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Mr. Pung plunger was a clog remover device that uses Instantaneous pressure penetration technology. The device was designed to fit into curved drains. It can remove hard objects or things that cannot be dissolved by acids such as diapers, napkins, hairs, fatty food waste and many more. The device is very hygienic it helps you to avoid contact of the water in the drains and prevents overflow. The device uses the powerful turbo pressure spray principle that transforms liquid carbon dioxide to gas. It comes with three different attachments that were useful to all kinds of drains. The product uses a pressurized CO2 in a cylinder that will be put at the end of the device and by simply activating the device and putting it into the clogged drain the device will instantly remove the clog. MR PUNG will clear even the most stubborn blockages standard plungers or rods cannot shift. MR. PUNG can also be used regularly to keep pipes perfectly clear. Contains no chemicals, makes no mess, simple, safe and highly effective!

We all have that attitude that owning your own place brings out the home improvement itch in us all. Sometimes time just requires us to do necessary repairs and maintenance tasks. Here are some advice that will help you to improve your home. Assess your home A wish list item could be upgrading to granite countertops, while a necessity item could be leaky plumbing pipes that have to be replaced as soon as possible. Determine the current state of your home and what ideas you want to implement.

How long you will stay If you’re just planning on selling your home this year, your budget for improvements may be different from your neighbor who’s only lived in their home for a year. To get your return on investment, ensure you upgrade the parts of your home that home buyers are interested in.

Know your budget Money actually makes you more anxious, and delaying the money portion might help you price out materials, labor, and the time it will take to complete the project. Try saving money for you to have budget on renovating your home.

Proper permits Doing a home improvement project which requires electricity, plumbing, structural or other trades that may involve permits, seek these out in advance. Try asking to your local officials if you’re not sure about the building permits to be issued on you.

Use safety precautions Follow instructions on power tools, and seek out tutorials or advice from tool rental store associates for help, before you start your project. Home improvement project involves a level of safety to ensure your home and yourself do not get hurt.

Ask for help early Start early in asking for help and what expertise area your help can provide. By doing these you can save money and take less time on finding some experts.

Having a hard time remove the clog drains in your kitchen and bathroom sink.  It’s something you need to deal with quickly, or face the wrath of a burst pipe or a useless bathroom. I’ve listed several ways that are useful and cheap.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. And pour to the clogged part of your home. Flush with hot water. Alternatively, get as much of the dry baking soda as you can down the drain first, then pour on the vinegar.  And it will fizz immediately, and you should waste no time pouring it down the clogged drain. The fizzing action will help to remove the gunk, hair, and grime that has built up in the pipe.

The Wet & Dry Vacuum First, set it to vacuum liquids. Cover up the vent to prevent a mess. Then, create the tightest seal you can over the drain. You may want to get creative and adapt an old plunger head for this purpose. With the vacuum turned on its highest setting, it can be powerful enough to draw the clog up the pipe and into the vacuum bag.

Boiling Water Get your kettle and boil up as much water to remove the clog. Pour it slowly down the drain in two to three stages, allowing the hot water to work for a several seconds in between each pour.

Cleaning the Pipe First, place an empty bucket underneath the U-shaped pipe (the trap) beneath the sink.  The bucket will collect the water that will spill. Using a plumber’s wrench, loosen the slip nuts at both ends of the pipe. You should be able to finish the operation by hand. When the trap is free, remove it and turn it upside down, emptying the contents into the bucket.  An old toothbrush is good for getting the tough gunk out. Rinse the trap with water and then put it all back together.

Caustic Soda You can pick some up from your local hardware store, but always use caution handling it. Pour 3/4 gallon of cold water into a mop bucket, and then add 3 cups of caustic soda. Stir it well with an old wooden spoon. It will begin to fizz and heat up. Pour it into the clogged drain and leave for 20-30 minutes, then flush the drain with boiling water. Repeat if necessary.

Make sure you keep your home, health, and sanity intact by taking the following preventative measures in this winter. Here are some tips to be prepared in winter.

WARMER BEDDINGS Prepare now your warmer weather beddings and down comforter or wool blankets. It will feel you extra comfort and warmth at night.

WARDROBE CONVERSION Change your wardrobe of stored sweaters, and packing up your shorts and tank tops.

CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS Go to your roof and get rid of all the buildup and any blockages to the gutters. Or if you can’t go to the roof you can hire an expert to do it for you.

REPLACE OUTDOOR GEARS Find time in scrubbing down all your patio furniture and either cover it or store it away. PREPARE YOUR WINDOWS Cover up small holes or other entrance that might cause the entrance of the cold air. Upgrade to heavier curtains in anticipation, or seal up windows with one of the many temporary products designed to increase energy efficiency.

PREPARE YOUR FIREPLACE OR WOODSTOVE Find time cleaning out last year’s ashes, and stock up on new wood for the winter.

WINTER ESSENTIALS As soon as possible prepare your snow removal gear and salt. Because the snow and ice will be here before you know it

PEST PROOF YOUR HOME Rodents, spiders, cockroaches, and other pests also seek shelter from the winter elements and unfortunately our warm homes make the perfect so find time to keep those pest at your house cause they will cause you headache.

Check out these slide shows of our favorite gardens around the world, from rooftop gardens to expansive estates. Whether you are starting your garden from scratch or just looking to bring new life to a portion of your property, these pictures will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration. You’ll find galleries full of flower gardens, edible landscapes, container designs, and incredible regional gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is a mole harming your grass?   Here’s a home remedy to get rid of him from your yard.

For the First Procedure, you’ll need:

¼ cup castor oil                                                        2 tablespoons liquid dish detergent

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper                               6 tablespoons water

 

Blend together ¼ cup castor oil, 2 T liquid dish detergent, and 1 T cayenne pepper.  Be sure to blend them well.  Then, add 6 T of water, blend.

Keep the solution in a sealed container and store until you see a fresh mound.

 

Second Procedure:

2 tablespoons of the original solution                   1 gallon water

 

Mix well 1 gallon of water and 2 T of the original solution.

Using a spray bottle, spray the mole holes as well as the top of the tunnels.  Or you can simply pour the solution into the moles.

 

For safety tip: Wear gloves or keep your fingers out of entry points; moles may bite you.

Wood furniture especially dining table gets stained easily from hot items or fire that touches it surface.  But fortunately, most minor burns in wood may be able to remove.

 

Try one of these steps:

Mix equal amount of baking soda and non-gel toothpaste and rub into the marks. Wipe off with clean cloth. If the marks are still there, rub it again with paste. Make a paste of lemon juice and cigarette ash, then, rub on the paste with 0000-steel wool. Once the wood is exposed, stop rubbing. Make a paste of salt and olive oil and let sit for at least one hour. Wipe off with dry cloth. Mix equal amount of vinegar and olive oil, then rub into the marks. Mix a solution of oxalic acid crystals and water and dab into the marks with a cotton swab. Let it soak for 20 minutes or more, then, wipe off.

Dab a solution of baking soda and a water and clean with dry cloth

Your roof won’t last forever, but there are ways to make it last longer.  Here are some tips to do:

Make a regular inspection to monitor the condition of your roof. If you can do it on your own, hire roofing experts.

 

 

Keep your gutters clean. Clogged gutters cancause ruined paint, flooded basement and it can destroy your roof structure. Clean out leaves and twigs from the gutters.  If you will not remove those leaves immediately, they will gradually decompose and will cause weeds and molds that will slowly rot your gutters.

 

Remove moss and other debris because it traps water and might destroy the roof.

 

Trimming the branches of nearby trees to your home will keep the leaves off from your roof, and this also, will keep your roof damage free. The branches and leaves that touch the roof can cause damage, especially during high winds.

 

Prevent Ice Dams. It is important to remove all the ice and snow because it can damage the roof.  Use a roof rake to remove them, but don’t force the ice that’s already formed in the roof; this could damage the roof.
Pests can be found everywhere, and they are annoying.  They are high risk to our health as they carry dangerous diseases.      There are different products you can buy in the market to rid these pests, but most of them are not effective and are containing dangerous chemicals. With simple and easy remedy, you can get rid of them naturally and effectively and budget friendly.        Just simply pour in a spray bottle: 1/2 cup of shampoo, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Shake it well, then spray the solution where the roaches and mosquitoes frequently stay.  You can spray this solution everywhere in your home as it’s not dangerous for the family and pets.