• It is Important to Call in the Experts As Early As Possible


    As a female who lives on her own, I try to take care of my house as much as possible. However, some things that have to do with upkeep are beyond me. Despite that, I have still done a pretty good job of DIY repairs on my own. I knew I was in great need of roof repair in Bronx NY for the sake of my home, but I had been putting that and a few other things off for awhile. I knew that getting your roof fixed would cost more than simply replacing a washer in the kitchen faucet or spackling an accidental hole in the wall that was made by accident. I decided to wait on getting the work done in order to save some more money and I figured that I would have a lot of time to do so.

    Aside from taking care of my home by myself, I also work full time and even a lot of over time. While I am not married and do not have children, you would think that would afford me a lot of free time. But between work, my four dogs and taking care of my house alone, I have very little free time. My home is an older one, so it seems something is always falling apart.

    I ended up waiting a little too long to get my roof fixed. And in doing so, I caused a lot of water damage to my floor and walls. I got up on the roof and tried to fix the problem myself after watching some videos on the Internet, but that did not work out so well. The roof continued leaking and the water caused more damage to the inside of my home. I knew it was time to get help from the right company, so I made a call and roofers came right over to give me a quote. The price was so much cheaper than I thought, and they did a great job.

  • A Toy Block Won’t Clog a Toilet but a Couple Hundred of Them Will


    Some things you save as a parent to remind your kids of later. Those embarrassing little things they did as toddlers are wonderful when they get a bit out of hand as teenagers. Just threatening to release the information to their friends can get them to comply. If I was to keep a book of such things, then last weeks episode of needing expert drain cleaning in Bergen County NJ would be a prime example. Flushing a couple of those toy blocks that connect together to make larger objects will not clog a toilet. They just squeeze on through the sewer line without incident. However, flushing a bunch of them over time coupled with a damaged pipe section where they can gather will stop up the main sewer line solid.

    I was in the laundry room at the lowest part of the house. I heard the toilet flush upstairs as I was rinsing out an article of clothing in the washtub that has two large deep sink bowls side by side. I had the drain plug in on the right with water in the sink, and watched as water started coming up out of the drain on the left. It had bits of toilet paper mixed in with it, and it smelled awful. What was flushed down the commode was now backing up into the drain pipes. Every drop of water going down was now filling up the pipes rather than it draining away.

    I called the plumber right away. Snaking the drain ended up getting a couple of the blocks stuck on the end of the coiled rotating tool. When the plumber pulled the coil back out of the drain, I identified the blocks right away. I knew which kid was the culprit too. A camera inspection revealed a pipe that had a ridge at a joint that was a catch point for debris. The blocks, being hard, just got stuck there. The plumber was able to fix the problem, and I had a talk with the offending child. Looking through his toys reveled he must have flushed a couple hundred of those blocks over a few hours time. I'm still trying to figure out why he did it.

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