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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Commercial Plumbing Problems To Watch Out For

by Darlene Jenkins

Commercial spaces should provide a tranquil working environment without the hassle of plumbing problems. However, unlike residential homes, commercial spaces are exposed to even more plumbing issues due to the huge water needs involved. Have a look at the most crucial commercial plumbing problems you need to watch out for to avoid ruining your premises and suffering plumbing interruptions.

Wear of fixtures

Due to the high frequency of use, plumbing fixtures in commercial building are guaranteed to wear fast. The detriment to this is that your fixtures start to look worn out and ruin the aesthetics of your surroundings. Faucets are the most prone to wear as users get into direct contact with them every day. As a result, they can deteriorate in looks and also loosen, leading to wastage through leaks. Toilet flushers are also at risk. They can break, get stuck or loosen and thereby make your toilets temporarily unusable. Exposed piping, especially the plastic drainage pipes are also prone to breaks and this can further lead to leaks or burst pipes. The best remedy is to keep replacing these fixtures annually or when you notice a problem.

Drain blocking

Again, due to the heavy traffic involved, commercial drains are more prone to blocking. This can be accelerated by heavy buildup of tissue deposits or other waste products that shouldn't be thrown down the drain. A drain block will not only make your plumbing system unusable, it can also ruin the working environment. To avoid this, call your commercial plumber if you notice your sinks or toilets draining slower than usual. Also, if one of your toilets starts to block, the others too may be on their way to the same fate as they all share the same outlet drain.

Pressure problems

Commercial spaces utilize more water than domestic houses. This means the piping is under more pressure when delivering water or draining wastes out. This makes the plumbing system in commercial spaces vulnerable to burst pipes, loose joints or even leaks. This is as a result of the large volumes of water applying pressure to the fixtures and joints. To mitigate against this, ask your plumber about installing pressure valves and meters in the central distribution system. This can help alert you of any pressure problems before you have a flooded floor to deal with.

To further keep your premises in pristine condition, get regular plumbing services every two or three months. The plumbers will check for broken parts, leaks and blocked pipes preventing plumbing problems when you least expect them.