05Jan/18
Countertop Clean

Keeping a Stone Countertop Clean and Mould-Free

Kitchen countertops made of stone such as granite or marble are a sight to see. They possess their own characteristics that give life to an otherwise boring kitchen. These countertops can be of different colours, designs and shapes. But just like any other kitchen component, you have to keep them squeaky clean, as they serve as counters for food – both raw and cooked. If you have either a marble or granite countertop, here are some tips on how to maintain its cleanliness.
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03Jan/18
buying_house

7 Factors to Consider Before Buying a House

Housing is the biggest investment that we generally make in life, so we have to take into account a number of factors to make the right purchase. It is common for experts to recommend doing the calculations of the monthly mortgage payment or comparing the mortgage offers that are currently available on the market, but there is more to purchasing a house than simply the mortgage aspect.

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24Dec/17
energy saving

Advantages and Disadvantages of Combi Boilers for a Warm Home

Combi boilers, or combination boilers, combine water heating and central heating in a compact unit. Many people in the UK have chosen to have this system installed in their homes for a number of reasons. They are highly efficient and compact, making them suitable for homes with limited space. The system can be fired by oil, gas or LPG. If you are looking to replace your current boiler, weigh up the pros and cons of a combi boiler system.
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23Dec/17

A List of Four Major Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

When you are planning to choose the flooring for the different rooms in your home, it’s a matter that should be taken into careful consideration. Although there may be a lot of choices out there, it’s important that you make the right choice. So how do you choose the best type of flooring for your needs? There is one type of flooring that has become a popular choice with many homeowners today: luxury vinyl flooring. But what do you know about good vinyl flooring, and why should you even consider it? Here’s a list of the 4 major advantages of luxury vinyl flooring. Continue reading

27Nov/17
Eco-Friendly Garage Door

How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Garage Door

An environmentally friendly home means many things. It means high quality insulation. It means designing and installing fittings and fixtures which help save power and water, and thus save you money too, on utility bills. And it also means an energy-efficient garage door. Many people overlook the importance of an eco-friendly garage door when it comes to living in a “green” house. Here’s more about the importance of an environmentally friendly garage door.
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25Nov/17
Scrap Metals

Selling and Recycling Scrap Metals

Do you have scrap metal items at home that you are no longer using? Instead of just letting them stay inside a storage area where they serve no purpose, why don’t you just sell them? These items are still useful. Several companies are willing to pay for them.

Scrap Metals

The main reason why scrap metals are better recycled is that the production cost is lower. Instead of drilling ore and refining metals, recycling takes up less energy. It also needs less refinement. The entire process is also very expensive but the value of the final product created is pretty much the same.

You may not have the capacity to recycle metals, but you can sell them to companies that do. You only need to follow a few steps in order to get money from selling scrap metals.

Find a scrap dealer

There are a lot of scrap yards in various regions. Some of them are owned by the government while others are privately owned. There are laws covering scrap yards. They also have to follow certain regulations to be granted permission to operate.

Aside from local scrap yards, you should also consider online options such as Scrap Yards Dudley. Selling scrap online is very easy. You just have to register using your personal information and wait for the verification process to be complete.

Bring the scrap metals to the yard

For local scrap yards, it is best to go there directly and sell scrap metals. They will weigh the useful scrap metals and pay you a specific amount depending on the value of what you have. For online scrap yards, there is a different process. In most cases, you will be asked to send the metals and they will shoulder the cost of the delivery.

Send clean scrap metals

If you want to increase the value of the scrap metals you are planning to sell, clean them. Aluminum cans, for example, should be emptied. If the metal is coated with plastic or something else, remove it. Pure metals are more valuable when sold. Most of all, you need to understand the value of the metals you are planning to sell. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals differ in value. If the items you sell have the same weight, but different grades or values, the amount you will receive will also vary.

The money you will get from selling recycled metals is just the secondary goal. The more important thing is that you will help save the environment and make use of items that many thought are already worthless. You can keep on doing this, especially since a lot of items at home are made from different metals.

 

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16Nov/17
lighting

Green Lighting: Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting

As more and more consumers experience the joy of adding a great outdoor living space to their home, outdoor lighting is becoming a hot topic. From tiki torches to rope lighting, we want our patio or terrace to feel like a relaxing sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life, and one way to accomplish it is with effective mood lighting. However, lighting needs to be more than just beautiful, it also should be energy efficient. Here are some green lighting tips on how to keep your outdoor lighting as energy efficient as possible.
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09Nov/17
fly

The Four Most Common Types of Flies and How to Remove Them

Flies are a constant battle especially throughout the summer months, they pose a threat to your hygiene as well as just being a plain nuisance! But sometimes it can be challenging to even identify what species you are dealing with. Let alone selecting the best method to kill each species. That’s why it is often a better idea to call in the professionals such as Endeavour Property Services who offer fly control in Auckland. As pest control technicians are trained to effectively identify and treat all species of flies. Below we will go over the most common fly species as well as the best methods to get rid of them.
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12Oct/17
Boiler

Why it’s Essential to have Your Boiler Regularly Serviced and Maintained

Maintenance and servicing is very important in many areas – when it comes to your vehicles, your appliances, and so on. This is equally – or perhaps even more – true when it comes to your boiler. The boiler is a crucial item in your home or office, and its true importance is usually only felt when things go wrong; something that should be avoided at all costs, for obvious reasons.
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