Year: 2016

Healthy Plumbing
Home Maintenance

Healthy Plumbing

One should never take plumbing for granted. How quickly can you get hold of an emergency plumber? And how important is that? A blocked drain or toilet shows little mercy on your misery, so an available plumber is rather important.

What can a plumber do for you?

  • Drains, traps and vents.
  • Septic systems
  • Potable Water and Water heating

Traps, drains, and vents

  • A trap is something hidden under the sink and is ‘U’ or ‘S’ or ‘J’ shaped pipe. The bend in the pipe stops sewer gases from coming back into the building.
  • Drains are somewhere into which water can run. Everybody has drains – homes, buildings, manufacturing and agriculture. Drainage prevents flooding. Blocked drains can cost a lot of money in damages to a building or an area.
  • A plumbing vent is a pipe that runs from a fixture to the outdoors, usually through the roof. They provide a place for sewer gases to vent, and for oxygen to get in.

These simple plumbing fixtures are important. Without them, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to maintain clean water. When we bathe, drink, wash and clean, we produce waste water. Separation of the waste water and the clean water is necessary otherwise we have health issues. You have little to worry about if you have a good plumbing system.

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Fire Protection Systems
Home Maintenance

Best Environmentally Friendly Fire Protection Systems

Environmentally friendly fire protection is a major consideration for businesses throughout the world. If you own a business that is large enough to require an inbuilt fire suppression system – using either sprinklers or some sort of inert gas – you should consider your options carefully with respect to their environmental impacts.

Different fire suppression systems have very different potential environmental impacts. Some are based on harmful or toxic chemicals that are extremely polluting and harmful for the atmosphere. Others use excessive amounts of water that simply aren’t necessary. With this in mind, here are a few of the best environmentally fire protection systems on the market:

Systems Using Inert Gases

Gaseous fire suppression systems are becoming more and more popular in Australia and throughout the world. They work by starving a fire of the oxygen that it needs to burn, essentially causing it to go out due to a lack of fuel.

There are plenty of different inert-gas based fire suppression systems out there. However, you need to be very careful which ones you choose. Some contain harmful gases that can contribute to global warming. Others are damaging to the ozone layer. Look for a system that uses a harmless gas with no negative environmental impacts such as ozone.

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