Water damage can be caused by a variety of reasons. According to one study, the average household in the USA loses around 14% of the water because of leakage ( see more αποφραξεις αθηνα ). Such leakage can amount to quite massive amount of water damage every now and then.
Some of the most common reasons for such water damage include:
Lack of water leakage detection systems,
Leaking or even broken pipes and
Human error in terms of forgetting to turn off the faucets.
One of the worst nightmares for a home owner is to come home and find out that water has flooded the basement or any of the rooms in the house. Studies have also revealed that around 38% of homeowners have faced some loss or the other because of water damage and around 93% of these costs could have been prevented with timely intervention.
But once water damage has occurred, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind in order to deal with it.
Call in a certified technician
The expertise of a certified plumber technician simply means that he or she will be able to assess the extent of water damage correctly. This is important because water can actually go under a surface. So what you see on the floor or on the wall may not really be the extent of damage.
You may actually have to pull up your floorboards or take a look at the water seepage that has happened behind the walls. If left untreated, this “unseen” water will certainly lead to more serious problems.
Looking for certified professionals
This is an important aspect to keep in mind when dealing with water damage. For instance, looking for technicians who have been certified by the IICRC or Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification can certainly help you enjoy unparalleled expertise. Such a technician will be able to go into the sub structure of a building to ensure that the water damage does not result in the buildup of pathogens and does not leave the structure weakened.
Extent of services
Depending on the extent of water damage that you are facing, you may need to look for a firm that can offer comprehensive cleaning services. Some of the things that such services will include are:
Floor tiles or boards of different kinds,
Drapes and curtains and
Restoring the electrical systems of the house.
You could also look for price quotes from different water damage experts so you can choose the one that offers the best value for your money.
Doing a comprehensive job
Apart from looking at the extent of water damage and addressing areas such as the substructure, walls and so on, a water damage company should also be able to handle things like odors and hidden pathogens that may be left behind because of the collection of water. Wood rot, rusting iron and deterioration of cement and other building materials are very real problems when it comes to handling water damage. You should be able to ensure that the services of the professionals include all these aspects.
MI CASA SU CASA: Is it a wind-up or a wedding? No one knows for sure, but beauty mogul Kylie Jenner certainly has social media abuzz about her Italian escapades.
TMZ broke the news that what looked like a wedding dress was stowed away, when the beauty billionaire and Travis Scott boarded a private jet bound for “Bel Paese.” The fact that their toddler Stormi wasn’t the only member of their extended family who was along for the ride only ratcheted up the rumor mill. Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have also been photographed on various strolls in Italy.
Jenner jump-started the celebration of her 22nd birthday two days early on Thursday night with Scott over dinner, complete with a candles-ablaze birthday cake and what looked like a serragghia serenade. Italian tradition calls for a groom to serenade his bride-to-be with musicians from beneath the balcony or window on the night before her wedding. Chalk that up to coincidence. The “Sicko Mode” singer did not appear to be sharing his talents at the dinner table in Capri.
The feathery white dress that set the rumor mill in motion was carried in a white Saks Fifth Avenue garment bag. Staffers at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship and its Beverly Hills outpost were buzzing about Jenner’s purchase, according to a few insiders. Whatever the occasion, Jenner supposedly wanted to keep things confidential, preferring to shop via the Fifth Avenue Club, which caters to bold-faced names and big spenders. Sources said the feathery Oscar de la Renta frock was for a special occasion, which leaves a lot to speculation or imagination.
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An Oscar de la Renta representative was unable to confirm that Jenner had bought a dress. More than one Saks salesperson said they could not comment on Jenner’s dress purchase, but one offered, “I’m so sorry. I can’t speak to anyone outside of the Kardashian family.” Such caution could be rudimentary when dealing with the Momager & Co. Paging Ryan Seacrest.
