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Appropriate Sanitation Management by preventing clogging

Sanitation, in general, means human waste treatment so as to maintain a healthy environment. Improper sanitation management can lead to a lot of diseases like cholera and Encephalitis. Proper sanitation is required for bacteria and viruses-free healthy environment. Many portable services are available to help proper sanitation and provide restrooms at reasonable prices. The concept of portable toilet is very useful as it is not possible to find the toilet everywhere and dirty toilets can lead to many health issues. Professionals like myhamiltonplumber are required for these jobs due to many reasons as mentioned below:

  • Professionals use safety equipment and are well trained to handle any issues.
  • Professionals save time as they are well trained.
  • Property can be damaged due to serious plumbing issues and such issues can be avoided by experts.

Following are the ways how you can maintain proper sanitation:

Daily habits to be improved

Along with health issues, you can get a lot of water spilled on your floor due to clogging. These cloggings are because of unattended daily habits of homeowners. Professional Plumbing services like myhamiltonplumber recommend changing a few of the daily habits. Below mentioned are few habits to keep the drain unclogged for a longer time:

  • Don’t let your food waste pass through the drain

Food can be handled by your garbage disposals not drains. If there is no disposal in your drain, you should not forcefully pass all the food waste through your drain. You should dump food scraps in the garbage so as to prevent clogs due to food in your kitchen sinks.

  • Don’t let grease go down the Drain

We all know that grease is the heart of our kitchens. It seems very convenient for us to pour down old cooking oil and used food grease through the drain but that is not the right choice. It can cause severe clogs and can accumulate more with time. Experts from myhamiltonplumber advice to collect the whole grease in some cold container and then dispose of in the trash, not in the drain.

  • Clean Bathroom Drain stoppers regularly

If drain stoppers in the bathrooms are not cleaned on regular intervals then it can lead to a serious buildup of hair which can further clog the drain which can be a difficult task to clean once it gets stuck.

  • Don’t flush products made of paper except for Toilet Paper

Toilets should not be used as trash. It is an obvious habit to flush toilet paper which is completely fine but flushing sanitary napkins or other trash can get stuck in drain leading to a bad clogging. Of all the options available for cleaning, dealing with a clogged toilet can be the most unpleasant experience.

  • Contact Professional sanitation services

Doing all DIYs for cleaning your drain can be time wasting and also lead to hazardous problems resulting in unhappy experiences. DIYs are always temporary solutions. So it is wise to call professional sanitation services for drain cleaning and maintenance and septic services like tank cleaning, tank maintenance and emergency consultation. You should also keep in mind to hire those professional sanitation services only who have the license of cleaning and also they should have experts for service along with professional tools. These service providers should also be available proactively for regular analysis of the drainage system.

  • Choose outdoor events with portable sanitation services

Outdoor toilets if not clean can lead to health problems and bad experience. So, it is better to choose outdoor events which have restroom units, restroom trailers, handicap restrooms and portable sink.

If all the above daily habits are adopted by the whole family, then all problems resulting from clogging can be avoided. Sanitation and health can be maintained properly in the house.

Plumbing Issues Remedies

Rain always seems pleasant for our plants and grass until or unless it turns into flood or high-speed winds. Unpleasant experiences of rain are there if a proper drain system for rainwater is not maintained. To avoid the over-accumulation of rainwater, below mentioned are few plumbing issues to be looked upon and remedies for them:

  • Install sump pumps

Flooding issues are common these days due to excessive rain. Flooding can lead to the culmination of water in the basement area of your home. These pumps are specially constructed in such a way that they pump the water out of your home to the outside area. In today’s time, many people are choosing to set up sump pump at their homes to drain excess rainwater.

  • Sprinklers and hoses checking

You should look if water is shooting, running on the wrong place or dripping on turning on your hoses and sprinklers. You should also check for areas around taps and hoses. The basement should not be ignored. Due to cold weather outside, sometimes pipes outside your home can get damaged. Even the sprinkler heads might be broken leading to leakage.

  • Sewer line & drains cleaning

Heavy rain does not only stimulate crop growth but it can stimulate root growth also. The heavy and thick roots knots, mud and leaves can clog the drains, gutters and also downspouts. So it should be mandatory to get the main sewer line cleaned regularly in case of heavy rainfall.

