Rats and Mice – Call The Pest Control Experts
Everyone has pests in their home at one time or another in their lives. Some are easier to get rid of than others. Calling in a specialist pest control company generally means you are more likely to find a long-term solution than just spraying a bit of insecticide yourself.
Ants are a plague in many homes. Finding the nest and pouring boiling water onto it may be very satisfying, but it won’t get rid of more than a few thousands of the millions of ants in the nest.
Wasps nests can be dealt with easily if they are in the ground. It is simple enough to watch where the wasps are going into the soil. Then you just buy a puffer bottle of powder from the hardware store, squirt it around the nest entrance and the wasps carry it in. What if the nest is up a tree, or under the roof of the house. Do you really want to be up a ladder being stung by thousands of angry wasps? Forget it and call in the professionals.
Mice often come indoors in the fall, when it gets cold outside. The first sign that you have mice may be rustlings under the furniture as the mice build their nest from scraps of paper you drop. If you wait, matters will only become worse, packets gnawed, and small black mouse droppings in your kitchen. Mouse-traps may work, but are you expert enough with a mousetrap that you are not going to set it off and break your finger. Do you really want to remove a mouse with a bloody broken neck from a trap before breakfast?
Rats are a fact of life if you live in the country. You can sit outside at night with a rifle, or you can find someone who will rid you of the infestation by putting down poison on a regular basis. If you shoot one rat, another one will move in to take its place, so while shooting them may be satisfying and good target practice it does not get rid of the problem permanently.
Pest control companies are very discreet and can be hired over the Internet, so your neighbors needn’t know you have unwelcome visitors. After all it’s not the kind of thing anyone likes to advertise.
Advice for Plumbing Leaks
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There are household plumbing emergencies that happen at times when you cannot find a plumber to help you. Leaks are quite easy to control and stop temporarily until the plumber arrives. Simple and common sense tips are available to be applied when you have plumbing emergencies. This article will help you to control leaks temporarily.
The first thing that you can do is to turn off the main water valve to stop the leak of water. This will depend on how strong the leak is since you can decide to close the main water valve or just the valve under the sink. This will enable you to have access to water while stopping the leak on the problematic pipe. If you have water valves in each of your faucets then you will have the option of turning off only the affected faucet’s valve.
What if you don’t have valves for each faucet? Epoxy can be applied to the leaks that you can see. The main water valve should be turned off and then let dry before applying the epoxy to the affected area. You should dry the area thoroughly with a towel and then apply the epoxy to cover the leaks. Let dry and then turn on the main water valve once it is thoroughly dried.
Electrical tape and duct tape are also both good for temporary use. If you have a big crack, then you can use a pipe clamp for it. What you do is to get a piece of tire rubber and cut it to fit around the area of the crack in the pipe. The C clamp can be utilized to hold the rubber in place.
Remember that these are only temporary solutions and you still need to have it fixed by a plumber. Calling a plumber first before trying any of these things should be the number one step that you should do. It is still best that you have professional plumbers working on your plumbing problems.
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Caring for RV Toilets When Parked
One of the biggest advantages to owning and traveling in an RV is having access to a toilet at all hours of the day and night. While the tent campers are scrambling in the dark to find shoes and a flashlight in order to walk up to the camp restroom, you can simply take a few steps into your RV bathroom and be back in bed within seconds. Certainly, more than a few campers have been sold on owning an RV simply for the presence of a toilet alone. Visit our RV Park in Rockport Texas on you next trip.
Of course, if you are going to enjoy the luxury of having a toilet nearby, you need to give it proper care while you are parked and enjoying a camping trip. RV toilets don’t require a lot of care to keep in good working order, but there are a few important steps that need to be taken to ensure the short and long-term health of your toilet and tanks.
Using RV-Safe Products
The toilet in your RV is not the same as the toilet in your house, and it should not be treated the same. You need to use products that are specifically designed for use in RV’s to make sure that your toilet and tanks keep working properly. Specifically, using toilet paper that is designed for use in an RV is important. This type of toilet paper breaks down easier than ‘normal’ toilet paper, making it easier to flush from the tanks and helping to prevent clogs.
Don’t Flush Anything Else
Nothing other than the ‘essentials’ (waste and toilet paper) should go down the toilet in your RV. If you get in a habit of flushing other items, you are only inviting trouble and asking for problems when the time comes to drain the black tank. Resist the temptation and dispose of all other items in the trash so that you don’t cause issues within your tank that become bigger problems later on.
Keep the Black Tank Closed
If you are going to be parked at the campsite for a considerable time, you might leave the grey water tank slightly open so that it can drain as it is used. While this can be an acceptable practice is some situations, you should not do this with your black tank. The weight of the accumulated waste helps to force everything out of the tank when it comes time to drain, so you want to keep the black tank closed while the RV is in use – until you are ready to dump it.
Dump When Tanks Are Mostly Full
Allow the black tank to fill most of the way before going ahead with dumping. Trying to dump a partially full tank can become problematic, especially if there is more solid waste than liquid. When this happens, the solid waste will tend to accumulate in the bottom of the tank and is less likely to be flushed out successfully on the first try. You will then have to do further flushing procedures to get the tank properly emptied – probably not how you want to spend your vacation.
Use Tank Cleaning Products
There are plenty of chemicals on the market to assist in controlling the odors within your black tank and you should use these on a regular basis. Not only can they help to manage smells, but also to maintain the working order of all the parts within your tank. However, some of these products can be harmful to the environment, and even the sewer that your tank is flushed into, so make sure to purchase chemicals that are environmentally safe. Each of these products will have slightly different methods for their usage, so be sure to always follow all directions provided.
One of the best things about the toilet inside your RV is that it can be mostly maintenance free for the majority of the time that you are parked and enjoying a relaxing camping trip. As long as you follow some of the basic rules of using an RV toilet, and empty your tank when it is mostly full, you should be able to avoid major problems trip after trip. As you gain more and more experience using your RV, the process of caring for your toilet and tank will become easier and easier, and you will be able to complete all of the necessary steps in a short amount of time. With the maintenance complete, you can get back to relaxing in your RV, and remembering how nice it is never to have to walk to the restroom!