediately, this will increase the chances of getting it out easy then wait for a week

All in all, you can ask for help from the professional service providers from HCM HUB APP to help you clean your leather sofa.

How to kill bedbugs using natural remedies

Bedbugs aka tiny pests can infest your home or business quickly leaving you with a big problem of sleepless nights, shame in the public, and diseases. Bedbugs are visible and they can typically go unnoticed until they have colonized your place. With bedbugs, you can experience unexplained bites, especially at night the musty smell odor, dark stains around the mattress, bed, pillows, and black pots in cracked walls. However, if you locate bedbugs before they colonize your home or business, you can use the following natural remedies to kill them off your place.

Tea Tree oil; is distilled from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia plant. it possesses and can be used to treat acne, athletes’ foot, head lice, and also kill bedbugs. Tea Tree oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are effective when used as an insecticide. One can use tea tree oil through the spray, make a mixture of two spoons of tea tree oil with 50 milliliters of water shake well, and apply to the infected areas. once the bedbug comes in contact with the tea tree oil it will break its cells thus killing it.

Diatomaceous Earth aka DE; is used to kill household pests garden pests like fleas, ticks, ants, cockroaches, slugs, and bedbugs. Spray the infected areas with DEpowder and we recommend you leave the powder for three days before cleaning/ vacuuming the place.

Baking soda; removes moisture from the bodies of bedbugs causing them to die out. Sprinkle an ample of baking soda into the cracks and crevices to make sure the bedbugs are coated and you have to leave the baking soda there for a few days. Baking soda absorbs all the fluids on the waxy layer of the bedbug’s shell causing them to dehydrate leading to internal bleeding thus leaving them to die out.

Steam Treatment; continued exposure to a temperature around 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit will kill bedbugs in a matter of 15-20 minutes. Hcm Hub App cleaners can shoot steam with temperatures reaching up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, in this condition bedbugs, Nymphs, and their eggs can die instantly. steam treatment is good in places like carpets, mattresses, pillows, and blasts them with heat however you have to make sure they dry to avoid the growth of molds in those areas.

Orange Essential oil; contains a nerve toxin called d-limonene. one has to spray the infected areas and leave it overnight because when bedbugs come in contact with the toxin they will die.

In case the tips are not enough , you can eliminate the bedbugs using home-care managers ( HCM HUB APP)

We all know how the bedbugs can easily spread and colonize your place or business, that’s why home care managers recommend us to use their best professional technicians which are well trained and know the places where bedbugs can hide. They advise us re fumigate after 3 months after fumigating for the first time.

How to Remove molds on Grout

Molds thrive best in warm places and moist areas with poor circulation since they have high humidity which attracts the growth of molds in places like bathrooms, kitchens, ceilings, laundry places, basement. The porous nature of the grout makes it particularly susceptible to mold growth. when the molds grow up it makes the bathroom, kitchen floors look dirty, old but also risky to people in your home. molds can pose a health problem especially for people with allergies and existing respiratory problems which weakens the immune system. Molds can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments and the following are some of the ways you can remove molds on the grout.

Keep doors and windows open for long as possible to ensure there is proper flow of air in the rooms, always keep the kitchen windows open so that steam escapes when cooking, open the bathroom doors when not in use and leave the bathroom window open before and after during a shower.

Wipe down the shower walls/ floors after bathing or use. The latter in the bathroom collects its self around the corners which brings molds slowly by slowly since they love moist places, thus grows around the tile grout. you can use a towel or washcloth to clean the floor to keep it dry.

Fix leaky faucets and showerheads to remove the source of excess moisture in your bathroom and kitchen which encourages the growth of molds.

Seal the grout. Apply a coat or two silicon-based grout sealers to dry out. lt will reduce the speed at which moisture can penetrate the porous leading to no molds arising on the grout.

Use distilled water and white vinegar in a bottle spray and apply it to the walls/ floors and wait for 30 minutes, then scrub the surfaces and rinse with warm water.

However molds can cause such symptoms to people if they stay in the environment for so long .for example blocked nose, watery eyes, sneezing, insomnia, fatigue, nausea, etc. If you cant the mold in your environment due to the problem you have to reach professional service providers from HCM HUB APP to help and keep your health and family safe.

How to replace a cracked tile

Cracked tiles on floors and walls are a problem because it can be difficult to track down the source of the rack. However there are many reasons for the tiles to rack, for example, the tile was installed over a control joint, the tile was installed on improperly space joints, tile cracked under a heavy load, tile received a sharp blow, tiles concrete substrate has cracked down or inferior tiles were used. The following are some of the ways you can replace a cracked tile.

Replace the tile: if the crack on your tile is quite a big one and you have some tiles, you can actually take out the damaged one and replace it. However, it requires dedicated work to do so since you have to first remove the cracked tile carefully in order not to damage the others, you should be careful and one can use the help of a knife to remove it. When replacing the tile, remember to use a matching tile and grout to make the place look beautiful. After clean the grout of the four corners of the tile using a regular spritz of vinegar spray.

Use Adhesive: if you are going to use adhesive for your tile, you must be careful to buy the proper adhesive that is specifically made for the tile type used for example if using ceramic tile, you have to use the adhesive of ceramic tiles.when one uses the wrong one the adhesive used will be sticky on the tiles.

Use Epoxy glue: if you don’t have any spare tiles you can use epoxy glue to repair the crack. Take the cracked area and fill it with clear epoxy glue which is a two-part paste that you mix. use a match stick or toothpick to gently insert the glue into the crack so that the epoxy glue is right at the level of the tile, once it dries, you can paint it to cover the cracked area on the tile.

Repair grout cracks: sometimes the grout might be cracked too, it needs to be replaced to avoid the danger coming since water can enter the tiles while cleaning damaging the floor down.it needs to be replaced to avoid any further damage. you can use a utility knife to remove the old grout and then apply the new one using a trowel. After the grout is dry clean the excess grout around with a steel sponge and water.

If you cant do the work you can use professional service providers from the “HCM HUB APP” / call on 0701828873 WhatsApp for help.

How to clean your Bedroom

Have ever slept in a dirty bedroom, trust me no sleep will come from there. we all know by now that good sleep hygiene is extremely important for your physical and mental well-being. Everyone needs to give his/ her bedroom good hygiene by maintaining it clean in order to have a good sleep and relax. The following are some of the tips on how to clean your bedroom.

Declutter the room; Remove things you do not need from the bedroom to make it more pleasant and more useful. pick up your clothes, discard any trash, and put away books, bags, shoes that may have accumulated in your bedroom.

Clean ceiling lights and fixtures: Most people forget to clean these places yet they accumulate a lot of dust .so when cleaning they should be cleaned first and one has to cover the bedding and furniture to avoid dust. you can use a dusting wand to wipe off the dust of the ceiling and the fixtures.

Strip bedding and wash: Remember you should wash your sheets at least 2 times a week. Remove the sheets, the pillow covers in case you have, blankets and coverlets.

Freshen the mattress and flip it: you can use baking soda to sprinkle your mattress, add the baking soda and allow it to settle for 10 to 15 minutes, then use the vacuum. Leave the baking soda to settle this will help since it absorbs any odors in the mattress and if you have a vacuum it will remove hairs, dead skin, dust. incase you don’t how to clean the mattress, contact the professional service provider from “HCM HUBAPP” they will clean the mattress for you

Mop/vacuum the floors: when mopping you should not forget to clean under the bed and the closest floor since they have a lot of dirt and people take long without mopping it