Improve Your Home and Protect the Planet

  • A History of Asbestos in Australia

    26 March 2018

    Since 2003, the use of asbestos has been banned in Australian construction, in any form. This legislation followed decades of research into the damaging effects of the substance — information which today persuades thousands of homeowners and businesses to pay for professional asbestos removal services. This asbestos, lying dormant in buildings constructed before the law changed, is not technically illegal, but it does still pose a great risk to health. In light of this, exactly how big is the asbestos problem in Australia today, and how did that problem develop over time?

  • Salient Benefits of Air Quality Management to Schools

    19 March 2018

    As a school superintendent, promoting student health is arguably one of your most important functions. The environment plays a significant role in the academic as well as the co-curricular performance of students. With most urban schools being located near major roads, proper management of school air quality is vital. One way you can achieve a quality environment is by arranging for regular air quality tests by engaging the services of a professional air quality consultant.

  • Don't Skip on Waste

    19 March 2018

    Undergoing outdoor renovations can be a costly and unsightly process, especially if you are unable to dispose of organic and non-organic waste immediately. This can also pose problems for the environment, as waste can get blown away and animals can eat toxic materials and nest within rubbish heaps. Ensuring you have access to a good quality and cheap skip bin hire can enable you to responsibly undergo projects such as garden renovations, whilst making sure your waste is disposed of quickly and efficiently and in the most environmental way possible as per Australia's National Waste Policy.

  • Tips on how to use hydroseeding to improve your yard

    13 March 2018

    There is nothing which ruins the perfect look of a lawn than having patches of dry or missing grass. When this happens, you need to think about the best way to replant and encourage growth. Hydroseeding includes spraying a mixture of seed, water and fertilizer on the parts of the lawn which have dried up. The seed is supposed to have the proper balance of nutrients for faster germination. Hydro mulching is the process of covering the seed and protecting it from elements such as harsh sunshine so that it can germinate well.

  • Swimming Pool Maintenance: Three Essential Tips for Using a Solar Blanket

    13 March 2018

    If you are interested in improving the energy efficiency in your swimming pool, you should think about purchasing and installing a solar pool blanket. This product can help you reduce your pool heating expenses significantly. In general, the cover will prevent the loss of heat through the evaporation of water. Therefore, your pool will be able to maintain the set temperature for longer without causing high heating bills. Also, the solar pool blanket is made of plastic materials.

  • Residential Fire Extinguishers: Three Crucial Safety Tips for Your Home

    26 February 2018

    Home fires can have devastating consequences. This type of incident can lead to the injury and death of loved ones and the extensive loss of precious property. Therefore, you should be diligent in establishing measures to prevent the occurrence of fires and the escalation of fires. Naturally, you should take precautions by eliminating and managing fire hazards in your house. For example, you should organise your cleaning and cooking equipment properly and manage your electrical connections to prevent sparking and overheating.