What You Need to Know about Installing Roller Blinds in Your Home

Are you looking to get a set of quality roller window blinds for your home but do not know where to start? How do they compare with other window treatments in the market? These are valid questions and well worth investigating before you spend any amount of time and money on these blinds.

What are roller blinds?

Let us start by understanding what exactly roller blinds are. Simply put, these blinds are a simple, yet stylish kind of window treatment that can be the solution to the visual and practical requirements of your home. They appear as vertical lengths of fabric or cloth-like product that can be deployed from the top of the window through a mechanical contraption. In many cases, the roller mechanism needs to be manually adjusted by pulling on a length of rope or chain beside the window.

As an alternative, motorised version does exist, and in … Read the rest

How to save money on Air conditioning

An air conditioner running in your house can be expensive and therefore send your bills to the roof. However, there are ways you can help it run better and still save a few bucks. It is possible that you could be cooling the neighborhood through the worn out doors, cracks and broken seals.

Therefore, what do you do to save the energy and bucks thereof?

Carry out an energy audit

Primarily, get a certified energy rater or an air conditioning service provider to carry out a home energy audit. This guy will check the possibility of energy leaks in your home and propose the best ways to improve your home energy efficiency. Again, you could also do a mini audit through stretching your hands along the doors and windows from outside and get a feel of cold air escaping.  Thus, you can seal any spaces where the air is escaping … Read the rest

How does crime scene clean-up work?

For most people, this is the worst job ever and many of these do not even appreciate it. It’s actually at the bottom of the distasteful jobs one would take up. There are three things that you must have as a crime -scene- cleaner; your ability to detach from work, a strong stomach-it’s easy here to throw-up, and the ability to sympathize- this allows you to do it with a passion and compassion.

  • As a crime- scene cleaner, you must be able to rationally detach from your work. Here you would be treading the thin line between sensitivity and detachment. If you are a depressive or an empath, try something different. Great enthusiasms for gore or voyeurism are some of the signs that will lead you to be rejected for a crime-scene -cleaner job.
  • Once you pass the psychology test, you are trained on the whole subject of crime scene
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Best Practices for Proper Disposal of Construction Debris

It’s exciting for area homeowners to complete a renovation on their home, whether they complete the project themselves or hire a contractor to do it for them. However, sometimes homeowners throw construction and demolition materials into a trash can because they’re uncertain of what to do with it. Many states, including California, have strict laws against this practice. Contractors and homeowners who engage in it could find themselves subject to fines and other legal consequences.

What Constitutes Construction and Demolition Waste?

Waste is a broad term that covers at least the following three categories:

  • Debris such as asphalt, concrete, and rubble from bridges, highways, and other large civic projects
  • Demolition and remodeling debris such as appliances, brick, insulation, fixtures, plaster, and wood from old buildings
  • New construction waste such as packaging and scrap material

While it’s possible to recycle a lot of construction and demolition waste, some of it … Read the rest

Things to Consider when Buying Railings

The right railings can truly make a home standout while also serving the additional benefit of making stairs and other areas of your home more accessible. Although for homeowners buying railings for the first time it can be an intimidating process. In this article we are going to highlight a few things you should take into consideration before purchasing railings for your home.

Does My Home Need Railings?

The great thing about railings is the many cases where they can be used, if you are reading this article you are probably already planning on purchasing railings but if you are still undecided below I have listed a few different uses for railings though there are many more possible uses cases.

  • Railings can be used indoors or outdoors to make areas more accessible to everyone
  • Railings should be installed on staircases and along balconies to ensure the users safety
  • Railings can
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Shopping for Curtain Fabrics Online

More and more of us are choosing to shop online. Online shopping is quick, simple, and convenient, and it also gives you access to a huge range of products. If you’re planning to shop for curtain fabrics online and you’re hoping to find the perfect curtains for your home, here are some tips to bear in mind.

Shopping for curtain fabrics online

If you log onto your laptop or use your phone to search for curtain fabrics online, you’ll come across hundreds of pages. It’s wonderful to have a choice as a customer, but if you don’t have time to trawl through endless galleries, it’s wise to have a wishlist. If you have an idea of what you’re looking for, this will help you narrow down your options, as you can change your search criteria. Think about what colours and prints you’re looking for, the kind of curtain fabrics you’re … Read the rest

How to Get Your Lawn Ready to Sell Your House

Are you planning to sell your home? Most likely you have a list of all the tasks that you need to complete before you stake the “For Sale” sign. You need to clean and organize the outside, patch up anything that is damaged, and make sure the yard site is tidy. The goal is to have your home look presentable to help boost the appeal.

One part of your home that you shouldn’t overlook is the lawn. Both the front and backyard can influence the desirability of your house. A lawn that is burnt and full of weeds won’t have the same effect as one with lush green grass all around.

If you let your lawn get a bit out of hand, there are some things you can do to bring it back to life. Here are a few tips to help get your lawn ready for when you sell … Read the rest

Ways a professional office cleaning service can improve your business

Cleaning is not a favorite for many and especially when it comes to office. This is why many people hire cleaning services from a reliable office/condo cleaning services provider. This is the place where you spend most of your time and therefore ought to be kept conducive. You wouldn’t want to take the risk of contacting some hygiene-related conditions and diseases.

Here are five reasons why you need to hire the services of a condo/office cleaning company.

  1. To make a good impression

Whenever you enter an office for the first time, there is an impression, a picture, you get that tells you who the occupant is. A clean and well-kempt office will send an impression to a stranger that you are a serious guy and a client would feel more comfortable hiring your services. A disorganized and dirty place would shun would be customers and would be partners. That is … Read the rest

HOW TO FIND THE LEAK IN YOUR ROOF

There is an African saying that goes if you ignore a crack you end up rebuilding the whole wall. This is to say that even if you think the leak on the roof is too small, repair it anyway. Many slam ignored leaks end up causing mold to grow on the insulations and causes the sheath and rafters to rot.

If you notice patched stains on the ceiling that are most often round. Some may travel down the wall. If you say any of these two signs it is time to take a keen look at your roof and identify the exact place that is leaking before it worsens.

Finding the location of the leak

  1. Remove the shingles and look for any penetrations.

 If you have a case of running water, remember that will not indicate where the leak is from. Most leaks come from chimneys, vents and most projects … Read the rest

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Advertise Your Rental Property for Free

The most successful landlords are able to advertise their property easily so that potential tenants can find them. If you’re used to advertising your houses and apartments in the local newspaper or putting a “For Rent” sign in the front lawn, you’ll be happy to know how much time and money you’ll save by using the digital world.

Websites exist specifically to ensure that you don’t have to spend a dime advertising your property, or you can create your own website in case you don’t believe that others can get your message across the way you want. Social media also helps let people know that you have property available. Here are three convenient tools for advertising your rentals while keeping your wallet full.

Free Rental Listing Websites

The internet has various sites that charge nothing to help promote the property you have to rent. Among them is Turbo Tenant, which … Read the rest