The Chemical Properties of Water Damage Ogden

images (2)Any reader of the Handy Man Home Tips blog will thoroughly understand the destructive power that water damage Ogden can have on a home or structure. Much of this destructive power has to do with the chemical properties of water itself. As any student of high school chemistry knows, the water molecule is comprised of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This molecules contains multiple valences or opportunities to bond with other atoms or molecules. Without getting into complicated aspects of the science of chemistry this has to do with the number of electrons and their ability to enter the orbits of other atoms or molecules.

THE CHEMISTRY OF WATER DAMAGE OGDEN

When an atom or molecule bonds with another atom or molecule it forms a new chemical compound. For example, when the iron atom bonds with the oxygen atom (or the oxygen atom in the water molecule) it becomes iron oxide. Another name for iron oxide is rust. Now the physical properties of rust are weak from a structural standpoint. This is why rust can be so damaging to metal. That is, it weakens the metal’s ability to support weight without rupturing or breaking. This is also why it is highly important to protect structural metal components of a house or other structure from the corrosive damage that rust can cause.

For this reason when a house has been inundated by a flood or other unexpected source of water it is very important that it be inspected for structural damage. One key component of this inspection would be an inspection for rust damage to any of the metal components of the house. If rust is detected it is very important that the metal affected by rust be inspected to determine whether it is still structurally sound. If still structurally sound, the rust should then be removed.

Weber State Housing for Handy Men

WSUIf you are a handy man thinking about pursuing an advanced degree at Weber State University you will want to think about Weber State housing. They will want to think about housing because where they live while they are pursuing an advanced degree is an important factor for academic success. If a handy man chooses to live in a broken down house or with the wrong room mate he will find himself having a much more difficult time achieving success in the academic realm. By contrast, if the handy man chooses a house or apartment that is in good condition and suitable to his needs and if he lives with a compatible room mate (or no room mate at all if that is his preference) then his chances for academic success are vastly improved.

HANDY MAN TIPS FOR CHOOSING WEBER STATE HOUSING

Handy men are unique individuals. They are unique because as their title suggests they have a knack for working with their hands. There are many advanced degrees that a handy man could pursue in order to take their skills to the next level. Many schools offer courses in cabinetry, carpentry, home heating and air conditioning, plumbing and many others.

Moreover, in order for a handy man to run a successful business it might also be helpful for him to take courses in the realm of business. For example, many schools offer courses in business management, accounting, sales and marketing. All these fields of study can be helpful for any handy man to build his business. Of course, as stated earlier in order for the handy man to perform the most efficiently and effectively in his course work he must have a good living situation. In order to have a good living situation he must do all of his homework.

February is Water Damage Bountiful Month

StreamNever let it be said that Mike Bennet of the Handy Man Home Tips blog did not wish his loyal readers a happy Water Damage Bountiful month! I truly wish you and yours the most glad tidings of the season. At this festive time of year we should take a moment to pause and reflect upon all the water damage related blessings we have received throughout the year and be grateful for these blessings. For we all know too well that there are many people scattered across the Earth who do not share in the bountiful (no pun intended) blessings that we do.

HAPPY WATER DAMAGE BOUNTIFUL MONTH TO ALL!

It is easy to become involved in our every day lives and forget how good we have it. It is perfectly understandable. We all have our daily distractions whether it be family, job or any number of other things that occupy our time on a regular basis. And when we become involved in these day to day concerns we loose perspective and can no longer see the bigger picture of the reality in which we exist.

Now, one might reasonably ask why it is important to have a view of this bigger picture. This is a reasonable question because we do not need this bigger picture to operate on a day to day basis. However, without this bigger picture the context of the day to day is lost. Without this context, a great deal of the meaning of life is lost. That is why it is so important to plug one’s self into this bigger picture, not everyday of course, but at least once in a while. This way one may reboot his or her perspective and refresh (so to speak) his or her sense of the importance of everything he or she experiences.

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.

 

Holiday House Cleaning Vancouver

Canyon-Ridge-wedding-staircaseThere is nothing like having a clean house during the holiday season. We here at the Handy Man Home Tips Blog strongly urge you to hire a house cleaning Vancouver service to do the job right. As all the loyal readers of the Handy Man Home Tips Blog are intensely aware, the city of Vancouver is ground zero for the house cleaning industry and such is the reason why we single that particular location out for this purpose in this particular blog. However, house cleaning in any city or town will probably do well for any home owner who wants (nay needs) their house clean during the holiday season.

House Cleaning Vancouver For Any Holiday!

Now mind you, it does not matter which holiday you happen to celebrate. For example you may celebrate the Christian holiday of Christmas or the Jewish holiday of Hanukah or perhaps you celebrate the African American holiday of Kwanza, or even if you choose to celebrate no holiday at all. Other people around you certainly will be celebrating one of these holidays and you would do well to have your house clean because some of these people just might stop in to socialize or to exchange gifts.

In conclusion, it does not matter which city you live in or what holiday you celebrate. The important take home message of this blog post is that you probably should clean your house and have it cleaned professionally. That way when friends and neighbors arrive at your door step to sing Christmas Carols or any other holiday appropriate tune both you and they can relax knowing that the house is in the best shape (clean-wise) that it can possibly be. As such there will be no judgment, fear of being judged or embarrassment of any kind.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Handy Man Home Tips Blog!!!

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.