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Know What To Save After A Household Flood

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When you come home to a flooded house, one of your first thoughts is what is lost and what can be saved. This will depend on the type of flood water and how long the items have been wet. Here are how the professionals evaluate flood damage of personal items so you’ll have a starting point from which to make the choice of salvage or replace. Flood Water Sources Your home can be flooded from a number of sources, such as: broken water supply line overflowing appliance backed up drain The type of water from each of these sources determines...

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Home Upgrades 101: Three Energy Efficient Upgrades For Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the home. It is typically used daily for cooking, socializing, and eating. As one of the busiest rooms, it’s also one of the most expensive rooms in the home when it comes to energy usage. Fortunately, it isn’t too difficult to make your kitchen more energy-efficient. So how should you go about making your kitchen a little more green? Here are three tips: 1. Upgrade Your Appliances One of the most effective ways to make your kitchen a little more energy-efficient is by upgrading your...

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Why More Municipalities Are Using Garbage Totes For Trash Collection

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Rats have been getting a lot of attention lately in two villages in Western New York — Lancaster and Hamburg. The rats have moved into these communities because many of the surrounding towns and villages have outlawed people throwing trash away in plastic garbage bags and uncovered cans. Those towns and villages have bought totes for the residents to use that rats can’t get into. This has made the rats looks elsewhere for food. Now, Lancaster and Hamburg are looking into using totes for trash removal. Here is why the new...

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2 Tips To Help You Develop A Sustainable Supply Chain

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More and more corporations are beginning to worry about the potential negative impact their business activities could have on the environment. If you are hoping to make your own company more environmentally-friendly in the future, it can be beneficial to start developing a sustainable supply chain to help you access the raw materials needed to manufacture the products you sell on the open market. Here are two tips you can use to help you begin developing a more sustainable supply chain for the future. 1. Communicate your expectations to your...

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Guaranteeing Quality, Performance, And Safety – Options Available In Lead Products

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While metal works continue to be a vital part of the American economy, the health scares associated with it in the past have left lead struggling to catch up to the rest of the market place. However, if you’re working on a project where metal parts play a vital role, it’s essential that you understand that lead products can still be of vital use. Below, you’ll find a guide to some of the lead products currently available on the marketplace and the advantages of selecting lead as your material of choice. Hopefully, exposing...

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Water Treatment Alternatives To Bottled Water

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Getting bottled water can be convenient— you don’t have to do much to get fresh water delivered to your home or workplace. However, the environmental impact can be heavy with the costs of producing plastic bottles and transporting them to you. There are a few sustainable water treatment options that also require very little effort from you. Here are some convenient alternatives to bottled water.  Water Pitchers A filtered water pitcher takes little involvement from you, and although they involve disposable filters, the impact of...

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How To Remove Water Stains From Your Wood Paneling

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If your home or basement was recently flooded, even after the water has retreated, you still have plenty of cleanup to do. If you have wood paneling in your basement or primary house level that now has water stains on it, you may be able to get rid of the water stains without removing and replacing the wood paneling.  Supplies You are going to need to go down to your local hardwood store and purchase some oxalic acid. You are also going to need to purchase sand paper, and potentially a sander if you want to get the job done quickly....

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Three Simple Ways To Implement Solar Energy In Your Office

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If there is one big expense your office faces, it is probably the power bill. Electricity used to power all of the necessary equipment, lighting, and everything else in your business office is bound to keep the meter spinning and those big bills showing up. Even though you may wish you could just convert totally to solar power, making all the necessary upgrades and adjustments can be a costly endeavor. If you want to cut the costs of your office’s power bill through the use of solar power, there are a few creative and simple ways you...

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Owner-Operators: How You Pay For Your Fuel Can Reduce Your Costs

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As a truck owner-operator, one thing that you probably spend a whole lot of money on is your diesel fuel. Depending on how many miles you drive each day, you might spend thousands of dollars each month on fuel for your rig. You probably already know about some of the ways that you can preserve fuel, such as by ensuring that your truck is in good condition and by maintaining a reasonable speed. However, you should also know that the way that you pay for your fuel can also reduce your costs. These are a couple of changes that you can make that...

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Spring Cleaning Tips To Make Sure The Mice Don’t Take Up Residence In Your Home

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If you have had a mice problem in the past, you need to be especially vigilant with your spring cleaning to ensure that you don’t get mice again. Here are a few things you need to do during your spring cleaning spree to insure that the mice leave you alone.  Check The Outside Of Your House  The first thing you need to do is see if there are any holes or areas where mice could get into your home outside of your home. Even a hole that seems really tiny to you could be big enough for a small mouse to squeeze through. If you find...

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