Saturday, February 07, 2009

Termite inspection for a house


Your house should be inspected for pest. Of all the pest inspection, I think termite inspections are the most crucial. Look at the damage that termite can inflict upon a house below:

termite damage: Baclayon pipe
Photo of Baclayon pipe damaged by termites is property of Cealwyn


Termites can be very destructive and often work quietly unnoticed because the damage caused by termites are often beneath the surface of woodwork as they eat their way through the wood. It is only when damage is very severe that signs will appear on the surface.

How often should a house be inspected for termite? If the house have no termite problem, probably once a year would be sufficient. If you have found a colony and just eliminated it, then a termite inspection should be done once every three month. If there are termites in the neighborhood, then set up a bait and check every few months.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Discount Furnitures for United States and Canada

nice bedHave you ever wished that you can window shop for furniture for your home without stepping foot out of the front door? Answer, known to many already, is yes, with the environmentally friendly Internet. With a computer, modem and subscription to ISP (Internet Service Provider) you and easily surf to a website like Bedroom Furniture. And while this online furniture store merchant is located in Long Beach, California, specializing in home furniture, you can access their website from anywhere in the world. You can do all the window shopping you want, but they only can deliver to any part of the United States of America and to some parts of Canada.

So the lucky Americans home owners can do all the online window shopping for some beautiful home furniture and if they find something that appeals to them, place an order from the comfort of their home and get their dream furniture delivered right to their doorstep, perhaps even right to where they want the furniture to be placed (you got to check this out yourself as some may require self assembly, etc.). They deal with furniture from well known furniture manufactures like Wesley Allen, American Drew, Lane Furniture and Collezione Europa, Ital Art, Trica Bar Furniture, Zocalo and Fairmont Designs so you are likely to find the home furniture you want.

Nice home furniture improves a home greatly by making it a cozy place you want to return to after a hard day at work, the soft furnishing absorb sound to improve the acoustics of your home, and then there is always the utility value of the furniture. A bare home is not a pleasant home to live in. Get the furniture to improve your home. Go switch on the computer, the modem and connect to the Web and do some effortless online window shopping for some beautiful home furniture to improve your home.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Personalized items to improve the home

There are many ways to home improvements. You can do extensive and expensive renovations plus put up with a lot of inconveniences that come with such extensive renovations. Perhaps just add an extra room or patio outside the current interior of the home so that you can still continue to live in your comfortable home without having to find temporary accommodation while the renovations are carried out.

You can splurge on expensive furnitures, curtains, blinds, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fittings, etc. to make your home exclusive. You can get professional painters to repaint your house to make it look brand new again. Maybe spend some hard earned money for a sparkling crystal chandelier to grace your living room. Perhaps add shower enclosures for your bathroom showers to keep your bathroom floors dry and non-slippery to avoid painful and probably expensive accidents.

All the above will cost you money, some a lot, some less, but nevertheless not insignificant. There are simple ways to home improvements that need not involve having to find temporary accommodation, put up with inconveniences, spend a lot, or at least a significant amount of hard earned dough. One of these are to get personalized items for you house to make it unique.

address signs is an online merchant offering personalized items for the home. Don't be put off by the phrase "Housewarming Gifts" because I am very confident they are not going to turn down your order if they don't happen to be used as housewarming gifts.

Get a personalized door mat for the entrance to your home to welcome your visitor with a personalized message. If you are the type who like humor, personalized the door mat with a funny punch line so that your visitors enter your home with a smile, or even better, with a laugh. Keep your visitors healthy for they say laughter is good for your health.

Get a custom address plaque to make the facade of your home different from your neighbors and also ensure visitors searching for your home do not miss it.

Get a Personalized Mailbox not only to make your home unique, but also make your friendly postman happy to drop your mails into your personalized mailbox.

All these things do not cost you much but can make a big improvement to your home.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bathroom Improvements

Bathrooms are a very important component of a home as it is a place where you get yourself cleaned up and to clear your body of its wastes. It will be a daily visit, or more likely, visits as it is unlikely that you would only step foot into a bathroom only once a day. It is nice to have a bathroom that one feels comfortable with, looks beautiful, have accessories and essentials that are functional and easy to use, and if you want to impress visitors, perhaps you may even go for famous brand name items.

Lever basin tapRegarding easy of use, I should know. I have taps with hexagonal, almost round, "handles" (that thing you rotate to turn the tap on and off) and I find they can be difficult to rotate with wet, slippery hands. A tap like Hudson Reed Jade Lever basin taps would be very much easier to turn on and off, even with soap suds covered hands. Perhaps an even better choice may be Self closing or non-concussive taps. That hexagonal handle tap I mentioned above sometimes remain running unknown to me even after I think I have turned off the tap because the handle is a bit sticky. Not only would that waste water, having to touch the handle which may be laden with bacteria with already cleaned hands lead to dirty hands again. How nice it would be to have the tap turned off without me even touching it. It is also environmentally friendly to avoid unnecessary waste of precious water, especially as it is predicted that the world is very going to face a shortage of clean, fresh water in the not too far future if we continue with our wasteful habits.

If you made the mistake, like I did for one of my bathroom, of using beautiful but smooth floor tiles which can be extremely slippery and dangerous when wet, it would be very advisable to get a shower enclosure for the bathroom, especially if you have elderly folks in the house. Not only will that prevent much pain and sufferings, if someone slip and fall in such a bathroom without a shower enclosure, it can lead to a very costly affair.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

4 for 3 Home and Garden Promotion

Want to acquire some items for your home and garden? This is a good time to do that. Go over to

4 for 3 Home and Garden Promotion

When you purchase any 3 items, you can get a fourth for free!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Air Purifier Manual

Air Purifier Manual
by: Jason Uvios

Before you buy an air purifier you should do a lot of research to make yourself aware of what exactly is available in the market and what you need. Once you take a considered decision, you can go ahead and buy the particular model you have selected. After you have got yourself the purifier the one document you will require most is the Air Purifier Manual. There are various reasons as to why you should hold it dear to you. We list a few reasons below.

First of all it carries instructions from the manufacturer. The topics on which instructions are provided are wide ranging and will help you to make the most effective use of the purifier. There will be a discussion on how to properly unpack the purifier and install it. The installation guidelines will clearly state how much clearing the purifier will require from the walls, whether it needs to stand vertically or lie horizontally, or if it works in both positions, etc.

There will also be a detailed instruction about the replacement of filters. Any filter based air purifier needs the filters to be changed after regular intervals. The manual will tell you how regular the filters need to be changed. It will also guide you through the process of replacement and illustrate how you should take out an old filter and install a new one at its place. There should also be cleaning guidelines for washable pre-filters.

Some purifiers require you to disassemble the whole unit for the filter to be replaced. For such models, you have to have the manual handy. The manuals also come with basic troubleshooting advices. If your purifier is making too much of a noise, or it seems to you that the body of the unit is getting much too heated you can refer to the manual and try some quick fixes.

A proper manual will also contain a lot of information about the purifier. It will have the details about the filters that have been used, the wattage the purifier uses, etc. this will help you to know the purifier better. There will of course be information as to where to take the purifier to in case of serious operational problems. It will also carry details about the warranty.

So, you must have realized by now how important it is to have your air purifier manual at a place readily accessible. This is one important document that you need to keep safely for your air purifier.

About The Author
Jason Uvios writes about on Air Purifier Manual to visit :- Air Purity Now, Air Purity Always and Crips Air Purity

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Testing pre-dating to pre-1970

Someone said he had problem predating to pre-1970

I have set the date for this post to be 4/1/1974. Let's see what happens after posting.