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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Five Common Mistakes That Often Lead To Blocked Drains

While the plumbing system is undoubtedly one of the most important features in your home, you probably don't give it much thought until something goes wrong. This is a frequent mistake among homeowners. That's because the most common plumbing issues are highly preventable. Following are five plumbing missteps that can be easily avoided.

Not Educating Small Children About Drains


Small children are often fascinated with commodes. They simply cannot conceive of being able to make things disappear in a whirling, swirling pool of water. When you start potty training your youngsters and allowing them more independence in the bathroom, take the time to tell them about how your plumbing system works. This should stave off any curiosity about whether or not toothbrushes, small toys, hair accessories, and other small-sized items will go down. You should also avoid putting paper towels in the  bathroom for drying tiny hands. These heavy-duty paper products don't break down when flushed and thus, they're almost certain to cause blockages at one point in your plumbing system or another.
Allowing Small-Sized Toys In The Bath And Shower

Most blockages and overflows happen in the bathroom. In addition to limiting what people do and do not flush in your home, make sure that your kids aren't playing with any toys in the tub that are small enough to slip down into the drain when the water is let out. You should also be sure to check toys for any small, detachable parts that could come loose and cause problems. Moreover, adults and teens can be cautioned to exercise care when using small-sized hygiene products in bathing and showering areas. Razor caps, hair accessories, and the tops to body wash, conditioner, and shampoo bottles are all things that can lead to blocked drains.

Failing To Upgrade Clay Pipes At The Property Exterior

Sometimes blockages start outside of the home. Older properties often have clay pipes that connect the building plumbing to the sewer main. These pipes can be easily penetrated by invasive tree roots and weeds. Once they are, solid waste and other materials can get caught up on them. This can result in a whole-house back-up, severe property damage, and potential health issues. Even if your home is a historic one, having outdated clay pipes swapped out for more durable and resilient options is always your best bet.

Using Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Drain cleaning solutions that are purchased in-store should never be your first option for clearing out slow-moving or blocked drains. These lye-based products are so corrosive that they're capable of eating through your pipes and other plumbing components. This is especially true when they prove incapable of clearing blockages out and wind up sitting in pipes for an extended period of time. While it may be possible to use store-bought drain cleaners on occasion, it's generally best to call in a plumber Atlanta GA can trust. In fact, you should seek professional help whenever you have a blockage that can't be cleared with either a plunger or a drain snake. Plumbing professionals have specialized equipment that will allows them to accurately diagnose the causes and the locations of plumbing issues, and without damaging any plumbing system components in the process.

Not Disposing Of Grease Properly

If you're the type who loves going online in search of household cleaning hacks,then you may have stumbled across recommendations for safely disposing of grease and oils down the drain. A number of bloggers and homemakers are recommending that people put grease down their kitchen drains while chasing it with cold water rather than hot. The idea is that grease will solidify early on and can then move through the system unimpeded, rather than cooling slowly and adhering to the interior of the pipes. The truth, however, is that grease should never be introduced into local water supplies. Not only is this environmentally irresponsible, but it can additionally open the door to a number of latent plumbing problems. You can never be sure that grease has made it all the way to the sewer main before warming up enough to leave a thick and problematic residue behind.

Good drain care can save you thousands. By educating your household on what and what not to flush or put down the drains, you can prevent costly blockages from ever occurring. Best of all, your diligence in this area will ensure that you always have the benefit of properly functioning drains throughout all areas of your home.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplement and September Family Photo

I woke up with a migraine today but we had things to do so I  took some headache medicine and   went on with our plan.  Before we left,  I reviewed my  to do list panicked a little because   I thought we still  have another week with September but I was completely   surprised that today is in fact the last  day of the month, ugh.  Where did the time go? 
Anyway,  before my  pregnancies, I used to have thick hair and seldom  get skin allergies.  For some reason, after my son was born, my hair started falling  off and now it is getting thinner and thinner  that you can almost see my  scalp  which  makes me seek for some alternatives to get my thick hair back.  I was lucky to have been sent  a bottle of this Ultimate Hair, Skin, and Nails dietary supplement from SeabuckWonders.  
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This product has a combination of  biotin and  sea buckthorn oil that boosts  the health of your skin, hair, and  nails. The Sea buckthorn oil's omega content nourishes and restores the  cellular health throughout the body. People like me who have issues with  skin and hair can really benefit  the soothing effect of this supplement.    I have only been  taking this for a week and I can already  see the effect it is  creating on my hair.  I've seen lesser hair in the shower drain now and I am very happy about that.  
To continue with our goal of taking one family picture every month, here is for the month of September.  This was taken  a couple of weeks ago after we attended the mass at church.  We thought of taking it in the backyard while the weather still permits us to do so.  
September 2017
And yes, there is always a goofy  shot  after  the first one.  They warned me not  to post it but hey, it's nice to  show the goofy side of them lol.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the complimentary product/s mentioned  for testing purposes and to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Volleyball and Badminton Fun

