All Points Bulletin : Maid Service Salt Lake City

cleaning caddyThe editorial board for the Handy Man Home Tips Blog is issuing an A. P. B. for a maid service Salt Lake City. Christmas has come and gone and now the clean up begins. There are piles of wrapping paper to bag and throw away. There is the remnants of meals past that require removal from the counter tops. There are boxes to break down and recycle. There is a great deal of vacuuming that needs to be done. There are decorations to take down and an artificial tree to disassemble. There are so many things to do and not nearly enough energy to perform them all.

Maid Service Salt Lake City Needed Now!

The editorial board of the Handy Man Home Tips Blog needs a maid service because it quite simply lacks the energy to perform all the cleaning that has to be done. It lacks the energy because it has over devoted too much energy in the many efforts expended in the preparation for the Christmas holiday itself. In effect the board has mortgaged its future energy supply and therefore currently lacks a ready liquid (if you will) supply of energy at present to clean what needs to be cleaned at this point in time.

There is no question that the cleaning has to be performed by someone. The place is messy as clearly described in paragraph number one of this blog post. It has also been established that the editorial board itself lacks the energy required to perform this cleaning as clearly described in paragraph two of this blog post. It is therefore necessary for this much needed cleaning to be performed by a third party willing to perform the required task in exchange for monetary compensation. This is why we require a maid service and because we happen to be located in Salt Lake City… well you get the point.

 

Heat Trace Saves Life of Dog

shoes-ath-001It may interest the readers of the Handy Man Home Tips Blog that a heat trace served to save the life of a dog. It is valid to inquire how this happened and for that reason the balance of this article will be dedicated to the purpose of answering that question. Before describing the exact fact scenario it must first be explained what exactly this piece of equipment is because although the readers of the Handy Man Home Tips Blog are generally handy and know their way around a tool box they might not be as familiar with this specific item.

Description of the Heat Trace

According to Wikipedia:

Electric heat tracing, heat tape or surface heating, is a system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels. Trace heating takes the form of an electrical heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe. The pipe must then be covered with thermal insulation to retain heat losses from the pipe. Heat generated by the element then maintains the temperature of the pipe. Trace heating may be used to protect pipes from freezing, to maintain a constant flow temperature in hot water systems, or to maintain process temperatures for piping that must transport substances that solidify at ambient temperatures. Electric trace heating cables are an alternative to steam trace heating where steam is not available or unwanted.

With that information let us now discuss how this particular piece of equipment saved the life of a dog. Well, it seems that a water pipe which supplied the contents of a dog’s water bowl froze when it happened to be exposed to sub zero weather. Now, because heat tracing had been properly applied to the pipe the water contained within did not freeze and the dog did not die of thirst as a consequence.

Declare it From the Mountain Top!

Canyon-Ridge-wedding-staircaseYou want to know a handy man home tip? Well here is one… Hire a house cleaning Vancouver! Hire one even if you do not live in Vancouver (and either Vancouver, Washington or Vancouver, Canada will do). Now I imagine your first question might be why would hiring a house cleaning service in Vancouver or anywhere else qualify as a handy man home tip? In response to that question I suspect I would respond that if the house is not clean what is the point of fixing it up? To some people this response might seen counterintuitive. I imagine that person might think that the house should first be confirmed to be structurally sound before one should worry about cleaning it.

That is a perfectly reasonable argument. However, one might counter argue that a house might not be worth fixing up if it is not first cleaned and subsequently worth living inside. Another, third party observer might also justly observe that this entire debate is simply a matter of a chicken and the egg. By this I mean, is the house worthy to live in because it is clean or is it clean because it is worthy to live in and thus worthy to fix up avec handy man home tips? Who can say?

And it might not be entirely related but I find myself thinking of those moments when I am lost in the jam. And I think to myself amidst the jam in those moments I find the times when life is worth living. This is no insignificant thing. And it is certainly not something that can be fully expressed in a three hundred word article about house cleaning Vancouver. But really, if it cannot be expressed here, where can it ever be expressed? “No where!” I declare from the mountain top. And what are you going to do about it?

