Posts made in March, 2019

Making your House into a Home

Investing in a property especially a home property can be an easy decision to make. However, achieving it is another story. There is a whole lot of work that goes into buying real estate, there are credit scores to consider, mortgage loans, interest rates, bank deposits and a whole slew of paperwork to consider. If you pass all that is needed to buy your home, then you are in for a whole new chapter of things to consider.  

So, a house can be house but not all houses can be homes. Homes are sanctuary for anyone who lives under its roof. There are ways for you to achieve, whether you are on your own or you have a family with you. When it comes to homes it isn’t always the bigger the better case, it all depends on your style and comfort.  

In this article, you will rediscover and discover what are some of the ways to making your house property into a proper home. Whether it is for you or for when you have other members in the household. 

  1. AESTHETIC FEELS 

Create a general feeling in your home, believe it or not but there is a vibe when you enter a house. It could be light and airy, heavy and serious or a balance between the two. One way to achieve that is to create an aesthetic to conjure up feelings. So, maybe you can put up a white picket fences to welcome your guest and remind them that yours is like a fairytale home.  

     2. MEMORIES  

Fill your home with memories, it doesn’t have to be necessarily photos of family and friends. It could sometimes be a collection of knicks and knacks that evokes feelings or sentimentality. It could be a collection of colored glasses. A bottle of sand from your vacation. A picture that reminds you of favorites spots in the world.   

     3. COMFORT  

Try to get as much comfort as you can inside the house. Make sure that every utilities and amenities in the home is in good working order. You may not have a guest in your home, but you can treat yourself as one. There is no need to be like a slave in your home, learn to relax a little and enjoy the space that you created for yourself. 

      4. ENTERTAINMENT  

Things may not always be so serious all the time in your home. So, try to put in some entertainment in it. It could be a theater room, a television in your living room, an eclectic collection of books, board games and puzzles. Try to put that in there and make the whole reality sometimes far away as you kickback and relax in your home.  

The easiest way for you to make a house into a home is to put your personality in it. This could reflect in the color of paint in the interior walls, the furniture and other bits and bobs. Don’t try to be impersonal with the place, leave your mark your treasures. Then you have yourself a place in the world that is you 

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How to Properly Care and Feed Your Septic Tank

Some people think that the only maintenance they can do when it comes to their septic tank is having it pumped. They aren’t wrong. But there are a lot more things one can do to properly care for their septic tank. Doing so will save you on costs, save the environment, and save the life of your sewage system.

Every day, a household with 3 people and two baths will produce 250-300 gallons of wastewater. That equates to 85,000 gallons per year. The septic tank is an over-achieving filter that separates the solid from the liquid. It pretreats wastewater before it goes into the drain pipes as the last step of purification. Failure to properly keep and maintain the septic tank can mean serious consequences such as health hazard, land and water pollution, and expensive damages.

The Septic Tank

The septic tank is a large underground tank that contains the wastewater coming from the bath, toilet, kitchen, and other places which produce wastewater. Heavy solids sink to the bottom while light solids remain at the top. They form the “scum layer”. If these solids are not removed by pumping, they will tend to go the drain field and will cause damage therein.

The Drain Field

It is in the drain field where final treatment of the liquid component from the septic happens as well as its removal. The network of pipes provides the drainage of the treated liquid to the soil.

The Pump Chamber

Fiberglass, polyethylene, or concrete are what makes a pump chamber. The pump chamber collects the liquid from the septic tank. It has a pump, control floats, and high water alarm floats. It is also responsible for transferring the liquid to the disposal area.

When Should you have your septic tank pumped?

Every year, you should have your septic tank inspected by a professional. Also, you should be able to check every now and then the odor of the surroundings where the drain pipes and septic tank are, as well as wet areas and visible sewage.

Do’s and Don’ts of Septic Tank Maintenance

Do’s

  1. Have your septic tank inspected by professionals every year and observe septic tank pumping every 3-5 years. This will ensure the prevention of worse damages that could arise.
  2. Preserve water. If possible, avoid using too much water. This may lead to damage to your whole sewage system.
  3. Watch out for signs of difficult drainage in the bath, toilet, sink, etc. These can be signs that your septic tank may be getting full or has issues that need to be attended to.

Don’t’s

  1. Never flush or drain oil, grease, diapers, sanitary napkins, cigarettes, shells, paint, and other chemicals down the drain or toilet.
  2. Do not build anything or put anything on the ground above where your septic tank is. The pressure might cause the pipes underneath to get damaged.
  3. Never attempt to enter the septic tank. Inspection and diagnosis should only be done from the outside.
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