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Month: January 2016

Battle Of The Clogged Pipes

Battle Of The Clogged Pipes

cleanThere are those days that you work really hard and then end up coming home to a flood. Well these days are so rare and nightmarish that you wish that they never come true. But for those who like to be on the safe side and cautious about these things here are some tips to think of when you end up with clogged pipes that end up flooding your house with dirty and smelly water.

● Warning signs

The warning signs of the imminent danger of a clogged pipe usually are sink taking time to get rid of the water, water pooling around the joints of the pipes, and the stink. Usually the smell is the most noticeable of these things as the water taking time to go down the pipe could be because of food stuck in the sink hole. So when you are having one of these signs then you should take the safety measures beforehand just to be sure.

● Wire hanger solution

The most basic of this job and also the most effective solution  is the plunger. But if that does not work out so well and you do not have the money for CCTV drain survey then you should grab one of your metal hangers, undo the bends on it and use it to create a small hook to push past the sink covers and fish for the things that is holding up all the water and making your washing and cleaning in the sink, a mess. Do not push things in, but use the hook and twirl it around to get the things stuck inside and pull it out. After doing as much fishing and pulling as you can, run hot water down the pipes.

● Baking soda and vinegar solution

This tried and tested method is one that many people swear by to make your pipes a lot cleaner. When you do not make enough money to go for that wonderful vacuum excavation Perth , then you will have to go for homemade solutions like half or 1/3 cup of baking soda and pouring it down the pipes followed by the same amount of vinegar. The reactions of these two compounds will create enough eating power to get rid of whatever is messing with your pipes and then after a couple of hours or even overnight, wash it down with hot water. Boiling water should be poured down your pipes especially after food items and oil has gone down your pipes after a cookout and a subsequent washing session. And also make sure to clean the drain at least on a monthly basis.

Tips To Run A Successful Hardware Business

Tips To Run A Successful Hardware Business

liftingHardware business is the business where you sell construction and plumbing materials. Just like any business running a hardware store can be difficult. There are few things you need to know to be successful in this business.

The market and the customers
Most of the time your customers will be home based contractors or construction companies. You need to understand the needs of them and get those items to the store. For example things like lifting equipment, saw, electric saws etc. These are items mostly contractors look for so you need to have them in stock so that they won’t go to another supplier. You need to maintain a good client base. Make sure you attend to local construction exhibitions and advertise your shop among the local contractors. Make sure you have a good relationship with them. If possible offer them discounts and other promotions to make sure they come to your shop. They are the biggest market and general crowd do not visit the hardware store that often.

Keep an eye out for the competition
If you are opening a hardware store make sure to research on who your competitors are and what they offer. Chances are all the local plumbers and contractors are currently buying from them so you need to offer something special to attract those customers. For example if lifting equipment Adelaide in the competitor are selling for a certain price you can sell those in a reduced price or you can pair it with something to attract the customers. Also make sure that you don’t open your store right next to the competitor this will only make it difficult for the business.

What items sell fast
As a vendor you need to identify the items that sell really fast. For example items like nails, white cement, door hinges, roofing nails, flooring tiles, welding rods and plumbing materials sells faster than the other items. You need to invest a bit more on getting stocks of these items to make sure you have plenty to supply for the demand.

The store
It is not easy to make a hardware store look pretty, but you can try. The physical looks of the store can help when attracting customers. For example let’s say a single mother wanting to buy some nails coming to the shop with the child, it will be much more attractive if the shop has bit of space and has room for the waiting customers. Make sure the items like nails and blades are stored properly. The shelves can have labels and it is easier for people to find what they look for easily. Also most of the time contractors and plumbers come in trucks, it is important that you provide sufficient parking space and crane lifting equipment for these customers at