For years and years, people have used wood to build, fix and create. However, repairing broken wood has not been so easy, at least for people who aren’t trained carpenters. So what happens when you find a break in the wood at your place of business? Are you going to waste precious money on a carpenter to come and fix it? The answer may lie with a certain product known as: “Wood Repair Epoxy Putty”.
Here we go again, yet another break in your place of business. Small enough to be fixed by one of those famous epoxy putty sticks you’ve heard so much about, but which one do you use? Is this an “Emergency repair for copper pipes with Copper epoxy putty stick” situation or maybe a “Does steel epoxy putty permanently fix metals?” instance? What if it’s neither? What if this time you need to repair… aluminum?
So you think you’ve got an emergency situation with your copper pipes. Maybe a copper pipe is leaking, maybe something has burst. All you know is that you need an emergency repair on your copper pipes or else you’re going to face some serious water damage. You don’t need a temporary repair, you need a permanent fix for this home improvement venture. So herein lies the question: do you need to call a plumber or is there a repair product that can help you fix this emergency repair by yourself? The answer might be simpler than you think.
So you’ve got yourself a repair job. You recognize the material as some sort of metal, but aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do about it. Do you call a welder? A metal worker? A blacksmith of some sort? The answer may be simpler than you thought, because you’ve heard of something called steel epoxy putty? But what is steel epoxy putty? How does it work? And finally, does steel epoxy putty permanently fix metals?
One of the worst things that can happen to any business owner is a clogged or slow draining urinal. Not only does having malfunctioning bathroom appliances reflect terribly on your company, but the smell and mess that a blocked urinal p-trap can cause would be really disgusting. So how would a business owner fix a clogged or slow draining urinal?
Finding the answer to that question starts with examining what causes urinals to clog in the first place. More often than not, they’re caused by high concentrations of uric salt crystals, uric acids, and calcium that come from urine and/or the minerals in the water. After repeated use of the urinal, these uric acids build up inside your urinal’s p-trap, creating a uric scale and choking your pipes. In order to get rid of the clog, you’ll need to get rid of the uric scale. Also, keep in mind not every clog is caused by uric scale, so make sure to use the appropriate product for the right situation.
Blockage in your urinal can lead to one of a business owner’s or tradesperson’s worst possible nightmares: a clogged p-trap. Being the place where most urinal related clogs take place, a blocked p-trap can produce awful smells that will drive customers from your bathrooms and out of your business. And while having a clogged p-trap can be difficult, finding the right drain treatment can be just as hard. There are a lot of different urinal p-trap unclogging products out there, but the first thing that might come to mind is one of the most volatile substances a tradesperson can get their hands on– sulfuric acid. However, with its reputation for being a highly corrosive and dangerous substance, one must ask oneself – Is it safe to unclog a urinal with acid?
Some people think that unclogging a urinal should be left to the professionals, as it can sometimes be very difficult. While most clogs in urinals are caused by a buildup of uric acid, over time creating what is called “uric scale”, different drain cleaners are great for certain types of clogs, pipes or drain lines and can be terrible for others. However, not every business owner can call a plumber every time there is a clog or a bad smell radiating from their urinals, so learning the basics of urinal maintenance (and discovering the drain treatments used to keep those urinals running smoothly) is key. Continue reading Is it safe to unclog a urinal with acid?