How to Update Your Sofa Cushions

October 14, 2013 by  
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Your living room is the focal point of the home, the place where the entire family can gather to chat, relax, or watch TV. However, old and worn sofas can dampen the entire look of the room. An easy way to transform your living room is to update your couch cushions with new foam inserts as well as new covers. Updating your sofas with new foam replacement will extend the life of the couch and make it more comfortable, while adding new covers will bring new style and color to the room.

Updating old and worn sofa cushions doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, with a few tools and the right materials, you can transform your living room décor in a few hours.

Buy the right kind of foam. Foam retailers offer a wide selection of foam products designed for various applications, from mattress foam to foam designed for packaging. In order to properly change your sofa cushions, you need to purchase the right type of foam. Look for foam designed for seats and cushions, such as Poly Foam. Poly Foam is medium firmness foam ideal for occasional use, such as sofa cushions that don’t get used every single day. But if you think you need something hardy, select high-quality foam designed for heavy duty use. Most foam retailers offer foam ranging from soft to hard and everything in between.

Shop for new sofa seat covers: When searching for sofa seat covers, you have the option of buying ready-made covers or sowing your own. Depending on your budget and comfort level, buy sofa covers that match your living room décor. This is the best way to upgrade your living room without having to redecorate everything else.

Purchase the appropriate tools and equipment. Replacing your old sofa cushions is easy when you have the right tools. After you purchase the right kind of foam online, you will need the right tools and equipment. To start the project of revamping your old couch cushions with new foam you’re going to need a tape measure, paper, and a pen or pencil, paper. Of course, you will also need your foam and new covers.

Replace your sofa cushions. Before you can insert new foam into your covers, remove the old foam out of the cover. Don’t throw it away just yet. You will need to bring out the measuring tape and measure the foam in order to cut the new foam to the right measurements. After you have measured the old foam, you will also need to measure the old covers. When you have both measurements, you can cut the foam.
This feature article was provided by The Foam Factory, an online retailer of high-quality foam products, including foam inserts for sofas, boat foam, and mattress foam. Purchase new foam for your old sofas today.

Keeping Your Climate Control In Good Order

October 1, 2013 by  
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It has been considered the next evolutionary step, adapting our environment to suit us. Whether in a home or a business, air conditioning and heating are as commonplace as owning your own vehicle. It isn’t just a luxury anymore. Instead it is an element of contemporary companies and homes. In addition, many older homes and business have been retrofitted to allow air conditioning and heating to provide the comfort that only modern climate control can provide. But as marvelous as these inventions are, we need to do our part to keep them functioning properly. For example, were you aware that an air conditioning filter needs changing on a regular basis?

By neglecting to change the filter, not only will your air conditioner run improperly, you can also damage the device by making it work harder than it needs to. If your air conditioner is running properly, then the set temperature will be achieved. However, if you begin to see your power bill become larger or your device has a problem cooling your house, a good portion of the time it is nothing more than a dirty filter that needs changing. In addition, you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable or tired in your home, only to feel better as you leave the environment. A contaminated filter can produce these ill effects. Even more so at this time, your filter probably needs changing. And yet how about the reverse equation. What if we want to heat our house. Would a Honeywell furnace filter need changing as well?

The truth is, most modern furnaces do require a filter, both for health and safety. In some ways though, neglecting to change your furnace filter can be even more dangerous to the well being of your household and home, going beyond the negative effects of neglecting to change an air conditioning filter. Without a regular servicing schedule, a blocked or dirty air filter can become a serious fire hazard. When a filter become blocked, heat and possible fumes can gather to create a very dangerous environment. And with the health and safety of those under your roof, it become very apparent that proper maintenance is essential.

By having a regularly service schedule in place, you can save quite a bit of money in repairs costs if damage were to occur. With the worst case scenario in mind, by taking proper care of our air conditioning and heating filters, we can actually prevent injury and loss of life.


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Garage Door Safety 101

September 30, 2013 by  
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Garage doors can help bring some convenience to your life.  They can help you easily zoom out of your garage when you’re running late for work and help to keep all your possessions safe and sound.  However, garage doors can lead to incidents and accidents if they’re not handled properly.  Whether you have a wooden garage door or a steel one, all of them should be monitored carefully.

Garage doors are one of the most commonly overlooked electrical appliances in the house.   While the technology of simply lifting up and down may make you think that nothing could ever go wrong with it, that’s actually not the case.  Garage doors are generally the biggest and heaviest moving object in the entire home which means that if mishandled, it can easily lead to injuries or even death in some cases.  All mechanical devices require regular maintenance in order to continue functioning properly.

It’s a good idea to inspect the door and the opener often.  However, in order to conduct any repairs, it’s best to have a professional handle it.  Jobs such as replacing or repairing springs, track and rollers, or installing the door need to be taken care of by professional.  If you opt for a modern garage door, do not attempt to install it yourself.  Make sure to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

One of the keys of garage door safety is to make sure that everyone in the family knows how it operates and that it’s a powerful piece of equipment.  This is particularly important to teach small children.  Children should never be allowed to play with the garage door as if it’s a toy.  Do not allow your children to stand, run, or play under or near the door, particularly if it’s open or moving.  In order to prevent incidents from occurring, it’s best to also keep remote controls out of children’s reach.  They should be mounted high up.

Another safety concern with garage doors is electric shock.  Garage doors run electrically and can be dangerous if mishandled.  If your garage door is malfunctioning, it’s important to call a repair man right away to handle it.

Garage doors are a wonderful asset for your home.  However, as the article explains, it’s important to be careful with this powerful piece of equipment.  Follow these easy instructions to keep you and your family safe and happy.


Guest post is provided by Main Garage Doors, a leading provider of Los Angeles Garage Doors.  Check out their website for more information.

