April 11th, 2013 by Marty Day
My husband is a contractor that renovates kitchens. He also does a lot of plumbing. He had a really big job not too long ago and he had so much scrap metal from it that we had taken it to a scrap metal recycling in Aurora IL. Many times his customers want him to get rid of their old appliances and pipes because they don’t want to have to. This is like a little bonus for him because the scrap metal recycling in Aurora IL will pay him by the pound for scrap metal and that is extra money in his pocket. Of course he has to get it there and that is a big job. He has a bucket on his work truck that he throws all the brass fittings in from various plumbing jobs and when it is full he takes that to the metal recycling center and they pay him whatever the going rate is for brass. He also does this for any copper. Copper pays better than brass.
He had done a big fence job and the owners were getting rid of all the iron fence that was around their property and he sold that to the recycling center. He took me out to dinner with that money.
April 11th, 2013 by Marty Day
My cousin’s husband has been a fireman for over twenty years now. Because of his profession he has always been an advocate for fire safety and being prepared for a home fire. When I got married they gave my husband and me fire extinguishers from Edmonton to put in our basement and kitchen in case of a fire. I remember receiving the gift and thinking that it would sit on top of our refrigerator gathering dust till the end of time.
Then one day I was cooking with grease and started a little grease fire on our gas stove. As soon as I saw the small flame I instantly felt pure anxiety, but then I remembered my forgotten gift from my wedding. I quickly used it and extinguished all the flames and nothing was hurt or lost. While the experience was very scary it made me realize how grateful I was that I had a fire extinguisher in my home. Now I am an advocate for having fire extinguishers from Edmonton in everyone’s home. You will never know when you need one, and you will be so grateful that you do have one if the need arises. Knowing about fire safety in the home is so important, and it is even more important to always be prepared.
March 26th, 2013 by Marty Day
The International Green Awards began in 2006 with the goal of recognizing strategies that utilize creative approaches in an effective and engaging manner, which result in more sustainable outcomes. They are now a recognized event on the worldwide sustainability business calendar.
The International Green Awards seeks to be an agent of change by highlighting examples of creative, innovative and effective sustainability approaches. Every year, the Awards team conducts a global search to locate true innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers, identifying global sustainability success stories that motivate and inspire others.
In previous years, the Awards added three new categories: Best Green Educational Project, Best Green Product Innovation and Best Green Use of Mobile Apps & Technology, resulting in 16 categories total. The ‘China Environmental Protection Foundation’ won the International Green Awards Grand Prix in 2010, for a creative outdoor campaign promoting vehicle use reduction.
In 2011, the International Green Awards celebrated the theme of “UN International Year of Forests”. In addition, it introduced a membership platform, which connects professionals and citizens in the field of sustainability, opinion leaders and global experts, to further add value. This platform will enable members to debate the major sustainability issues our generation faces, and allow them to share innovative business strategies.
March 19th, 2013 by Marty Day
If you are considering renting carpet cleaning equipment, you may end up spending a tremendous amount of money on equipment, and cleaning supplies. That is why it is a great option to spend a reasonable amount of money to hire professional carpet cleaners in Peoria IL. When hiring professionals, you will be able to avoid paying the cost for rental equipment and cleaning supplies. Your professional cleaners will provide all of the equipment, supplies, and will perform the cleaning for you for a much better price than doing it yourself. If you do not need your carpet cleaned in each room, you will be able to reduce the cost and only have the professional cleaners perform the cleaning services in only the rooms that you want. You will be very satisfied with the carpet cleaners in Peoria IL that you hire and will see a great improvement in the way your carpet looks, and smells. They will be able to eliminate any minor or major stains, as well as remove any animal or unpleasant smell without any complications. Having professionals take care of your carpet cleaning for you is the best way to receive the best quality carpet clean for your money.
March 19th, 2013 by Marty Day
Furnace cleaning of Barrhead AB is vital to the life span of the furnace and its components. The filter should be cleaned or replaced, along with vacuuming and cleaning of the blower and belts.
The power source to the furnace should be unplugged before cleaning begins. Remove the front panel from the furnace and set it aside out of the way. Remove the furnace filter. Depending on the type of filter you have, either clean it or replace with a new one. To clean the filter, run cool water through it or take it outside and hose it down. You will need to lay it on a clothesline or drying rack to allow it to dry before placing it back into the furnace. Remove the fan blower if possible and clean it with soapy water and a sponge. Use an old toothbrush to reach in and clean tight areas on the fan. Use a sweeper attachment to vacuum out the remaining dust within the furnace. Once cleaned, place all items back into the furnace the same way they were removed. You may then restore the power source. You can also have a furnace cleaning of Barrhead AB service perform the job for you.
