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    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.

     

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  • Appliances

    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!!!

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  • Heating

    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.

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    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?

     

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  • Uncategorized

    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.

     

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  • Uncategorized

    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.

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  • Home

    From Rain to River to Flood

    shoes-ath-001Water falls from the sky in the form of rain. The rain then accumulates on the land. The water on land will not stay put generally unless it is sitting in a natural depression. Otherwise the water will follow the natural contours of the land following the path of least resistance until it finds the lowest point it can. Typically the water will find its way to streams and brooks which in turn lead to rivers which then lead to larger rivers which then eventually lead to the ocean.

     

    Along the course of the water people often build house and other structures. This is because people like to live near water for the reason that under normal situations, living next to water increases their over all quality of life. The obvious flip side to this sort of living arrangement is that that any house or structure can be subject to water damage Utah in the event of substantial rain which leads to a situation where a flood can occur.

     

    Once a house is inflicted with water damage Utah it is important for its home owner to take action immediately in order to mitigate the damage the water will inevitably cause. The first step is always to get the water out of the house and then to dry out the structure as thoroughly as possible. Sometimes this will require the water to be physically pumped out of the house or structure. Once the water has been removed from the house it will need to be inspected for structural damage. Any wood that has warped or rotted must be removed and replaced. Any metal that has rusted or has become otherwise corroded such that it is no longer structurally sound should likewise be removed and replaced. Any surface that has been covered by mold must be cleaned of mold or replaced if the mold cannot be removed.

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  • Home

    Screening House Cleaning Services

    Before a home owner chooses to hire a cleaning service Vancouver it would behoove them to figure out what specific portions of the house he or she thinks require cleaning. The home owner may want to designate certain rooms in the home or areas of rooms as no clean zones. The home owner may want to do this because specific valuable or fragile objects are located there and it is not worth it to expose them to possible damage or tampering. The home owner may also want to prioritize the areas which require cleaning most or should be cleaned first by the cleaning service.

    A home owner should also do their homework before picking a house cleaning Vancouver service. This homework can be performed online checking the various reviews positive or negative the maid service may or may not have received by their prior customers. The home owner may also want to ask his or her friends who may have had experience with or know the reputation of the cleaning service. Usually a company which is not bonded or insured is not a reputable company and is not one that a homeowner should choose to have access to his or her most valuable possessions. Moreover, if a cleaning service lacks bonding and insurance it may not be able to reimburse you should they be the cause of damage or theft to the home owner’s possessions or property.

    The home owner considering hiring a house cleaning service may also want to inquire as to whether the house cleaning service employs illegal immigrants. In addition to this inquiry it may also be advisable for the home owner to inquire as to what sort of background screening the cleaning service uses for its employees. A home owner should be particularly interested in whether the cleaning services employ people with criminal records for obvious reasons.

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    How to Stop an Air Conditioner from Causing Water Damage Utah

    wiring-whole-house-audio-system-blueprintMany home owners will suffer water damage Utah resulting from water dripping from a leaky air conditioner. Often this problem will become noticeable when the home owner observes the occurrence of pooling water in the drain pan of the air conditioning unit. Typically, air conditioners will come fully equipped with a drain for the specific purpose of channeling any accumulated water to the outside of the house. However, if any water begins to pool in the drain pan itself this is a prime indicator that the air conditioner has suffered a malfunction.

    To prevent this situation from happening in the first place as well as to prevent the resultant water damage Utah it is vitally important that the home owner has the unit checked by a qualified technician on a regular basis. One function the technician will perform is to clear the drain line of any obstruction. Moreover, the technician will inspect the contactor, coils and the refrigerant pressure to make sure they are all properly functioning within normal parameters.

    There are several steps a home owner can take to make sure their air conditioner continues to function properly. First, a home owner should replace the filters on a monthly basis. Second, a home owner should install an overflow shut off mechanism directly to the drain line which will disable the air conditioner in the event that the drain line experiences a back up of water. Third, a home owner should take action to correctly install their coolant equipment. Doing so will ensure that the water drains properly and does not cause damage to the house in which the air conditioner is installed.

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  • Electrical

    How To Get The Best Services From Electricians In Ogden

    How To Get The Best Services From Electricians In Ogden

    Electrical problems are meant to occur now and then and this might be as a result of poor installation, torrential rains among other factors. It is due to this reason, electricians in Ogden are willing and ready to offer the best services starting to the installation and repair of any kind. In addition to that, they have experienced professionals in their field and well equipped with the right tools thus giving you quality services. The price is also favoring and with the help of internet you can now easily get one to do the work for you, and you will be guaranteed of positive results.

    Services provided by an electrician.

    Electrician in Ogden is qualified in the fields of access system installation, indoor and outdoor lighting, energy management, electrical servicing, night lighting, and security alarm installation among others. Therefore, if you own any commercial house or even your home and you are planning to install the latest electronic equipment, look no further since thy will not only install the latest gadgets but will also design for you the proper power installation. Another good thing about these electricians is that they work together with the client to make sure he or she gets the desired design. Besides that, the also helps you in citing the best quotation that favors you financially as well as getting high-quality products. This is imperative since most of the electricians out there are money minded and will do anything to cone you some money especially if you are not conversant with the price of various products.

    When it comes to repair, electricians in Ogden offers the best services too. The problem might be caused by improper connections, incomplete wiring, poor installations, and also broken wires. This poses a danger as far as your life is concerned, and immediately you notice the problem, don’t hesitate to call a profession. This is very vital because, if the problem is ignored, this might result in serious problems such as destruction of properties as well as death. How they carry out the repair procedure is what determine if the problem is solved permanently. To ensure safety in future, they identify all the problems with the previous wiring and the causes. After that, they advise you on the latest equipment that is recommended to do the repair and their prices. This is one way that gives assurance of their services.

    How do you get a good electrician in Ogden?

    There are many electricians today in Ogden and identifying the best one sometimes it becomes tricky. This is why it is important to check their experience, level of qualification, skills and also reference from your friends. Alternatively, with the help of the internet, you can now check some of the reviews on different sites to find a legitimate company well known for their services and quality products. This will also help from being scammed.

    In the case of repair cases, never try to fix the problem if you don’t have the necessary information about electricity. No matter the cost of the repair make sure you call an expert since your life is more important compared to your wealth.

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