Archive for October, 2011
There are many different ways to open your garage door. There are companies that specialize specifically in different ways to open your garage door and also different styles of garage doors. You will have your life made simpler in no time just by getting a new garage door.
The openers come in many different styles and options. You can have a clicker that goes in your car for one thing. The clicker that goes in your car can come in a variety of different styles and also can come in different colors. You can get black, grey, tan, white, blue, green, red or any other color that you can think of to match your car and/or your garage. Having a garage opener with a separate opening and closing button can get confusing and frustrating for some people because they don’t know which one is going to open it, which one will close it and which one will just stop it from moving. Having one button that does all three tasks can take a load off of one’s mind. There are clicker styles that allow you to press one button and open and close the door at your leisure with the one button.
The clicker can match the door even. You can get a clicker that matches your garage door instead of just matching your car so it is easier to find. You will be able to describe the device if it matches the door to friends or people that are not familiar with the clicker.
The system comes with a gate code too. You can have a code for your entrance that has to be punched in manually so you can enter either by foot, or enter with the car but you will obviously have to get out first and open the gate. There are sensors on the door so you will not have to worry about the door closing on your car or a person.
There will also be a button on the inside of the garage that will allow it to be opened and closed from the inside too. This will allow you to open the garage and let yourself out if you don’t have a clicker or if you have misplaced the clicker.
A new garage door will allow you to explore your personal style. You will not have to settle for less with all the available styles at garage door manufacturers. There is a lot of potential for you while you shop and get what you want with your new purchase.
We have all heard the global warming warnings and there is no better time to go green than right now.
The following are 10 tips to help you clean in a more greener and environment friendly way.
1. Buy versatile cleaners
You do not need to buy a cleaner for every single cleaning task – this is a myth perpetuated by the manufacturers to get you to buy more of their products. Go for multi-purpose cleaners – they really can tackle the majority of your cleaning chores!
2. Read Your Labels
You may not realize this but you can find plenty information pertaining to the products you buy. Products branded with a “caution” or “warning” has less impact on the environment than those branded with “danger”.
3. Watch those temperatures!
Use cold water where convenient, for example when washing decking or drive ways. You don’t always need to clean with hot water.
4. Avoid Disposables
Try cleaning with reusable products – such as clothes and sponges. The new trend for disposable cleaning cloths may seem quick and convenient but give a thought for the polar bears in the North Pole whose homes continue to melt away.
5. Go for Concentrates
They use less packaging and work out cheaper too!
6. No your grade
Most cleaning products use plastic packaging. What you may not know is that plastics come in different grades. You can normally find the grade of the product you are buying at the bottom of its packaging. As a general rule, grade 1 and 2 are good, other grades not so good!
7. Clean as you go
Don’t let the dirt pile up before you clean. That curry stain on the worktop would be easier to clean sooner rather than later. You end up using more energy and more products if you allow your dirt to accumulate.
8. Pick up clutter
Try to pick up as much clutter as possible before turning on the vacuum. Again you use more energy if you are picking up clutter while vacuuming and the vacuum is left on for much longer.
9. Use greener alternatives
Try using lemon juice for removing stains, vinegar for your windows, white wine to tackle red wine stains, cola to descale your toilet and baking soda for degreasing.
10. (Drum roll please…) Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!
All your hard work will go to waste if you simply dispose of your packaging in the refuse. When you have finished your products, simply rinse and recycle.
There are many different types of swimming pools that one can choose from, and one of those is to go with the fiberglass swimming pool. Fiberglass pools are manufactured (and installed) as large molded structures that are then placed in the ground. The large “bucket” is then surrounded by a strong reinforcement, like the more conventional concrete, which will then help it keep its place.
Fiberglass swimming pools don’t have a liner because the shell is sprayed with a specially designed coating. A wide range of models with different sizes, colors and shapes are available in pools made out of fiberglass, and allow the type of variety that many consumers love. One of the great benefits that is credited to fiberglass pools is that that are very easy and quick to install, even with the need for heavy equipment. Maintenance is also a relatively simple process, since there will never be a liner replacement, and in general, fiberglass swimming pools will need less chemicals to keep clean than other models.
While fiberglass swimming pools require less maintenance, they do require certain maintenance to ensure that they are not damaged or in need of greater repairs and upkeep down the line. Unlike other swimming pools, fiberglass swimming pools MUST be filled with water at all times to avoid causing structural damage through cracking or buckling. This is due to ground pressure that occurs because of improper drainage. If for some reason the pool absolutely needs to be drained, do not do it on your own! Make absolutely sure to contact the pool manufacturer and qualified professionals. You don’t want to damage such a large investment!
Other factors to keep in mind is to avoid the “bathtub ring” effect of grime. Not only does this look bad, but this could damage the coatings. Most pool supply stores should sell pool tile cleaner that can take care of that in a jiffy. As an important side note, never use abrasive cleaners or harsh tools like steel wool or metal scrapers to clean fiberglass. This type of treatment will permanently damage the gel coating in the pool.
While the fiberglass pool may seem to develop hairline cracks over time, this is not a major concern since this is only indicative of the surface gel, and not actual structural damage. Dirt is always a concern, and should be brushed towards the main drain and the vacuumed out with the appropriate tool.
The fiberglass swimming pool has its advantages and disadvantages like many other swimming pools. For some this may not be a good choice, while for others the fiberglass swimming pool may be exactly what they have been looking for.