March 15th, 2013 by Marty Day
As uranium or thorium present in the earth decays, it produces an odorless and colorless gas called radon. Radon is radioactive, and it can cause health problems, such as lung cancer, in the people who encounter it. If your home stands near or on certain types of rock formations or is made of some building materials associated with radon, you may have radon in your basement. The gas is heavy, so it tends to stay there, but for the health of the home’s inhabitants, it must be removed. Luckily, there are affordable radon solutions in Holt, Michigan, available.
Radon can seep in through cracks in your home’s foundation, so one of the most affordable radon solutions in Holt, Michigan, is applying a concrete sealant to the edge’s of your home’s slab. You could also install a plastic radon barrier on your basement or crawl space floor.
One of the most effective ways of dealing with radon gas is to increase the air flow in your basement. Have a proper ventilation system installed to help the air in your basement move out of your home. Another option is to install an exterior ventilation system. A system like this draws the air out of your basement from the outside, which should reduce your radon levels.
March 14th, 2013 by Marty Day
I have a water softener to make my well water more palatable and to eliminate the iron content. Recently I needed a company from Morris IL for water softener service. The place that had originally sold me the softener had gone out of business, so I needed to find a different company. I was happy with the service by the technician the company sent to my house. The softener had not been working properly, as evidenced by the fact that I could detect the odor of iron within less than a week after the machine ran through its cycle.
The technician said one of the filters was clogged. This was a relatively easy problem to fix, and I was glad about that. He dismantled the apparatus and cleaned the filter in my bathroom sink. The technician from this Morris IL water softener company said I was doing everything right — using the right salt pellets and running the equipment as I should.
I love having a water softener and couldn’t imagine living in this house without one. The water would always have the scent and taste of iron, and it would leave orange discoloration on everything. It’s good to know I can get prompt and efficient service when I need the equipment repaired.
March 12th, 2013 by Marty Day
Anyone that has done DIY tree removal before can bear witness that this task can be a rather tricky affair and this is why the residents of Woodinville, have left tree removal in Woodinville to the professionals. There are so many dangers that are normally presented by trees and if these trees are not removed in time, there is a lot of harm that they can cause. Once the roots of the trees have found their way into the foundation of the house, they can easily make the house weak.
The branches of the tree can also fall off at any time and harm the people around the tree at that time. It is important for homeowners to try as much as possible to ensure that these useful trees do not pose any sort of danger in the long run. Maintenance of the trees should be done on a regular basis, most likely by a professional. This maintenance work should be encompassed of tree trimming to make sure that the branches do not grow too long.
However, once the problem gets out of hand, it is always advisable to call in the help of a professional arborist so as to have the tree removed. Tree removal experts will always be well equipped with the right tools to do the job. These experts also know how to handle the tree in the safest way possible in the process of tree removal in Woodinville.
February 28th, 2013 by Marty Day
I have always hired a cleaning service to come into my home once a week and do all of my deep cleaning, but after I gave birth to my daughter I started to rethink the cleaning company that was working for me. I had read lots of studies about harsh chemicals not being good for a newborn to be around, so I started looking for eco friendly cleaning services in Redwood City. I knew that I still needed a house cleaning service, but I knew that I could not bring anymore harsh chemicals into my home, and that is why I was looking for some Redwood City eco friendly cleaning services to check out.
I did a few interviews with some eco friendly cleaning services in Redwood City before I decided on which one I wanted to hire. After having an eco friendly cleaning service clean my home for the first time, I wasn’t sure that I could really tell a difference other than there was not a harsh chemical smell. Since I had been worried that the house was not going to be as clean using eco friendly products, I was pleasantly surprised that I could not tell the diffence between using harsh chemicals and eco friendly cleaning supplies.
February 28th, 2013 by Marty Day
Buildings are exposed to high levels of air pollution and if this problem is not taken care of in time, the occupants of these buildings are bound to suffer from chronic respiratory diseases. Air filters in Toronto are devices that are used by the residents of Toronto to purify the air and make it breathable. When choosing air purifiers, it is always advisable to go for the purifiers that are of high quality and also reliable.
Those people that suffer from allergies as well as those that own pets in the house need to be careful when selecting purifiers. A wrong choice in a filter might affect the pets and might also further add to the allergy problems of the building’s inhabitants. Air purifiers work by removing mildew, pollen, dust and mold from the air. These elements are among the key causes of the numerous health problems that are affecting human beings presently.
The brands of air purifiers that are currently in the markets of Toronto are many and the client might find himself caught up in the middle when it comes to choosing a purifier. The features in air filters are usually not the same, they vary from one brand to the other and so clients can choose filters based on the features that these filters have. Lastly, before purchasing air filters in Toronto it is important for the client to do a background research on all the facts about the purifier.