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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cleaning drains – five mistakes you do not want to make

A blocked drain is something that no-one wants to have to deal with, but it's a common problem. It's easy for a drain to become blocked, especially if you are not careful about what goes down the drain. If you think a household drain may be blocked, you need to deal with the problem as soon as possible. If you do not do so, it will only become worse, and more difficult to resolve.

If you are dealing with a blocked drain in your home, there are some things you should not do. We are going to take a look at these things, and explain why doing them might worsen the problem rather than solving it.

Using caustic drain cleaners

Many people assume that using a caustic drain cleaner is a good idea, when there is a blockage in a drain. This is not the case. Many household drain cleaners have been shown to be bad for the environment. They are also not very effective when it comes to removing a blockage. At best, they may loosen a small part of the blockage, but you are unlikely to completely resolve the problem by using them. They can also cause damage to drains, over time.

Sticking items into a drain

You may think that sticking a coat hanger, or a broom handle, down a drain will remove any blockage that is present. In fact, you are unlikely to be able to reach a blockage by doing this. Even if you do reach the blockage, you are more likely to push it further into the drain, rather than removing it.

Trying to move a blockage using water pressure

This is a tactic that people sometimes use when a drain becomes blocked. They take a hose, and use it to direct water down the drain. You will probably get very wet if you do this, and the blockage is likely to remain exactly where it is.

Trying to resolve a complicated blockage yourself

You may want to try using a plunger on the blockage to remove it. This can be a successful tactic. If the blockage is more complicated, the best idea is to ask a plumber in Mosman for help. They can clear the blockage quickly and easily, whereas you may only make matters worse with your efforts.

Letting the blockage happen in the first place

One of the biggest mistakes, when it comes to blocked drains, is allowing them to happen in the first place. It's a good idea to use drain guards, to stop items such as food, grease, dead skin and hair, from going down the drain. You should also be vigilant about what you wash down the drain, and make sure that debris is cleaned from around the area. Hopefully, you are now more aware of what not to do, if you have a problem with blocked drains in your home. If you are in any doubt, it's best to speak to a professional, and let them deal with the problem for you.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Receptra Prime Fresh Berry to Manage your Joint Aches and Pains.

It's been a while since I last reviewed a product. I got caught up with too many things at work and at home that blogging had to take a backseat. But a blogger will always be a blogger no matter how busy and I'm glad I finally found the time to squeeze in a post. I was recently sent samples of Receptra products to try via Tapinfluence. Lena was very accommodating and she sent the products as soon as I gave her my details. The products arrived at my doorstep and I was very excited to try all of them.

Receptra offers premium organic, whole plant, pure hemp extracts. These oils are locally sourced from the owner's family-owned farms in Colorado. I got the Prime Fresh Berry, Receptra Body Butter, and the Receptra Targeted Topical. I must admit that I am new to CBD oil and this is actually the first time that I will be using these products. Let's know more about the hemp oil. 

What is it?

Health and Wellness is Receptra Naturals’ line of pure hemp CBD oils. Available in 2 concentrations, Prime & Plus, for a natural defense against a full spectrum of threats to your immune and central nervous systems. According to research, hemp oil also works against convulsions, anxiety, insomnia, neuropathic pain and ulcers. CBD oil is great for pain relief and recovery.

My sister-in-law was diagnosed with Lupus. It is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. She is still very young, but her body feels old because of these symptoms. She gets tired very easily and the joint pains are terrible. I asked her to try the products and see if they would help.

She said the Prime Fresh Berry flavor is great. Her exact words were "I don't know how it works, but it really does." I am glad to be given this opportunity to review these items because my sister in law found something that would help her manage joint pain and aches.

I, on the other hand, tried the body butter. I love what it does for my skin. It feels soft and smooth and there is a glow according to my husband. It's only been a few days and I haven't noticed anything like reduction of wrinkles, but my skin definitely feels younger.

I would say you get these products if you are looking for ways to help you manage the pains and aches caused by exercise or chronic diseases.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Receptra Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What is Termite Baiting

Termite are among the most destructive pests in the country, costing homeowners in the Unites States over $5 billion a year in repairs. It’s no wonder why you would want to exterminate a pest that is eatings its way through your bedroom. There are many forms of termiticide on the market which work as barriers to keep underground termites from entering the home. A termite that l comes into contact with the poison is either killed or leaves the area immediately. An alternative treatment for termites is placing bait with slow acting poison near areas they inhabit. To understand how termite baiting works, you need to know what it is, how it is implemented, and the overall success these baits have in eradicating the insects. If you believe termite baiting is an appropriate form of pest control visit this website to get a free estimate today!

