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Tips For Safely Storing Diesel Fuel And Gasoline On Your Job Site

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you need to store diesel fuel or gasoline on your job site, then it is important that you store it safely and correctly. Incorrect storage can lead to health hazards, environmental damage, and unnecessary damage to your machinery. Follow these tips to ensure that the diesel fuel stored on your job site is safe and secure at all times: Place Your Large Single-Wall Storage Tanks Inside Concrete Dykes If you will be storing fuel inside of a single-wall metal tank, then you need to place the tank inside of a concrete dyking system. The dyking...

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Do You Live Near A Nuclear Power Plant? Minimizing The Risk Of Radiation Exposure And Contamination

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Thirty states in the US have nuclear reactors. There are 99 reactors for 61 nuclear power plants. You should be more worried about a problem with one of the reactors than your town being hit with a nuclear bomb. This means you need to be aware of the ways to minimize the risk of radiation exposure or contamination. If your home is within 50 miles of a plant, a nuclear accident will result in contaminated food and water. It is important that you always have a supply of these inside your home, preferably in the basement to last for a week or...

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To Bag Or Not To Bag: 3 Common Waste Management Issues That Could Be Your Fault

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized |

It doesn’t matter if you have city waste management services or if you use a private contractor for your waste pickup, there is usually an issue. The truth is, issues with billing or with pickup dates are rarely the problem. The majority of issues stem from pickup related problems and guidelines that customers may be overlooking with their trash company. If you have ongoing issues with your waste management provider, consider the following guidelines that can be caused by customers and not the company. Bagging Items When you get in a...

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Five Myths About Mice And The Truth Behind Them

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Although mice have lived alongside of humans for millennia, many myths still abound about these tiny little creatures. In some cases, the myths surrounding their existence make it harder for homeowners to successfully remove mice from their homes. If you want a mouse-free home, here’s the truth you need to know about some common mice myths and misconceptions: 1. Myth: Mice love cheese. Fueled by cartoon fantasy, many people bait their mice traps with cheese. Mice will eat cheese, but they are not very discerning gourmands and will also...

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Purifying Water While You Are Camping

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When you go camping, you want to be prepared with plenty of water. While you can bring water with you, it’s a good idea for you to have a plan for purifying the water around you in case you run out of your own water supply. Whether you are at a public campground or camping near a stream, you should never assume the water is safe to drink. It can contain different types of bacteria and even parasites. You can purify water in a variety of ways and you can learn about some of them in this article. Use chemical tablets – You may want...

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Dispose Of Your Household Pesticides The Right Away

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many hazardous products in your home, but few are as bad as a household pesticide. If you decide that it is time for your family to turn to safer pest control methods, such as the use of boric acid, you will still need to figure out what you will do with your old pesticides. Don’t Pour the Pesticides Down the Drain The worst thing to do is to pour your pesticides down the drain. Doing so will place a lot of strain on your municipality and if the pesticides end up in the ground water or in a nearby stream, you will harm...

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Metal Detecting: Innovation Hits The Scrap Yard To Make Separation Easier

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While steel and iron are easy to separate from scrap piles using magnets, other metals such as titanium, copper and aluminum are harder to sort. But scientists and researchers have come to the rescue, developing new techniques for sorting solids and liquids and cutting the time and cost involved in separating scrap materials. University makes machine to accurately sort light metals. To help keep unsorted metals out of landfills, researchers at the University of Utah have developed a mechanical metals separator that’s accurate and...

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Asbestos Removal & Renovating A Home: What Must Be Done Before You Start

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When remodeling, it is vital for your home to be inspected by an environmental specialist before you remove any materials that may possibly contain asbestos. Removing materials containing asbestos will put you at risk for getting cancer, which can happen if asbestos is inhaled. Find out how materials with asbestos should be removed and what a professional will charge to do it for you. What Should Be Done Before Removing Materials That May Contain Asbestos? An environmental specialist will have to visit your home to inspect the materials that...

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Your House Is Full Of Recyclables, Not Junk

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When planning a major housecleaning project, don’t assume that everything you don’t want is junk to be thrown away. Your home is full of items that can be reconditioned or recycled. Do some research on local recycling centers to find out which ones can take the following items off of your hands. Large Appliances You may have an old refrigerator in the garage or clothes washer in the basement that you’ve been meaning to throw away. If they are operational at all, an appliance refurbishing company will take them to recondition...

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Moving Out? Keep These 4 Things In Mind When You Rent A Dumpster

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you plan to move to a new house, a dumpster rental can be a great way to dispose of items and furniture you will not need in your new house. However, there are a few things to keep in mind so that the process goes smoothly. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you rent a dumpster. Find Out If You Need a Permit If you get a dumpster without the proper permits in some towns, you will have to pay hefty fines. Save yourself some trouble by heading to your local building permit office to find out if you need a permit for your dumpster....

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Inexpensive Ways Of Keeping Your Gas Consumption Low

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you want to minimize your propane gas usage during the cold season? There are many ways of doing this, but some of them aren’t exactly cheap. Here are a few inexpensive measures that you can try: Fill the Holes Around Electrical Boxes Do your exterior boxes have some electrical boxes in them? If they do, then you are probably losing some heated air around those places. In most houses, the boxes do not have proper insulation around and behind them, which leads to considerable drafts. Luckily, this is something you can easily fix. You...

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