Finding a Good Dentist Who Will Do a Perfect Job

When you visit www.robertmondavidds.com, you will be able to learn that, there are things to look out before deciding on whom to settle for as a dentist. Remember that, dental care is a very important component when it comes to hygienic maintenance and basic health. Apart from flossing and brushing on a daily basis, there is a need for you to have your teeth to be cleaned on by a dentist on a regular basis.

Choosing a dentist whom you can trust and know very well will make it easier for you to attend and schedule your appointments. To make your first appointment should not be the end of the process of evaluation of who a good dentist is. When you make your first visit, note down if you really want to come back to the same dentist or not.

Finding a Dentist that is Recommended

You can do this through:

Portrait of happy girl undergoing dental treatment at clinic

  • Checking out your dental insurance policy: At www.robertmondavidds.com you are advised that, you can start your search for a recommended dentist by looking at the preference by your dental insurance policy. It will make a good search for some of the best dentists. You won’t need to go to so many offices before you settle for your most preferred. If you live in a small community, you might have one or two option to choose from.
  • Get a link from your primary health care provider:You can start your search for a good dentist by asking your regular doctor. They might have several patients who have attended each dentist in your area of residence and they might have had the ones who offer the best services.
  • Ask neighbors, family,and friends: If you have just relocated to a new place, it will be best to ask your neighbors which dentist is best. Your friends and family might be having a dentist whom they rely on and thus, they might recommend one for you.
  • Look at reviews online:Though it is not 100 percent reliable since you will be able to come across several reviews that have ulterior motives, there is a possibility that, at the end of the day, you are sorted out. Though you might be overwhelmed by so many negative and positive reviews, look at the one that has median Since every story has two sides, try not to discount a dentist just because of one bad review.
  • Consider the convenience factor: Place the address of the dentist you are intending to utilize in the mapping software and see how far they are from where you stay. Look how close it is to your workplace and your children’s school to find out if it is convenient to travel to the office before or after school or work. Good dental care is necessary, but if you don’t have an important way to make decisions for yourself in its regard, there is nothing wrong to choose a dentist using the convenience factor.
  • Getting a dentist who meets your needs: Maybe you are just looking for a dentist who will provide you with general dental care, but even if that is the case, you still need to know the classification. You can save yourself a lot of time of having to research a practice if you are aware that, they are not providing the service you are looking an example being, root canal. Go to a clinic which will meet your dental needs with an experienced staff. Getting to a place where they have various teeth specialists will be an added advantage as it will be able to come in handy if,in future, you develop a different type of dental issue.
    • Endodontics: These are specialists that perform special procedures that involve cracked teeth, root canal,and
    • Orthodontics: These are specialists who deal with teeth that are misaligned. They are the ones responsible for fitting you with braces, and in most cases, they don’t do basic teeth cleanings.
    • Pediatric dentistry: This is one who is specialized in children dental. You will need this particular specialist if you have kids in your household.
    • Periodontics: it is a branch of dentistry which deals with treating special conditions in the jaw and gums. They deal with teeth that are loose and which might require extraction.
    • Prosthodontics: They specialize in being able to create prosthetic teeth and other parts of your mouth.

Getting Your First Dental Visit

  • Pay Attention To Your Dentist’s Availability: When you make your first appointment with your dentist, take note of the entire procedure. How easy or hard was it to get an appointment? Were you given several options to choose from? When you arrived at the clinic, were you forced to wait for a long time to be served? There are times when going to a well known and professional dentist, you will need to sacrifice your time due to the demand for them being high. But if you have various options, you will need to choose the dentist whom you had an easy time to access.
  • Note if the appointment was convenient and easy to attend: Checking out how far the dentist is from where you are on the map might be easier than when you do it physically. During your first visit, get to note how the road and intersections to the place were. How easy it was to find parking for your car. If you found out that in the end you were stressed, there is likelihood that your appointment will be delayed or canceled.

Corpse in the Bushes

“Hello, ambulances!” said a friendly voice. “It’s Common town Police here; we’ve got one for your attendance.”

“Jolly good,” I said. It’s always nice to talk to other services, like the police, fire brigade, buses and tube. They’re always so much friendlier than the general public. “Where are we off to?”

“West Common Road, near the church. We’ve just had a report from a man walking his dog who’s seen a man lying in the bushes — deceased, he thinks. He’s too scared to approach. We’re on way… are you?”

