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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Maintain A Garbage Disposal

Don’t put starch and fibrous items in the disposal

These items bring about stubborn drain blockages as the fibers get tangled and starches get thick. Some of the items that you should avoid putting in the disposal include: banana peels, celery, potato peeling, artichokes, coffee grounds, fruit pits, onion skins, egg shells, and corn cobs.

If you can’t avoid putting these items in the disposal, you should cut them into small pieces.

Run cold water while the disposal is on

After the waste matter has cleared the drain, you should keep the disposer and water running for up to 60 seconds. Cold water keeps the motor, shredder assembly, and bearings from overheating. The water also makes it easy for the waste to go down. This is because the water pushes the waste down.

You should not use hot water because hot water can melt fat and allow it to re-solidify and block the drain.

Clean the unit regularly

To clean the disposal, you should ensure that it’s off. You should then clean the inner side of the rubber in the sink leading to the disposal. You should wipe it with a paper towel.

Information of Desk Lamps

Adjustable-neck lamps

These units are ideal for people who constantly adjust the level of light. The lamps are fitted with a weighted base so that they sit firmly on the desk surface. To allow flexibility, the lamp’s neck is fitted with multiple hinges or telescoping spines.

Wall-mounted lamps

These units are characterized by a base that is mounted with screws directly into the wall. The lamps have a flexible or hinged neck that gives them freedom of movement. These units are ideal for homes with curious pets and young children.

Bankers’ lamp

The lamp is designed for aesthetic purposes. The unit is completely stationary and often sits on the back center of a desk. While the lamp provides lighting and increases the appeal of a desk, it’s not meant for computer desks. This is because the computer’s screen tends to block the lamp’s light.

Buying the lamps

For you to get the benefits of the units, you need to buy the right ones. This calls for you to consider your needs. Since the lamps are designed to provide light for different purposes such as studying, reading, and hobby work, you should ensure that you buy a unit that has the right light capacity that will match the intended purpose.

Another thing you need to consider is the style and d├ęcor of your room. As rule of thumb you should go with a lamp that blends with the equipment in the room. For example, if you are looking for unit for a child’s room, you should go for a brightly colored lamp.

Where you buy the lamps is of great importance. This is because there are many places where you can buy low quality lamps that won’t be of any help to you. To be on the safe side you should always do your research to identify reputable places to buy from.

Conservatory Blinds


Conservatory blinds are available to suit all tastes, and as they often need to be made to measure due to window size variation, you will definitely be able to find the right styles for you. Whether you want something traditional or contemporary, simple or pattern there will be the right option available for you. Don’t feel like you should be limited by what you’ve seen in conservatories in the past; there’s no reason why you can’t be a little different.


A conservatory blind isn’t just an aesthetic object, they serve some very practical purposes as well. Because these rooms (and we’re talking orangeries as well) have huge panels of glass, temperatures can be extreme. In the summer it might feel like you’re sitting in a greenhouse on occasion and in the winter months you’re going to want all the insulation you can get because it’s likely to get ever so chilly in there. With solar reflective and thermally insulated fabrics available, you should be able to substantially alleviate this problem with just some simple blinds. Who needs modern technology?!

If you keep your television or have your study in this room, the sunlight can be a problem at times. Glare will be hitting your screen and seemingly coming from all angles. A simple, light coloured blind will be able to temper the light somewhat without blocking it out altogether. At night time, privacy might also be an issue (especially if you’re keeping valuables in there). Shut all the blinds and everything will be well hidden from prying eyes.

Cleaning Dryer Vents

Another reason why vent cleaning is always important is the fact that lint can cause external harm as well. Not only does lint impact negatively on the functionality of the dryer, but I can also be life threatening to the inhabitants of your home and the surrounding neighbors. Do not think that all the house fires are either triggered by bush fires or electrical faults. The simple fact is that a good number of house fires may have been caused by lint. Since it is highly inflammable, the substance should not be allowed to come in contact with any flames. It is important to call to mind the fact that flames that are triggered by this substance are almost beyond quenching. It usually takes sometime before a fire triggered by lit can be quenched. If you want to prevent your house from being engulfed by an infernal, you must always wipe your dryers clean.

Not only are lint’s constituents flammable, but they are also highly poisonous. If you have children in your home, they may be at risk of being contaminated by lint’s constituents. As a matter of fact, you will also be at risk of being contaminated by lint’s constituents. In some cases, your food may even become poisoned. Therefore, make sure all your dryers are as clean as possible. Remember to hire a cleaning company to ensure that the vents are properly cleaned. Apart from the hazards that have been indicated above, your clothes may have a bad smell. You may need to rinse your clothes thoroughly before you can wear them. In addition to this, you will also be forced to wait for very long hours before your clothes can be dried. In most cases, your dryer will need several cycles to clean a single piece of cloth.