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How to Get the Best Value from Your Skip Bin

It is not always an easy task to efficiently manage waste and clutter. Especially during times that involve domestic renovation, office clean-up, and other chores that generate waste, being on top of waste management is always a big task. Waste accumulates fast and easily goes unnoticed. You can quickly find yourself in a big mess if you do not have a proper waste disposal system in place. Hiring skip bins is an effective way of getting rid of waste and clutter. How do you ensure that you get the best value out of your skip bin hire? Take a look at some of the tips.

Categorize your waste

Skip bins come in different types for various kinds of waste. Some types of waste materials cannot be disposed of in a skip bin. Such include hazardous waste and liquids, human and animal waste, asbestos, oil, paint, and vehicle tires. Categorizing your …

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Cooling Tower for Cooling Buildings

Cooling towers are an efficient way of regulating the temperature in commercial buildings. The cooling tower rejects heat and channels it to the atmosphere. The towers achieve the cooling effect through evaporation of a stream of water, removing heat in the process. On the other hand, closed-circuit dry cooling towers use air to achieve a cooling effect. If you want to install a cooling tower for regulating the temperature in your commercial building, the following are some considerations that you should make:

Sound-Level Control

One of the downsides of installing a cooling tower is the potential noise generated. The noise is not ideal for many work environments, such as hospitals. Therefore, you should consider going for cooling tower designs that have a high level of sound control to create a conducive environment for different types of work. For instance, you can choose the package-type cooling towers. These can be pre-assembled …

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Strengthening Windows: 3 Tips for Cleaning Window Security Films

The numbers are rather startling: one home in Australia is broken into every 120 seconds. To prevent yourself from being a victim of residential burglaries and theft, secure your house to the best of your ability by upgrading to more secure locks, installing security systems and even installing window security films that will help strengthen the glass and make it a lot more difficult and time-consuming for burglars to break in. To maintain the effectiveness of the security films, keep the films clean using these 3 tips.

Use a Soft Cloth

Window security films are made from layers of strong and durable polymer that prevent the glass from shattering. While the polymer is quite tough and can endure quite a lot of wear over the years without compromising its function, you should still be careful when handling the film. Avoid using any cleaning supplies and tools that may be …

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How to Avoid Some Common DIY Road Line Marking Mistakes

When you own a commercial facility, you may want to manage your own road line marking, meaning creating lines for parking lots and to direct traffic in and out of your facility. You can usually do this on your own as there is equipment you can buy or rent to make the job easy, but note that road line marking is not always as simple as you think. You want to ensure you take the time to plan the work and do it right, and avoid some common mistakes. Note a few of those here.

1. Map out and clear the path

Before you start putting down any marks, you want to map out the path and ensure it’s clear. Remove any branches, litter, twigs, and even gum wrappers that might interfere with the even coating of the paint. The path should also be cleaned thoroughly, and this should …

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2 important pieces of fire safety equipment every home needs

Fire can have a shattering impact on your home. It can race through your structural building in just a few minutes, giving you and your family members little time to get away. The resulting losses could be tragic, from property loss to severe injuries and even death. By installing fire safety equipment in your house, you can be well prepared to fight out the fire in the event of an outburst. Here are two vital pieces of fire safety equipment every homeowner needs to guarantee the safety of the occupants. 

  • Fire extinguishers

Another important piece of fire safety device is the fire extinguisher. Note that there are different forms of fire extinguishers suitable for different fire types. For your home, you should opt for a dry powder fire extinguisher. Typically termed as a multipurpose extinguisher, a dry powder extinguisher can extinguish all kinds of home fires, including solids such as …

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How to Add Style to Your Condo’s Balcony

Your condo’s balcony may not be much to look at if you’ve neglected it over the years or if your complex has never done much to give it a personalized look. You might even find that you don’t enjoy spending time out on the balcony because it looks so dull, but with a few simple touches, it may become the outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted. Note a few ways you can add style to your condo’s balcony, and remember to always consider safety when working at an elevated height and any restrictions you face from the condo complex as well.

1. Upgrade the railing

If allowed, upgrade the balustrade or railing and the balusters or bars under the railing. Don’t settle for simple, plain metal bars and a thin rail that may have been installed during construction. Choose a thick wood balustrade with scrolling iron bars as balusters, or add …

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