Many Australians enjoy their backyard swimming pools, but they can feel as though owning one is a bit of a luxury in terms of their carbon footprint—if not their bank balance. There is no way that you can own and run a swimming pool privately without it having some impact on the environment, but there are things that you can do to ensure that you pool is as ecologically friendly as possible.
Having a plumber or handyman come over to the house is clearly the best way of keeping up with a little home maintenance. Whether it's a leaky tap, creaky door or blocked drain, you know that they'll fix the problem or replace the broken parts and that'll be the end of it. However, there may be times when you just can't wait for the professional help that you need, in which case you must fix the problem yourself, even if it's only a temporary measure.
If you are planning bathroom renovations for your children's bathroom, there are multiple things to consider. If you want to create a fun, functional and safe bathroom for your kids, take a look at these tips. They will help you make decisions about your renovation: 1. Focus on safety considerations first When little ones are involved, you need to put safety considerations front and centre in your bathroom renovations plan. To that end, make sure that you have a professional remove any asbestos flooring or lead paint.
Many homeowners today are quite capable of handling simple plumbing repair jobs; it's not difficult to unhook the pipe under the kitchen sink in order to empty out a food clog, or to address a toilet clog with a good plunger. However, not all plumbing repair jobs are that simple, and sometimes trying to address them yourself can mean making the problem worse. You might also make a poor-quality repair that doesn't last.
Not every clog in a bathtub drain can be easily addressed with a chemical solution or plumbing snake, and sometimes these methods of treating plumbing problems can actually cause more damage than they do good. For some plumbing issues, it can be good to have the pipes inspected before you try any repairs. This inspection involves a plumbing snake outfitted with a tiny camera designed for use in plumbing pipes. This can tell a plumber exactly what's wrong with your pipes and what needs to be repaired.
If I didn't know better, I'd think my toddler started each day with a challenge to throw something new and different down the toilet. He has managed to put nearly anything can imagine down the toilet. I have gotten pretty good at figuring out what has gone missing down the loo and whether it's something I can fix or something that I need to call the plumber to help me fix it. This blog is for other mums of toddlers who need to get toys out of the toilet and get the toilet back to working condition as soon as possible!