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2 Chemicals You Can Avoid by Using Eco Carpet Cleaning

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Who doesn’t love a luxurious freshly cleaned carpet? Unfortunately, some traditional carpet cleaning methods leave a chemical cocktail in their wake. Not only can these chemicals have negative health effects, but also they eventually find their way into the soil and become ingrained in the environment. Of course you might struggle to avoid all chemicals completely unless you relocate to a desert island–on another planet. But it is possible to help the environment and reduce your exposure in incremental ways. Next time you need your carpets cleaned, why not use an eco carpet cleaning method to avoid the following commonly used chemicals. Perchloroethylene Perchloroethylene is a man-made liquid used for a variety of purposes ranging from shoe polish to dry cleaning solvent. It is commonly used in some types of carpet cleaning. This chemical is linked to health issues....

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You Need Insurance To Build An Extension On Your Home

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have decided that your home is too small for your needs, you have a couple of options. You can sell it and buy a new home, or you can build an extension. If you are going to choose the latter, you will need to have special insurance. Insurance is required by law when anyone is building a home extension, and it provides coverage for a number of things. There are several types of insurance that you need to know about. Workers’ Compensation Insurance It is unlikely that you are going to be doing all of the construction work yourself. Many people who are doing their own home extension project hire labourers to do a lot of the work. Even if you are hiring sub-contractors, don’t automatically think that they are going to have this coverage. The contractor’s...

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How To Make Your Own Customised Seat Covers

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

Custom made seat covers are a great way to personalise your vehicle and to protect the upholstery that is on the seats. But, it can often be expensive to get a custom made seat cover. You can easily customise your own seat covers, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. All you need to do is get a set of cheap seat covers, and then use some of the following tips to make them your own. Embroidery You can personalise each seat with names, nicknames, logos from your favorite sports teams and much more. There are a few ways that you can do this. If you are crafty and have a sewing machine, you can embroider names and designs on the seat covers. Or, you can take them to a shop that specialises...

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How To Drain And Refill The Pipes In Your Hot Water System

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is important that you keep your hot water system properly maintained so that it is always working properly. Most homeowners flush their systems out once a year to make sure that there are no obstructions in the pipes and that there is free-flowing water. In addition to flushing the hot water system, it may also be necessary to drain the system from time to time. For instance, there may be a problem in the pipes such as a crack or a break that needs to be repaired. Before you can do any repairs, you will need to completely drain the pipes. Read on to learn more about draining and refilling the pipes for your hot water system. Turn Everything Off Before you can drain the pipes, you need to make sure that the water is not hot. Turn the...

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Simplify your Downtime by Outsourcing your Life

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are living in an increasingly specialised world. However, when it comes to errands, cleaning and shopping – they are chores we all need to do. Within the last couple of generations, we’ve been relieved of much of the time-consuming labour of many of these tasks. It does not take much convincing to realise that work and time-saving devices have improved our quality of life. If you want to free up your time, think about why it might be worth paying someone else to do chores or tasks. Delegate to the Specialists Our society is undergoing exciting changes: the information age is well and truly here. With the internet and a whole new wave of smart services it is simple to outsource the drudge work in your life, delegating your tasks with a few clicks to the specialists in...

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Things To Know About Plasterboard For Your Home

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re having a new house built, or you’re adding an extension to your home, your contractor will likely use plasterboard to finish your interior walls. Plasterboard is known as drywall in other parts of the world, especially the United States, and it’s a finishing material that is affordable and easy to install. But to make sure you understand what this material is and some of its advantages, here are some important things to know about plasterboard. It’s Made From Gypsum — Plasterboard is constructed from gypsum, which is a grey-coloured mineral that is naturally-occurring and manufactured. Natural gypsum is plentiful and is mined in many countries, but is especially prevalent in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Natural gypsum is mined and then reduced to a granular consistency, after which it is heated and hardens, forming the main material...

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