Scott, meanwhile, is said to have brought along an interesting plus-one for the family getaway — his stylist. The rapper sported a right-off-the-runway printed silk shirt from Casablanca’s spring collection Thursday in Italy. Jenner took a when-in-Rome approach wearing Versace. Scott has other pieces from the Paris-designed and Casablanca-made company packed away for the getaway.
Jenner’s sister Kourtney Kardashian has also embraced the summery set-up with style wearing a leopard-printed bandeau bikini from The Upside Thursday. The day before she shared with her 80.7 million Instagram followers a shot with her daughter Penelope enjoying some gelato in Cinque Terra. Whether or not that bikini post was taken in Portofino could not be confirmed by the brand that was started by Australian model and socialite Jodhi Meares. Either way by Friday afternoon, the affordable swimsuit had nearly sold out on Shopbop.
Whether this family escape leads to a matrimonial union remains a question mark. Maybe it’s just a party or a prank. Either way the Jenner-Kardashian keep building their captive audience and laughing all the way to the “banca.”
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You have identified that you have some septic system problem. Either the drain field is clogged, or the septic tank is malfunctioning and in many cases both are happening. You have had a contractor to the home, ( ydravlikos athina ) or you are contemplating doing so, and the topic of discussion is whether or not you need to replace the septic drain field, or the septic tank itself, or whether septic treatments are actually a real option to consider.
The contractor is going to obviously advise you in the direction of replacement. Fair or unfair, the septic contractor gets paid to do work, and as a self-employed person they need as much work as they can get. Make sure you take that into consideration before trusting their opinion completely.
Now that doesn’t mean that they are lying. And it certainly doesn’t mean that it is a bad idea. Your septic problems WILL go away if you replace your septic drain field.
The question is… does it HAVE to be replaced; is it beyond being restored by a septic treatment. No one wants to spend 6,7 even 13 thousand dollars replacing a drain field when they can spend a few hundred dollars on a septic tank product designed to restore the septic system.
The issue for most homeowners, however, comes down to two things.
1. Do septic treatments really work? Can septic products deliver enough effectiveness to restore your system and help you avoid replacing the drain field? And
2. How long is this process going to take? Septic smell and family health concerns demand this is taken care of quickly, how long does it take septic treatments to work, if they work at all?
Only you can answer whether or not it’s better for your family to replace the septic drain field or not. But as far as whether or not septic treatments work….they absolutely do!
Now, as with all industries, there are some products that clearly out-perform the competition. In addition, septic treatments come in two types or strengths of treatments. Let’s examine these two points a little bit closer.
First, the septic treatment brands. Septic treatments or septic tank products as they are sometimes called range in quality, effectiveness and of course price. While cost is always a part of making the decision, it cannot be the only guide when your purchasing a septic treatment.
Keep in mind you are considering replacing a septic drain field for 10 thousand dollars. You are probably not going to find a solution for $67, if you follow me. The higher quality options, do cost a bit more than that, but are proven to be highly effective alternatives to septic system replacement. Choose the right septic treatment and you will soon be the owner of a newly restored septic system.
Now for the strength and use of septic products. One treatment is called a septic shock treatment. These are high powerful doses, designed to reverse the type of damage consistent with replacing your drain field. These treatments blast through waste and restore your system in a matter of a week or two. Septic treatments are also sold as a monthly maintenance additive. These monthly septic treatments provide your system with supplemental bacteria and enzymes to help keep your system running smooth.
While not a one-time treatment solution for a clogged, these products play a crucial role in the upkeep of our septic system going forward. But do not confuse them with the alternative for replacing a system, for the heavy lifting, you need a septic shock treatment.
Overall, septic treatments are highly effective, if you choose the right one. They can save you thousands of dollars and prolong the life of your septic system. While they are not overnight solutions, they work quickly and with a bit of family planning, can be the right solution to help you save money.
Let’s go back to the basics with this post and admire the beauty and substance in all things basic and talk about distressed skirt and all things ripped. Distressed skirts and lace, are a major trend this season and there is no reason as to why we would skip sporting them on our blog.
