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New Trick To Clean Your Drains

clock February 23, 2014 08:43 by author Chris Vigna

Some people do not know about the benefits of using vinegar and baking soda together to clean some parts of your home, but the fact is that this combination can really help to clean your home’s drains. 

There are some apartments and homes, which require constant drain inspection and cleaning to prevent flooding and other plumbing emergencies, yet sometimes it may be difficult for some of us to do this.  By simply using some baking soda and vinegar, you could prevent your drains from clogging, thus saving you from a lot of problems. 

Vinegar and baking soda are also an eco-friendly way to clean your drains.  Using this combination to clean your drains does not require any elbow grease or a plumber, as they are very easy to apply and they do most of the work on their own. 

To prepare the mixture, first pour a bowl of hot water, down the drain that is giving you problems or that you want to clean.  You will then need to dump around ½ c. of baking soda into the drain and let it sit with the hot water for a few minutes. 

After a little while, pour in a mixture of 1 c. vinegar, with 1 c. of very hot water and let it sit over the baking soda for a few minutes too.  Using a drain plug to cover the reaction that this mixture will create will prevent you from having to clean up a mess.  After leaving the mixture to sit for around five minutes, you should flush or turn on the water, so that the mixture is flushed and your drains are cleaned.   

Hot water and baking soda help to loosen up some of the grimy sludge, which can be found at the bottom of your drains.  When the vinegar is added, an explosion occurs and this causes the sludge to be jolted right off your drains. 

While this is an excellent technique for keeping your drains cleaned and unclogged, it does not work all of the time and this is when you should consider giving All About the Pipes a call.  We are drain cleaning experts and also specialize in solving any type of plumbing emergency. 

You can read our previous blog posts and find out more useful plumbing tips for you to apply in your home and to learn more about what we do at All About the Pipes! 

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Five Tips For Remodeling Your Home With Style

clock August 16, 2013 02:37 by author Chris Vigna

One of the most important things, when remodeling, is to do it with style and this can be achieved by making your home appear larger than it actually is.  There are many things that any homeowner can do to make their homes appear larger and in this article you will learn about five of them.  

Remodeling is no easy task and this is why you should take a close look at all of these tips, because they will really help you to save some money, to make your home look larger and to complete your home’s remodeling in no time at all. 

Tip # 1

Use your dining room as a multitask center.  This room is usually neglected for many things, but it can actually be used for more than just a dining table and by simply talking to your contractors, you can come up with ideas to expand this room a bit, so you can have more space to place other furniture items, like small tables or comfortable chairs. 

Tip #2

Building a small  guest room  in your back yard, can help to improve your home’s look and it will also provide a lot more space when you have family or friends or over.  By building a small guest room, you can have access to multiple storage space and you will also have a beautiful addition to your home.  There are many contractors that can build an affordable guest room for you and you only need to give them a call. 

Tip #3

Built-in closets are one of the best ways to save some space inside your home and there are many ways that you can remodel your home to fit one of these.  Most homes have unused space in some of their rooms and by converting those spaces into built-in closets, you can have a lot more storage space and make your home look bigger too.

Tip #4

Another way to make your home comfier and use your space more efficiently is to build a laundry room upstairs.  There are now many modern appliances, which allow you to do this and some contractors, are now specialists in these sorts of things.  By having your laundry upstairs, you will not have to walk up and down the stairs with clean and dirty clothes, which will save lots of time and effort as well.

Tip #5

In the past, bump outs were a great way to expand one’s home and today they are being used by many families again.  These can be as small as expanding a window space or as large as expanding a whole room, but they are not hard to build and they are also extremely affordable. 

If you are interested in remodeling your home and are not quite sure which of these tips will make your home better, the experts at All About the Pipes are always ready to help you and they will recommend exactly what is best for your home.      

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