If you own an older home, a disaster that may be looming without you ever knowing it is lead paint. Such paint is toxic and can cause a host of health problems for your family. Make sure you deal with it correctly by observing the following protocol. Control Dust The removal of lead paint often causes toxic dust to spread, making many areas in your home hazardous. That's why you need to take the necessary steps for controlling dust, such as wrapping your home with polyethylene plastic.
4 January 2018
Sandblasting is a type of work that can be fairly routine. However, it is often more complicated than individuals may anticipate, and this can lead to some situations where they may not be fully prepared for what will be involved in this work. This can be particularly true when individuals have been misled by potential myths. Myth: Sandblasting Is Only For Construction Projects There are many homeowners that are under the impression that sandblasting is something that is only done during construction projects.
27 December 2017
If you've decided to get your kids their very own iPod this year, be prepared for the repairs. It's not that iPods are prone to breakdowns. It's that kids are prone to accident. If you're prepared for the accidents, you won't get as stressed out when they actually happen. Having said that, there are some things you can do to help reduce the occurrence of accidents and mishaps. Here are four of those steps.
30 November 2017
If you've recently taken on a management and service role overseeing hydraulic equipment, it can be a learning curve. The degree of that curve will widely depend on how much experience you have with hydraulics. For those who are really new to this, it's important to familiarize yourself with the basics. Here are a few tips that will help you to get the longest possible life from your hydraulic cylinders.
29 October 2017
If you must deal with water damage, you want to be sure that the restorations give you more protection from water damage. Some of the things that you may want to consider for restorations include improvements like waterproof materials and drainage to help prevent future problems with water damage. Here are a few tips that could help prevent future water damage repairs in your home: 1. Drainage Problems and The Flooding Inside Your Home
6 October 2017
In most cases when a fire occurs in the home, it becomes uninhabitable and you lose most, if not all of your material possessions. However, there are instances where things are salvageable and the home suffers from smoke damage. There is the initial clean up and the aftermath of determining what damages have occurred. This could range from minor smoke, soot and water damage from the firefighters working to put out the fire.
12 September 2017
If you recently inherited an antique mantel clock that is not running, then you will be happy to know you might be able to fix it. Even if you do not know anything about clock repair and restoration, you can still perform some basic troubleshooting that often restores the timekeeping function for most antique clocks. To fix your antique clock, follow these steps: Step 1: Check to Make Sure the Clock's Hands Aren't Touching the Glass
21 August 2017
If you've just started an exciting career on the road as a long-haul truck driver, you undoubtedly already know that taking good care of your truck is an essential component of success at this endeavor. However, it's also imperative that your trailer is in good working order at all times -- a trailer malfunction can not only hold you up on the road while precious time slips away, it can cause you to get into an accident.
27 July 2017
When your home has been flooded due to natural causes, or even plumbing, the actions you take to clean things up will help reduce the costs of repairs. You want to get the water out quickly, repair personal items and dry your home out to keep damage at bay. Here are some tips that will help you keep your water damage problems under control and prevent higher repair costs: 1. Document the Damage with Photos and Video Before You Begin Cleaning
28 March 2017
If you live in a condo or will be buying one in the near future, it's important to be aware of when you will or will not be financially responsible for repairs to your home. For instance, you're likely to find that the homeowner's association to whom you pay monthly or yearly fees will only pay to replace or repair damaged or malfunctioning items that are shared with other units. You will usually get the bill when the damage manifests within your home.
14 March 2017