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Plumbing problems: DIY or call a professional?

So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..

5 Home Appliances That You Should Get Regularly Checked

Homeownership comes with a laundry list of responsibilities. One day you're unclogging a drain, the next you're cleaning gutters. The week after that, you're unclogging the drain again. These issues cover only a few of the fixtures in your home, to say nothing of the other devices you rely on to keep the place in working order. In that regard, no amount of post-it note reminders will suffice. There's simply not enough space on your fridge. But if you prioritize your duties, household maintena..

Better Safe than Sorry: Preventing Common Household Failures

Perhaps you’ve seen the first signs of soon-to-be disasters, but you haven’t recognised them or you deemed them insignificant. However, the first indicators of possible failures shouldn’t be just overlooked. More often than not, these minor issues lead to more serious problems and, eventually, a complete failure. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you become prepared for emergencies, or, even better, prevent them altogether. Heating and cooling system problems Over the y..

Inground Fibreglass Pool: Maintenance Checklist

If you’re a lucky owner of an inground fibreglass pool, then you’ve got it easier than the rest who have a concrete or vinyl pool because of the substantially lower maintenance requirements. Nonetheless, a fibreglass pool requires proper care and today you’re going to find out how to keep your swimming pool in mint condition year-round. Always use the cover You should cover up your pool whenever you’re not using it, no matter the season - it only takes a minute to uncover it in the..

Home Emergency Maintenance: How to Tackle Urgent Situations?

Apart from ordinary daily chores, we are sometimes faced with unpredictable and emergency situations in our abodes. Then, regular maintenance tips prove to be futile, which leaves many people at their wit’s end. Fortunately, knowing how to proceed in the wake of such a problem can save nerves, money, and ultimately the lives of people living there. The disasters need to be met head-on, without panic: You have to make informed decisions and take effective action. Electrical hassle [captio..

8 Top Tips For Boat Maintenance

To maximise your boat's life span, it's important to look after it properly. Start with these eight top boat maintenance tips, covering everything from cleaning to boat storage. Keep it clean Your boat is always exposed to the eroding elements of nature. It's essential that you develop a routine to wash your boat regularly, with a non-abrasive, biodegradable cleaner. Also, wax annually, using the best quality wax. In addition, bottom painting can prevent the harmful effects of blistering. ..

How Professionals Make Their Paintbrushes Last Longer

[caption id="attachment_13969" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paint Brush (Anne Swoboda, ShareAlike Generic)[/caption] Paintbrushes are like motorcars, strawberry jam, and a great deal more besides. Buy cheap and the quality is missing. Buy at the top end of price and you are probably overpaying. We recommend buying in the third quartile – that is in the 50% to 75% bracket. That way, your paintbrushes last longer, provided you look after them. Understanding Brush Design Makes Paintbrushes ..