How to Cope with Damage Due to Storms

Our health can be damaged in many ways and one of them is through touching a live wire. With the number and ferocity of storms these days, it is well to be aware of this and just how likely it can be for external power lines to come down during a storm without being noticed. Electricians understand the danger, but many other people may be too busy looking at a fallen tree to notice the power lines entangled in its branches or on the sodden ground nearby.

This is especially so if that fallen tree has damaged some of their property like the roof, the car or even a fence around their home. Electric wires are not very visible on a dark, rainy night unless they are sparking. However, it’s important to know just where the power lines around your home are and look up instead of down, if a tree falls on or near your home.

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How to Take Care of Your Automatic Pool Cleaner

Anyone with a pool should also invest in an automatic pool cleaner to do most of the hard work of pool cleaning. If the water is not kept clean you can easily get an ear infection or worse, algae could come to visit and it will very likely make itself at home.  Pool cleaners can work away while you sit and relax by the side of the pool. But like many other machines they require a little maintenance to keep on rolling around, sucking up that debris from the pool.

Sometimes a pool needs to be cleaned with what is known as ‘shock treatment’. This is necessary when you notices any opacity in the water, green or red slime or even black spots that herald that dreaded black algae. It should be done regularly such as once a week, especially if you get a lot of leaves and other debris in the pool and don’t always remove it quickly.

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How to Clean a Berber Carpet

Many people fall in love with the look and feel of Berber carpet, even though it is more difficult to clean than some other carpet types.  Berber carpets are somewhat different to other carpets and this means you have to understand what the differences are in order to clean them in the right way, otherwise you’ll not only fail in your carpet cleaning efforts; you may even ruin it.

Olefin vs. nylon

Carpet cleaners know that one problem is the more affordable Berber carpet is made from something called olefin, which attracts grease and oil. If you walk on this carpet in bare feet or if you spill a spot or two of cooking oil in the kitchen and inadvertently tread in it, that will make your olefin Berber really happy – and really dirty or dull.  As soon as you walk on it, the grease and oil will go straight into the carpet fibres. This type of carpet is a headache to get clean, even for professional carpet cleaners.

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