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Aug 06 2018

Dos and Don’ts of Home Drains: Preventing and Dealing With Clogs

Clogged drains are one of the most common, and most annoying, problems a homeowner can face. While a clogged drain can be caused by a variety of factors, it’s important to know how to handle it. This article is going to discuss a few common “dos and don’ts” of preventing and dealing with a clogged drain.

Dos

Use a drain filter: Using a drain filter is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to prevent drain clogs. Whether it’s in the kitchen sink or in the shower, a drain filter will prevent things like large food remnants and hair from going down the drain in the first place. This can significantly reduce the chance of dealing with a clogged drain because the larger items that usually cause clogged drains won’t have the opportunity to make it into the drain.

Run the garbage disposal: If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, use it! Garbage disposals are designed to prevent clogs and keep things moving down the drain. If food remnants do enter the drain, running the garbage disposal with some water should help break them up and keep them moving.

Hire a plumber: Drain cleaning is generally something that should be handled by a professional. If you have a serious clog, don’t attempt to handle it by yourself. Homeowners don’t have the same tools that are used by plumbing services — and using the wrong tools can do more harm than good.

Don’ts

Use chemical drain cleaners: Acidic drain cleaners can do significant damage to your pipes. And if your pipes are around the average age of 47 years old, using drain cleaners could lead to needing to replace your pipes. Because of this, always hire plumbing companies to get the job done right. They have the tools and products to efficiently clear a clogged drain without causing more damage.

Pour grease down the drain: While many people think they can put anything and everything down the drain, that’s not the case at all. Greasy substances will not only cause backups, but they can actually coat the siding of your pipes and cause serious issues. So greasy products should be thrown away.

Hopefully, this article gave you some good tips on handling your drains. With some simple preventative methods, and a plumber’s number on speed dial, you should be prepared to handle any drain clog that comes your way.

Aug 01 2018

When Do Your Children Go Back to School

The school supply aisles are crowded, the parents are counting down the days, and the teachers are preparing their classrooms. As schools across the country prepare to welcome students back after summer, there are many parents who are thrilled knowing that they are sending their children to the best schools in the area. There are also parents, however, who worry about the schools that their children attend. In a time of slashed educational budgets and what seems like political warfare on public education, there are many parents who are struggling with the choices that they have available.
The bottom line is there will always be three components that will contribute to the best schools in the nation: qualified teachers, manageable class sizes, and supportive administration. In the public schools that are struggling the most, budget constraints keep districts from hiring and keeping the best teachers and skyrocket the students numbers of the classrooms, and district administrators ar

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Aug 01 2018

A Look At The World of Amish Furniture In The United States And Around The World

From corner sheds to dog houses, Amish furniture has made a hugely positive name for itself here in the United States as well as in other parts of the world to boot. Their furniture, from Amish corner sheds to Amish patio furniture to even the Amish pool house, have become widely known for their high quality and longevity, making it so that many different people from many different backgrounds have become interested in purchasing Amish furniture to have in their own homes and other such places of residence.

Amish furniture has a long history with the outside world, first receiving considerable attention in the 1920s, which is already almost one hundred years ago from our current date in the year of 2018. At this same time, American folk art was being discovered more and more, and Amish furniture fit into that. This whole part of the current American culture was praised for not only its beauty but the hig

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