Posts made in September, 2015

Why Opt for a Plastic In-ground Water Storage Tank Versus Any Other Material?

If you want to collect rainwater or need to keep potable water on your property for any reason, you can usually choose between metal, concrete, or plastic tanks. While each material may offer its own advantages, there are some reasons why plastic can be a good choice. Note a few of its benefits below so you can determine if it’s the right option for your property.

1. Easier to transport

A concrete water tank is not portable and is meant to be a permanent installation on your property, like pouring a concrete pool. A metal tank may technically be portable, but these tanks are usually very thick so that they’re durable and, in turn, may be very heavy and difficult to take with you if you decide to move. Plastic containers are more lightweight and easier to remove from the ground and take with you to a new home or relocate if you need to move them to a new location on your property. 

2. Less risk of contamination

Metal and concrete tanks used for potable water need to have a type of liner installed to keep water free from contamination. Metal tanks may rust or corrode over time, and the soft material of concrete may also eventually crack and then allow water to seep in from the outside of the tank and contaminate the potable water inside the tank. This liner that protects the water will need to be changed periodically to keep water fresh and clean.

Polyurethane or plastic tanks don’t need this type of liner as the material from which they’re constructed is very durable and less likely to allow in any contaminants. It doesn’t rust or corrode and won’t soften over time or crack and allow for leaks. Many plastic tanks are also made without a seam so there is no risk of connectors starting to leak, as might happen with metal tanks that need to have separate sides joined together.

3. Easier plumbing

Plastic tanks made for collecting rainwater or for holding potable water will usually be made with aftermarket modifications that are designed specifically for home plumbing. This can make them easier to pump water for your home and easier to connect if you’re planning on installing the water tank on your own. These specific plumbing modifications can also ensure that there are fewer leaks at the plumbing connections once your water tank is connected to your home’s pipes and water lines.

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Landscaping and Lawn Supplies Every Home Should Have

If you are a homeowner, you probably already know the importance of keeping your yard and landscape looking neat and trim. You may think the only thing you need to handle this is a good lawn service. The truth is, there will be times that having the right lawn supplies can save you money and help you when emergencies happen, like flooding. Here are a few of the lawn supplies every home should have.

Post Hole Digger

A post hold digger may not seem like a must have in your lawn supplies list, until you need to get down to a broken water pipe in your yard or you have a fencing issue that comes up. With a post hole digger you can quickly and easily plant shrubs and plants or place a fence post that has been knocked down. They have multiple uses, and having a simple manual post hold digger can really save time when you decide to start your landscaping and planting designs.

Mulching Lawn Mower

When you decide to take on your own landscaping projects, you may decide to use a natural form of mulch. You can cut out the middle man and save some money by using a mulching lawn mower. Most lawn mowers will have this as an accessory or option. If you have an older lawn mower or push mower, you can still buy a kit that will allow you to add a mulcher to the mower or feed the clipping through to a bag that will hold the clippings and mulch for use in your garden beds. This is a lawn supply that has a lot of uses, and even if you don’t use it as a mulcher, you can use the mulching attachment to catch the clippings and cut down on your lawn clean-up and raking.

Timing Sprinkler System

One of the first things people notice about your lawn is the lawn itself.  Green and well maintained lawns are ideal if you are going for an overall curb appeal. One of the steps in maintaining a green lawn is to make sure it gets enough water at the right times of the day. You can do this by adding a timing sprinkler system to your lawn supplies. You can choose to get a whole new system, or you can decide to go with a universal timer that attaches directly to your current sprinkler system or outdoor water faucet. This timer can be set for specific days, times, or any schedule you wish to use.

These list of supplies takes into account that you probably already have a few of the basics, like a push lawn mower or shovel and rake set. If you are ready to beef up your lawn supplies, make a quick list of what you want to do with your lawn each year and go from there. This will help you choose the right supplies for you and your planned landscape. For more information and ideas, contact a local lawn supplies retailer like Associated Turf Growers & Suppliers

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Benefits of Opting For Portable Toilet Hire

When hosting an event outdoors, there are a myriad of factors to consider. Not only do you have to ensure décor will suit the weather, but you have to make appropriate seating arrangements, decide on whether the food will be cooked on site, and much more. As such, people tend to forget one crucial aspect: fulfilling the bathroom needs for your guests. Granted, some outdoor venue may already have bathrooms on site. However, more often than not, these tend to be situated quite a distance away and could become an inconvenience especially if the drinks are flowing freely. In addition, they may not be enough to easily cater to all your guests if you will be hosting a significant number of people. Here are some of the benefits of opting for portaloo hire through a company like Eagle Hire.

You ensure you have the right number of portable toilets

There is nothing worse than dancing in line, waiting to use the bathroom. Not only does it take your guests away from the party, but also it can put a damper on someone’s mood. The best way to ensure that you will have a sufficient number of toilets is to opt to hire them for the event. The more people you expect to turn up, the more toilets that you should hire. Keep in mind you are always better off having more portaloos than fewer, which would result in disgruntled guests.

You do not have to clean the bathrooms

Another advantage of opting for portable toilet hire is that you can request attendants to service the toilets throughout the event. Granted, this may come at an extra cost. However, it does put your mind at ease during the event, as you do not have to worry about supplies such as tissue and hand soap being replenished in the portable toilets. You also can be assured that the toilets will be kept impeccably clean before another guest has to use the bathroom, thus ensuring an all-round pleasant experience for your guests. Lastly, if the event is in your backyard, you do not have to worry about cleaning up the toilets in your home, as the guests will exclusively use the portaloos.

You are spoilt for choice

When opting for portable toilet hire, you will find that the different companies will have a range of options to choose from depending on your event. For instance, if you are holding a black tie event, there are luxury portaloos that you could hire which come with additional amenities such as air conditioning, concierge service, a seating area and more. Alternatively, if you are holding a children’s party, you may require miniature portaloos for the kids. 

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Reminders for Any Renovation

If you've decided to undertake a project around your house, there are a few things to remember. First, make sure to have a good idea of the cost going in. Talk to local specialists for estimates or do research on the cost of supplies and labor. Second, always make sure to take necessary safety precautions. While a landscape project may seem like a lower-risk task than a rewiring job, it never hurts to be too careful. Finally, don't bite off more than you can chew. Plan out your renovation and repair projects in detail and then tackle one thing at a time. If you ever feel out of your element, hand the job over to a contractor. They'll know how to get the job done efficiently, safely, and correctly.


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