Jenny Shaw

Why You Need to Consider Solar Before You Even Buy a Plot of Land for Your New Home

In this day and age, you have to carefully consider the environmental impact whenever you build a new home. If you're in the market to do so and are looking for a plot of land, why is it important to think about your plans ahead of time if you want to reduce your energy usage as much as possible? Early Thoughts As you live in Australia, you really should take full advantage of the power of the sun.

Freeing Your Property: How to Get Rid of Tree Stumps

Trees are everywhere, and although they provide shade and other resources that make life more comfortable, they also transform into stumps at the end of their life cycle. Not only are stumps an eyesore and safety hazard, but removing them is a difficult chore. Thankfully, you can make it a more pleasant experience with careful planning and by using the tips highlighted below. Why remove stumps? Few people like to look at stumps, and many property owners feel that they take up too much space.

Two Ways to Minimise the Environmental Impact of Your Home's Septic System

For those who reside in rural areas, where there is no direct access to public sewer lines, septic systems are essential. However, it's important for those who make use of these systems to take certain precautions, in order to prevent their septic tanks from having a negative impact on the environment. Read on to find out more: Have it pumped regularly The wastewater that flows from your home into the septic tank separates into liquids and solids after it enters the container.

Common HVAC Duct-Work Efficiency Issues and Solutions

The efficiency of an air conditioning system is determined by how well the constituent components work, which includes the duct-work. Being the veins and arteries of your air conditioning unit, duct work ensures that every room is supplied with air as required. However, if your system's duct-work is not properly installed or is not of the right size, the whole unit's efficacy would be compromised. This write-up highlights some common duct work issues that might affect the efficiency of your AC unit and how to resolve them.

What Every Newbie Should Know about Checking Scrap Metal Prices

If you are new to selling scrap metal, you are probably also new to checking scrap metal prices. There are various ways you can check current scrap prices, including going to local scrap buyers that have the prices posted and checking online groups and websites. The problem is, these prices and lists will not help you if you don't understand what it is you are specifically looking for or viewing. Here are some key points that every new scrap metal seller should know about checking scrap metal prices:

How to Get the Best Performance from a Silt Fence

A silt fence is one of the techniques that can be used to control sediment at a construction site. This article discusses some helpful tips that you can implement in order to achieve good results with a silt fence. De-silt Frequently  The performance of a silt fence will deteriorate if that fence isn't relieved of some of the silt that it has trapped. This is because the silt level will keep rising until water runoff can sweep over the fence without ponding.

Cleaning Your Fire Extinguisher's Mess after Use

Fire extinguishers are good examples of equipment that lie around unused for many months or years. However, they are your first line of defence when a fire strikes. You must make sure that all fire extinguishers on your establishment are well maintained and always ready for an emergency. In case of a fire, some fire extinguishers often leave behind a mess of chemicals and deposits, necessitating cleaning. It is important to follow specific procedures so that the aftermath doesn't result in stains or corrosion.