 

The Properties of Water

trinity-brahma-vishnu-shiva-cj14_lWater has many properties. Tonight (it is night when I write this anyway) I would like to discuss water’s twin abilities to both create life and to cause water damage Utah. In this way water is very much like the Hindu deities of Brahma and Shiva combined into one very wet and thirst quenching beverage. Where ever scientists find life they also find water. This is the life creating power that belongs uniquely to water. By contrast, when it rains for forty days and forty nights, the creeks will rise and cause all matter of damage. This is the damaging power that belongs uniquely to water.

If one were to talk to a biologist or a chemist about water’s life creating properties they (that is the scientists) would probably reference the fact that the water molecule (specifically the oxygen atom) has many valences. Valences are essentially windows or an atom’s ability to bond with other atoms. This atomic structure is what allows for the creation of the complex biological structures that are necessary for the creation of complex forms of life.

If one were to talk to a person who remediates mold about the destructive power of water he or she would likely be able to feed you a mouthful about the different types of water damage Utah that can manifest. For example, water can rot wood and rust metal. Incidentally, it is the availability of the valences in water that allows for this type of corruption as well. The fact that the water molecule can bond with other molecules means that it can change its chemical structure. Accordingly rust is “oxidized” metal. That is, the oxygen atom which is part of the water molecule (H2O) bonded with the iron atom (for example) and created a molecule of iron oxide which is rust.

 

Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday

Paint Like A ProOne of the founding fathers of the United States of America by the name of Benjamin Franklin performed many experiments designed to study the nature and behavior of electricity. I suspect at the time he performed these experiments he did not have any expectation as to the extent that electricity would be employed in modern society. Nor would he have any expectation as to the extent our modern society would have become reliant on electricity to perform our daily tasks. Electricity lights our homes, heats our homes, powers our appliances, powers our computers and phones and any number of other objects and tools we use every hour of every day.

With all this reliance on electronics to get through the day it is extremely important that there also be a large population of technicians to service these gadgets and appliances. Even in Davis county a person can find an electrician Davis County to service their needs. For if this population of technicians did not exist when the gadgets eventually broke down (and it is all but a guarantee that they will) they would instantly be transformed from a useful tool to an inanimate hunk of junk.

It is well known that the inventor and scientist by the name of Michael Faraday made many discoveries that went on to form the very foundation of the technology which gave rise to the electric motor. As mentioned earlier, these electric motors and other gadgets would quickly become useless hunks of metal if they broke down and there was no electrician Davis County to fix them. For that reason electricity is a rather mixed blessing. Without electricity we would not have all the modern gadgets that we as a modern society has grown accustomed to however, we have also become reliant on these gadgets and if they were suddenly taken away we would find ourselves in dire straits.

 

Expectations of Said House Cleaning Service

cleaning caddyOn any given day of the week a house cleaning Vancouver service pays a visit to a customer who has hired them for the express purpose of cleaning his or her house. Said customer will undoubtedly have certain set of expectations that said house cleaning Vancouver should be endowed with in order for the customer to achieve a satisfactory experience with the house cleaning service. Said expectations might consist of mopping the wood floors and vacuuming the carpets. Said expectations might also consist of dusting and wiping down all surfaces with appropriate cleaning implements. Said expectations might further consist of washing clothes and dishes and picking up items strewn about the floor.

In addition to the actual cleaning of the customer’s home, said customer might also have other expectations of said house cleaning Vancouver service. One expectation the customer might have is that the house cleaning service is honest and respects the customer’s privacy and personal possessions. The customer will not want any private information the cleaning service might learn exposed to third parties. The customer will also not want his or her personal possessions treated roughly especially those possessions that are easily breakable or otherwise fragile in construction.

The customer will also want the employees of the house cleaning service to possess certain personality attributes. These attributes might include but are not limited to a cheerful and positive attitude, a strong and industrious work ethic as well as a clean and professional appearance.

The aforementioned attributes and qualities represent the bare minimum that a customer will expect from his or her house cleaning service. Certainly if a house cleaning service wishes to exceed these expectations and go above and beyond what the customer anticipates this is recommended. Under no circumstances should the house cleaning service underperform and not meet the bar of expectation described within this piece.

