Common questions that business people ask themselves is if their business is safe when they are not around, having a secure business will ensure there is no interference or vandalism of inventory for sale and properties found in the business like chairs, tables and electronic appliances. This reduces the risks of owning and operating a business. Theft will affect your business operations and therefore it is important to put measures in place to prevent it.
There are many security measures that business owners can take in order to maintain safety of their possessions, like installing video cameras, lighting and alarms, putting heavy security locks, hiring a security guard and much more. Installing Roller shutters is another step to ensure that when your business is closed unless unlocked by yourself, it is more or less inaccessible to intruders. You can rest soundly knowing that your goods and wares are safe and secure. roller shutters can be installed in all entrance points including, windows, storehouse entrances doorways, and reception counters.
A roller shutter is made of horizontal slats hinged together, but is some designs the slats are not used and are replaced by bars or web system and hence you can see through the window or door of what is inside the store, retail owners prefer this because customers can see the products displayed in the window even in closing hours. Depending on the size of the window or door the roller shutter can be pulled manually or be motorized.
For the safety of your business you must consider that roller shutters are preventive rather than being reactive. Consider an alarm system whereby an intruder will set it off during a burglary attempt, the chances that the intruder may take off with valuables or damage valuables are very high. While roller shutters which are strong will prevent the break in completely.
When you don’t have shop roller shutter glass doors and windows give intruders motive to break in because they are considered as weak links for the business entity and the point of entry. When installing roller shutters you must put into consideration;

A sturdy strong steel frame to ensure secure lock in.
Thick aluminum for strength and endurance.
Automatic locking feature for maximum protection.
Aa high-density polythene plugs to ensure the frames are secure
Foam should be embedded around guide rails to ensure no sideways movement making it impossible for intruders to force open.

These security benefits would be sure to deter any potential burglar who may be tempted to use your business as their next target.
A Highly insulated roller shutters installed at your retail stores and warehouses help in keeping your products safe and secure from damages due to climate or environment change. strong winds and rains have been known to cause great damages to nosiness premises, they can either damage the window and doors or weaken them for potential intruders.
When Applied correctly the roller shutters require minimum maintenance. Roller shutters, once installed, are easy to maintain. Regular lubrication and cleaning will ensure that shutters are functioning smoothly and last for a long time.

Because no one can be sue of preventing a fire emergency from happening in his home or work place, it is advisable to make sure that you have safety equipment installed in the building so as to help you in being notified in case of a threat and also to counter the fire.

Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguishers should never miss in apartment buildings. Also, one should be well familiar with the kind of fire extinguisher needed. For instance, to put off fires caused by paper, cloth, and wood, it is Class A fire extinguisher that is needed. Class B fire extinguisher should be used to extinguish flammable liquids like oils and paints, while Class C will be used to put off electrical fires like a short circuit.

Procedure of placing a fire extinguisher in your home

Seek a suitable location for mounting a Singapore fire extinguisher.

Before doing anything, you should carry out an inspection whereby you should highlight perfect spots for placing fire extinguishers. Those sites should be free from any blockage from objects and other equipment. The best place to place an extinguisher is near an exit door that will be used as an escape route. Also, if your home has a workshop or garage, then there might be some flammable materials stored there thus an extinguisher is needed. It is a must that the kitchens have an extinguisher because more than 65% of fires originate from there. It is also advisable that if your home is of more than one floor, a fire extinguisher should be located at each floor.

Be familiar with hardware and mounting instructions

Be clear on the procedure of mounting the fire extinguisher and how to use the hardware that is in the manual like the brackets for wall-mounting which come along with the extinguisher when purchased from a manufacturer. Note that there are different types of brackets which are according to the shape, size, and type of extinguisher. The most common mounts include metal brackets and wall hooks. Suppose you find that the screws did not come along with the mounts, make sure to read the manual from the manufacturer to know which type is recommended.

Mounting the extinguisher

When it comes to mounting, it is advisable that only extinguishers that have a weight of 40 pounds and less are supposed to be mounted, to make sure that the top handle is located at least not more than 5 feet from the floor. If the extinguisher is heavier, it should be mounted in such a way that the top handle is at a distance of 3.5 feet from the floor. There should be a distance of 4 inches between the floor and the extinguisher.

For the heavier extinguishers, do place a wall of wooden stud through the use of an electronic knob finder, so that the weight of the extinguisher can be well supported. After placing a wall stud, then you can attach the metal bracket or the nail hook using screws. Finished, now you can proceed to hand the fire extinguisher on the metal bracket or at the nail hook and secure it using buckle straps. Remember that the extinguisher should he mounted in a way that the nameplate containing instructions is seen by everybody.

Sticking of fire extinguisher signs

Normally, an extinguisher comes along with two signs, one is a location sign and the other one is an ID sign. The location sign should be mounted approximately two meters from the ground and on it should be a description that an extinguisher is right below it. It should be visible from a distance of 20 meters. As for the ID sign, it should be mounted right on top of the extinguisher.

So you’ve got some old furniture that you’ve decided it’s time to try and refurbish. Maybe it’s a family heirloom that your grandmother would scoff at if she could see it in its current state, or maybe it’s the new kitten’s favorite scratching post. Maybe it’s just an eyesore that doesn’t match the intricacies of your home! Whatever the reason, there are many ways to accomplish this, and better yet you have full reign to be as creative about it as your heart desires.

