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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


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Stay Clean, Fresh, And Running Smoothly - Tips For Home Drain Cleaning

by Kent George

Home ownership comes with a wide variety of problems and concerns, some of which may seem unimaginable before you've had the experience of being responsible for all maintenance tasks at all times. While the smooth flow of water may be something that many people take for granted, it can be a serious concern for home owners who find themselves struggling to keep their drains clean and clear.

Thankfully, there are some home remedies you can pursue that should help keep your drains in working order. Below, you'll find a guide to some of those remedies as well as suggestions for keeping your drains free of clogs and contaminants and operating exactly as they did on the day they were installed. 

Boiling Water

Some of the simplest and oldest home remedies can also be some of the most effective. In many cases, especially in the kitchen, drain clogs are caused by particulate matter building up and hardening over time, and finally reaching a mass that impedes proper drainage.

For clogs like these which aren't particularly stubborn, simple boiling water can do the trick. A torrent of hot water can brush away food and other particles, and introducing a large quantity at once can help reacclimatize your plumbing to proper water flow. You should be careful, of course, of the potential for splash back, and be sure to pour slowly if it appears to be ineffective immediately.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

When simple water won't do the trick, it can be tempting to reach for store bought chemical concoctions. Unfortunately, these can be quite pricey, and some can even be dangerous to pets and small children when you're attempting to store them. Rather than relying on caustic chemicals, simple home remedies can do the trick.

A combination of baking soda and vinegar, for instance, can attack clogs from both ends. Because the acidic vinegar and the basic baking soda mellow each other out, the gentle cleaning action that's left over will be incredibly effective in clearing away the remaining residue.

Lemon Halves

Sometimes your issue with your kitchen drain may not be a clog, but rather an unpleasant odor. Owners of garbage disposals may be particularly at risk of this problem, as food particles can lurk in dark and damp areas and be very difficult to thoroughly remove. One way to combat those odors is with lemon halves run through the disposal. The acid from the lemon juice should break up those stubborn remainders, and the pleasant odor will make your previous concerns merely an unpleasant memory.

For more information, contact companies like Royal-T-Rooter Service.