3 Kitchen Blender Problems You Can Fix Yourself

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Over time, even the best kitchen blenders will start to show damage. This is especially true if you use your blender every day to make thick smoothies. Today, in our throw-away society we’re quick to just trash a product at the first sign of a malfunction. Small appliances like blenders are usually not worth taking to a repair shop to have them fixed. But before you resign your blender to the landfill and buy a new one, there are several quick and easy repairs you can do yourself. Taking the time to do these checks to see if you can get your blender working again is certainly worth it.



One of the most common problems you’ll find with your kitchen blender is leaking. Even top rated blenders from blender reviews will start to have this problem eventually. The cause lies in the o-ring or gasket located in the bottom of the blender jar where the blade assembly and housing reside. Over time the rubber gasket starts to wear down. If your blender leaking comes from the glass jar and not the bottom, then there is likely a crack in the jar and you’ll have to replace it. Bottom leaking … Read More

Home Inspections – A Question and Answer Guide

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A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. Most often it is a buyer who requests an inspection of the home he or she is serious about purchasing. A home inspection delivers data so that decisions about the purchase can be confirmed or questioned, and can uncover serious and/or expensive to repair defects that the seller/owner may not be aware of. It is not an appraisal of the property’s value; nor does it address the cost of repairs. It does not guarantee that the home complies with local building codes or protect a client in the event an item inspected fails in the future. [Note: Warranties can be purchased to cover many items.] A home inspection should not be considered a “technically exhaustive” evaluation, but rather an evaluation of the property on the day it is inspected, taking into consideration normal wear and tear for the home’s age and location. A home inspection can also include, for extra fees, Radon gas testing, water testing, … Read More

What Are the Benefits of a Concealed Cistern?

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Nowadays there is an enormous range of design options available to anyone remodelling their bathroom or even building a new one. Along with the selection of various bathroom fittings and furnishings is the new and attractive option of wall hung toilets and concealed cisterns.

The concealed cistern is becoming an increasingly popular choice with homeowners due to a number of purported benefits that it can bring to a bathroom. Unlike with a conventional toilet, the cistern is concealed from the naked eye, instead hidden behind a wall. Combined with a stylish wall mounted toilet bowl, it is not hard to understand the benefits of such an installation.

Firstly, a concealed cistern generally makes for relatively simple maintenance, despite the fact that it is hidden behind a wall. Access for any repairs happens through the flush plate, which is visible in the bathroom. Although the cistern is concealed, therefore, it is not difficult to reach in times of need.

One other major benefit of the concealed cistern is the reduced noise in the bathroom. This is because most of the sound created by the flushing of a wall hung toilet is concealed behind the wall, therefore minimising the volume inside the … Read More