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4 Dog-Related Problems that an End of Lease Cleaner Can Cope with Better than You

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For owners, dogs can be the most important part of their homes. However, you might find that the people who occupy the property after you aren't so keen on the things they leave behind, and your landlord may refuse to return your full bond if the dog has left any signs. Even if they do return your bond in full, it's only polite to make sure the property is just the way you found it when you leave it; after all, it was nice of your landlord to allow pets in the first place.

8 May 2017

Building Supplies You Could Consider As Stair Coverings

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Concrete tends to be a preferred building material due to the inherent strength that it has. As such, you will find it used in an assortment of applications around your structure including stairs. However, despite the enhanced sturdiness of concrete stairs, it should be noted that leaving them unfinished could make them much harder to maintain as compared to their timber counterparts. If the concrete stairs are not covered with a suitable material, they can be prone to cracking, which results in premature deterioration.

8 May 2017

Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Bathroom Mirrors

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Mirrors are a great addition to any modern or contemporary style bathroom. Bathroom mirrors reflect images when looked into, but they can also perform so many different functions, including reflecting light to brighten up the space and for decoration purposes. But given that bathrooms are wet areas, bathroom mirrors are often susceptible to water damage. Water can drip under the edges of the mirrors and leave some dark, unsightly blemishes behind.

8 May 2017

Don't Overlook These Important Factors When Hiring for Your Warehouse

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You may not give much thought to your warehouse hiring, as those who work in a warehouse as pickers and packers or as stockpersons may not need many specialized skills or training. However, this doesn't mean you don't want to be selective about the persons you hire, as proper handling of your materials as well as maintaining a correct inventory is very important for your overall business. Note a few things to look for when hiring for your warehouse.

25 January 2017

Inorganic Soil Amendments Needed When Constructing Sporting Fields

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If you want to construct a playing field in your school, you need to give precedence to two things. First, grass must be able to grow on the turf generously. Second, water must flow from the playing turf so that it doesn't clog the ground and compromise player efficiency. Both of these factors rely on the physical and chemical attributes of the soil. Inorganic soil amendment will give your soil the desirable characteristics for a good quality playing field.

5 December 2016

How to Avoid Spreading Germs When Clearing a Blocked Drain

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Some operators of restaurants inadvertently spread germs to food preparation areas as they clear blocked drains in their kitchens. This article discusses some precautions that you can take to avoid contaminating the areas near the blocked drains during the clearing process. Brush Size The diameter of the brush that you use when undertaking blocked drain clearing may contribute to spreading germs in your commercial kitchen. For instance, a brush whose diameter is larger than the diameter of the drain can lead to the spread of germs within that kitchen.

2 December 2016

Safety tips for new pool owners

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A swimming pool is a wonderful addition to any property. However, if you have just had one built, it's a good idea to think about what type of safety measures you can implement to protect those who will be using it, particularly if there are people in your household who are not strong swimmers (or cannot swim at all). Here are a couple of things you can do to ensure your new pool is a safe environment for your family and friends.

1 December 2016

Why You Should Hire a Professional For Your Drilling Project

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If you are in need of drilling on your property, such as for new wiring or piping, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to handle this for you. While you might be able to get instructions on doing the drilling yourself, this can be risky and cause even more costly issues. Here are some reasons to hire a professional for your drilling needs. They Know How to Find Current Utilities

14 November 2016

Determining Relative Elevation, DIY-Style

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There are plenty of reasons you might want to conduct an engineering survey of your own property. You might be considering building an extension or some other small structure, for example, and need to know the elevation of your land before you begin. Leveling--figuring out the relative elevation between two points--is widely considered to be the simplest form of engineering survey, and there are two main ways you can figure out levels on your own at home without a great investment.

28 July 2016

The Advantages of Hiring a Piling Contractor for Construction

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Piles are often used for new construction; these are long posts or beams that are buried underground and which help to brace up a foundation. Their function is similar to underpinning, but they are placed before a foundation is poured. Piles can help to support a very tall or heavy building, especially in construction areas with soft and moist soil that may allow a building to shift and settle. A piling contractor uses heavy-duty equipment to drive the pile into the ground, versus digging a pit for it.

22 July 2016