Archive for January, 2017

6 Ways to Keep Your Natural Bamboo Floors Looking Their Best

Bamboo wood flooring ideas

While natural bamboo flooring is well-known for its durability, these floors do require special maintenance. In order to keep your floors looking good as new, here are the things you need to o regularly.

  1. Sweep up dirt and dust. Natural bamboo flooring has a distinct shine that can be easily masked by dirt and debris. Use a fiber broom or dust rag to clear the floor regularly. Additionally, it’s best to keep the floors as dry as possible as not to attract more dirt and dust. It’s especially important to sweep high-traffic areas of the flooring, by doors or areas of seating, because dirt in this area will become abrasive, wearing down the bamboo as time goes on.
  2. Mop regularly. You can either use any hardwood floor cleani

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4 Ways to Keep a Construction Zone Safe

Alturnamats

There is a constant need for safety in the construction zone. It’s easy to get lax and skirt around the protocols. Even so, when you get too comfortable is when things can go wrong. Every worker should be vigilant and attentive while they are working in order to avoid accidents and injuries. However, the workers aren’t the only thing that needs protecting. The machines themselves cost a lot of money and the tools are necessary for work. Even the ground needs to be looked out for. Using ground protection mats and steel crane pads will help to make sure that the heavy machinery and ground are being properly looked after. Here are a few more ways that you can ke

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Are Smokers Really More at Risk of Lung Cancer After Being Exposed to Radon?

Radon denver

Local radon testing should be done periodically if you want to avoid the side effects of radon gas. What is radon? It is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs. It comes about when uranium begins to breakdown. It can usually be found in igneous rock as well as soil and sometimes in water. There have been a lot of studies that show that lung cancer is one of the main side effects of radon. There are problematic and often fatal side effects to radon which is why residential radon testing services should be no stranger to you. For the purpose of this article, let’s f

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Do You Know Which Plumber to Call in an Emergency?

Schaumburg plumbing

You had hoped for the best.
Unfortunately, you had found the worst.
While your next door neighbors spend part of the year in their Arizona home, you watch over their house in the midwest. This year, the neighbor’s schedule had been no different, but the weather back home had been pretty extreme. Like the year’s past, as soon as the middle of October rolled around, the neighbors packed up their belongings and headed to the warmth of their winter home location. Also like year’s in the past, you and your husband made sure that at least once a week one of walked all of the way through their home. You walked in and out of bathrooms, checked the sump pump in the basement, double checked that the temperature was normal. You never really found any problems, but it was comforting for your neighbors to know

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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional

Dishwasher repairs

There are certain things that you can absolutely do yourself when it comes to repairs in your home. In this ‘do it yourself’ day and age, you have almost everything at your disposal to that you can do all the repairs that you want. But, should you really want to? There are certain things in the home that really require a professional. Washing machine repairs, dryer repairs, dishwasher repairs; all of these things might sound like a YouTube tutorial could teach you what to do. However, the main things that go wrong with these types of appliances are electrical. An electrical appliance that uses water or has water in it at some point has malfunctioned. Does that s

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