“WEST COMMON ROAD, SE29″ I typed. “MALE LYING IN BUSHES, POSSIBLY DECEASED.” By the time I’d flicked through the triage questions, an ambulance and a FRU were on way, and I told the police so.

The FRU in question just happened to belong to one Mr Steve Gibbs. Spotting this, I was tempted to write “MORNING STEVE!!!” in the special instructions, but I don’t think it would have gone down too well with my boss. Instead, I made a small but significant alteration to the diagnosis:

Goodbye Nee Naw

It’s five years since I began the Nee Naw blog. Back then, I thought that few people beyond my real life friends would be interested. I was delighted when it started getting over fifty readers per day. Four years later, that became in excess of three thousand readers and, beyond my wildest dreams, a book deal!

I have had some brilliant experiences because of this blog. For instance, appearing live on Radio Four (and nervously talking nonsense about stink bombs), being the subject of a four page spread in The Times, having boxes of Percy Pigs unexpectedly turn up in the post and seeing my book sandwiched between Cheryl Cole and Russell Brand in the biography section (though I was less impressed to find it in the “Tragic Life Stories” section at Smiths in Walthamstow).

I will never forget all the great people at Penguin who worked so hard with me to make my book just how I dreamed it would be. But best of all are the emails I got (and am still getting) from readers, who tell me that they’ve learned something from me, and that because of Nee Naw they’ve managed to stay calm in an emergency, or go on a first aid course, or even apply to become an EMD like me!

Unfortunately, my fifteen minutes of fame also had its downside, and without going into detail, in the end I felt I had no alternative but to bring Nee Naw to its end. I’m posting this now because I don’t want you to think that I’ve dropped off the face of the earth, or taken the money and run.

I miss my blog more than you can imagine. Sometimes on my break I will sit mentally composing blog posts from the day’s calls, then I realise there is no longer anywhere for them to go, and those posts shrivel and die. As a blogger without a blog, sometimes I feel like I have shrivelled and died a little bit too.

Some days I think of starting a new blog, about one of my other passions – Leyton Orient? Katie Price? Percy Pigs? I can’t imagine many people would want to read that, let alone publish it, and maybe that’s the whole point.Until then, I’d just like to thank everyone for reading and supporting me for these last five years.

Unknown Male

It was the middle of the afternoon on Christmas Day, and a desperate sounding old lady called 999.

“Do you know where they’ve taken my husband?” she begged. “He only popped out for some gravy. I didn’t realise we’d run out, you see. The shop is only down the road! An hour later, he hadn’t come back from the shop, so I went round there myself. They said a man fitting his description had collapsed and they’d called an ambulance!”

“What’s the address of the shop?” asked the call taker. (Although we are not allowed to give out details of calls and where patients have been taken because of the data protection act, we can give callers information that might help them find a relative, like suggesting which hospital to call.)

The call taker inputted the address of the shop. It was at this point the call appeared on my screen. I knew exactly where her husband was. “Have you tried ringing Queens A+E?” said the call taker. “Yes, they said no one of his name had been brought in!” said the old lady. I knew why that was too.

When the ambulance crew arrived, her husband had been in cardiac arrest. His heart had only just stopped beating, so the crew had worked on him all the way to hospital. No one in the shop knew his name or where he lived and there was no time to find out. He was booked into A+E as “Unknown Male”. It was only when the doctors decided to terminate the resus attempt that attention turned to identifying him. We’d called the police – thankfully, tracing the relatives of unidentified deceased people is not one of our jobs.

The call taker read all of this on the log of the call. Then he went back to the old lady. In a careful, measured voice, he took the old lady’s details and logged them on the call. He told her to stay at home and someone would be in touch. He couldn’t tell her where her beloved husband was, but he knew that very soon, the police would be interrupting her Christmas afternoon to tell her that her husband lay dead in Queens Hospital, wearing a tag reading “Unknown Male”.

Return Of Banana Man

Since the deaths of Enid Whiner and Horace Halfpenny, the East Central desk has been somewhat short of regulars. We only really have two, a crazy pensioner who consistently tells us she’s had a fall and then shouts at the ambulance crew when they have the temerity to turn up at her flat, and a nasty psychopathic drug user who calls from phone boxes telling us about his nuclear weapons and occasionally dribbles on Tom Reynolds’ uniform. Today, however, saw the return of one very regular regular, one I had never hoped to hear from again.