But what l like moste is a brand new brand bag from 4bag.
This one is for the girls who don’t like doing too much to their outfits and still are able to pick out old apparels from their closets and style them like a boss. As we always say, you don’t need to own expensive brand clothes and look stylish, when you can just pick up that favorite crop top of yours, an old distressed skirt and those cool sunnies and totally rock them.
Let’s have a look, shall we ?
LOOK: Laces and rip offs
Styling your outfits right is they key to look fashionable in anything and everything you own. If given a chance and a lot of money every girl would want to shop everyday and fill her closet with new clothes, but as fancy as this idea may sound we aren’t that lucky right? So why not own up to what we already have and turn into a runway outfit?
If you would have been following The Wardrobe Wagon till now, you would definitely know that we dig on crop tops, and endorse it for every body type. If you think that you are too fat and your tummy would pop out, let’s take a moment to appreciate Winnie the Pooh and hence gather some courage and put that crop top on, you know you want to.
Picking up on this distressed denim skirt has been quite a steal deal as you can literally style this with any top (formal and informal) and sport it in different occasions. Doing DIY ripped skirts are very easy and can totally edge up your look. To give it a little more edge, we added this boho neck piece which we picked from a thrift shop and added the quirk to the outfit.
We wore two different heels to highlight the difference and to make it easy for all of us to understand, how a little pop of color on your heels can change the way we see our outfits.
When you will be sporting this look by yourself next time, don’t forget to put on your favorite shades girls!
“I got it tatted on me, ‘born broke, die rich,’” said rising rapper Dave East, lifting his white T-shirt and revealing the cursive letters marked below his navel.
The 31-year-old New York City native, born David Brewster Jr., came from humble beginnings, becoming a Crip as a teen, and later, facing a stint in prison for selling drugs. Following the 2010 release of his first mixtape, “Change of Plans,” and the broader attention that followed with 2014’s “Black Rose,” he’s been forging a different path and is now signed to Def Jam Recordings. With 2.4 million Instagram followers and millions of YouTube hits on each music video (“Perfect,” featuring Chris Brown, has 34 million views alone), East is one to watch.
“Them four words mean everything to me,” he continued. It’s also the title of a 2016 collaborative EP with Philadelphia rapper Kur. “You’re born a certain way, but you don’t gotta die like that.”
All eyes were on the rising rapper as he held court on Fairfax Avenue, smoking a joint in front of Diamond Supply Co., where he celebrated his collaboration with the streetwear and skateboard label on Thursday evening.
Inside the shop, “born broke, die diamond” read the $36 T-shirts hanging on a rack. The items on display, available online starting today, included a sweatshirt ($99) and tracksuit ($122 for the jacket, $99 for the pants), all of which come in white or navy blue.
“I’ve been a fan of Diamond [Supply Co.] forever,” shared East. “I finally got a chance to link up with Nicky [Tershay] and really discuss the collab and put something together. They don’t do work with everybody. I feel like it’s a real exclusive company, and I felt like it wasn’t nothing that would have just been some throwaway.”
Diamond Supply Co. founder Nick Tershay, too, was a fan.
“To me, I feel like he’s old school New York, even though he’s young,” said Tershay, whose past collaborations include releases with rappers Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa and Tyler, the Creator. “His vibe is really authentic. I love his music. I think he’s amazing.”
The two met through a mutual friend, he shared: “He liked Diamond [Supply Co.], and we gave him some stuff. He came to meet us here in L.A., and we just clicked. We were like, ‘Hey, man, why don’t we do something. [It] makes sense.’”
When it came to the collection and design, East requested “a tracksuit and to do something with his existing logo,” continued Tershay. “When you do a tracksuit, it’s usually pretty basic, but we added some really cool fabrics. We did an ultrasuede on the back, nylon and polyester on the front for the navy blue. The fabric breaks made it interesting and different. For the white one, it was the same fabrics, but we did contrast stripes on the pants. And we took his ‘D’ logo, and inside it, we put a patch of the Empire State Building. Obviously, ‘D’ is also for Diamond so that worked out really well.”
