One of my power sockets appears burnt - what should I do?
If your socket is burnt, hot to the touch or emitting a strange smell, it’s a sign that there is something not right. Cease using the socket immediately and call Home Alliance to arrange for a qualified electrician to take a closer look.
How can I tell I need an air duct cleaning?
Is your home newly built or recently undergone extensive renovation? Is dust building on your window ledges? Do the far corners of your home feel too hot or too cold? Is your home constantly dusty? Is anyone suffering from asthma, allergies or other respiratory problems? Is there a consistent odour in your residence? If you answered yes to any of these, you may need your air ducts cleaned.
How much water does a hose put out per hour?
The average garden hose can range from 12 to 13 gallons, with a flow rate of 9 to 17 gallons per minute.
What are some signs that my tap water might be contaminated?
Unusual taste: If your water has a fishy, oily, bitter, or metallic taste, it may be time for you to buy a filter. Chlorine smell: If your water smells like a swimming pool, you may want to consider investing in a water filter. Chlorine is added to public water to remove bacteria, but it can make beverages unappetizing. Sulfur smell: Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral that smells like rotten eggs and is prevalent in some water systems but isn’t typically harmful. As with chlorine, the sulfur smell can be eliminated with a filter. Lower than usual water pressure: If your kitchen faucet seems to be running slower than usual, you could have clogged pipes. This can happen when the pipes become corroded and then fill up with sediment and scale. If sediment is clogging your pipes, getting a water filter to avoid the remnants in your drinking water is a good idea. Cloudy or foamy water: Many water systems do not filter out minerals from drinking water and these harmless compounds can give water a cloudy or foamy appearance. If this does not disappear after letting the water settle for a minute or so, it could be caused by bacteria. In this case, you should have your water tested and invest in a filter. Dirt and sediment:If you run your faucet and see dirt or sediment coming out, it is time to install a filter.
Can I "DIY" Electrical Projects?
First and foremost, a permit is necessary for some electrical work. When dealing with electrical wires, there is a high chance of getting shocked or sparking a fire. Last but not least, attempting to perform things yourself may result in more significant damages than you started with and expensive repairs. We advise hiring a qualified electrician for home electrical projects for your safety and financial benefit.
What is an automatic standby generator?
An automatic standby generator is a back up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage.
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