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Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

Home & Garden
According to a 2009 report by the  NFPA (the National Fire Protection Association), the chances are pretty good that you will have a fire. The chances that your household will have a reported fire in the average lifetime is 1 in 4. If that doesn’t scare you, the UK government reported over 30 thousand fire cases in a 2015/2016 report. Out of that number, nearly 20% of those cases resulted in injuries or fatalities. That’s some pretty hot stuff. But how can you help ensure you don’t become another number in those statistics? Start with a Door Unless you’re a builder, a contractor, or a home improvement enthusiast, chances are you’ve never given much thought to the doors inside your home. It's also probable that you've never given much thought to the types of doors in your home. Yo
How To Keep Flooring Tiles Clean And Beautiful

How To Keep Flooring Tiles Clean And Beautiful

Home & Garden, Lifestyle
This is an era of tiles flooring. It looks beautiful and is durable. The tiles are water resistant and look elegant as well. Amid such good feature it is important to know how to take care of the tiles so that it looks good throughout. Below are some important tips to follow while cleaning: First of all it is important to know the quality of tiles as different cleaning method is required. Stone tiles are different from ceramic one and marble tiles are different from variants. If the flooring is done with unglazed or porous tiles, you need to know those are more prone to staining than other type of tiles and hence some extra attention is required. It is suggested to clean up the spills immediately. Also, never use such clean that has color in it. In case of glazed tiles it is s...
Tips How Gadgets Can Help Keeping Yard Green For Amateur Gardener

Tips How Gadgets Can Help Keeping Yard Green For Amateur Gardener

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People love to do gardening at the backyard of home but the job is tiring and challenging. The real challenge is how to keep the plants alive in all weather condition. If you are new to gardening the level of challenge is very high. So, it is suggested to take the help of technology to maintain your yard with ease while keeping it green forever. Below are some tips: Plant sensors Plant sensors are one of the important gadgets for gardeners who want to keep themselves informed indoor. The sensor devices gather information on the surroundings of the plants and send data to computer, smartphone or tablet to make you informed gardener. Plant sensor technology is actually used indoors for outdoor gardening to help keep the potted plants alive. It measures soil moisture and advises ...
How To Fix These Common Oven Issues

How To Fix These Common Oven Issues

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Heating issue If your oven fails to heat up lately, it is a big problem. The cause can be due to a faulty igniter. To find that there is no other issue to it, test on gas stovetop one of the burners and see whether it is receiving gas and thereafter igniting. When you set a temperature you hear some faint clicks and also typical whoosh sound of igniting. If you don't hear these, you need to replace the igniter. It is easy and requires disconnecting the range from power and disconnect a quick release wiring connection by removing some screws. Replace new igniter here and tighten the screws again. Sometimes heating elements break or wear out and this can be the cause of not heating sometimes. You need to physically check whether the elements are glowing red. If not, it is to be rep...
Make New Windows Your Summer Renovation Project

Make New Windows Your Summer Renovation Project

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Living in London, Ontario, weather can change dramatically throughout the year; from sweltering days in August to -30 degrees in the dead of winter, and heating and cooling your home can be a challenge. Old, worn out doors and windows can let heat leak out, costing you your hard-earned money. Seasonal changes in the temperature can also be hard on the windows themselves, especially in older windows that use all-wood frames that shrink and expand with the changing temperatures. That can mean that you need to replace older models more frequently to make sure your windows are performing the way they should. Making your home energy efficient will make it easier to keep your home comfortable and save you money. Given all that they have to endure, many home experts suggest replacing your wind...
Pest Control’s A Tough Game, But It’s Winnable

Pest Control’s A Tough Game, But It’s Winnable

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Strategizing For Success Rats aren’t masters of strategy games like chess, but if you’ve ever tried to get rid of them on your own, it may feel as though they are. This is because conventional understanding of rodent intelligence underestimates them on a regular basis. Consider rat poison, as an example. Rats are designed to eat garbage. But if anything can “smell a rat”, it’s another rat. There’s a great documentary that circulated NetFlix during the Christmas season of 2016 called “Rats”. In that documentary, a professional exterminator describes rodent behavior. He points out that when rats suspect food might be tainted, they send in a weaker—or less “dominant”—member of their group to see if the food is poisoned. Should the rat stooge bite the bullet, then the other rats avoid t