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Best Maintenance Tips for Power Generators at Home

Power outages at home are not something that we are coming across for the first time. It is almost impossible to go about most of the affairs in the house without the use of electricity. Thankfully, technology has given us a marvelous gift to see us through the dark days. Generators are not usually a top priority in some homes, but they are worth a try. Here are some maintenance tips that will see your best generator serve you for the longest time.

Service it regularly

generator servicingA generator is a big deal and must be treated and handled as such. Servicing may seem like such a huge task to some of us but is worth it. If it is too much to handle alone, try seeking professional help. This has got to be the best idea so far in relation to the well-being of your generator at home. It is not a rosy picture to think you have it functioning perfectly only to realize that there are some underlying problems. This is why servicing it is a must to ensure its durability as well as efficiency.

Clean it up correctly

Since we are talking about a home electricity generator, this requires the highest level of efficiency and care.
There will come a time when you will have to disassemble the parts to have a better look at the inside. Needless to mention that you need to have full knowledge of what you are doing. This way, you will avoid all sorts of complications that might ruin your generator for good. You are much better off when you ask for assistance from a proven expert. They will guide you all the way and even show you the ropes on how to clean it effectively.

Store it correctly

This has got to be the most important point of all. Ensure that you are not storing your generator within the reach of your children. It will be dangerous to have it placed somewhere vulnerable as accidents happen. At the same time, don’t place it somewhere that is too enclosed. Your home generator needs as much ventilation as you can afford. This will ensure that all systems are running effectively and that it will not run the risk of blowing up your house.

Turn it off when not in use

Most homes have the unadvisable tendency to leave the generator running even when they are not required to. It could be a case of either ignorance or negligence. The best way to handle this s is by familiarizing yourself with all the rules for handling a home generator. One of the requirements is that you should learn how it works and what is required of you when handling it.

There comes a time when even the basic knowledge plays a major role for you. Imagine you are home alone and lights are back but you are clueless on how to turn off the generator.

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How to Choose the Best Chairs for Lumbar Support

It may seemingly appear to be no big deal but choosing the best chairs for lumbar support can impact your comfort in the office as well as your health. Research has shown that sitting for long periods can exert great stress on the spine and back thereby triggering back problems, serious discomfort, and injury to the spine.

By choosing the right chair for lumbar support, you not only enhances comfort but also goes a long way in preventing spine and back injuries. Here are a few tips to use when choosing the best chairs for lumbar support:

Evaluate the adjustment capabilities of the chairs

office chairThe height of the ideal chair for lumbar support should be adjustable. This is so that the chair can move upwards and downwards easily without any hitches whatsoever. The adjustment is crucial as it enables people of varying heights to sit in the chair and comfortably adjust its height to their preferences.

Before you purchase the choice, make sure that you test the chair’s adjustment capabilities. There are two types of height adjustments in these chairs; manual and electric adjustment. Electric adjustments allow users to adjust the height of the seat by use of a button but in the manual ones, you have to turn the adjustment knob by use of your hands.

Universality features

Avoid purchasing chairs that can only be used by specific people. Instead, opt for chairs that are adjustable to accommodate different people. However, if you are buying the chair for use in your home office, you can customize the seat to address your needs and interests. If the seat you are buying will be used in an office, it is advisable to settle for seats with flexible features as they can be used by different people without any discomfort or inconvenience.

Ensure all aspects of the chair can be adjusted individually

A good chair for lumbar support should allow its users to adjust each of the chair’s elements individually. The armrests, back support, and seat should move independently from each other. Avoid chairs that are adjusted as a whole as such chairs prove to be quite uncomfortable in the end and may, therefore, become less useful than initially desired. It is advisable to settle for chairs with numerous adjustment features as they have great freedom of use and customization.

Consider the seat’s padding

chairs in roomMost likely, you will be spending hours on end when sitting on the chair. As such, it is important to inspect the padding on the seat to ascertain whether it will provide sufficient cushioning when sitting. A well-padded chair provides ergonomic support and utmost comfort.

