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Household Blunders That Are More Common Than You Think

We would all like to ensure that our homes stay perfect all of the time. Clean, tidy, with everything where it should be, what more could anyone want? But of course, the reality can be a little different. While we want to avoid some of the blunders our home can present us, quite often they can happen when we least expect it. However, it isn’t something we should be spending our nights worrying over. Here are some of the most common household blunders we can all experience with our homes at some stage, with a few tips to help you get out of the pickle they present.

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A blocked drain

It’s never pleasant when you have a blocked drain somewhere. Often the first indication is the smell. This can be particularly poignant around your bathroom, sinks or toilet areas. Drains can be blocked in many different ways, it doesn’t always have to originate from the toilet. Kitchen sinks are some of the most common drains to become blocked due to food being washed through your sink everyday. Oils can expand and some food can get caught inside bends in the drain network. Another common area is the bath or shower, mainly due to people who have long hair that clogs up the plug. Thankfully blocked drains can be easily fixed with a plumber, consider services from some reputable business like Precision Electrical and Plumbing.

Tripped electric

One minute you are happy watching your favorite TV show, and the next moment everything goes off, and you are left with no power. It can be quite a scary prospect, but often there is a simple solution. Many homes can trip the electric from time to time, and it can be as easy as flicking the switch back on. However, some outages in power can be weather related. It’s always worth taking precautions like having emergency candles on hand, as well as sparing a thought for your refrigerated and frozen food.

Carpet stains

No matter how clean and tidy you are, your carpet can become stained for all kinds of reasons. It’s more common than you would believe due to people walking through their homes with shoes on, or spilling drinks as they walk on by. You can easily eliminate stains on your carpet by using a sponge that has been dampened with a solution made up of one part white vinegar to two parts water. You’re welcome!

Stinky dishwasher or washing machine

There is nothing worse than washing your dishes in a dirty dishwasher or your clothes in a stinky machine. But this is a common problem many households face due to not cleaning the appliances that clean for them. However, they can be easily cleaned with the use of white vinegar and bicarbonate soda. Or head to your local store for a dedicated cleaning product.

Pet hair, everywhere

Finally, if you own a pet, you will know the perils of pet hair more so than anyone else. It can get everywhere. A simple thing like running a window squeegee along your carpet and rugs will lift up any unseen pet hair. Just run your vacuum over after.

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