• 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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