Shower Stop Leak Solutions

A leaking shower not only causes headaches but it can cost a fortune to repair if it is not attended to quickly and correctly. In the past shower repairs would mean the tiles would have to be removed and a waterproof membrane applied to ensure a water-tight seal. Nowadays, there are remedies which do not require any tile removal or changing any of the original aesthetics.

Its a fact, buildings move. Tiny shifts in underground stability or building settlement can cause cracks in your shower or bathroom. There are other causes, but a crack in the wall and floor junctions or in between grouting and tiling causes massive problems to the wall and floor behind them. By using the DiaOSeal system developed by Shower Repairs Plus, they can repair, re-seal and provide a water-tight shower or bathroom with a very long lasting finish. The DiaOSeal Hydro-barrier is a clear liquid that seals the tiled area, stops further leaks and is totally non-invasive.

Having a bathroom which has mould and mildew is not pleasant, although having a bathroom which leaks water onto woodwork, carpets and through ceilings can cause monumental damage. By fixing a leaking shower as soon as possible is the best and cheapest way to keep your house from severe damage.

The Asian Invasion

A recurring nuisance to gardeners across Britain has been the introduction of a fairly persistent little bugger known as Japanese Knotweed. Originally introduced by the Victorians as an ornamental garden perennial, this invasive plant broke into the news recently for completely undermining the structural stability of one Hertfordshire couples home, along with its retail value. Matthew Jones and Sue Banks were told that, after a particularly virulent specimen of Fallopia Japonica had burrowed through the concrete of their living room wall, the financial worth of their property had fallen by a quarter of a million pounds. The Environment Agency recognizes Fallopia Japonica as a national threat to garden welfare, as it rivals bamboo in its growth rate, and most rabbit warrens in its ability to procreate! The species can increase in length by over 10 cm a day and, as the Hertfordshire case demonstrates, is not discouraged in the least by hardened materials such as paving, brickwork or even solid concrete.

In 2009 a government study revealed a potential cure to the weed, a jumping louse of similar origins to the weed itself, known as Aphalara Itadori, which is believed would see the decline of the plant with a mass devouring of its sap. This study aptly referred to the Knotweed as a real life equivalent of a Triffid and, as such, a menace to horticultural society – able to grow up to 7 m horizontally and 5 m metres underground, completely regenerative from any particle exceeding the dimensions of a drawing pin and capable of drowning smaller flowers and native species in its foliage. However, the body was understandably reserved about releasing Britains first deliberate biological control, particularly in the wake of the North Australian cane toad disaster. Questions were raised as to how our environment might sustain the jumping lice, were they successful in wiping out Knotweed.

Fast forward to today and, while the louse is yet to be release on a mass scale, there are still a variety of different techniques that the environment agency recommends, should you notice your own garden falling prey. Of course the first step is decisively identifying the menace in time to combat it – first and foremost the rate of expansion will be unlike most anything else youve come across, marching forward like a lush green platoon it will conquer new ground daily. The foliage itself is shovel shaped and will be supported on a cane similar to bamboo. Finally, you have the white flowers produced September October and the trademark colourful autumn foliage.

Tips to Cut Down your Electricity Bill

Need to cut down on your home wasted expenses and economize more money? As an online LED lighting store in Australia, we will give you some tips to start saving on electricity. Many small details can be fixed to minimize your electricity bill, all you have to do is to change some of your habits. The following tips dont only let you save money, but also protect the environment:

Replace incandescent and halogen light bulbs with energy saving LED light bulbs: For the time being, the most common type of lights used to save energy is the fluorescent light bulb. Lately, LED light bulbs have started to pick up too; they are up to ten times more effective than fluorescent lights, and way more energy efficient than the conventional lights. Whereas, conventional lighting – like incandescent and halogen lights- contains mercury and other toxic substances, LED lights are made of non-toxic materials which make them 100% recyclable and harmless for the environment. So, go to the nearest LED lighting store or order them online to replace all your ceiling lights and bathroom lights with LED lighting products to save energy.

Prevent power loss by switching off power points when electronics are not being used: plugged electronics, even when turned off, keep on consuming energy without your knowledge. For example, up to 30% of power used by TV is consumed when it is turned off. Therefore, to prevent losing energy and money, better to unplug it from the electricity outlet when not in use. Even when using LED lighting, which is the most efficient lighting solution, make sure the lights are off during the day and every time you exit a room at night.

Everyone Needs Rattan Garden Furniture

The material of the garden or patio furniture you choose will greatly influence the look of your outdoor space and ultimately just how much you can enjoy it. One of the most popular, and for many good reasons, is rattan garden furniture. This phenomenal option has a lot to offer anyone who wants to relax in comfort, style, and convenience.

Strength Without The Bulk
For the most part outdoor furniture is heavy in weight making it a pain to move. And this is especially common with the tougher and more durable materials. However, with rattan it’s a different story. Rattan has the rare advantage of being very lightweight but also unbelievably strong. This allows you to be able re-arrange, carry, put away, or take out rattan garden furniture with ease. Most large pieces usually only take one person to move yet are much stronger than the vast majority of other woods.

Tons Of Choices
Rattan is also immensely popular and well-known for its huge variety of options. It can be used to make anything from chairs to day beds and in all shapes and sizes. Consumers also have the option of choosing real rattan or rattan effect garden furniture which is a synthetic variety. Many people love the look of handsome natural wood while others are attracted to the very similar yet even more durable synthetic variety, it all comes down to personal preference. In terms of colors while normally brown, it can range from white all the way to black. And, of course you have the option of rattan garden furniture sets which offer multiple matching pieces and normally the best deals.

The Complete DIY Guide On How To Fix A Leaking Toilet

A leaking toilet isn’t that much of an issue for some people. But if you have kids at home who are so fond of playing inside the bathroom, you’ll have to fix that leak ASAP. You surely do not want any of them to slip and get injured because of the wet flooring, right?! Anyway, I know you wouldn’t want to see your utility bill skyrocket, too! Luckily, you just need some good plumbing tools, an adequate supply of DIY skills and a bucket full of patience to fix this problem. Here’s a short guide to help you out!

1. Remove the lid of the toilet tank and check the inside. Is the water level already above the overflow tube? If it is, the problem must be with the inlet valve located on the ballcock or the float. To inspect the inlet valve, simply flush the toilet. As the water in the bowl rises, lift the rod that supports the float. If the water stops, the inlet valve is still in good condition. This test will confirm that there’s an issue with the float. Configure it to a point that it’s level to the water inside the tank. If you’re unsuccessful, there may be a problem with the very float. It could have holes or it’s simply damaged. If that’s case, you’ll need to replace it.

3. Now in the event that you tested the inlet valve the water didn’t stop from flowing, there should be a problem with the ballcock. I wouldn’t advise you to repair it. Instead, I suggest having the whole assembly replaced.