DIY Asbestos Removal: Is It For You?

When you hear “asbestos removal”, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it the health risk associated with exposure to asbestos? Or you might probably think, are you legally allowed to do it? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer because when dealing with asbestos, you really have to consider a lot of things before you decide to do things on your own. If you are in a situation where you feel the need to do an asbestos removal on your own, and you want to know more about it, this article will help you navigate about the legality and safety of it.

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Asbestos As Construction Material

Before the dangers of exposure to asbestos fiber were known, asbestos was popularly used in construction of buildings. Asbestos can be added to asphalt, concrete, vinyl materials in wall sheeting, ceiling panels, corrugated roofing and roof shingles. Materials made with asbestos were common for electrical buildings because they are strong, incombustible, and heat-resistant.

However, when materials made of asbestos are disturbed or damaged, they release dust or fibers into the air which humans can ingest or inhale. 

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Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids During the Pandemic

I guess the title of this post really should be just “Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids”, since, if you’re a parent you’re kinda responsible for imparting knowledge to your offspring, but since we are all spending a bit more time at home and all together these days, well…we might as well be specific with the title!

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While your child may be cooped up in homeschool or other forms of distance learning, why not take this opportunity to teach them important life skills that won’t just get them straight A’s in school but also in life?

In this article, we’ll list some important life skills you yourself can teach your children while staying safely at home.

Basic Cooking

Not all kids (and to be honest, not all adults) would like the idea of working in a kitchen. However, let’s face it: one way or another your kids will most likely have to do their cooking later in life. So let’s teach them to enjoy the act of making delicious and healthy meals.

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How to Remove Stains, Without Removing Paint

Removing splatters from your wall can be a pain. I’ve rented a couple of houses in my lifetime, and each time the landlord came by to conduct an inspection I’d find myself stressing over stains. The wallpapers of my bedroom, kitchen…you name it, I’d stained it.

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If you’re reading this article, maybe you’re in a similar situation where the blemishes on your walls are getting a bit out of control. Luckily for you and I, there are lots of wall-cleaning chemical “erasers” readily available on the market. However, if you don’t have the money to spend on cleaning supplies, that’s fine too, as you can create your own stain removers at home with ammonia and water in a jiffy. But beware – things can easily go south and you can scratch off a layer of your paint if you aren’t careful, and I’m speaking from experience here. So what should you do to ensure that your bright, shiny coat of paint stays safe, whilst removing the stain at the same time? Check out these three common methods and select the one that suits you best. 

Before you try any of these methods, I’d strongly recommend that you find out what type of paint is on your wall. Different paints react differently to different chemicals, and a method of cleaning that might work for one type of wall might not work for another. Glossy surfaces, semi-gloss surfaces or enameled paint will respond​ well to cleaning, whereas eggshell or flat surfaces might not hold up as well.​   

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New Product Review: Amora

If there’s one thing that 2020 has shown my husband and I, it’s that our drinking habits have increased. You laugh, but I’ll bet yours have, too.

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COFFEE, folks, I’m talking about coffee! And if you’re like me and you don’t always care for hot coffee, then tea, let’s include tea, as well.

Over the past few months, as we’ve dealt with the insanity that has been 2020, most days I find myself needing just one more cup of tea. And I find my husband coming out of our office (where he works full time) for just one more cup of coffee. Apparently it calms us? Or we *think* it does. So when I heard that I could get a variety of coffees and teas delivered directly to our home on a regular basis, well. It sounded like the best thing to happen in 2020, as far as I’m concerned.

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10 Areas Most Important Areas of the House to Keep Clean, and Why

When life gets busy, cleaning your house can seem like a challenging task—but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you don’t have to keep clean your entire house. You can clean specific areas of your house and still maintain high hygiene standards. 

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This article identifies the 10 areas that are the most important to keep clean in the house and why from a professional house cleaning company in Louisville called Super Cleaning.

Sink

Your sink sees a lot of use every day. All the washing up and rinsing off that goes on every day in your sink means that your sink could be the dirtiest spot in your home.  Your sink could be harboring more germs than your toilet. That’s why the sink deserves a thorough clean regularly to keep it free from germs and other bacteria. Keeping your sink in a pristine condition allows you to prevent foodborne diseases, take the hassle out of food preparation, and extend the life of your sink. Fortunately, cleaning your sink doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need is a mild cleanser like baking soda and vinegar and a scrub brush. 

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