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  • The 5 Essential Outdoor Cleaning Tools

    29 December 2016

    Outdoor cleaning is not a fun task, but it is necessary. Whether you're looking to spruce up the deck for a barbecue or to clean the pavers in the garden, this list has what you need. Instead of having twenty different cleaning tools for different purposes, use these five versatile pieces of equipment for all your cleaning requirements outside of the house. From high pressure washers to extendable window cleaners, these tools have you covered so that the outside of your house looks brand new.

  • Shutters: The True Home Advantage

    29 December 2016

    When looking to replace your window coverings, one of the options you should consider is shutters. Not only will these window treatments update the appearance of your home, but they are also more functional than their fabric counterparts of curtains or drapes. In addition to this, shutters come in a wide assortment of materials which helps ensure you will find shutters that not only fit your budget but your aesthetic preferences too.

  • How to Avoid Problems with Sheet Metal Cutting, Bending, and Folding

    28 December 2016

    As a general contractor, you may encounter jobs that require sheet metal cutting. These can be anything from small roofing and siding jobs to unique jobs requested for home and garden projects. There are times when you will have issues with the cutting that causes damage to the sheet metal or bends in the sheet metal that are not part of the design and can't be reversed. Instead of going through multiple pieces of sheet metal and having to start over each time, consider these methods to avoid these problems.

  • The Importance of Environmental Assessment for Businesses

    28 December 2016

    There are significant concerns about the impact of commercial and industrial projects on the environment. The major problematic issues include climate change and depletion of natural resources. Therefore, you should consider getting your business evaluated with regard to the impact of your activities on the environment. This is particularly important when you are starting a new project or restructuring the setup. If you are still uncertain about this process, consider the reasons why an environmental assessment is beneficial for your business.

  • Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Metal Fabrication

    26 December 2016

    Most production facilities and repair shops will need metal fabrication performed at one time or another, either for their raw materials or for repair work on various parts. Rather than hire a welder or invest in expensive equipment to do this on your own, you could simply send out metal pieces to be fabricated for you. Note some questions you might have about the process of metal fabrication so you know what's involved and have an easier time hiring the right company for your needs.

  • Top Considerations to Make When Designing a Patio for Your Outdoor Space

    20 December 2016

    Designing a new patio for your outdoor space may not be as straightforward as it may seem. The type of property, available outdoor space and property boundary lines tend to influence the placement and design of a patio. Failure to factor these aspects into your planning can lead to costly mistakes during the course of the project. What are the top considerations that you should make when designing your patio to achieve a functional and aesthetically appealing outdoor space?

  • How to Make Conversation With a Taxi Driver

    19 December 2016

    If you have to take a taxi ride, you may be worried about making conversation with the driver. Finding yourself on a long airport transfer or stuck in city centre traffic with nothing to say can be an uncomfortable experience. Below is a handy guide which will help you to make and sustain a conversation with your taxi driver. Take the Initiative Sometimes a taxi driver will be quite happy to talk away to themselves, and it is easy to give simple yes and no responses to show that you are listening.

  • Need Truck Mounted Attenuators? Here's Why You Should Go For Detachable Units

    13 December 2016

    Truck mounted attenuators (TMAs) are critical systems that should be applied anytime you're conducting works on or around roads. Examples include road repairs, road maintenance, accident rescue, etc. The attenuators alert oncoming traffic about the works in progress to avoid a collision. And when that fails, they provide a cushioning that safeguards the people and vehicles involved from severe damage or injury. There are two types of TMAs available: detachable and permanent units.

  • Factors to Consider Before Deciding to Replace Your Switchgear

    23 August 2016

    The reliability and performance of an electric grid are usually dependent on the switchgear. The switchgear is the equipment that manages, controls, isolates, and protects electrical equipment from overloads and short circuits which can damage them and interrupt power supply. They are also used to de-energize electrical equipment to allow electrical repair and maintenance work. Regular maintenance practices can extend the usable life of your switchgear. However, with time, you may find that you are not getting the expected service from the equipment.

  • Five Simple Things You Need to Prime a Water Pump

    12 July 2016

    If you haven't used your water pump for a few months, you should prime it before using it again. This process removes all of the air from your pump to ensure it works correctly. To prime your pump, you don't need a lot of supplies, but here are five things that can help.  1. Watering can During the priming process, you are going to be pouring a lot of water into your pump and into the hoses you use to connect your pump to your water source.