How To Clear A Clogged Drain Fast

How To Clear a Clogged Drain Fast

Posted by Stacey Smith | DIY

How To Clear a Clogged Drain Fast.

 

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Home maintenance is an important task to stay on top of. As a homeowner, I’ve learned that problems will arise around the house from time to time. Most of the problems are entirely preventable too, with regular home maintenance. Clogged pipes are a gross task to complete but an easy one to take care of if you know how. Learn how to clear a clogged drain fast.

Nothing is worse than a nasty clog. If you have a clog in your bathtub, it’s caused by hair and soap scum that builds up in your pipe, hence a clogged pipe. If the clog happens in the kitchen, it’s caused by grease, soap residue and bits of food that have gone down the drain. No matter where the clog is located, you want the clog gone fast.

 

How To Clear A Clogged Drain Fast

 

Clear a Clogged Drain

When your drain is clogged, you have a few options you can use to clear a clogged drain.

  • Option one, you could use a kitchen plunger. You will plunge, plunge, and plunge away until you have finally unclogged the drain. This method is labor intensive depending on the nature and stubbornness of the clog, and it can be a bit messy. I, personally do not recommend using option one, if you want a faster and easier method to unclog the drain.
  • Option two, grab a bottle of Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover for the easiest and fastest way to unclog your drain. Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover starts working immediately to clear blocked drains fast. The Gel formula is stronger than other brands and has a thick consistency to power through standing water to remove the most stubborn of clogs. Simply pour the clog remover directly into the drain, and wait at least 5 minutes to see if the clog has drained. It may take longer than 5 minutes and up to overnight to unclog the drain.

 

 

Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover

My entire family uses Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover to clear a clogged drain, and we have for many years. Roto-Rooter is the only clog remover we purchase because we know that it works fast. We trust that Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover will get the job done. They stand behind their products. Roto-Rooter guarantees that their products work, or it’s free. I like a company that stands behind their product. If you have a clog that Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover couldn’t power through, then go to their website to learn how to get a refund.

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Clearing a clogged drain is not the only plumbing issues that arise with home ownership. If you would like to learn about plumbing fixes you can do-it-yourself to save money. To learn more about Roto-Rooter and their complete line of products check out my post here, or you can go to their website.

 

What do you use to clear a clogged drain? Have you used Roto-Rooter products?
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How to Style a Window Box to Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal

How to Style a Window Box to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

How tp style a window box to Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal

We all want our home to be picture perfect for guests. But have you given much thought to what your home looks like from your visitors eyes? Does your home need some help to enhance your curb appeal? Do you want to create a welcoming and inviting space for guests? Be the envy of the neighborhood with this easy, do-it-yourself project of how to style a window box.Learn how to style a window box to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

This is brought to you in partnership with Thompson Creek Windows and Bloggy Moms. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

How to Style a Window Box to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

What you will need to create this yourself:

  • Window Planter Box
  • Spray Paint (your color choice)
  • 1-4 Bags of Potting Soil (depending on size of bag)
  • Flowers (Assorted Varieties)
  • Assorted Flower Pots (various sizes)
  • Window Box Brackets
  • Flower Pot Hanger
  • Hand Shovel
  • Drill (to attach planter brackets)
  • Tape measure
  • Level

Gather your Materials and Follow the Steps Below to Learn How to Style a Window Box to Enhance your Home’s Curb Appeal.

  1. I took an old window box, and spray painted it green.
  2. Once the paint is dry, fill the window box with potting soil about ¾ of the way full.
  3. Plant your flowers in the window box. Use a variety of sizes and flowers in your window box to create an eye-catching design.
  4. Repeat the same steps for the hanging flower pots.
  5. Once all of your window boxes and hanging pots are planted, Measure the window to center your window box along the window.
  6. Decide where you want to hang your window box under your window and
  7. Level your mark.
  8. Drill the window box brackets under your window (make sure it is level).
  9. Attach the window box to the brackets and check again to make sure it is level.
  10. Repeat the steps for the Hanging Flower Pot bracket.
  11. Hang your flower baskets.

 

How to Style a window box to Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal

I decided not to hang the window box. I set it on my porch to accent the porch window.

