Unblock drains DIY.
A frequent plumbing problem experienced by home owners and tenants in South Africa is that of a clogged drain.
This can be any one of the following
Blocked shower drain
Clogged sink drain
Blocked sewer drain
Or just a blocked toilet
Blocked drainage pipes should never be ignored.
Severe blockages can also result in burst pipes, which costly to repair. There are some natural ways to deal with clogged drainage without using special blocked drain tools
Unblock drains the green way. The benefits of green drain cleaning solutions
Use of natural products for drain cleaning is encouraged. There is no toxic chemicals in the drain unblocking process, therefore the environment is safe
This will ultimately save on drainage pipes longevity, as some drain cleaning chemicals tend to corrode the pipes
Natural drain cleaners are safer and they are also easy to apply. Furthermore, green solutions are very cheap.
Works well for drain blockages caused by fats especially in the sink.
It is a quick and easy solution for your clogged sink drains
These chemicals can dissolve grease and food, and other substances such as hair strands
However, they are also limited as they cannot penetrate solid masses. In such cases a drain cleaning specialist can help
A plunger one of common drain unblocking tools. Simple and easy to use, makes use of pressure and can be very useful for a blocked toilet
Common Electrical problems and solutions and who to call for electrical problems
Where do electrical surges come from?
An electrical surge is one of the most common electrical problems in homes and offices. Natural causes such as lightning strikes can induce an electrical surge. Also, if appliances connected to the system are faulty or there is damage to power lines, this can result in electrical surge.
It is important to have the house wiring correctly installed as well, as bad wiring may also result in electrical surge damage
Electrical surge protection devices can reduce electrical surge damage. If you cannot perform an electrical surge test at home, you may consider calling local electrician
What Causes Light Switches Not to work normally?
Electrical faults relating to the proper adjustment of dimmer switches are also common. You may find a complete section of a house with light switches not working at all. This is especially true for new home occupants
In this case, professional help should be sort since this could mean that some electrical wiring could have been by-passed
What Causes Frequent Circuit Breaker tripping
By design, a circuit breaker is an electrical protection unit against potential electrical harm by tripping whenever there is too much flow or faulty appliance. Therefore, electrical trip in itself is a sign of a working system. Common appliances in the house that may cause electrical trip includes microwaves, iron and hairdryers just to name a few.
A continuous electrical tripping is however annoying and unwelcome. For a DIY at home, try to identify the appliance in use when electricity trips and do an investigation. It may be that there is a loose connection or water is getting in the way of wiring
Circuit overload can similarly result in electrical tripping. In most cases, it appears as if electricity is tripping for no reason. However, there is always an underlying cause for tripping of electricity.
A home DIY solution will be to distribute electrical load and avoid congesting appliances on one point.
An electrician will perform electrical fault findings to determine causes of frequent circuit breaker. Usually, electrical distribution board panel can be the first point of interest for a qualified electrician
What causes electrical shocks? Common Electrical Faults In South Africa
Electrical faults that result in shocks are dangerous in nature. Faulty electrical wiring or faults in some appliances can be potential causes. The electrical method of elimination can work. Unplugging all appliances and reconnecting them one at a time and testing can isolate the culprit.
It is usually advisable to seek an electrical service provider for such faults