5 Reasons to Schedule a Chimney and Roof Inspection

One of the most overlooked areas of any house is, naturally, the roof part (which also usually includes the chimney). The reason why so few people think of the roof as a part of the house that requires constant upwork and maintenance is that it’s so high up, and as they say, out of sight is out of mind. But that’s not really the best way to go about things. In fact, neglecting your roof and chimney can turn out to be one of the worst moves you’ve made in your entire life as a homeowner.

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This is why you’ll need to schedule regular chimney and roof inspections, or indeed, perform a DIY roof inspection. While these can be effective starters, and particularly useful if you want your roof inspected on a frequent basis, we recommend going for a professional roof and chimney inspection at least once a year, just to check that everything is in proper working order.

  1. There are things you won’t see with the naked eye

Now, this is one of the main reasons why you’ll need a professional to examine your roof. First of all, there are so many little issues you can’t see either from the ground, or even when you’re up there, with the naked eye. We tend to look for the big ones, but often forget it’s not a big crack that can cause a serious problem. For example, even a tiny tear or one missing shingle can provide access to rats, bats, and other wild animals, straight into your home.

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5 Common Household Pests to Look Out For

When you’re making yourself comfortable in your home sweet home, the last thing you want to imagine is unwanted guests making themselves at home as well. Unfortunately, countless households find themselves hosting repulsive visitors: household pests.

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From lines of ants across the kitchen counter to roaches scuttling behind the toilet, most of us have had the unsettling experience of finding that we’re not alone in the room. If you’re wondering what kinds of pests to keep an eye out for, here are some of the five most common pests that wander into our homes.

Ants

It’s no surprise that ants are common household invaders around the world: they number one million billion, after all, and estimates suggest that the total weight of ants was once greater than the total weight of humans!

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How to Properly Maintain Your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is an excellent investment. You can use it to fix clothing, make gifts or even build a small tailoring business with it. Whether you use your machine every day or once in a while, you need to make sure you are taking good care of your appliance. You can add years of life to your sewing machine by performing just a few simple maintenance tasks. 

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Clean one part at a time

Sewing machines have lots of tiny pieces that work together intricately. When cleaning the device, you need to be careful above moving certain parts and damaging them.  Dig out your machine’s user manual and follow the directions on cleaning the machine without ruining it. 

Clean one part at a time, and use your instructions to find which order to do it in. The best way to do this is to remove a part, clean it, and immediately put it back. This way, you will never lose track of where each piece goes, and you can keep your sewing machine in the best condition. 

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Eating Vegetables To Increase Hydration

Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. According to Healthline, if your body water percentage is too low it can lead to fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure, and a rapid heart rate. No wonder folks say you should drink several cups of water per day!

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However, did you know that you can fill up your hydration requirements – not just from glasses of water – but also from the foods on your plate? Here are the best vegetables to consume to increase your daily water intake!

Lettuce

With a water content of 98%, lettuce has a bunch of properties to promote your health. A cup of lettuce will give you 5% of your needed folate intake, 1 gram of fiber, and ¼ cup of water. Lettuce is a great food that you should eat more of because it has a low-calorie count. Moreover, lettuce is high in vitamin K, and A. Both of these vitamins are known to keep your bones and immune system healthy. Also, the fiber provided by lettuce has many benefits including normalizing bowel movements, lowering cholesterol levels, and controlling blood sugar levels. 

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6 Tips For Effective Drainage Line Cleaning

The drainage system in a house is one of the most important features of the home. A proper drainage system should always ensure it removes sewer water from the home without experiencing any problem. This makes it conducive for the house’s occupants to stay in a clean home, free from rodents, diseases, and sewer line odour. 

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However, while the drainage system may always be functional in the first few months of being installed, it may develop clogging and breakages. Therefore, you should always clean and maintain it for better performance after you’ve acquired your pipes and drainage system. 

Here are some of the tips for effective drainage line cleaning:

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