For inspiration in fashion, East said he looked to Off-White creator and artistic director for men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh. In music, it’s fellow New York rapper Nas, who gave East his big break back in 2014 when he signed him to his label, Mass Appeal Records.
“They go against the norm,” said East. “They go against what’s regular. They’re constantly doing something to either push the culture forward or challenge the game. They inspire me in certain ways, but other than that, it’s the streets. The people whose names you don’t know. When I go back to my hood, Queens, Brooklyn, or here in L.A., the people that’s not famous, that’s what inspires me.”
Now, following his 2017 debut LP, “Paranoia: A True Story,” the rapper is getting ready to release his sophomore, anticipated album, “Survival,” out in September. It’s executively produced by Nas, he shared. He’s also acting, playing Method Man in Hulu’s upcoming mini-series, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” premiering Sept. 4.
“My first single comes out next Friday, Aug. 2,” said East, relighting his joint. “It’s me and Gunna, and then I got a record with Max B. I’m dropping two songs next Friday. Both are on my album.”
“It’s 100 percent New York,” he said of the sound.
In a parallel universe, East, who’s 6 feet, 5 inches, handsome and covered in tattoos, would have been a basketball star. In high school, he played in the Amateur Athletic Union alongside NBA players Ty Lawson and Greivis Vásquez and formed a friendship with Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant. He proceeded to play in college, but life took a turn when he left Towson University, following continuous disputes with basketball staff. Soon, however, he found music.
“I feel like rap fit me better,” he said. “I could hoop. I could have went and did that, but this is my lifestyle, my temperament, my mentality. I’m more me with this. With that, I would have to deal with a coach. You have to get up this time, that time.”
“I can’t do that s–t,” he continued. “With this, everything is on me.”
After traveling the world, Tommy Hilfiger is bringing its TommyNow fashion show back to New York.
On Sept. 8, the company will showcase the fall 2019 Tommy x Zendaya collaborative collection, codesigned by Tommy Hilfiger and global brand ambassador Zendaya, at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The choice of the Apollo Theater confirms a WWD report on Jan. 8.
The show is expected to continue the themes of inclusion, diversity and empowerment that Hilfiger and Zendaya brought to the TommyNow runway show in Paris for spring 2019. That runway show, which paid homage to the 1973 French-U.S. “Battle of Versailles,” featured an all-black cross-generational cast including Grace Jones, Beverly Johnson, Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, Veronica Webb, Halima Aden, Jourdan Dunn and Winnie Harlow. Roller disco dancers on an illuminated runway warmed up the crowd of more than 1,000 guests.
The Apollo show marks Hilfiger’s return to New York, having shown in the city for fall 2016. Since that initial presentation, the worldwide tour touched down in Los Angeles for spring 2017, London for fall 2017, Milan for spring 2018, Shanghai for fall 2018, and then Paris.
“After traveling the world with TommyNow and an unforgettable show in Paris with Zendaya, I’m excited to return to where our see-now-buy-now journey started,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Zendaya’s desire to bring TommyNow to Harlem felt like an amazing next step in expressing her vision for the future. Her statement-making point of view in everything she does is what makes her such an inspiring collaborator — it is an honor to continue to provide her with a platform in the fashion industry to share this.”
The Apollo Theater has hosted some of the world’s most iconic entertainers including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti LaBelle and The Supremes.
According to the company, the fall Tommy x Zendaya collection will take cues from these strong and confident women, reimagining era-defining power dressing with a bold modern edge.
All runway looks will be available at immediately shoppable channels in more than 70 countries, including online at tommy.com, in Tommy Hilfiger stores, select wholesale partners, and social media.
In May, Ozwald Boateng staged a women’s and men’s runway show at the Apolllo Theater, designed to celebrate culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.