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Staying On Top Of Your Elevator Maintenance

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Staying On Top Of Your Elevator Maintenance

When your elevator isn’t working properly, your customers will experience quite an inconvenience. When the elevator is out of order it might cause your building occupants to become trapped. To prevent this from happening, you will need to proactively look for problems to repair and understand the condition of your elevator. Performing Regular Maintenance If you do not perform regular maintenance on your elevator, it will eventually have to be placed out of service. The best way to predict maintenance problems is to have your elevator inspected periodically by an elevator contractor. Elevators require that parts be examined, lubricated, and adjusted so that the elevator can operate safely. Other necessary steps include the following: A copy of the elevator inspection certificate must be posted The elevator must include a certificate of inspection, a serial number, and a signature of...

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Soil Building And Why It Is So Important To A Healthy Landscape

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Soil Building And Why It Is So Important To A Healthy Landscape

The quality of your soil is the most important element in how well your landscape plants grow. Preparing the soil ahead of time for planting is a must, but the mistake most homeowners make is not regularly continuing the practice.  Healthy Soil is Rich in Humus Humus is the organic matter in your soil. Unfortunately, humus breaks down over time to where it no longer does its job. Once humus is gone, plants are less able to extract nutrients from the soil, meaning you must continually add more fertilizer. Instead of pouring chemical fertilizer into your soil, add more organic matter on a regular basis.  Healthy Soil has Healthy Beneficials The worst thing you can do to your soil is to kill everything in it. Non-discriminant use of pesticides and herbicides render your soil essentially dead and unable to...

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Strengths That Could Steer You Toward A Career As A Home Inspector

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Strengths That Could Steer You Toward A Career As A Home Inspector

A licensed home inspector plays a pivotal role in the process of a house being sold. When a prospective buyer is enticed by a property, it’s often not until the home inspector has thoroughly investigated the house that the buyer can feel comfortable moving forward with the purchase. If you’re contemplating following a new career path and the vocation of home inspector has occasionally entered your mind, it’s important to evaluate your personal strengths and skills and see if they’re in alignment with this career. Here are some such strengths that could help you succeed in this type of career. Enjoyment Of Physical Work While a home inspector does spend time writing up the report to present to the prospective buyer and real estate agent, his or her job involves anything but sitting in an office all day. If...

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Spring Cleaning Task How-To: The Fireplace

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Task How-To: The Fireplace

The first day of spring has come and gone. If you are like most people, you have already been procrastinating your annual spring cleaning to-do lists. However, it’s time to get out your dust rags, rubber gloves, and mop and start getting dirty. While it may seem overwhelming, the truth of the matter is that these lists do need to get done, and there is a lot of ground to cover. There is the kitchen, the bathroom and even the closet, so you will want to break it all down into manageable tasks. So, why not start with an area of the home that you won’t be using until next winter? That’s right – the fireplace. Supplies You Will Need A couple of plastic drop cloths (or garbage bags) Plastic goggles Protective mask Rubber gloves Plastic bucket Garden hose...

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Over The Edge — How To Know If An Infinity Pool Is Right For You

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Over The Edge — How To Know If An Infinity Pool Is Right For You

If you’re looking for a truly breathtaking, unique pool for your backyard, look no further than the infinity pool. This modern invention can make over any space, adding drama and a sense of luxury or mystery. But, what is an infinity pool and is it right for you? Infinity Explained An infinity pool — sometimes called a zero-edge, vanishing or disappearing pool — has one or two sides slightly lower than the others so that the water overflows to create the appearance that there is no edge at all. This water flows over the low side into a catch basin where it is pumped back into the main pool and recycled. The effect is particularly stunning when combined with a high vista, natural water views (like the ocean or a lake) or some other kind of existing fantastic view. ...

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