Repair and Maintenance Tips for Common Home Problems

Part of owning a home is learning how to manage common repairs. While doing household repairs isn’t the most enjoyable part of the home ownership experience, it’s unavoidable. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to make these repairs simpler or even avoid them.

Clogged drain

Eventually, you might have a drain that doesn’t live up to its name. If yours is draining slowly or not at all, you don’t have to call the plumber just yet.

Rather than pour harsh chemicals down your sink, which can damage your pipes, use a bit of white vinegar and baking soda:[1]

  • Pour several cups of boiling water down the sink.
  • Pour a cup of baking soda down the drain and then follow that with a mixture of equal amounts of white vinegar and water, such as one cup of each. You’ll hear some fizzing and bubbling.
  • After several minutes, run
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GoDaddy launches the Tomorrow Fund to support employees in need

On September 19, GoDaddy launched the Tomorrow Fund worldwide for all its employees. It’s designed to help employees recover from unanticipated events or natural disasters, something many are facing now across the country and globe.

I’ve been at GoDaddy a really (really) long time. Granted, it’s not like the old days when someone would do more than 30 years at a motor company—days when someone would start at a company single and retire with grandkids and a timeshare in Montana. We measure longevity in the tech world a little like we measure dog years. One year in at one company in tech? That’s at least three years.

Now that I’ve spent more than 15 years at GoDaddy, I feel like I’ve got some explaining to do.

GoDaddy’s Tomorrow Fund is a perfect way to explain why I’m still at GoDaddy and why I still do what I do. It’s a … Read more

Show your pride with a .gay domain

Fifty years ago in New York City, the first “Gay Liberation Day” was organized, marking the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. LGBTQ people held flags, banners and heads high as they proclaimed that “Gay is Good!”

Their steps — in broad daylight, marching up New York City’s Sixth Avenue to Central Park — were monumental, instigating widespread media coverage of LGBTQ issues and bringing the modern fight for equality into the public consciousness for the first time. This event is now remembered as the first Pride parade, and to this day its legacy inspires LGBTQ people (and their allies) to bravely demand acceptance and visibility.

The launch of the new .gay domain extension is a meaningful moment in time that increases representation for LGBTQ people around the world. Furthermore, the domain breaks the mold with industry-first policies — which GoDaddy is proud to support — that fund LGBTQ … Read more