Archive for June, 2007

These days the perception is that home burglary is one the rise no matter what official statistics say. The majority of all crime these days relates to property crimes, normally involving the home. Although police and local authorities are doing everything they can to put a stop to crime, burglary is something that cannot be stopped. Even though there are ways to protect yourself, burglars will always be lurking out there – waiting for their... 

When the topic of home security springs to mind, most people seem to think of burglar alarms first and little to nothing else thereafter. Burglar alarms can be a great way to protect your home and are important, although they are only a small part of what makes up an effective home security system. Remember a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Burglar alarms are a key to protecting your home although there are other things you’ll... 

As many already know, adequate lighting is a critical part of keeping your home safe. Even though lighting is very important to home safety, a lot of homeowners don’t look at their lighting as being an integral aspect of safety and burglar prevention. No matter where you may live, you should always make sure that there is plenty of lighting in place and that the lights are out of reach for those without a ladder. Door Lighting The external... 

Nothing is more stressful, disappointing, or downright sickening than returning home from a hard earned holiday only to find that your home had been robbed. Burglary is a common thing these days, with burglary around the home occurring quite frequently. When you go on a holiday , you shouldn’t have to worry about the condition of your home and your things. Your holiday should be relaxing, without having to worry about anything. If you plan... 

Statistics reveal that in every 14 seconds, a burglar breaks inside a home, and even though a home may be occupied, there is still a 60 percent chance of burglaries happening. This statistics only show that a burglary can happen any moment, anywhere, and anyone, maybe even to you. For this reason, installing a burglar alarm system in your home can help in securing the safety of your family and your properties. A visible, external, alarm helps in discouraging... 

Are you a homeowner who is thinking about having a new bathroom? If so, there is a good chance that you will thoroughly examine your decision to do so, before taking any action. When investigating bathroom remodeling, you will find that there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to doing so. If you are like many other homeowners in your situation, you may be wondering what the upside to remodeling your bathroom is, in other words, you may... 

Blocked drains can be one of the worst type of household emergencies. As with most emergencies they happen without any warning. The worst aspect of a drains problem however is that it can cause unpleasant odours, result in flooding of your home and loss of electrics. If you are a business that is impacted the disruption can result in loss of customer and staff goodwill with the associated lost productivity and sales revenue. Preventative Measures There... 

It is relatively easy to improve the security of your home and make it difficult for burglars, but many people do not take the simple steps outlined below. In fact many people make it very easy for a burglar. 20% of all home burglaries are allowed to happen because a window or a door was not properly secured. Securing Windows Ground floor windows are particularly vulnerable to break in. Many householders leave windows open when they are out of the... 

If you have a problem with one or more radiators in your home there are some investigative actions you take before calling in assistance from your home emergency plan company, or telephoning the local emergency plumber if you have not taken out a plan in advance. The actions that you take will depend upon whether the is one or there are several radiators effected. Radiators are cool in one area of the home If your central heating system is divided... 

The following article outlines the requirements for effective drainage fields and drainage mounds Suitable soils for a soakaway are ones that are well drained such as well aerated subsoils which are usually brown, yellow or reddish in colour. Examples of subsoils with good percolation characteristics are sand, gravel, chalk, sandy loam and clay loam. It is important that the percolation characteristics are suitable in both summer and winter conditions.... 

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