A Meaningless Term

Paint Like A ProMy accuser pontificated, “You understand that we inhabit a nation that claims to be 70-80% Christian and that God is dead. Can you successfully reconcile this disjointed reality?” I do not know that it is the same 70-80% of people that make both claims but I assume from his statement that he believes this to be the case. Speaking from my own experience, I certainly do not make both claims simultaneously.

He went on to say, “I’ve reconciled this maddening reality within the framework of ‘radical autonomy’ and the desire thereof. God is dead BECAUSE the masses REJECT objective Supremacy.” Again I run into the logical quagmire that I do not nor does anyone I know reject “Objective Supremacy” because neither I nor anyone I know (to my knowledge) knows what my accuser means by the use of this term. I certainly do not know what he means. The electrician Davis County that came to my house to rewire my man cave does not know what he means either. I asked him.

 

What I cannot reconcile is why he refuses to define this term. When I ask him what Objective Supremacy means he tells me that it means God. When I ask him why he does not just use the term God he accuses me of not believing in Objective Supremacy. This does not make sense to me. Nor does it make sense to the electrician Davis County that came to my house to rewire my man cave. I know this is true because I asked him. In other words, this is a verifiable fact. The definition of Objective Supremacy is not verifiable. It could be verifiable if my accuser chose to divulge the definition but he will not and the fact that he will not suggests to me that it is in reality a meaningless term.

Four Dirty Cleaning Habits, and How to Ditch Them

If you haven’t signed up for recurring  cleaning services Salt Lake City, you are probably looking for ways to make cleaning your home a little easier.  It might not be that you despise cleaning.  You may just be making things a little harder on yourself by falling into some bad habits. Here are 4 nasty cleaning habits that you should ditch before your next cleaning day!

Adding dirt to the floor.

shoes-ath-001Of course all floors are going to have dirt on them, but you can reduce your floor-cleaning burden by leaving the shoes at the door.

To ditch the habit: Add cute storage cubbies or a small shelf devoted strictly to shoes.  Make it the first thing that you see when you walk in the door, and you will be surprised how quickly people catch on to the house rule and instinctively take of their shoes.

Not cleaning your cleaning tools.

As a maid service Utah, we know the importance of keeping cleaning tools in working order.  All of those awesome cleaning helpers you have hanging around deserve some cleaning TLC. Keep your cleaning caddy and all of your supplies in ship-shape so they will last longer and keep their effectiveness. cleaning caddy

To ditch the habit:  As soon as you are done cleaning, zap your cleaning sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes, rinse and dry your mop head, grab any stray dust strings that are clinging to your broom bristles, and wipe the inside of your cleaning caddy.   Better yet, keep your cleaning tools pristine by hiring a Salt Lake City maid service to take care of the cleaning for you!

Keeping clutter.

This one isn’t something that you can do overnight, but it’s well worth it once you get there.  Getting rid of clutter makes your house look put-together, but it also makes cleaning MUCH easier.  You can only dust the areas of your home that you can get to, so clutter can actually leave you with tons of allergy-inducing dust and pet dander.

To ditch the habit:  Leave a small trash can next to the area where you read your mail so that you can toss any junk immediately, and add organization bins, baskets, and shelving units so that everything has a place.  Regularly evaluate every room in your home to look for things that can be donated.  If you aren’t using something, there is someone out there who would!

Delaying your laundry day.

Nothing makes a clean home seem unkempt quite like a pile of laundry.  Whether you are harboring a basket of clean clothes that need to be put away, or a hamper of dirty towels that should be washed, laundry should be done early and often. luandry

To ditch the habit:  Create a laundry schedule, or just make a self-rule that your hamper will never reach capacity before hauling it to the washing machine.  Always remember that folding and putting away one load of laundry takes 5 minutes, but folding and putting away five loads takes much longer.  A few short laundry duties throughout the week definitely trumps an entire Saturday wasted washing, drying, fluffing, folding, and hanging.

If you still feel like you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done, don’t worry.  A house cleaning Salt Lake City, service is your answer!  Give Green Envy Maids a call today!  (801) 783-3307.