Back in my call taking days, the ambulance service was absolutely terrorised by one very persistent individual, who would make call after call after call, mostly to the same fictitious address in Bethnal Green, and occasionally (just for a change) to Gatwick Airport. The diagnosis was always a variation on one of three themes: offering or requesting a banana; telling us about his itchy penis; requesting help because someone had collapsed due to dizziness (often on the airport runway). It is not an exaggeration to say this man made thousands of calls or that every single call taker had been driven to distraction by him. However, in August last year, the police finally caught up with him, and to everyone’s relief, the calls stopped. It emerged that he was a disabled teenager, and for this reason the police went easy on him, and I heard Social Services had tried to show him the error of his ways and arranged a visit to Ambulance Control to show him what we do. (Personally, I am not sure this last bit was a good idea. There are a few people in Control who would have had difficulty maintaining a polite demeanour if they had known who he was).

Anyway, today – a busy Friday afternoon – I was sitting in front of a screenful of calls of varying seriousness and wondering how I was going to cover the lot of them with two cars, a green truck and a push bike, when a familiar address in Bethnal Green popped up.

“Good god no!” I exclaimed. “It can’t be… it is… NO!”

“What??” said G from the radio, thinking something important had happened.

“It’s…. HIM! BANANA MAN!” I howled.

“NOOOOOOOO” said G, and everyone else within earshot. They were all traumatised by Banana Incidents from the call taking days, too.

I’ll tell you one thing, though – now I’m an allocator on the East Central Desk, there is NO WAY I am going to allow Banana Man to resume his reign of terror. I am NOT having him jeopardising the safety of my patients and I am not having my ambulance crews running around on wild goose chases after his dizzy itchy runway banana! I have started a log of all of his hoax calls (there were eight this afternoon) and I will be passing it on to Management, the police, the local greengrocer and air traffic control. Banana Man will be stopped! No bananas on my manor!


I thought I’d heard everything there was to hear in this job. But today we had a call that was so bizarre and horrible that it left us speechless.

A woman committed suicide. She didn’t use one of the “normal” methods like cutting her wrists or overdosing. She didn’t even go for the more dramatic jumping under a train or hanging herself. No, she choked herself to death with a large quantity of marshmallows.

It was the sort of call that you look at and think “no… this can’t be… they’ll get there and it’ll all be a misunderstanding. Or a hoax. She couldn’t possibly have…”

But she had. The call was exactly as given. She was already dead by the time the crew arrived.

We often like to share a bag of Flumps on the East Central during nightshifts, but I think we’ll be giving them a miss from now on.

The Percy Pig Incident

It was the middle of a boring, quiet midweek nightshift and one of our crews requested a service run to a nearby 24 hour garage. (A service run is when an ambulance leaves its normal area to run an errand of some variety. They are still available for calls.)

“No wonder they want to go to that one,” I remarked. “It’s got a Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food! I bet they’re after Percy Pigs.”

“I want some Percy Pigs!” said the radio op.

“So do I!” I said, rubbing my empty stomach.


“G602, your request for a run to the fuel station is granted,” said the radio op. “But only if you pick us up some Percy Pigs while you’re there. Over.”

We all giggled at her joke, mainly the fact she’d said “Percy Pigs” over the air.

A bit later on in the night, the same crew requested a service run to headquarters to “drop off some important admin”. We agreed – it wasn’t busy and we had plenty of cover in our sector.

“What important admin can an East Central crew possibly want to do at Waterloo at 4 o’clock in the morning?!” grumbled Management.


Fifteen minutes later, the crew marched into the control room and placed two huge bags of Percy Pigs on our desk! We couldn’t believe it! We’d only been joking and they had actually bought us the sweets and driven halfway across London to deliver them! I love ambulance crews sometimes!

Five minutes after they arrived, before we’d even had a chance to thank them (or share the Pigs with them), the South East desk received a call to a cardiac arrest just down the road from Control. Fortunately, G602’s Pig Run had put them in just the right place to reach the call quickly, and off they went. The patient was blued into hospital, and if he lives, it’ll be entirely down to those Percy Pigs.

Prize For Stupidity

Somewhere in the depths of North London, a young man falls over and injures his leg. He thinks it might be broken. He hobbles to the telephone and dials the number of his local taxi firm. Yes, that’s a real taxi, not one of our Big White ones. He then limps outside to wait for the taxi. Ten minutes later, it arrives, and he eases himself into the back seat.