Upholstery and reupholstery singapore is refurbishment, but it’s not the same as wood- or metalworking, so the first question you should be asking yourself is “is the frame of my piece solid enough and if it isn’t, do I have the skills to repair it?” Most household furniture can be easily patched up at home, but if you feel you can’t perform the task comfortably, there are many professional woodworking and furniture repair resources out there to get you pointed in the right direction. (It’s absolutely unnecessary to hire a professional reupholsterer, meanwhile; the cost can come to more than all the materials combined and often takes much more time, and you’ll be missing out on the learning experience). If you find your piece of furniture to be in good sturdy shape, you can move on to the fun stuff!

Your biggest tools will be a hand stapler (or, if your grandpa taught you the way mine taught me, a pneumatic staple gun), some sewing materials, and the material of your choice. Although there is really no true right or wrong fabric to use to upholster old furniture, it’s wise to take into account the purpose of the furniture and how this will translate in everyday use (for example, if you have kids who love grape juice you may want to steer away from, say, white leather chairs). I always recommend choosing something just a smidgen more muted than your first instinct would suggest; seeing a lovely bright orange and blue pattern would incite instant excitement in anybody, however once you get it home you may find it’s a little too bright for your home. Try stepping down a few shades; pastels are usually quite compatible even if the color scheme doesn’t necessarily match your home outright. If you’re a big sewer, it may behoove you to bring home more than one pattern or sheet of fabric. Trial and error are your friends when it comes to trying to make your home inviting. I also recommend choosing light, soft fabrics over heavy ones. Your instinct may suggest that heavy material will make for a more solid finish, but you’ll quickly find that the finish is affected hardly at all; meanwhile, the process of attaching a strip of fabric that’s half an inch thick will very quickly wear you down.

The first thing you will learn is that upholstering is not the same as slipcovering furniture. I had that nasty realization once I had achieved the cutting stage; I couldn’t get over how many holes and curves and roundings I had to maneuver in order to fit my fabric! And worse, when I pulled off the old covering, I found that it wasn’t, well, “chair-shaped” at all. However, this actually ended up benefiting me magnificently, because what I discovered was that really, all the process entailed was pulling the fabric down and stapling it accordingly, then trimming the excess. This simplified things for me, and I’m sure it will simplify them for you as well.

You may notice at the very end of your work that there are some imperfections in the settling of the fabric. This is completely normal; don’t worry, you don’t need to shed any tears over your ruined grandfather’s sofa! These can be remedied with staples or even some stitches. In spite of my complete lack of experience, I was able to create a beautiful piece of furniture that looked brand new rather than sixty years old with fifteen of those spent in a basement. After the proper reupholstery is finished, you can get even more creative if you wish; try refinishing the wood parts, or even painting them.

This is just the start of your upholstery career; I promise that after your old furniture is renewed and lovely, you’ll start casting your eyes about your home looking for your next victim. And that’s great! The best aspect about your home, in my opinion, is keeping it in line with your personality and making it lovely and inviting. Now that you’ve got the skills needed, go do it!

When it comes to electronics that we have in our homes, one way or the other we have experienced some problems. One of the devices is a washing machine. A washing machine is an essential appliance that is used by so many people in America. Research shows that the average families in America do over three hundred of laundries using a washing machine which may cause some damages on the appliance due to overusing it. Some faults may be fixable, but others are not hence you are forced to buy a new washing machine.Therefore in case you experience any problems with your machine, it is advisable that you look for some signs so you can be able to figure out if your machine requires a technician if you can fix the problem on your own.
What problems causes a washing machine not to work well and how to fix the problems.
• The machine is producing weird noise.
It is advisable that you note the sound that your machine produces when you are using it such that in case you hear a strange sound or sounds that are excess you will be able to fix it. The noise may be caused by the fact that the machine is not placed on a leveled place, or it is overloaded. Therefore if you can be able to detect any of the above problems, you can be able to fix it, but if you can’t be able to fix the unnecessary noises, you can contact a professional to do it for you.
• Water is not filling the drum.
If you find that the drum in the machine is not filling, then this shows that your washing machine has a problem. I had the same issue with my washing machine, and when I called my technician to check it, he told me that my filter was clogged hence preventing the water from reaching to the drum. Another problem may be caused by the hose becoming kink, or even delayed cycle which may be due to some clothes that you are washing. Whereby they suck all the water in the drum before a cycle is completed. Check if the machine has such a problem so you can have it repaired.
• The drum is not spinning.
As the washing machine is cycling the drum is also supposed to rotate so that there are enough water supplies on the machine. If you notice that the machine is not turning, you can check the belt to see if it is intact. The problem may also be caused by the lid switch cap having worn out. In such a case where the switch cap is worn out, it is advisable that you call a technician to have it replaced as it requires a profession to handle it.
• If there is water in the drum.
When a cycle of a laundry is finished, the drum is supposed to be empty, i.e. no water is expected to remain in the drum. Therefore if you find that water stays in the drum ones you are done with your laundry, you should check for some causes of the problem. The cause may be due to clothes that tangled and blocked the water pump on the machine, or the hose may have clogged hence preventing clear drainage of water from the drum. In such a case contact a technician to check the machine and replace the drum if need be.
• If your machine is leaking.
A well-functioning machine should not leak at all. Therefore if you find that your machine is leaking, then you should contact a technician to check what the cause of leakage is. This is because the machine might require being unscrewed up to correct the problem which you cannot be able to solve.
• Clothes are wet.
A good washing machine should clean your clothes and ensure that they are dry as well when removing them from the washing machine. But ones you find that your clothes are still wet when you take them out of the machine then you should consider contacting your technician to come and check it.
It is advisable that you be keen when using your washing machine, so you can detect if they have any fault. This also will help you have them repair early, so the damage does not exceed where you will be forced to replace your washing machine.