Wooden decks and stairs can be downright treacherous in the summer (think bare feet and/or thin sandals), especially when nails become exposed. Channel your inner MC Hammer and pound those nails back in to save you and your steppers from trips, cuts, and worse. Take a walk around your deck and wooden stairs and check out all of the nails (and look for splintered wood too!) to keep those summer nights easy like Sunday morning.
The pipes under your sinks have some very important jobs. One is to effectively drain the water from the faucet, and another is to keep sewer gases from entering your home. The issues in the picture on the left are the flex piping (1) which has a high rate of clogging, and (2 & 3) multiple P-traps - there should be only one. One P-trap creates an effective water barrier/seal that traps unwanted sewer gasses. Two or more traps impede flow and are more likely to get clogged.
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