7 Safety Tips for Working with Scaffolding

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If you work in construction, you know how important it is to pay attention to worker safety requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has very specific rules and regulations that construction companies must follow to avoid penalties and problems with the important agency. Most of these jobs involve using equipment such as ladder scaffolding. Whether you own your own or you rely on scaffolding rentals, there are things you need to do to keep your workers safe.

  1. Make sure everyone knows what they are doing. This holds just as true for the people who are working around the scaffolding as the people who will need to be on it. You need Continue reading
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Choosing The Right Portable Construction Equipment For Your Project

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Construction is a hazardous field. It has a unique monopoly on minor to severe injuries sustained during projects across the country and causes many contractors to seek out the safest methods possible. Portable lifting equipment is one of the best ways of managing day-to-day obligations during construction while reducing the risk for error, be it an aerial scissor lift or earth moving equipment.

American Construction Industry

The United States boasts some of the most consistently high industry figures in construction. With a market share of just over 10%, the country is the second largest construction market around the world. Private and commercial buildings are both worth nearly $296 billion, while sales of light construction equipment have increased by 11% year after year. Continue reading

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Emergency Service Plumbing for Frozen and Leaky Pipes

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Plumbing issues including leaking and freezing pipes should not be left and forgot about. Some people may think that it’s okay to leave a small leak alone and hope it will resolve on its own. Unfortunately, the opposite will happen.

Harmful Effects From Leaking Pipes
Whether you just want to leave your leaky pipe because you think you can solve the issue with a bucket to catch the dripping water or if you just don’t want to spend the money, you would be risking further plumbing issues. Leaky pipes may start off small, but it can turn into a large mess fast. Not to mention, water damage is highly possible, meaning you would have to spend double the money as you would need to replace the flooring and other fixtures in your home. It’s critical to contact Bergen County plumber for full servi Continue reading

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Finding the Right Roof Cleaning Company for Your Home Projects

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Owning a home can be very exciting. Finally, you have reached the point that you have your own place. A place to lay your head, to shed off the weight and worries of the day, a place where you can express your personal style and interests. But before you get to the point of feeling fully relaxed and content in your new home, there are likely some projects that will need to be completed in order to make your abode exactly how you have always envisioned it.

Updating the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems is also a good way to get ahead of any major problems. Hiring an interior designer could help you pull the perfect look together throughout the rooms in the house. And as for the outside, you will likely want to find a quality roof cleaning company to check on your home’s hat, and the exteri Continue reading

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6 Tips to Getting the Right Landscaping Design for Your Home

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If you own a home in the United States, the chances are good that you care a lot about having a yard. At least 83% of all Americans say that it is important to have a yard. Of that group, 90% report that keeping the yard in good shape is important as well. Recently, the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted a poll of 2.034 American adults. They found that 75% of their respondents thought spending time in their yards was an important thing to do. Not only do homeowners put a high value on good landscaping but realtors overwhelmingly recommend their clients spruce up their yards and lawns prior to putting their homes on the market. A full 97% of realtors tell their clients to make hiring a landscape designer a top priority before selling the property and they report this will bring in a return on i Continue reading

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Residential Boiler Healthy and Happy

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If you own your own home, you may have a heating system that depends on a boiler. If you are like most homeowners (and people in general), the amount of time you devote to thinking about your heating and cooling systems is minimal, at best. You may only think about your residential boiler when it starts to cause you problems. That is too bad because some routine care and feeding can prevent you from needing expensive repairs or from having a few colder than comfortable days and nights in your home. Here are a few things you can do to keep residential boilers healthy and happy all season long.

  1. Get it checked once a year. Once a year, you should have experienced professiona Continue reading
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The Best Roof Is Always on the Top

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One of the most important aspects of any home or building is the roof. When the roof begins to break down, there is nothing to be done but fix it and fix it well. Nobody wants to shell out money for the repair of their house or business, but a roof left unchecked is the type of damage that only gets worse.

If you find yourself in times of trouble, it is a good thing that it should not at all be a problem finding a commercial roofing company somewhere near you. In fact, currently, there are over 50,000 different businesses around the country working in roofing, siding, and sheet metal work.

When it comes to the types materials 72% of homeowners want to use on their roofs, the materials need only meet the expectations of being low maintenance and easy to care for. Continue reading

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How You Can Create the Perfect Home Movie Theater

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Creating a theatre room in your home could be one of the best investments you make in your home. Installing sound isolation wall panels with high pressure decorative laminate flooring or walling, it helps with filtering out all sounds. This keeps all the volume from your superior surround sound speakers inside, giving you a real-life home movie theater.

Where to Begin with Your Theatre Room

Planning will be a huge advantage for you and your home movie theater. Planning in advanced for the project gives you more control over your budget and the items you want in the room. andnbsp;Let’s start with the simple planning steps.

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Reasons To Install a New Front Door

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2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States, and in over one-third (34%) of break-ins, thieves enter through the front door of a home. Additionally, out of all burglaries in 2013, 59% were the result of forced entry. This is why it’s important to make sure your front door is locked and secured as often as possible and to have a locksmith make you different types of keys. If you’re wondering if it’s time for you to get a new front door, here are some reasons you may want to consider installing a door Continue reading

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Mostly Pros, Few Cons to Using Propane as Energy Source

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Most people think of propane energy only as a source for their gas grill, but it has many other uses in both residential and business settings. Propane has a number of advantages, including that it is safe and the vast majority of it is produced in the U.S, which makes it a good source of energy.

The phrase “cooking with gas” doesn’t just refer to natural gas. While propane is most commonly used as a fuel source for gas grills, propane uses also include portable propane stoves used in camping and other activities.

More and more homes are using propane energy for heating. It makes a good source Continue reading

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