Low-quality padding breaks down quickly thereby leading the chair to be uncomfortable especially for people requiring lumbar and ergonomic support. It is worth noting that improperly padded seats can lead to hip misalignments and back related issues.

The seating needs of every person vary from one person to the other. As such, there is need to ensure that you try out the chair of choice before making a purchase. This will make it possible for you to settle on a chair that will provide you with the best comfort and support.

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Benefits of a garden turf

A garden turf is a weed-free green grass that is grown for use for a variety of areas like the front lawns, community areas, schoolyards, and gardens. This grass is specially grown to the highest possible standard. Garden turfs are an excellent way of covering up dirt ground, bare ground and gaining a bright, beautiful grassy lawn without waiting for the seedlings to grow. It also comes with many benefits like being climate savvy and eco-friendly. Here are some of the surprise benefits.

Provide oxygen

It is not known to many is that garden turfs can provide a significant amount of required oxygen and simultaneously trap and unwanted pollution of air. Turfs also have a natural cooling effect which is greater than what tree provide for us, and this is highly beneficial towards controlling the climate.polllution

Captures unwanted pollutants

Smoke, exhaust fumes, dust and other air pollutants can cause a detrimental effect on the society today. Garden turfs, however, captures these harmful, unwanted pollutants and filters them into the soil thus making the air safer for us to breathe in.

Erosion control

Turfs are also known for their ability to retain water as well as controlling erosion. Without turf heavy rainfalls can ruin masses of fertile and valuable soils. Turf cleverly cleans and filters water that comes in contact with it . It also allows water to trickle away gently without causing any major damages to the soil.

Soundproofing

Turf in naturally a sound proofer which can reduce sound by up to 10Db. This is great for blocking any unwanted traffic noise in the busy residential areas.

Increase property value

Garden turf can increase the value of your property significantly and create a happier atmosphere within the home. Its visual image of lush green ground alone has a higher appeal than gravel, sand, concrete or pebbles. You and your family can feel more inclined to go outside and enjoy the garden when greeted by a carpet comfort.

Allows you enjoy your outdoors

enjoy outdoorIn the kind of urbanized world we live in today, a garden turf can provide you with enough reason to enjoy your home outdoors. Green grassy ground will naturally invite people to sit down and relax in public areas as well as play games. Its softness means it is safer for children to play on as they are not likely to get injured if they fall on the garden turf than if they fall on concrete.

Garden turf has abundant benefits, so you need to get a garden turf for your home enjoys some of these benefits.

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Factor to consider when choosing commercial flooring

The market today is full of many commercial options and buyers can get overwhelmed. Your commercial space should look impressive so as far as choosing commercial flooring is involved, you should be very cautious. You need to take care of some things before you can buy a given flooring material. The following are some of the factors that you will consider while selecting commercial floor.

Budget

This is a topmost priority when buying anything. The commercial flooring industry has a lot of options. If you are ready to spend on expensive and luxurious wood flooring, then you can select and install them. But if your budget is constrained and you want the floor to look elegant like wood floors, then you can buy wood effect vinyl flooring. They are cheaper and resembles the wood floors.wood flooring

Choose materials with limitless designs

The design of your floor will change the entire ambiance of the room so it is vital that you choose designs that can make a lasting impression on your visitors. Laminate flooring is a great option since it has a lot of designs and does not limit you. Besides, it feels and looks like the real wood and is also affordable.

Endurance

vinyl floorSince commercial floors bear huge human traffic, you should take care to select the kind that can endure tear and wear and one that can be cleaned easily. Commercial vinyl flooring is one flooring type that is easy to install, can be cleaned with much ease and can be replaced easily. The quality vinyl flooring comes with up to 10 years of warranty which is attractive to any homeowner. You can repair the floor easily, and you require a mop and a damp cloth to clean it. They are resistant to water so they cannot be affected by spills.

