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Garbage removal services are easy to forget about. For most of us, garbage removal happens while we are still asleep or after we’ve already gone to work. The only thing we are concerned about is when to put out the recycling bins and remembering which days residential waste pickup is scheduled for. It turns out that the garbage collection industry has some pretty interesting facts and statistics, so read on to learn a bit more.
- We throw away an amazing amount of stuff. In the course of a lifetime, the average person in the United States ends up throwing away 600 times their own adult weight. The average person is generating about four pounds of trash every day. Considered in this way, garbage removal is just about the most important jobs on the planet!
- Our cities don’t always clean up our waste. You might think that every municipality is responsible for arranging garbage removal, but municipal garbage pickup only takes care of (more…)
You are finally going to be able to tackle the home remodeling projects that you had planned. After spending the last four years tackling some credit card debt that you incurred after a couple of rough health issues, you are finally back in a place where you have money is savings again. So much so, in fact, that you and your husband have both agreed that there is enough to prioritize the home remodeling projects that you have had on hold.
A couple of the issues like refinishing the wood floors in the kitchen need to be taken care of before the whole floor needs to be replaced. Even though it is a messy project, you have both decided that this is one of the priorities that will be tackled first. You also want to replace the 21 year old carpet in the house, but you are both certain that you want to have the messy and dusty job of refinishing the floor first (more…)
You are finally getting the new shower install that you have been wanting. From the walk in shower that will eliminate the need for so much cleaning time to the heated floor that is being installed, the new space will be perfect. Bathroom remodeling projects not only add to the use of a space, but the value of the space as well. And while home remodeling projects can cause a major disruption in the every day life of a family, it is important to make the improvements that are needed as soon as possible.
Small problems can turn into major expenses if they are not taken care of when they occur. A small link in a kitchen or bathroom space, for instance, can turn into a major renovation if water damage causes a floor space to weaken or a drywall a (more…)
When you first buy a house, you might not be considering the impact of the windows. The windows are an integral part of any house, whether you have five or 37. And whether they have blinds, drapes, or another addition to them can have a big impact on your lifestyle.
One important way that a window can affect the way you live is through how much heat escapes through it. A study from the Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that you can lose approximately one-third of your home’s heat between your door and windows. By adding attachments such as motorized window blinds, you can improve this energy efficiency and save approximately 13% of that heating and energy use.
A lot of this has to do with how open your window is. If you have no attachments with it, then the window has no way to keep heat in or out of your home. However, if yo (more…)
How to Reduce Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Use Adhesive Bath Mats and Other Important Safety Measures
The Department of Labor reported that the second major cause of accidental death arises from injuries sustained when someone slips, trips, and falls. About 25% of the workplace injury claims reported every year are due to falling. According to the National Safety Council, the cost of addressing these falling injuries amounts to roughly $70 billion a year.
On an annual basis, slips, trips, and falls lead to roughly 12,000 workplace injuries. Over 17% of the injuries that cause workers to experience some type of disability are due to falling, however. Since the possibility of falling increases for every ten years of a person’s life, it’s not surprising that individuals 55 and older are more susceptible to becoming injured due to slipping.
Slip, trip, and fall injuries can of course occur on the same or on an elevated level. Approximately 35% of these types of injuries have occurred when people have slip(more…)
Americans make an awful lot of trash. Every day, all across the country, commercial garbage pickup, curbside pickup, and other trash pick up of residential yard waste, recycling, and kitchen and household garbage require thousands of trucks, hundreds of thousands of workers, and billions of tax dollars to accomplish. All this trash and garbage is filling up our landfills at an astonishing rate. People are more aware these days of the need to be careful with their trash, and yet there’s still plenty of it. There is more we can do to be better stewards of what we have. As you consider your own trash, garbage, and recycling, think about these shocking facts.
- American garbage by weight. In the course of one lifetime, the average American will end up throwing away 600 times their (more…)
In a time when the night sky is lit up with fireworks for Independence Day and other summer celebrations, it is important to also remember the need for the best and most efficient lighting inside. With the use of maize LEDS, induction lamps, and lights/solar-led-parking-lot-light-fixtures-all-in-one/40-watt-all-in-one-solar-led-parking-lot-area-street-light-lar40.html” Title=”more”>low bay lighting fixtures, there are many ways to make sure that every space is functioning at its best. From homes to businesses to greenhouses, there are many locations that require the right lighting options.
One of the biggest needs in some parts of the country is greenhouse lighting. With a constantly growing need for companies and individuals that are joining the me (more…)
Attention to detail is often the difference between mediocracy and perfection. From how you dress to how you drive, if you are not paying attention to the small details you may not be pleased with the results. When it comes to landscape improvements, attention to detail can help you elevate an average yard to a place of beauty. If you want to stand out as the best yard on the block or if you want to add both curb appeal and value to your home, it is important to work with a landscaping company that offers the very best services. From the selection of the right kind of plants to filling in unplanted spaces with bark blowing services, the top landscaping professionals know what to do to make sure that your property is as close to perfect as possible.
Both residential an (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Garbage removal services are easy to forget about. For most of us, garbage removal happens while we are still asleep or after we’ve already gone to work. The only thing we are concerned about is when to put out the recycling bins and remembering which days residential waste pickup is scheduled for. It turns out [...]
You are finally going to be able to tackle the home remodeling projects that you had planned. After spending the last four years tackling some credit card debt that you incurred after a couple of rough health issues, you are finally back in a place where you have money is savings again. So much so, [...]
You are finally getting the new shower install that you have been wanting. From the walk in shower that will eliminate the need for so much cleaning time to the heated floor that is being installed, the new space will be perfect. Bathroom remodeling projects not only add to the use of a space, but [...]