Termite baiting is the process of placing poisonous bait near an area infested with termites. This bait needs to be highly preferred for termites, such as: cardboard, untreated wood, and paper. You will first place these traps with no poison, so the termites leave a trail to the food source for their colony to join the feast. Once you have determined they have found the bait, you will add a slow-acting poison that can be spread to other termites in the colony. If your poison is too strong and kills termites around the bait, then the colony will catch on that it is a dangerous food supply and find a meal elsewhere.

Termites that live above ground are very common in the United States. These termites have wings that allow them to attack any area of your home. They often like to set in somewhere near your attic and invade through your ceiling. To treat these flying termites you should place bait near holes the termites are using to remove their excrement and other locations you know they have infested. Underground termites are a little trickier because you don’t know exactly where the nest lays in the dirt. You will install your bait into the ground using a plastic feeding system with spaces for the termites to enter and exit freely. You will want to place several of these plastic tubes throughout the affected area to ensure that the colony is feeding on the bait from multiple locations. 

These various type of baiting strategies have wildly inconsistent results. A major factor in their success largely depends on whether or not the termites found the bait. As stated above, if the poison is too strong, the termites will die immediately and the other termites will know something isn’t safe about that food supply. Since the results can be somewhat inconsistent, it is recommended that you call a professional if your home has a large infestation that is already causing significant damage. Always keep in mind that spending a few hundred dollars for an exterminator is much better than spending a few thousand dollars on a contractor.

Written by: Quintin Bentley Crevling

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pregnancy Talk

It's been ages since I've gone through the stages of pregnancy. I have two grown up kids and a twin granddaughters. It seems kinda odd to be talking about pregnancy when I am way past this, but I want to point out some of the differences during my time and now. 

Back then, women couldn't easily Check Pregnancy. There were no kits available to find out for yourself if you are in the family way or not. You have to go visit a gynecologist and have a pregnancy test to know if you are conceiving. 

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a hunch because there were already signs that I conceived. Things that I didn't normally feel like, dizziness, shortness of breath and my lower back getting tired easily, I felt. I knew there was something, but I just couldn't confirm it because there was no other way of finding out. Nowadays, pregnancy kits are easily available and what's great about these kits is you can now find out even as early as the second week.

Women today also have a lot of other options and resources. Aside from books, there are a lot of websites that offer pregnancy tips and tricks which a lot of first time moms would find useful. Websites like Check Pregnancy that cover a lot of topics about how to take care of yourself and your baby, fertility and implantation bleeding. You can even find top baby humidifier reviews at checkpregnancy.

But, whether you are a new mom or not, I'm sure finding out that you are in the family way was one of the best news ever and knowing that a little bundle of joy is growing inside you, makes everyone else in the family very excited, too. You know you are already a mom from day one and you would do everything to make sure that your baby will be the healthiest inside and outside your tummy. You will do everything to take care of yourself and your baby. 

What's important is you have the support of your family and you have a good doctor to take care of you. Choose someone you can trust and you'll know you're in good hands.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Grooming Your Eyebrow

One of the most important things to do when it comes to beauty is grooming your eyebrows. There are many options that you can choose from when it comes to removing those unwanted hair: plucking, waxing, threading, and lasers.

Tweezing at Home

This do-it-yourself option is the most popular because it won't cost you a penny, except for the price of the tweezers, which you only buy once. Although it's a bit painful, especially when you're not used to it, the process allows you to remove unwanted hair using tweezers in the privacy of your own home. A lot of women choose to do this because you have complete control over the shape of your eyebrows.

Use of Creams or Depilatories

Depilatories are chemical-based creams designed to remove unwanted hair.  This is easy to do, but is not really recommended for use on eyebrows. Like tweezing, this is also inexpensive and can remove hair in about 5 to ten minutes.


As with waxing, a hot wax is used to remove unwanted hair at the follicle. The process is rather painful because the hot wax is applied on the hair and covered with a cloth A quick pull of the wax does the trick. This can also be done at the convenience of your home and the results can last up to four weeks.

Eyebrow Threading

The process of threading involves lassoing individual unwanted hairs with a thread and pulling them out from the follicle quickly. This can easily be done by experts and like waxing, the results can last four to six weeks.


A laser is used to destroy hair follicles with heat, allowing for permanent reduction of unwanted hair. Although laser hair removal is costly, this has become more popular because the process is painless and provide long lasting effects.

Whatever way you prefer to groom your eyebrows  totally depends on your budget and how comfortable you are doing it yourself against letting an expert handle it. Hopefully, the list provided above helps.

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