Heavy Equipments have Come-a-Long Way

September 18, 2013 by  
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The old heavy equipments were clunky looking but lasted long time. At the end of a machines lifetime, it was used for scrap metal. Some people save them because of their historical value. Today, heavy equipments are sophisticated and don’t look massive. More and more heavy machinery have become smooth and easy to operate.

The biggest issue regarding heavy equipment is the cost. These machines can run an equipment bill for thousands of dollars. Now more and more businesses own their heavy machinery. In the long run, owning is cost effective. Especially when buying from a company like Hoists Direct, a business can own quality heavy equipments. The company is specialized in any type of hoists. There are many ways to operate modern day heavy equipments. Some use electricity, compressed air, or even manual power. Whether they are operated by manually, using electricity or air, Hoists Direct carries all three kinds of hoists in well known brand names.

The hoists are extremely useful when moving heavy items from one place to the other but the air hoist is used for a different kind of task. When vehicles are subjected to thorough service, the underbelly needs a good cleanup. It is the only way to remove mud, sand and debris glued to small spaces in that area. To check the underbelly of a vehicle it has to be hoisted so the mechanics can take a good look. The purpose of an air hoist is to raise the vehicle above ground level.

Another commonly used heavy equipment piece is come-along. This equipment is basically a spool of rope or metal wire with a brake to control. This equipment is used for pulling motor vehicles, boats and ships. Come-along is easy to transport because it is a small piece of machinery. This equipment comes in different capacities according to the weight they can lift. Generally a come-along can lift closer to three tons. Some of them have the length of rope or metal wire more than ten feet.

In mining and construction industries, hoist is an important piece of equipment. To move boulders, or lower something from a higher place hoists are used. The oldest method of operating a hoist was manual labor. When the electric chain hoist was developed in the early 1900s, moving and lowering heavy things became much easier. Especially the portability of this equipment is a great advantage to the construction and mining industries. Using human labor for these tasks can cost a lot more. Also, business owners will have to think about workers’ safety. One careless accident can make a small company go completely bankrupt.

Companies that are in construction and mining businesses, it is very important to buy strong and durable equipments Hoist Direct is the best place to shop.


Guest Post provided by Hoists Direct which is well-stocked with heavy equipments. The company’s air hoist is ideal for garages when cleaning up the underbelly of motor vehicles.

My Grandfather’s Comealong: Just Look in the Trunk

August 23, 2013 by  
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A handy device, the comealong, has been in my family’s toolboxes and car trunks for years. While primarily a tool for construction, it’s versatile nature can be utilized for many different things. When I was quite young, my grandfather taught me how to both use and respect this device, dealing with it’s helpful aspects but also understanding the proper use. Using both his comealong and a portable crane, I watched as this frail appearing, old man removed a full size engine from his pick up when a new one needed to be installed. Don’t get me wrong, my grandfather was tough as nails and a very hands on kind of man. But by using devices such as these, he didn’t need to be strong as steel as well.

Throughout the years of spending time with my grandfather, I watched as this tool could almost be an extension of his very will. When he needed a tree to fall a certain way as it was being cut, he grabbed the comealong. When our neighbor’s truck went off the side of road and his wheels could produce no traction, he grabbed the comealong. Even with hunting, when he needed to pull a Bull Elk into the bed of his pickup, he used the comealong.

I’m now teaching my teenage son how to use it safely. And as time goes on, I hope he passes on this tradition. Just recently, I found myself repeating the words I’d heard my grandfather speak so many years before. “Grab the comelaong; just look in the trunk”.

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A Tankless Gas Water Heater is Ideal for a Family

July 31, 2013 by  
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Traditional water heaters aren’t energy efficient and the hot water will run out, especially with a large family. A tankless water heater is the ideal solution, because it never runs out of hot water.

Water heaters in San Jose are making a move from regular tank heaters to more energy efficient systems such as solar water heaters, geothermal water heaters, and tankless water heaters. Regular home water regularly store between 40 and 50 gallons of water in a tank which is constantly being heated by a gas flame to stay at a temperature above 131 degrees Fahrenheit. When you use hot water, the tank drains and is filled with colder water which then needs to be heated. Sadly, hot water is fleeting.

However, there is an alternative to the continuous fight with diminishing hot water. Tankless water heaters have been used in Japan and Europe for quite a while, but have recently begun taking off in the United States. As the name implies, tankless water heaters don’t have a storage tank that needs to remain heated to a set temperature. Instead, these heaters use a heat exchanger coil to heat the water right as it flows over it. The water is immediately heated –and stays heated until you turn off your faucet.

This system is wonderful for families, especially large families. With a regular water heater, the water is limited, and can create some frustrating situations. Sometimes you need to do laundry, and run the dishwasher, and take a shower all at the same time. Usually a quick shower is OK when all of these are running, but if somebody else took a shower before you, then you’re almost guaranteed a cold shower. When family comes over to visit, there is a line of people waiting to take a shower, and the last few either have to go without, or they have to take a very cold shower. There is no way around it.

Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. No matter how much you use, the unit will continue to heat the water running through the pipes until the hot water on your faucet is turned off. Not only can it heat water in your home, but it can be used to heat hot tubs as well, adding a recreational benefit on top of the practical ones.

If a full-sized house model isn’t financially feasible at this time, there are smaller units available that can heat individual faucets. No matter what size, the units can be heated with propane, natural gas, or electricity. Regardless of the heating option you choose, you will save money because you won’t have a tank of water that constantly needs to be heated.
California water heater installation can be found at affordable prices, so your family doesn’t have to give in to the frustration of running out of hot water anymore.
Guest post is provided by Payless Water Heaters. A tankless gas hot water heater saves money on hot water, and continuously provides a busy household with hot water as long as it is needed. Visit their website for more information.

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