You don’t really think about something going wrong with your plumbing, until it does and you are left to deal with the fall out. Damage caused by most plumbing disasters is usually covered by your home insurance, so whilst the money may not be a key concern, the chaos caused by such an emergency is a very real problem. There are many plumbing problems that might not seem very important, but if left over time can add up to a pretty big issue. Here are the four most common plumbing issues in the home:
This is a big problem in both bathrooms and kitchens. Bathrooms are afflicted with hair and soap build up in the pipes, whilst kitchen sinks and dishwasher drains get plugged with food remnants and oil. Blockages at the start of the pipes can be cleared relatively easily with a plumbing snake, or by using a combination of baking powder and vinegar. If the problem has progressed further down the pipes and towards the drain however, you will need to call a specialist to clear the problem.
Whether it’s a dripping tap or a pipe that isn’t quite sealed, dripping from your plumbing is responsible for a huge amount of water wasted each year. Pipes that leak could also cause structural damage to your house and create damp, so need sorting as soon as possible. Taps, toilets and water heaters are the most common places to find a leak, and putting off repairing it can waste thousands of gallons of water over the course of a few days.
The biggest winter problem is burst pipes and frozen water systems. The pipes split when water sat in the pipe freezes and expands causing a blockage. The rupture does not usually occur at the site of the freeze, but further back in the pipe when the water pressure builds up as it presses against the frozen barricade. Burst pipes cause a lot of damage and can be a nightmare to clear up after. Insulate your exposed pipes and tanks well, and call in the experts if your pipes do freeze.
This is probably the most dreaded of all plumbing emergencies and no one in the world relishes dealing with a sewage problem. Sewage overflow is much more serious than a basic blocked toilet. Overflowing water from your toilet bowl is much less problematic than sewage backing up into the loo and onto your bathroom floor. There are many harmful bacteria in sewage, and your family are in danger of many health issues if this problem is not sorted fast. There is nothing to do in this situation except to call in professionals to fix the cause of the problem – as unpleasant as that thought might be!
Treat your plumbing with respect and try to maintain your system correctly to avoid any emergency scenarios. You may not notice how much you rely on your water and waste system now, but you certainly would if something went wrong.
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This article was written by Roxanne Wells on behalf of Dyno.
Many Americans suffer from bad credit because they have a hard time living within their means. Most people with credit problems are lower and middle class Americans. However, some very wealthy celebrities are also suffering from bad credit. Here are some celebrities who may have overleveraged themselves in debt and tanked their credit in the process.
Nicholas Cage is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Cage earned $40 million in 2009 alone. Most people would think that an actor making that much money wouldn’t have to take on debt. Cage has proven these people wrong.
Cage has some very serious spending problems. He purchased a number of houses on credit and racked up massive credit card bills. A number of Cage’s properties were foreclosed on. The IRS also placed a lien on him for over $6 million for back taxes. The actor tried unsuccessfully to file a lawsuit against his money manager, but the financial advisor pointed out that Cage had purchased dozens of cars, luxurious homes and several extremely expensive yachts.
Many people praise Donald Trump for becoming a billionaire casino and hotel magnate. They seem to conveniently forget that he has filed for bankruptcy twice.
Trump first declared bankruptcy in 2004 when he was overleveraged in debt. The billionaire had to step down from his position as chairman of one of the businesses he founded and sell off a majority of his ownership in Trump Hotel and Casinos. His fortune temporarily bounced back, but he filed for bankruptcy again in 2009. Despite the fact that Trump has a miserable credit score, many banks continue to lend him money despite the fact he should only qualify for instant payday loans.
Leibovitz is a famous photographer borrowed $24 million from the Art Capital Group in 2005. She pledged her business as collateral, but didn’t make many of the payments afterwards. The lender sued her for breach of contract.
It took four years before a court ordered her to pay back the loan. Many real estate experts stated that her properties were worth over $40 million, but Leibovitz chose to default on her obligations. Her credit has fallen considerably and she may need to get a bad credit loan in the future.
Singer Toni Braxton is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million. However, her fortune didn’t keep her from facing credit problems last year. She has filed for bankruptcy three times.
Braxton ended up in the hospital when she contracted lupus. She had already filed twice before for being about about $50 million in debt. She filed for bankruptcy to protect her from creditors and didn’t come to resolution until September.
Marion Jones is a famous track athlete who gets paid about $80,000 a race. Most people couldn’t fathom how somebody making that much money could face financial problems. However, Jones got herself seriously overleveraged when she purchased multiple mansions and other estates that she couldn’t afford. The spacious home she aspired for her entire life got foreclosed on her when she couldn’t make the payments.
Well, Lindsay Lohan is back in the news again. First she was going to sue the makers of a video game for using someone who she thought looked like her. However, she thought about it and went back to playing with her camera.
Lindsay took photos of her nipples and posted them on a popular photo site. If you have been following her on Instagram, you might have seen them already. She posted two very unique photos of her private parts and that might be against Instagram’s policy, but, she got away with it. After all we are talking Lindsay “forget to listen to authority” Lohan here.
It seems that some people will do anything to stay in the lime light and the eyes of the public. Is Lindsay one of these people? Maybe some people want to see Lindsay’s nipple, but we are sure that some people are saying they do not want to see that much of Lindsay Lohan.
We definitely don’t want to see the photo, that’s why you won’t see it here. We’re classy like that.
We as a fan have the right to know everything about our favorite celebrities lives, at any minute of everyday and they shouldn’t complain right? Would we complain if the shoe was on the other foot?
Regardless it is what it is, an endless feud between star and fan. It is a similar relationship to that of Eminem and his ex-wife Kimberly Mathers who have appeared to make headlines once more over the last week. Why is it every time Eminem has a new album in stores, rumors circulate that he’s either dead, dating Kim or both.
Earlier thismonth Kathy Sluck, Kim’s mother made reported to the media that her daughter and Marshall were secretly back together, and that Marshall’s frequent visits to her daughter were rather pleasant. She reported that Kim was finally sober and doing much better in maturity in which Marshall has noticed. Apparently, Kathy had missed the entire TV interview in 2009 when Kim admitted that she had no idea why Marshall walked out so quickly after their second marriage and vowed that it was the end of their on again off again relationship. Giving Kathy the benefit of the doubt being closely knit to the Mathers family, household fans all over the world wondered if this very possible story was indeed true, or if perhaps Kathy Sluck is living in a very alternate universe. I mean it is very possible that Marshall and Kim, who share a daughter could have decided to give it another go. Right?
Although the biological grandmother of Marshall’s adopted daughter Whitney and half sister to his daughter Hailie disagrees. She says that Marshall and Kim are not back together and they have no plans on getting back together. The pair maintain a friendship to take part in raising their daughters in which both parents have an active role. Although how close do the two truly have to be now with Hailie turning 18 this month and Whitney going on 12?
According to Kathy Sluck, close enough for Marshall to be building Kim a new mansion within walking distance to his own. Wow, that’s some close friendship going on there, I wish my friends were that generous to me. However a rep of Eminem came forward to squash the rumors flat, stating that Marshall and Kim maintain a mature friendship for the sake of their children and they are not back together nor ever will be. Yet as recluse and private as Eminem is and as many times as public knowledge of their relationship has torn the couple apart we are only left to guess if the two are a couple or just close friends?