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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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Don’t Be Tricked By Bed Bugs! Arm Yourself With These Prevention Tips

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are a few common misconceptions when it comes to bed bugs. For one, people think that as long as they maintain a clean house that they won’t get bed bugs. For two, people tend to believe that if they live in a nice neighborhood and not in an apartment that they won’t get bed bugs. The truth of the matter is that anyone and everyone is at risk of getting bed bugs regardless of how clean their home is or where their home is located. Read on to learn how you can prevent bed bugs. Prevention Tips for Hotel Stays Think about...

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3 Easy Tips For Beginner Recyclers

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the easiest ways to go green this year and offset your carbon footprint is to implement recycling as part of your waste disposal at home. With just a few simple steps and a bit of follow through, you and your family can be on your way to having a positive environmental impact on your community and on the world as a whole. Set Up Your Home Recycling doesn’t have to be a chore if you take the time to set your home up to make the process more streamlined. Pick up two different containers to hold recyclable items at any hardware...

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3 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The septic tank is an important part of your home’s waste disposal. Anytime you flush your toilet, put something down the drain, or even use your garbage disposal it goes to the septic tank. That is why it is important to make sure your septic tank is working as it should. Unfortunately, after a certain period of time, it will need to be pumped, but how can you know when yours is due? Here are three signs that your septic tank needs to be pumped as soon as possible. 1. Foul odor coming from the drains. One of the biggest signs that your...

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3 Signs You Need Your Oil Tank Removed

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like any appliance, oil tanks can wear and leak. Unfortunately, this means that you lose money on heating oil you purchased that was already in the tank. It also means you will need an oil tank removal professional to come and take the damaged tank away so that you can install another one. Here are three tell-tale signs that it’s time to have your tank removed and replaced. 1, Your Oil Tank is Older Knowing that your oil tank is over 10 years old is a good sign that it may need to be removed. With underground tanks, it can be hard to...

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