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Aug 03 2017
Comments Off on The Health Implications After a Flood

Most of us have seen the devastating effects of floods that include damage to agricultural land, homes, and physical infrastructure. However, as shown by the World Health Organization (WHO), the health implications are even worse. Here are some of the most common health complications associated with flooding in Utah, in both the long term and short term. Many professionals cite the importance of flood cleanup. Utah and other states know the importance of such a step. Water borne diseases The risk of infection depends on population displacement...

Aug 01 2017
Comments Off on Protect Your Body from Extreme Temperatures

Several factors can affect someone's safety. You may be indoors and watching your favorite show on Netflix, or you could be out on the road driving with your family. Indiana's weather can cause all kinds of danger to your body. There are simple ways to keep yourself safe, thankfully.  Here are some of them:  Wear Comfortable Clothes  Hyperthermia and hypothermia are both dangerous. Make sure you're always dressed for the weather and that it's not too hot or too cold where you are. Even indoors, the outside...

Mar 03 2017
Comments Off on Preparing for Asphalt Sealcoating and Mistakes to Avoid

Your home is in a way, an extension of yourself, which is why, as much as possible, you keep it neat and tidy. While some may tend to focus on the interior design of their homes, you should pay attention to the different areas of your home’s exterior, too. Spring is coming, which is the best time to check on your driveways and schedule regular maintenance. Are you dealing with loose concrete aggregate and other debris? Maybe it’s time for an asphalt overlay. Before you call for sealcoating services in your area, here are some reminders...

Mar 02 2017
Comments Off on Waterproofing: An Essential Solution for Australian Structures

In the tropical areas of Australia, such as in the north and in the Kimberley region, the monsoon season can last for six months. From November to June, there can be heavy rainfall and even frequent flooding. These frequent rains can lead to several problems in buildings and in houses. Damages from water During the rainy season, water seepage can be a problem due to water stuck in terraces and ceilings. When water infiltrates buildings, it can lead to molds, insect infestation, and, worst of all, building failure. With such challenges in...

Feb 13 2017
Comments Off on Ice Dams are Not for Weak Roofs

Winters in Minnesota seem magical. Snow “paves” the streets, and light, white flakes bathe the Twin Cities seems picturesque, until the snow turns roads icy and not fit for driving, and a full on storm blankets Minneapolis/St. Paul in freezing temperatures. But apart from the bitter cold, you also have to worry about ice dams on your roof. A Destructive Ice Dam When snow melts on the roof, and then freezes at the eaves, it forms an ice dam. The snow melts because heat comes through your roof. Ice dams are bad because they can cause...

Feb 10 2017
Comments Off on Can Bleach or Ammonia Solve Your Mold Infestation Problem?

Contrary to popular belief, chlorinated bleach is not an effective solution against mildew and mold. There is a popular notion that strong-smelling bleach can solve the problem, but that is a myth you should not believe. Do you want to find out why bleach does not work? The Truth About Bleach Believe it or not, vinegar is much more effective than bleach in removing mold. Bleach only removes dark coloration when applied on a porous surface. When fungi are thriving on drywall or natural stone tiles, bleach will not be able to kill organisms...

Dec 28 2016
Comments Off on Downhill from Here: Australia’s Booming, But Not Improving, Commercial Property Returns

In the world of financing, going with ‘glass half empty’ is usually the best response when in doubt. By the looks of the country’s commercial property returns, the glass will not become full again until the next cycle. The good news is, it will have more than enough to keep the market from drying up. Slowing Flows According to official data from...

Oct 25 2016
Comments Off on How Mold Can Pose a Danger After Flooding

Although residents recovering from a severe flood would want to move on quickly with their lives, they should still take the time to clean their house thoroughly to remove mold and other pollutants. If left to grow, mold could significantly affect the health of the home’s inhabitants. So, ensure that no mold-related health problems arise in the future by removing any potential breeding grounds for fungi. Hazards of Mold Infestation Problems from exposure may arise once homeowners disturb mold sites either accidentally or through cleanup...

Oct 13 2016
Comments Off on What’s the Plan: The Right Approach to Terminating Termites In Your Property

For termites, American homes are cellulose repositories. Often called silent killers, they usually establish their nests underground or outdoors a few feet away from an accessible source of dead wood. They feed on furniture, books, and old newspapers and documents in the attic, and anything in the basement they can chew on. Whether you have subterranean termites, damp wood termites, drywood termites, or other types, you need to deal with them immediately. Your home will remain at risk for as long as these insects are tunneling right...

Oct 12 2016
Comments Off on These Incredible Yard Makeovers Will Transform Your Home at Low Cost

Yard makeover projects can be costly. But, with some brilliant makeover ideas, you don’t have to spend beyond your means just to produce the beautiful effect you wanted in your backyard. There’s no place like home, as the saying goes, and nothing beats a truly relaxing backyard where you can laze around while sipping your favorite drink. It’s also the perfect place to hold that wonderful barbecue party with your friends and family. The only thing that might be stopping you right now from doing all these is you think your backyard...

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