When to Replace your Windows

Are you wondering when to replace your windows? You need to inspect your windows to see if they have any of the following problems;

  • Drafts– If your windows are drafty, they are allowing heat to come in from the outside. You are pretty much throwing money out the window.
  • Single pane windows– Some older homes have single pane windows. Double pane windows have an insulating layer of gas between the panes; single pane windows do not have this benefit. Therefore they are less energy-efficient.
  • Frame condition– Older windows, especially wood windows, take a beating over time. Frames can become warped and cracked due to temperature fluctuations over time.
  • Inoperable windows– Often go hand-in-hand with poor frame condition, older windows can become inoperable. Your windows may not open due to sash wear, being painted shut under many layers of paint, or not remain open due to sash or balance problems.
  • Glass condition– Over time, seals between the two panes of glass can weaken and become broken. When seal failure occurs, the gas between the panes escapes and you lose the beneficial insulating properties. A sure sign of seal failure is fog or condensation on the inner glass.
  • Increased utility bills– Compare your energy bills from the last few years. Don’t look at the dollars spent- compare the kilowatt hours used in the same month over years. If you see an increase, that is an indication your home isn’t as energy-efficient as it once was. Some utility providers offer online usage analysis tools to help determine if your usage has increased.

If your windows have any of the above problems, then it is time to replace your windows.

Are you in need of New Windows for your Home?

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What have you done to spruce up your Homes Curb Appeal?

Do You Need to Replace some Old Windows?

Tell Me Below in the Comments.

This is brought to you in partnership with Thompson Creek Windows and Bloggy Moms. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

8 Pet Party Ideas &

#PawtyPeople Contest

Pet Party

Pets come in many varieties and species. Whether you have a pet, or you just adore them, our furry friend’s like to play and have fun. Pets are apart of our family. They love us as much as we love them. They play with us, comfort us, and snuggle with us. Throw a pet party to show your pet how much you care.  Invite all their pet friends (and pet parents) over for a dog-tastic fun time.

This is created in partnership with Evite®. All Opinions expressed are completely my own

8 Pet Party Ideas

Unleash the Party Animals.There are many types of parties you can throw your pet.  Here are 8 Pet party ideas you can choose to throw for your pet. A birthday party, a spa day party, dog park party, a pool party, an obedience school graduation party, an adoption party, dress up party, and any occasion party.

Treat your four-legged friend to something extra-special by using one of Evite‘s invitations to help you with your pet party planning. They will keep track of RSVP’s, manage your guest lists, share photos during the event. It is easy to send all your contacts an invitation with or without an email, just share a link to your invitation in a text or on social media.

Pet Birthday Party

Our pets have a birthday just like we do. Whether it’s your pet’s 1st birthday or their 10th birthday, celebrate with a birthday party. Throw your pet a birthday party using Evite. They have the cutest invitations for you to send to your guests for your pets birthday party.

Pet Party

Photos courtesy of Evite

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Pet Party

 

Pet Spa Day

Our pets need a bath and their nails trimmed on a regular basis. So why not treat your pet and their friends to a spa day. Treat your pet and friends to a bath and a nail trimming with or without polish. Your pet will be beautiful before the day is over. They will thank you with lots of kisses for a day of pampering. Send your pet’s buddies a Spay Day Evite.

Pet Party

Dog Park Party

Pets like to have fun too. Whether it is playing with you or with other dogs, they want to have fun. They don’t realize that running around the dog park exploring is great exercise that all pets need. So host a party for your pet at the local dog park or in your backyard.

Pet Party

Pet Party

Pet Pool Party

It is the dog days of summer, and our pets want to cool off just as much as we do. Get your pets friends together for a pool party. Evite has the perfect pool party invitation for your pet to make a big splash.

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Obedience School Graduation Party

Congrats! Your pet just finished obedience school. It is time to celebrate your pet’s accomplishment with a party. Invite your friends and their pets over to celebrate with this invitation from Evite.

Pet Party

Pet Adoption Party

Every pet needs a fellow pet companion or If you do not own a pet, consider adopting one from your local shelter. Then you can throw an Adoption Party. When you adopt a pet, you want everyone to get to know your cute and lovable furball. So invite your friends and family over to meet the new addition to your family.

Pet Party

 

Pet Party

Dress Up Party

Pets dressed up in a costume is an adorable sight. Dress your pet up in a tuxedo or gown for an elegant evening. Host a costume party and see how your friends dress their pets.

Pet Party

Any Occasion

You do not need a reason to throw a party for your pet. Pets want to have fun just as much as we do. Invite your friends and their pets over for a get-together.

