A musician’s work is never done. Regular practicing is a must in order to stay in top playing condition. But you may not always have access to a practice room or outside studio. Practicing at home is typically the most convenient and cost-effective way to keep up with your craft. However, your neighbors may not be as delighted to hear your music. Whether you’re a trained professional or an enthusiastic amateur, it’s important to keep the peace while playing. Here are three ways for musicians to get the most out of practicing in the comfort of their own homes — while keeping their neighbors’ annoyance at a minimum.
It may be the priciest option on the list, but it’s also the most effective. If you own your home or have permission to make changes to
A fire extinguisher recharge is a necessity after any use for safety purposes and is something every building owner/operator should stay on top of. If you have never had to refill and extinguisher or are looking to purchase one for your space here are the different types of extinguishers and when to get a fire extinguisher recharge.
- Class A: The Class A fire extinguisher is efficient for putting out fires involving solids such as paper, plastic or wood.
- Class B: This type of extinguisher is handy to have around in garages and kitchens because it will put o
?Going green? is a lifestyle choice, and it permeates everything you do and everything you buy. So, if you are dedicated to living an eco-friendly life, you will want to pay close attention to the materials used in your home?s construction. When you?re conducting roofing repair and maintenance or getting a new roofing installation, you will need to make a choice about the kind of roof you want. Here are five environmentally-friendly and affordable options to discuss with your roof service.
- A white roof
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that radon levels found in 1-out-of-15 homes are at–or exceed–the level at which action needs to be taken to mitigate the effects. Radon, which is odorless and tasteless, is a naturally-occurring and radioactive gas. It can be found in groundwater, building materials, and in areas surrounding homes, office buildings, and other structures.
When seven states and three Indian lands were evaluated for radon exposure, the EPA found that almost one-in-three homes exceeded the recommended action levels.
Given that the EPA, as well as the Surgeon General’s Office, estimate that radon causes up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths, it’s critical to ensure that radon isn’t present in any breathable areas or the surrounding environment.
Owning a home is a dream of many Americans. However, owning a home comes with its own worries and anxieties. Home ownership requires consistent repairs, upkeep and sometimes, major repairs. Some home projects can be completed by the homeowner, if they are handy enough. It is normal to have some amount of worry when you purchase a home, yet have no home improvement skills. In today?s world, there are many ways to learn how to properly complete a do it yourself home improvement project or repair.
Most home repairs and renovations occur in the kitchen and the bathroom. These rooms are used the most, and contain the most pieces of equipment and appliances. The most common types of housing problems that a homeowner will see are leaky faucets, runni
Propane is used around the world: fueling farming equipment, drying grain, running generators, drying crops, ripening fruit, and heating homes. We all know that it can be a liquid and a non-toxic gas, and that it becomes a gas at temperatures above -44 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about the discovery of propane? It was actually discovered more than a century ago by a worker for the United States Department of Mines. Walter Snelling and a few of his colleagues developed a method for liquid propane to be derived from the processing of gasoline. He was famously quoted as saying that a week’s supply of propane could fit into a small steel bottle; by 1927, American propane production topped out at 1 million gallons.
By 1935, production of liquid propane drastically increased to 56 m
As summer ends and fall comes around the corner, it’s time to inspect your roof for any damage that could hinder its performance come winter. Fall could be the time for a few minor roof repairs, or it could even be time for a new roof entirely.
If you decide it’s time for a new roof, impact resistant roofing is definitely the way to go. Whether you live in a hot environment or a rainy one, this roofing is designed to withstand it all. Here are a few reasons impact resistant roofing is worth the cost.
While metal roofing can weather just about any storm, impact resistant roofing is a great option if you live in an a
Your home’s curb appeal is important. Having a home that looks nice from the outside gives a good impression to people in the neighborhood and also can make you feel better about your home. Good curb appeal is especially important if you are trying to sell your home, because a home that looks good on the outside and is likely to draw more potential buyers and sell faster. There are a number of things you can do to improve your curb appeal.
Painting your house can go a long way toward making it look better. You don’t necessarily have to completely repaint your home; just doing some touch-up such as painting the trim can make things look better. While you can do touch-up jobs yourself, it’s a good idea to hire professional painters if you are repainting the whole house. Not only are they likely to
Having steel crane pads is imperative to keep a safe, efficient, and reliable environment.
Let’s face it, working with cranes is a dangerous job. There were about 82 crane-related fatalities a year between the years of 1997 and 2006. With that in mind, we have to do everything we can make working with cranes safer. Even if just a little bit. One way to do that is to find the right crane mat. That is just one easy way we can put our operators at ease.
In addition, steel crane pads aren’t just for crane uses. You can find other uses for the crane pads. For instance, there’s the use for RVs. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association says that over 8 million American families own an RV. When those RVs out
Owning your own heavy equipment can be a blessing and a curse. You may have most of the tools you need, but what if you stumble upon a specialty job request? Not only that, but if one of your machines is looking a little worse for wear, that’s all on you.
Whether it’s a specialty job or your machinery is simply a little too old, equipment rental might be the way to go. Believe it or not, there are countless benefits that come with renting heavy equipment over buying it. Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll be getting buy utilizing equipment rental.