• DIY & Rennovation

    Asbestos may pose hidden dangers in the home

    Many homeowners who built their homes in the 1970s used asbestos products after the products were regulated for use. The product has been the cause of health complications to millions of people who have been exposed to micro-scoping fibers, which slowly damaged and complicated their health after a long period of inhaling. According to the Mesothelioma Cancer Network, the threat of asbestos exposure does occur to homeowners when they are doing some upgrade or remodeling to remove the asbestos products in areas where they were used. The asbestos products, which contain other dangerous compounds, at the point when

  • Machines & Maintenance, Parts & Equipment

    4 Fun Facts About Plumbing

    Plumbing services Geneva IL are not necessarily something you give thought to on a daily basis, but they’re an essential service to each and every one of us. To give us all a little more appreciation for this crucial service in our communities around the world, here are four interesting plumbing facts. World Plumbing Day The World Plumbing Council has declared March 11 as World Plumbing Day, a day to recognize the hard-working men and women who contribute to the life-giving service of bringing clean water to communities across the globe. Plumbers and trained professionals everywhere

  • Real Estate

    Discover the Wonders of the Carolina Coast

    Stretching 300 miles from Virginia Beach almost to Myrtle Beach, the coast of North Carolina is a place of outstanding beauty. With long, warm summers, short, mild winters and vast expanses of unspoiled ocean vistas, eastern North Carolina has long been known as a summer retreat for tourists, and increasingly as a winter haven for snowbirds. Even so, this region is largely characterized by small, centuries-old shoreline communities. Visitors who encounter coastal charms from their North Carolina beachfront rentals are apt to return in the coming years. The Outer Banks The Outer Banks are a chain

  • Machines & Maintenance

    3 Fire Safety Tips To Implement in Your Home or Business

    Fires in homes or workplaces often result in injury, loss of property and even loss of life. Because the effects of fires can be so catastrophic, it is important to take steps to prevent and respond to fires. Consider a few tips that may help keep you and those around you safe from fires. 1. Maintain Equipment  One of the most important things you can do to stop a small blaze from turning into an uncontrollable one is to keep all of your safety equipment working properly. This includes smoke detectors, fire alarms, fire

  • Lawn & Garden

    4 Ways To Turn Kids’ Love of Machinery Into a Chance To Learn

    Little kids love big machinery. There’s something about the noisy motors and busy gears that attract kids to construction vehicles of all types. The best part about this near-universal interest is that there are many ways to use it to educate children without them even realizing it. Before scrambling to schedule an outing to a heavy machinery storage facility, consider these four ways you can turn the love of machinery into a chance to learn. Watch How They’re Used Children can sit transfixed for the longest time just watching bulldozers move earth and dump trucks empty

  • Machines & Maintenance

    Uses of Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel is a type of alloy made from steel, chromium, carbon, and various other elements. Since its invention in 1871 by Harry Brearley, a variety of industries have adopted its use. Here are some examples of objects this amazing metal makes possible. Bearings A bearing is a small mechanical part that allows another object to rotate, for example by supporting wheel shafts, turbines, or rotors. They come in different types, including stainless steel roller bearings, ball bearings, and tapered roller bearings. Machines such as cars, airplanes, and generators all function with the help of

  • Exteriors, Machines & Maintenance

    What You Need To Know About Commercial Oil Tanks

    If your business is looking to move to a new building, there are several factors that are essential to consider before you sign on the dotted line. One of these considerations is the presence of a commercial oil tank. Having one of these tanks on your property could have significant ramifications, so you may wish to consider a few bits of information about them. What Are They? Commercial oil tanks are large underground storage tanks that hold oil to be used by a nearby business. This oil acts as an energy source that is

  • DIY & Rennovation

    Major Home Repairs You Can Not Put Off

    As a homeowner, you constantly make practical decisions, from what appliances to choose to when you need to clean the windows. Home maintenance, as much as any other decision-process, constantly evolves. However, among your checklist of repairs, some are so critical that you need to attend to them in a timely manner. Here are some of the maintenance tasks that should be mandatory, not optional, items on your homeowner to-do sheet. Foundation Cracks Homes in some regions of the country are subject to extreme weather conditions; cycles of heating and cooling can cause subsidence, where

  • Machines & Maintenance

    3 Industries That Rely on Compressed Air

    Compressed air is vital to a range of industries. From the pharmaceutical sector to the aerospace industry, compressed air keeps the world running. It can be used either to generate and store energy or to contribute to a process. Energy Air uses the compression process to power tools and equipment and is especially useful when an application requires a lot of power or electricity is unavailable or unsafe. Active Air contributes pressurized air to a process and often interacts directly with a product. You might be surprised at some of the industries that use either or both

  • Machines & Maintenance

    Septic Tank Basics

    If you’ve never owned a home with a septic tank, it can feel like a daunting task. As long as you have a good system and follow some basic guidelines, maintaining the septic tank will not be difficult. There may be some bad habits you will have to break, and you may have some uncomfortable conversations with guests, but overall these systems are easy and efficient.  Pump Routinely Basic household septic tanks should be pumped out every three to five years. If you have a smaller tank, then don’t go longer than three years.