There’s a growing interest in using natural drain cleaners rather than pouring what are often un-necessary chemicals down the drain, which can ultimately contaminate water supplies and kill wildlife. No one wants to have drains that give off bad odors or, even worse, that are blocked. However, keeping drains unblocked and smelling sweet can be achieved with a variety of products at are non-harmful to the environment.
Archives for April 2009
Looking after overhead garage doors will inevitably mean that they last longer, so that you don’t have to pay out for any costly replacement overhead garage doors for many years to come. So, apart from periodically painting or treating your overhead garage door – what else can you do to protect it and keep it in good working order?
To keep your overhead garage door operating smoothly and noiselessly, brush or squirt some light machine oil on to the springs, which will also help to prevent any build up of rust. Apply the oil when the garage door is in the open position, so that the springs are extended to their maximum, allowing you to apply the oil over the largest part of the spring.
Following some of the spring cleaning tips from the character of Mole, in ‘The Wind in the Willows’, could serve you well whilst some other of his other tips might not be so helpful. Using brooms and dusters are good ideas – but simply giving up with a “bother” or “oh blow”, really wouldn’t help. Quite probably the best spring cleaning tip of all is simply to stick at it until you’ve thoroughly cleaned your home from top to bottom.
It might sound ridiculous but I’ve only just fully appreciated the value of having garage storage cabinets to clear away what was, after all, just a load of clutter. I’ve never been one of those guys comfortable with having their garage in a complete mess; but neither, in all honesty, could I say I had the tidiest of garages. I do like to know where my tools and things are and be able to get to them whenever I want or need them, without having to spend ages moving other things around that have just been dumped in the garage.
Cabinets – Clear the Clutter
For many years now just about anyone living in a remote location, or those in locations susceptible to extreme weather – such as high winds, snow or ice – will have a standby generator in case the power lines to their home are brought down. Others, sometimes portrayed as being rather fanatical in the press, firmly believe that some sort of catastrophic day is approaching and all the services we take for granted will be denied us; so they quite rightly see it as being prepared for the ‘worst case scenario’ to have standby generators.