“Where to?” asks the cab driver, starting the engine and pulling off. “North Middlesex Hospital, please,” says the man. “The A+E department. I think I’ve broken my leg!” “Oh my god!” says the taxi driver. “You can’t be getting in taxis with a broken leg. Hold on a minute!”


He drives to the firm’s headquarters and uses their phone to dial 999, explaining that he has a man with a broken leg in his taxi asking to be taken to the hospital. He gets through to me.

“Erm,” I said, hating to state the bleeding obvious. “He’s got a broken leg, and he’s in your taxi asking to be taken to the hospital. Why don’t you take him there? If we send an ambulance, we’re just going to have to take him out of the taxi, which will mean moving him around, and if someone has a broken bone you’re supposed to move them as little as possible.”

“Look mate!” said the taxi driver gruffly. “He’s got a broken leg, he’s ENTITLED to an ambulance! Stop trying to get out of sending him one!” “I’m quite happy to send an ambulance,” I said (this was a lie), “it’s just that if a patient with a broken leg in a car, it makes more sense and is better for the patient to drive him to the hospital”.

“Right!” said the taxi driver, and left the phone. In the background I could hear muffled voices and a young man cursing in pain. It sounded rather like he was being dragged out of the back of the taxi. The taxi driver returned.

The 10 Commandments of Dialling 999

What advice would you give to us, as members of the public, on how to be the best possible 999-callers?

I’ve come up with a list of “commandments” for you. These come with the caveat that we know that when you’re calling 999, it’s an emergency and you’re going to be distressed and unprepared, so we don’t expect you to be perfect. But, y’know, it helps if you try!

1. Know Thy Address. When you call, make sure you have a full street name, house number, area name and postal district, and any important information and landmarks which might help us find it. If this isn’t possible (for instance, if you have just witnessed a traffic accident, you might not know the name of the road you are on), call from a telephone box or other landline (ask in a shop or knock on someone’s door) — we can trace the call. We can’t trace the exact location of a mobile phone.

2. Know Thy Problem. We get loads of from receptionists and security guards who have been asked to get an ambulance for someone else without being told what is happening. An ambulance is unlikely to be dispatched until they’ve told us what the problem is. This is because a) we triage calls according to importance, and we don’t know how important it is if we don’t know what is happening b) we don’t just have ambulances, we have helicopters and cars and bicycles and Emergency Care Practictioners (and telephone advisors!) which we might dispatch depending on what has happened c) ambulance crews don’t like entering dangerous situations, and like to know what they are going to before they go blazing in.

Emergency Care

3. Stay With Thy Patient. You’ll need to answer a few questions about the patient and possibly perform a bit of first aid, so it really helps if the person who is calling is sitting right next to the patient.

4. Thou Shalt Not Waffle. Give clear, concise answers to questions and don’t be scared to say “I don’t know” if you don’t know! Now is not the time to give the patient’s entire life story.

5. Thou Shalt Not Hang Up Until Thou Is Told. On TV 999 calls are over in seconds. In real life, you will be on the phone for approximately 2-3 minutes or until the ambulance arrives. Don’t hang up until the call taker says you can. Remember that the length of the call has absolutely no bearing on how long the ambulance will take to arrive, and that what the call taker is telling you is important.

6. Trust Thy Call Taker. I reckon I spend about half an hour a day listening to callers “helpfully” telling me things like: It’s an emergency! You’d better get here fast! Stop asking questions and just send the ambulance. You could send one from Woolwich Ambulance Station, it’s just around the corner. I think you’re going to need the fire brigade too. Tell them to drive fast! Hurry up! Etc. Remember that we have been taking these calls day in, day out, for years. We don’t need you to tell us how to do our jobs.


7. Meet Thy Ambulance. If you have a spare person at the scene, get them to stand in the middle of the road and do an impression of a windmill. The location may be obvious to you, but it is not always obvious to the ambulance crew, and while ambulance crews are usually local, they’re not always.

8. Keep Thy Phone Switched On. Or give an alternative number. We often need to call people back for more information.

9. Thou Shalt Keep A Civil Tongue In Thy Head. Yes, we know you’re panicking, but really, there’s no need to be rude. Call the call taker an effing moron once too often and the blue flashing lights you see next will be attached to a police car!

10. Know Thy First Aid. We can give you instructions over the phone, but don’t wait until you are kneeling over a comatose relative to learn CPR. Ask your employer or St John Ambulance about going on a First Aid course.


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