What's The Difference Between Hard And Soft Water, Anyway?

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You've likely heard the terms "hard water" and "soft water." But do you know what these words really mean? How can water be hard or soft? Read on to learn what hard and soft water really are, and why you should care which type of water comes into your home. What are hard and soft water? The terms "hard" and "soft" refer to the concentration of dissolved minerals in the water.

25 April 2016

Demolition Tips For Do-It-Yourselfers

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Most home renovation projects require you to do some type of demolition. While demolishing part of the house sounds simple, it can be extremely expensive, dangerous, and frustrating if you aren't careful. Before you begin knocking down walls, check out these demolition tips. Have the Right Tools Some projects require you to have specific tools. However, there are numerous items that you need before you start any demolishing part of your home, including:

1 December 2015

5 Tips For Dealing With Hard Water's Effect On Your Skin And Hair

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Hard water can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. The high level of minerals in hard water can leave behind a film on your skin and hair, making it difficult for moisturizer, lotion, and hair conditioner to sink in. Some people find that hard water exacerbates dry skin and eczema, and leaves hair tangled and dry. Luckily, there are things you can do to remedy this if you live in an area with hard water: 

24 November 2015

The Tax Benefit Of Investing In An Oil Partnership

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The federal income tax code provides several incentives to encourage investments in oil exploration. Because of the unique nature of oil drilling and production, the tax incentives are somewhat different than those of other industries. Individual investors can receive early tax deductions and ongoing revenue by investing in an oil partnership. Unlike a corporation, an oil partnership is not directly subject to taxation. No income tax is paid at the entity level, and all tax attributes pass from the partnership to the individual partners.

19 November 2015

Why You Should Offer Waste Management Services For Your Tenants


Whether you operate an apartment complex or rent out single-family rentals, it's a good idea to pay for waste management services and to include trash pick-up as a part of the rent. It might seem easier to let your tenants worry about such matters on their own, but it really is useful to include this service. These are a few reasons why you should consider it. Keep Your Rentals Looking Great

17 November 2015

Three Tips To Help You With The Maintenance Of Your Well Equipment

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If you rely on well water, there is a lot of equipment that keeps the water running in your home. This can include pumps, filtration systems and other equipment for your well. It also needs to have maintenance and repairs done to ensure that you have running water. Here are some tips to help you with the maintenance of your equipment: 1. Sanitizing Wells To Ensure Clean Water Is Available

16 November 2015

3 Reasons To Hire An Office Cleaning Service For Your Small Business

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As a small business owner, you likely spend a lot of time obsessing over every little detail about your inventory and how merchandise or products are presented to your customers. But sometimes small business owners can become so laser focused on the customer experience that they forget about taking care of themselves. One key area that is sometimes overlooked is maintaining a clean office or place of business. This may seem less important than the daily sales numbers to you, but maintaining a clean office can have several great benefits for you and your employees.

16 November 2015

Nuclear Safety: Nuclear Shielding Options For Your Power Plant

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You know that nuclear power is one of the best sources of power as well as one of the most eco-friendly options. But you also know that you must protect your employees from radiation. The following guide will help you understand the choices you have when it comes to nuclear shielding so that you and your radiation physics specialist can protect those working for you.  Basic Protection Plan Making sure your power plant is ready for nuclear power means that you should understand the standard protection guide, which includes the following:

16 November 2015

Answers To Three Common Questions About Fire Suppression In A Dust Collection System

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If you're working in an industrial environment that relies on the use of a dust collection system, it's important that you recognize your risk of fire. Combustible dust is volatile, and can spell disaster for your production line if not properly addressed. For that reason, you'll need to be aggressive about your fire prevention methods in the facility. Proactive prevention methods are key to keeping your dust collection system safe. Here's a look at a few common questions you might have about installing a fire prevention system in your dust collection unit.

14 November 2015

6 Steps To Remove An Unwanted Pine Tree Stump In Your Yard

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Using a rented stump grinding machine is a good option for removing an unwanted pine tree stump in your yard. Stump grinders can be rented from your local home improvement or hardware store, and are designed to be used by any able-bodied adult. By following these six steps, you can completely remove your pine tree's stump and also its surface root system: Step 1: Clear Away Bark, Rocks, and Vines Since the last thing you want to do is damage your rented stump grinder, take the time to remove all of the landscaping bark, rocks, and vines from around the base of your pine tree stump.

13 November 2015