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Hi, I'm Mandy. If you're looking for tips on pool construction, you've come to the right place. We've just had a new pool installed and I'm full of advice! When I started on our pool I thought it would be an easy build. Boy, was I wrong. I didn't know anything about building a pool apart from the fact I wanted one. Luckily, our construction company set me straight. They helped me work out how big the pool could be and they showed me which shape would suit our yard space. They sorted out permits and even gave me advice on fencing. To find out what I learned, read through my blog. Hope it helps!

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Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

by Bessie Beck

One of the most feared situations that a homeowner will have to contend with is a plumbing emergency. They typically happen at the most inopportune times and can cause expensive property damage if not addressed quickly. However, one thing homeowners do not keep in mind is how they can keep these plumbing emergencies at bay with a few simple measures. This does not mean that they will never have to experience a plumbing emergency, but it will decrease the home's susceptibility to them. The following are some tips that you could employ to prevent plumbing emergencies in your home.

Keep grease away from your sinks

Most plumbers will concur that a majority of plumbing emergencies stem from the kitchen sink. This is because sinks have a propensity of developing clogs due to the amount of waste material that goes down them from leftover food particles. Although you may be consciously trying to ensure that grease does not go down your drains, as long as you cook with oil, it will make its way down your kitchen sink. The longer this goes on, the grease accumulates and hardens, which eventually narrows the diameter of pipes. This makes it easier for obstructions to form and cause plumbing problems. You should invest in a grease trap that will prevent this from happening.

Do not use exposed pipes to hang items

Another way that you may unwittingly expose yourself to plumbing problems is the inappropriate use of piping. Exposed piping tends to be common in rooms that are not used on a regular basis such as the basement. Some homeowners will probably have their washing machine and dryer in this room thus develop a tendency to hang wet or pressed items on the piping. The reality is that these pipes were not designed to provide support. Hanging heavy clothes items on them on a regular basis puts them at risk of bending due to the increased strain. In the worst-case scenario, your pipes may even burst, and this could lead to flooding in your basement. It would be in your best interest to desist from hanging any items from piping that is exposed.

Limit your use of drop-in toilet bowl cleaners

Cleaning the toilet is not a chore that many people enjoy, which is why drop-in toilet cleaners are increasingly popular, as they seem to do all the work for you. The truth is these cleaners are chock-full of chemicals that can gradually begin to leach into your pipes and damage them. Instead of using these cleaners on a regular basis, limit your usage or stop using them altogether.

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