Home Activities bring the comfort of your home and make a truly magical holiday gathering that everyone will enjoy. Here are ideas of family fun activities.

Need to Fix Blocked Drain? Here are 6 Ways to Do It

If it seems that there is a blockage down your drain which isn’t allowing your toilet, sink or bathtub to function normally, make sure you clear the blockage immediately to avoid disruptive consequences of blocked drains. When it comes to drain unblocking, there are mainly 6 ways to choose from. Want to know what are they? Continue reading then.

Try Homemade Drain Cleaners

Before you try other DIY drain cleaners, pour down some hot water in the drainage line and see if it can effectively clear the clog and restore your pipe to healthy flow again. Be careful to not get your skin burnt by boiling water. And the water should not be too hot that can dissolve the drainage seal.
For more stubborn blockages, pour 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar and some boiling water. Leave the drain for 10-15 minutes and add some more hot water to clear the drainage pipe properly. You can also repeat this technique for 2-3 times for effective drain cleaning. You can also use this natural drain cleaner once a week to avoid blockages.

Get The Plunger

Keep a plunger handy always. Whenever you suspect a blockage and see water isn’t going down the drain, you can use a plunger to clear the clog inside the pipe. Make sure you know how to use the tool right; when you need to seal the drain cover tightly and then press it firmly such that the created air pressure will force the blockage to break apart and let the trapped air come out of the drainage pipe. If you don’t have a plunger at home, buy one from a supermarket or a hardware store near you. They come at a very cheap price. And they are a go-to tool for drain unblocking.

Use An Auger

You need to have right skills to use auger properly. Or else it can be unsafe to use the tool. Whether it’s fat, grease, tree root intrusion or any other thing causing the blockage inside your drains, auger can unblock it all! Don’t forget to cover your body with protective gears. When used incorrectly, auger can causes scratches in the inside walls or fixtures of your drainage pipe.

Pour Chemical Cleaner

Today there is wide range of chemical drain cleaners available out there. You can choose a mild one as strong cleaners with harmful chemical can corrode the pipes and damage its structure considerably over time. Besides, use of chemicals is also harmful to environment. While using a chemical drain cleaner, don’t forget to wear hand gloves and cover face with a mask for safety purpose.

Open The u-Trap

There are many videos available over the internet showing DIY way to open that U-trap located below your kitchen sink. Put a bucket under the drain while you open the pipe so waste water will not fall down on the floor. Clean the blockage in the pipe properly and fit it to the sink again.

Go The Safest And Easiest Way!

If you aren’t a DIY enthusiast or if you fail at any of the above ideas of drain unblocking, hiring a professional blocked drain repair company is a smartest choice. Drainage specialist use CCTV drainage survey technique to find out location and cause of the blocked drain and the extent of damage done to your drainage pipe in most accurate, safest and quickest way.

Look for a drainage survey Kent specialist and get your drainage system inspected for any problem they may have. One of the biggest advantages of hiring a professional drainage company is no matter how severe the problem is, they can fix it all in the most efficient and effective way.

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What are the Best Home Security Tips to Keep Your Valuables Safe When You're on Holidays?

What are the Best Home Security Tips to Keep Your Valuables Safe When You're on Holidays?

The last thing you want to worry about when you're on holidays is the safety of your home. There are many ways to ensure your house is secure for an extended period of time, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

 

Lock Away All Outdoor Valuables

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Knowing who’s doing what, where, when and how. The parent’s guide to leaving kids at home

Knowing who’s doing what, where, when and how. The parent’s guide to leaving kids at home

Whether you are a working parent who needs someone to take care of the kids during the day, or enjoying a much deserved second honeymoon with your beloved, no matter the age of your children, leaving them alone at home is a daunting prospect to most parents. In this day and age, having a babysitter is also not enough; more needs to be done to ensure the wellness of your household.

 

CCTV

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Is my home baby safe? Important security aspects to take into consideration when baby comes home

Is my home baby safe? Important security aspects to take into consideration when baby comes home

You’ve spent months waiting or your precious bundle of joy to come home. The time has finally come, and with a shock you realise that your home is not baby safe. It’s still a while before the little one starts wondering around, but all of a sudden everything in your house resembles scenes from a warzone. Everything is a threat. Apart from the most obvious issues like power outages, the following needs to be taken into consideration when making your home baby proof.

 

Dangling wires and hanging tablecloths

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Home security necessities to incorporate as a first time home buyer: things you probably didn’t consider

Home security necessities to incorporate as a first time home buyer: things you probably didn’t consider

You’ve recently gotten married, and the studio apartment worked well for you as a bachelor, but you are now looking for something that is a little better suited to you and your spouse. House hunting is more than just finding your dream home. It’s about finding a home that provides both comfort and security. Comfort is per your personal choice, but an area often overlooked is the security aspect. If you are buying into an area that is generally known to be peaceful, apart from a few teenagers who get a little out of hand sometimes, small measures can be taken to ensure that your property is a bit safer.

 

The area seems fine, but the neighbors have burglar bars

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