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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

Storm Water Drainage Solutions for Homeowners

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As a homeowner, you need to be concerned about stormwater drainage. Allowing stormwater to collect around your home can mean damage to the home's foundation, as that water can put pressure on the foundation. Directing stormwater to landscaping features or a garden can also mean keeping those areas well-watered and being able to cut down on actual watering, saving you money. Drainage solutions for homeowners are not always expensive and difficult to install; note a few of these solutions that you might consider for your home in particular.

21 July 2016

Things to Consider When Selecting Shower Tiles

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If you are remodeling your bathroom, one of the crucial elements to consider would be tiling. A mistake some homeowners make is simply buying tiles in bulk then expecting the contractors to install them in the bathroom. Although this may create a uniform appearance in your bathroom, the tiles may not be functional in the different areas of your bathroom. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when you are selecting shower tiles.

14 July 2016

Three factors to consider before buying a site for your building project

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It's easy to see why so many people choose to build their own houses rather than buying a pre-owned property. Few things are more exciting than constructing a home that is exactly to your liking, in every respect. However, this process can also be extremely challenging; one of the biggest hurdles which must be overcome is selecting a suitable site on which to build the property. Here are a few things which you'll need to take into account when making this decision.

26 April 2016