You should carry out appropriate pre-purchase building inspections before buying your new home. Proper inspection of a building will ensure that safety hazards are discovered, and you won't have to buy a home that will put your family in danger. Below are basic inspection guidelines to help you assess the safety of a home you intend to buy. Assess the Structural Stability Make sure you pay attention to the structural stability of the house you want to buy, so as to detect any defects that may be present.
24 June 2016
Security is something of utmost importance for every property owner; no one wants intruders to gain forceful entry into their property and steal or cause damage to their interior assets. What is more, all people inside a particular building should be protected from harm that may be caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, mild earthquakes or fierce storms. That perhaps explains why, over time, manufacturers of safety and security-enhancing products have continually been striving to provide people with unique and effective ways to protect their homes, commercial buildings and industrial premises.
26 February 2016
As is the case with other types of industrial equipment, cooling towers are bound to suffer wear and tear after being in use for extended durations. This often creates the need to carry out maintenance and repair-related activities on the cooling tower. This article discusses three common problems that affect industrial cooling towers and their solutions for the benefit of business owners looking to undertake DIY maintenance of these cooling systems.
25 January 2016
When you start touring homes and narrowing down the home you want to buy, there are certain questions you think of asking. Some of these questions deal with the age of the wiring, when the last time the heating system was checked, and the last time the roof was repaired or replaced. One set of questions you may overlook asking relates to your solid timber doors. Here are some important questions you should ask:
18 January 2016
A spotless kitchen is extremely important due to health and safety reasons and also for customer retention. Regular cleaning and maintenance of commercial kitchens makes it easier for future cleanups. When cleaning a commercial kitchen, the best approach is to divide the tasks into smaller duties. Following is a procedure on how commercial kitchens should be cleaned professionally. Cleaning Items Needed Mop Mop bucket Broom and dustpan Non abrasive scrubbing brush Lint –free towels or paper towels Floor cleaner Disinfecting multi-purpose cleaner Disposable gloves Cleaning Hard Surfaces
13 January 2016
If you find that you need a home office but don't have space inside your home, you might be considering using your garage. Many people don't use their garages much aside from storing various items, so it can be a great space to convert to an office. There are just a few things you need to do first. Here are some tips for converting your garage into an office space.
12 January 2016
The life of a small business owner is filled with countless tasks and decisions that they must make on a daily basis. If your business operates out of a brick and mortar storefront, then the worry that you have is magnified. There are a variety of things that you will have to consider, but one that can be overlooked is your parking lot. In most cases, the accidents that happen at a business usually happen as a result of a poorly maintained lot.
8 January 2016
A private certifier is someone who inspects and then issues a building certificate for a home or commercial property. This might be done before construction or renovation work, or before a person moves into a home they've purchased or had built. If you've been advised to call a private certifier to your home or are beginning any type of renovation work, note why such a professional is needed and when they need to be called.
8 January 2016
Whether you have elderly family members, or your own mobility is reduced, ensuring your staircase is safe for seniors to use is vital. Renovating a staircase can be expensive, however, so small improvements can help elderly stair-users remain safe without breaking the bank. Let's look at some helpful tips for making your staircase senior-friendly. Visibility As our eyes naturally deteriorate as we age, the visibility of potential hazards around the home is increasingly important.
6 January 2016
If you're in the market for a new air conditioning unit for your home, you don't want to buy the cheapest model or assume that the most expensive unit is necessarily the best. It's easy for homeowners to overlook many features and factors when choosing a new air conditioning unit and wind up with one that needs repairs more often than they thought or that just doesn't work well for their home.
6 January 2016