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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem


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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.

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Keys to Using an Auger on Residential Plumbing

Eventually, you may have trouble getting water to go down a drain. An effective solution is using a toilet auger to break up and remove whatever is causing water to go down the drain slowly. Before you get started with this device, review these things. 

Make Sure the Auger Is Long Enough

A smart first step when using an auger to snake through residential plumbing is ensuring the auger can effectively reach the clog, to begin with. You can find toilet augers in all kinds of sizes today, including 25, 35, 50, and even 75 feet long. 

If you're not sure how deep the clog is inside your plumbing, then you'll just want to go with the longest auger that you can find. Then it should be long enough to reach up to where the clog is, whether it's hair or some sort of toiletry product. 

Rent an Auger Instead of Buying 

Augers today can be pretty expensive, often ranging into the thousands. You thus probably will just want to rent this tool to help you deal with clogged residential plumbing. That's a more cost-effective option and if you use the auger correctly, you may not need to use it any time soon.

You want to be careful about getting an auger rental though. Review the rates to make sure they're fair and always get protection. Then if you accidentally damaged this tool when snaking your plumbing, at least you'll have protection to save potentially thousands. 

Review Proper Protocol

Every auger will have a set of instructions outlined by the manufacturer that made it. If you review this protocol, then you'll have an easier time manipulating the auger once it's inside your residential plumbing. Pay attention to the different features of your particular auger and the movements you're supposed to utilize once the auger is inside the plumbing. That will be huge in effectively getting rid of clogs, as well as protecting the internal components of your plumbing. 

If you have questions, there should be contact information that can break down proper auger use in further detail. You want to get clarification if you're ever stuck as to avoid damaging the auger and your plumbing. 

An amazing way to get rid of clogs in residential plumbing is using a toilet auger. However, if you need more professional help, you should reach out to local plumbing services. They'll be able to bring the right equipment to address the issue.