Business can be affected by the décor of the commercial space. Floors can enhance the overall beauty and elegance of your workplace. Therefore the type of flooring you decide to install will have a great significance in your workplace and business at large. Choose the right flooring material to make your commercial space great. Use these tips when choosing you will not go worn in your selection. Do some research as well on every flooring material as this will narrow the options for you.

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100 Essential Dishes: Prop Prop Wings

by Brad on March 27, 2014 in In the News
In our 2013 Best of Tucson issue, one of the staff picks called Proper’s Prop Prop Wings the “Best Future Addition to Tucson’s 100 Essential Dishes.” Proper’s sweet, spicy and fish-sauce funky take on Portland, Oregon’s famous Thai restaurant Pok Pok’s appetizer is among a bunch of their menu items that could have made this list, but since we called it back in October, we should probably stick to them.

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Proper holds “cash mob” event to support farm education, has designs on brand new meatery

by Brad on January 21, 2014 in In the News
The early 21st century finds us putting more thought than ever before into what comes across our plates. Not simply a matter of eating healthfully, but in terms of people questioning where the food came from, and by what processes was the food raised or grown. Horror stories of lessened USDA oversight, fast food misadventures in bacteria, and rising concerns over genetically-modified seed crops have placed new premiums on information pertaining to an easily traceable, local point of origin for what we’re eating.

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Proper goes all “simple life”

by Brad on January 15, 2014 in In the News
Tucson eatery, Proper, 300 E. Congress St., has partnered with locally based Farm Education Resource Network or FERN, to solidify the “farm to table” culture. Proper Tucson will be donating 1 percent of cash sales for 2014 to fund an apprenticeship program providing opportunities for the future farmers of Arizona. Proper is known for its reliance on ingredients sourced from Arizona’s farming and ranching communities and has taken it one step further in its efforts to give back to the local industries that feed us Tucsonans.

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A Proper Partnership

by Brad on January 1, 2014 in In the News
We’ve known that Proper Tucson is committed to “farm to table” eating. Now the downtown Tucson eatery is proving as much through a new partnership with the locally based Farm Education Resource Network (FERN). The budding idea from Walking J Farm and Sleeping Frog Farms was developed by Tina Bartsch and Debbie Weingarten who are planting the seeds for development opportunities for the future farmers of Arizona.

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Downtown Tucson Dining: Proper + Diablo Burgers

by Brad on May 5, 2013 in In the News
Oh, what a fabulous night. Edie Jarolim knew the chef at Proper Restaurant so us food writers, myself and Rita Connelly, were invited to the friends and family opening. Let’s hear it for elegantly-inspired industrial chic. Think high ceilings, exposed pipes, polished wood, scored concrete floors, plush colorful banquettes. Let the noise level ring.

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Paul Moir is putting the finishing touches on Proper before the May 6th opening.
Proper Bursts Into the Already Bustling Downtown Restaurant Scene

by Brad on May 1, 2013 in In the News
Downtown Tucson is experiencing a renaissance with a parade of new restaurants, including Proper, the most recent vision by Flagstaff-based Paul Moir. Taking up the entire corner of Congress St. and 5th Ave. where the Rialto Exhibition Center used to be, this upscale eatery will be opening its doors Monday, May 6th. The restaurant arrives just in time for residents moving in to several new apartment buildings Downtown.

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The Flagstaff Connection Hits Downtown’s Dining Scene

by Brad on October 15, 2012 in In the News
You’ve heard of Flagstaff’s restaurant renaissance in just the past few years? Well, two of the culinary poster children in Lumberjack country are bringing their great eats to the eastern edge of Downtown Tucson.

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Popular Flagstaff Restaurateurs Expand to Tucson (Not Phoenix) and Who Can Blame Them?

by Brad on September 28, 2012 in In the News
When Flagstaff restaurateur Paul Moir of Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar and Criollo Latin Kitchen and his good friend and fellow eat-local enthusiast Derrick Widmark of Diablo Burger left me a voice mail saying they had some good news to share, I was delirious. I figured they were expanding their operations to Phoenix, both of them, just as they’d spoken of doing for over a year. It even crossed my mind they were doing something together.

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