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Fire Extinguishers And Your Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Almost half of all residential fires in the United States started in the kitchen in 2013 (49.4%). The vast majority of fires are cooking related, and you need to develop a plan on what to do if an unintended fire breaks out on your stove or in your oven. Here are steps you can take to protect your kitchen with a fire extinguisher, and what you can do to when an unexpected fire breaks out. Fire Extinguishers Fire extinguishers are an essential item in the kitchen. You want a multipurpose fire extinguisher that can be used on burning greases...

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Five Ways To Clean Your Office Without Harming The Environment

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

A clean office and retail showroom are essential to keeping up employee morale and making a good first impression on customers and clients. However, increasingly, consumers are opting to do business with companies that make a strong effort to reduce their impact on the environment. One good way you can do this is by “greening” your office cleaning routine. Being kind to the environment doesn’t have to mean settling for a less-than-pristine workplace. It just means being smart about the products and procedures you use to...

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What You Don’t Know About Asbestos Could Hurt You

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Unfortunately, the things you do not know about asbestos exposure and removal could hurt you. If you suspect that asbestos, a mineral fiber often found in rock and soil, could be found in your home, you may have reason to be concerned about lung disease, which takes many years to develop. It is wise to start asking questions now, protecting your family before a problem can develop. The Disturbing Health Effects of Asbestos The hard truth is that asbestos is deadly. It can cause lung cancer, especially in smokers. It can also lead to...

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2 Tips For Caring For Your Freshly Laid Sod

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Having a lush lawn is a major goal and point of pride for many homeowners. Unfortunately, there are many yards that may not have the type of soil needed to support a lush lawn. In these instances, it may be best to simply install sod as opposed to trying to grow the grass from seed. However, there are some homeowners that do not realize the type of care that sod can require to get it off to a good start. If this applies to you, learning these sod care tips should help you to get the most from your new lawn.  Avoid Mowing The Sod For A...

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Why Hiring a Private Firm to Trim Trees Beats Having the Utility Company Do It

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have a tree with branches growing close to power or telephone lines? That’s something you don’t want, and that your local power company definitely doesn’t want. In most municipalities, the local utility companies have the right to trim back or spray any tree or vegetation that interferes with the wires. They are, in most cases, automatically granted an easement to manage any trees or vegetation that might interfere with the ability for the lines to properly transmit electricity or data. Here’s why you want to...

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe During Spring Cleaning

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As the warmer months are approaching, you’re probably looking forward to getting organized and doing a little bit of spring cleaning. One thing that you might be worried about, however, is keeping your little ones safe while you’re doing it. Luckily, following these steps will help you keep your kids safe and sound while you’re tackling this major once-a-year cleaning job. Rent a Dumpster As you’re doing your spring cleaning and organizing, you’re probably going to be getting rid of a lot of trash and unwanted...

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How To Set Up A Neighborhood Recycling Program

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More than 50 percent of the waste going into most municipal landfills is recyclable, especially if your city doesn’t have a recycling program in place. If you’re in a city with no program, set up your own neighborhood recycling group and deliver your items to the recycling center yourself. Step 1: Find a Recycling Center You need a reliable place to take your recycling before you can put a community plan into action. Your choices are either a city or private recycling service center like Quantum Resource Recovery. Check with the...

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What New California Residents Need To Know About The Smog Test

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although 33 states require smog checks in vehicles, it seems to be a bigger deal in California than any other state. If you have just moved to the great state of California, you have probably already heard about the smog test that your car will need to pass. While smog tests can often be a hassle for any car owner, it can seem especially daunting when you are unfamiliar with the rules. Understanding the expectations and how to prepare for the smog test can help make sure you pass the inspection the first time. Do You Have to Get a Smog...

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Humane Mouse Removal

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mice may be small and cute animals, but they can become very unwelcome visitors in your home. Mice can cause damage to homes by gnawing holes into the walls and can possibly carry disease. Here are some tips to see if they are inside the house, how to trap them humanely, and then how to prevent them from sharing your home with you again. How Do I Know if Mice are Inside My House? From actually seeing them to seeing their small droppings, there are various ways to determine whether or not you actually have mice in your house. If you see holes...

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How To Identify A Brown Recluse Spider

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winter weather means that basement workshops see a lot more use than during the warmer months. This is a time to catch up on forgotten projects. It’s also a great chance to disturb spiders and other tiny creatures that have settled among the clutter and the spare parts. In some areas, this includes the brown recluse spider. While these spiders are not aggressive, they can deliver a nasty bite and should be treated with respect. Here are some ways to find out if you have brown recluse spiders lurking in that scrap lumber. Step one: Check...

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3 Stress-Saving Steps To Take When Moving Into A New Home

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the most stressful aspects of life is moving into a new home. You may have a lot of personal items to organize, and may need to get things in order with your new home. To make this process go as smoothly as possible, these steps can be taken. Use a 2-1 Moving Truck Moving heavy objects by hand can be physically taxing and dangerous if you are not careful. You can move heavy items efficiently and safely when you use a 2-1 moving truck. These trucks start out as a dolly, which is ideal when moving boxes. Then, once you start moving...

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