Pet Party Pet Party

Pet Party

No matter what type of party you choose to throw your pet, Evite has you covered. Pick out an adorable pet-themed invitation or greeting card and send it to your friends. Evite eases the stress of party planning by keeping track of your Rsvp’s, manage your guest list, send notes or photos before or during your event to your guest list. It is even easy to share your invitation with friends. If you don’t know their email, send them a link to your invitation or share it on social media.

Take this fun Pet Party Quiz to see

Which Pet Party Fits You?”

Enter the

#PawtyPeople

Pet Photo Contest

Is your Pet a Pawty Animal?

Prove It!

Enter Evite’s #PAWTYPEOPLE Pet Photo Contest!

To enter for a chance to win, Share a fun photo of how your pet explores summer (you can co-star), using the hashtag #PawtyPeople & #Contest on social media or enter below. The photo with the most votes will win a custom digital portrait of their pet by one of Evite’s designers. Plus, the winning pet will reach a new level of fame! The winning photo will be featured on an Evite Invitation on Evite.com. For a complete list of rules visit here.

Pawty People Photo Contest

ENTER NOW

What Party Will You Throw Your Pet?

What Were Your Results to the “What Party Fits You Quiz” Above?

Tell Me Below in the Comments

 

Photos courtesy of Evite

This is created in partnership with Evite®. All the opinions expressed are completely my own.
Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

As a Roto-Rooter Brand Ambassador, I will be sharing various ways you can do-it-yourself to fix common plumbing issues that arise around the house without calling a professional. There are many plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money. Stay tuned as I share tips throughout the year.

This is brought to you in partnership with Roto-Rooter as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

This is my 2nd post in a series of do-it-yourself plumbing problems that may arise. There are many plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money. First off I am a pretty handy person, and I always try to fix any plumbing issues by myself without calling an expensive professional to fix it.

Plumbing issues arise around the house from time to time. That doesn’t mean you can’t handle it yourself. Especially if it’s plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money.

Clear a Clogged Drain

Clogged drains happen. If you have a clogged drain, try unclogging it yourself. Try sticking a wire down the drain to clear the blockage (an untwisted wire clothes hanger works great). Most of the time the wire will pull up hair and scum buildup, allowing you to clear the drain. Sometimes you need more than a wire to clear the blockage. Use a plunger (a small kitchen plunger works great on sink and shower drains) to plunge the blockage away. When you have tried unsuccessfully to unclog your drain using the other methods, try a clog remover like Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover.

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

What will you be doing this summer? Are you planning a summer bash? Will you have a Movie Night?, Picnics, Backyard BBQ’s, a Beach or Pool Parties? There is so much to do and explore this summer. You can plan your summer parties with Evite. Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends or family with an Evite™ Summer Invitations. Evite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day.

This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Are you Planning a Summer Bash or a Backyard BBQ?

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Are you planning a summer party or an intimate get together with family or friends? Then let Evite help ease the burden and set the atmosphere with a festive invitation. Plan your summer parties with Evite.

Plan Your summer Parties With Evite

This summer I will be planning and hosting quite a few parties. It seems my house is the place to gather for any friends or family get together’s and holiday celebrations. In order to save my time and sanity, I use Evite to send beautiful and creative invitations to my guests. My guest can RSVP, and Evite will keep track of who is coming or not for me. It is one less thing to worry about when you plan your summer parties with Evite.

 One party I host every summer is a July 4th, Independence Day, Celebration. All of my family and friends gather for a day of outdoor fun. Guests enjoy themselves with the many activities offered from eating grilled food in the backyard, swimming in the pool, the many outdoor games like volleyball, ladder ball, horseshoes, and cornhole, exploring the woods, a bonfire in the evening for toasting marshmallows for smores and an elaborate fireworks display that everyone contributes too.

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Evite has many invitation options to help me find the perfect one for my event. Their line of summer invitations are decorative and convey summertime fun. I will be sending the above invitation to my guests. I will customize the invitations with the proper details of the location and time. You can also choose to have a custom invitation where you can upload your own picture and create a one-of-a-kind invitation.

Evite is more than invitations and cards. They also have many party ideas to get you set up for the perfect party. Guest can even send a hostess gift when they RSVP. Check out the many features Evite has to offer.

A few more invitations I will use for my Summer Celebrations are below

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

For our many Backyard BBQ Parties

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

 

 

Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends and family with an Evite Summer InvitationEvite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day. So why not plan your summer parties with Evite.

What Parties will you be planning this summer? A Movie Night? A Backyard BBQ? A Picnic in the Park? A Pool or Beach Party?
Tell Me below in the Comments.

 

Photos courtesy of Evite™

This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.