As I  have mentioned over in my other blog, we  attended a party at the last week of August over at Beaver PA.   The homeowner lives in a secluded area where  neighbors are far and he has a  decent amount of land for his  farm animals.  They set up a badminton  set in the yard and we had so much fun with it.  
 It's been a while since  we last played this game (five years ago maybe) so we were  glad to have the opportunity to play again.
These two  are very competitive and they always  want to do best in  everything that  they do.  It is a  kind of a  curse of sometimes because when  they feel like they won't do well, they don't want to try it.  They do love badminton and tennis so they were happy to see the set as soon as we arrived in the farm.
We interacted with the farm animals first then they played badminton.  Because of this, they want a set of badminton that we can set in our backyard.  I am not sure if our backyard would be big enough for this but we will see.  They also want a pingpong  set for Christmas because they had so much fun playing with it during our Vegas trip.
We used the same net to play volleyball.  I love playing volleyball so even if I didn't know these people I  played with them.  Some of them have already filled with beer so it was funny seeing them  stumble at times.  
I just wish I would have  worn a sports clothes  and shoes  that day, it would have been comfortable.  I indeed up removing my shoes because it was hard running with it.
 I think  the homeowner have  few beers before he played and he landed his put wrong when he leaped and he  had an injury.  He had to go to the  hospital and left  his guests there because his foot  swelled up right away.  This is why, you should play any sports when you have alcohol in you, it calls for a disaster.  I felt so bad for him because he  hosted this party to have fun but indeed up getting hurt.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ways You Can Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

Your metabolism is often an overlooked part of weight loss. There are many diets available, and in one way or another, they are geared toward reducing your calories. Although it is true that calorie reduction will help in losing weight, without addressing the issue of metabolism, you will likely stop your diet. The following is a quick explanation of what metabolism is, why it is an important issue to address and ways you can increase your metabolism. 

What is metabolism?
A quick, non technical, explanation is that metabolism is the process in which your body converts food into energy. Of course, this energy is then used by your body or stored as fat. By reducing your calories, there will be less food to convert to energy. However, there is a problem. The human body will reduce its metabolic rate as your calories are reduced. Although you cut back on calories with a diet, your body will also convert the food  slower. The result is that you will become weak, as your body instinctively conserves energy. The trick then becomes keeping your metabolic rate high as you cut back on calories. The good news is that there are good ways to do this.

Exercise
This has to be mentioned because it is a great way to increase your metabolism, but as mentions previously, when you cut back on calories you will become weaker. However, it is still a good idea to use some form of exercise to bring up your metabolism a little. It is possible to incorporate light exercise that is not too strenuous that will still increase your metabolic rate. Things such as walking or light weight lifting will often do the trick. 

Eat more protein
Our body gets its energy from three sources: protein, fat and carbohydrates. The latter two sources do not increase your metabolism quickly. This is especially true of carbohydrates. Protein, however, increases your metabolism the fastest, and unlike the other two sources, it contains less calories per gram. This means that a diet high in protein has a better chance of keeping you slim or helping you to lose weight. In addition, protein will help keep your energy up so you can do more exercise.  


Drink green tea
This specific type of tea is as close to a magic elixir as can be found in nature. Not only does this wonderful liquid provide anti-oxidants to protect your body from disease, but it also increases your metabolism. It does this without you doing any exercise. Your body may attempt to slow down its metabolism, but the green tea will be working to speed it up. Green tea also contains caffeine, so it will perk you up in the same way a cup of coffee does, and most people find that green tea doesn't make them jumpy the way coffee often does. 

Prepared metabolism boosters
These products are dietary supplements that are formulated to increase you body's metabolism. They have a long track record of success, and are used by professional and amateur athletes around the world. They can easily be found online; health365 sell metabolism boosters and is one such example.

Remember, if you want to lose weight, cutting back on calories is not enough. You need to keep your metabolism high. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Let's Get Lost: August Family Picture

Part of the plan on our   vacation to Las Vegas  (which I haven't blog yet), was visiting the Grand Canyon.  It was a far drive but we enjoyed the road trip.  It was  the day of our anniversary when we went.  Vegas was  nice but it is so busy and was too hot that a day on the road would do us good.  We got up really early and head on to Arizona after  we ate breakfast
Driving through the desert-like  view makes me appreciate our state of West Virginia more with all it's green scenery.  There is something  about looking through absence of trees  that made me feel a little down but as my husband said "it's quite unique" so we  tried to just enjoy the ride.
We stopped by at Williams, Arizona for a restroom break and put on our anniversary shirts that says 14 Years and Still Enjoying the Ride.
 I should have brought my tripod but it takes a lot of space in the suitcase so I didn't.  Our daughter took these photos so she wasn't in the picture.  
 I am grateful that my  husband love to travel and  doesn't mind driving because we get to  go places.
Both hubby and I  have terrible sense of direction so having the GPS saves us from getting lost all the time.  We still get lost from time to time when the GPS is late in telling us  about the exit but it is part of the journey.  I thought the  theme for this month's BeautyBox5 box is perfect for us.  Nobody wants to get lost but hey when you are enjoying the ride, why not.  Let's Get Lost box has Luseta Beauty argan oil hair masque, Styli Style line and seal yeliner, Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo illuminator, Seraphine Botanicals Quince and Crimson crayon, and Nanacoco Rio 2 nail polish.    
My favorites are the Argan oil hair masque and the nail polish.  The heat of the summer makes my hair  a bit dry so I  gave  it a treatment using the Argan oil mask and  it's awesome.  It makes my hair so soft that I can  just stroke it with my fingers and it looks like I  brushed it or straighten with a hair iron.  
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It's been a while since I painted my nails so I was glad to see a nail polish in this month's box.  The color of the nail polish  kind of matches my shoes!  If you enjoy what you see in the box, head on to BeautyBox5 and try their  subscription.  It's fun and affordable

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the complimentary product/s mentioned  for testing purposes and to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

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