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Was Your Home Built Before 1970? What You Need To Know About Asbestos

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Was Your Home Built Before 1970? What You Need To Know About Asbestos

If you just bought an older home, you might have to worry about asbestos, especially if your home was built before 1970. Prior to 1970, asbestos was used in a variety of products, including insulation and flooring. Asbestos is a potentially dangerous substance that can cause serious health issues. Here are a few things that can keep you safe when dealing with asbestos. Where Is It Found? Many people believe that asbestos was only found in insulation. However, it was actually found in many products that were used in the manufacturing of homes. Some of the most common items that contained asbestos included: Vinyl floor tiles Rubber door gaskets Artificial fire logs for gas fireplaces Wallpaper adhesive What Are The Health Implications? Asbestos fibers have been known to cause two very serious and life-threatening diseases – mesothelioma and asbestosis....

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3 Surprising Benefits Of Home Water Filters

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have considered having a water filter installed in your home, then you may be hesitating purchasing it just to have better-tasting drinking water. While better-tasting and healthier tap water is one huge benefit of home water filters, there are many other benefits to having filtered water in your home that you may not be aware of.  1. Filtered Water Can Improve Your Skin and Hair You may be someone who chooses high-quality skin and hair care products, but you may not think about the fact that you are using them with low-quality water. If your water is hard, or has a high level of contaminants, then think about the money you waste on good products that you use with bad water.  Filtering water that comes out of your tap or shower can help improve skin problems, including some...

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5 Tips For Saving Fuel When Driving Your Big Rig

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you are an owner-operator or someone who works for a big trucking company, you have probably noticed that your semi truck uses a lot of fuel. Although you’re obviously going to use quite a bit of diesel fuel when going long distances, there are ways that you can reduce the amount of fuel that you use. Doing so will both save you and your company money and will be better for the environment as well: 1. Change Your Air Filter Regularly Changing your truck’s air filter regularly is important for a few reasons. First of all, it will help your truck’s engine operate more efficiently, which means that you will conserve fuel. It will also help keep your engine cool, which will help you keep your truck in good condition. 2. Keep an Eye on Your Tires You...

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Septic Maintenance

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you own a home, you know the importance of taking care of things to make sure they run properly and last a long time. Your septic is one thing that needs to be regularly maintained in order to work efficiently and effectively. Here are some routine maintenance steps and some precautions that you should take in order to keep your septic running as it should. Pump And Inspect You should have your septic pumped out regularly to remove the sludge that gets trapped along the bottom of the tank. This will allow water to move freely through the pipes to the leach field to break down into soil and fertilizer. The frequency of pumping will vary depending on how many people you have living in your home and the size of septic tank you own. A good rule...

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How To Safety Dispose Of Needles In Your Own Home

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For people who must use injectable needles at home, it’s important that you dispose your needles and any other sharps properly. Needles that are disposed of improperly pose a safety risk to waste disposal workers and others. Here is the information you need to responsibly dispose of needles and do your part to stop the spread of infectious diseases. The Risks of Needle Disposal If you use needles at home for a health condition, simply placing them in a trash bag for disposal carries serious risks. Needles can easily poke through trash bags or containers, exposing waste workers to any diseases that are contained within the needle. There are special dangers present relating to diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, which can be transmitted through a needle. It’s also possible for someone you know to become pricked with a...

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