Why Garburators Are Great Solution To Smelly Problem

Just last year our local municipality put in place new recycling rules. They are absolutely ridiculous. You see, we live in a very green and environment conscious city. That means we have to recycle everything. And I mean everything!

All kitchen scraps must be tossed into a new bin and put out on the curb come garbage day. This causes some very smelly households and people eat a lot and the fact that all kitchen scraps are to be tossed into a separate bin is silly. Does your city or municipality have silly laws and rules put in place when it comes to this?

If so, read about a simple solution to this potentially smelly problem.

Gaburators

A garburator crushes kitchen scraps to a pulp. It works kind of like a sink drain as it’s placed where the top of a drain would sit. The above photo is what it looks like underneath the sink.

If you want to learn how they work, check out the wikipedia article. You can also the video below.

It has saved the smell of our home. I didn’t want to resort to using Fabreeze all the time as that stuff is loaded with chemicals. There had to be an easier way to get rid of our kitchen scraps. The garburator has done just that.

We were also finding that our giant scrap bin, which was located outside, was attracting racoons. They would always crash the bin over and dig through the scraps. Guess who had to clean that up? The homeowner!

With a garburator we don’t need to deal with that crap!

They are really easy to install and you don’t need an appliance repair company in Toronto to do the install.

Dog-Proof Your Home

Owning a dog can bring a lot of fun and a lot of joy into your life.  But if you dog starts to damage the furniture, the carpet, or other property, that joy can quickly turn into frustration and regret.  If you’re coming home to teeth marks in the furniture, ruined shoes or toys, or pee or poop on the carpet, it’s time to act.

Or, perhaps you have a new dog, or are thinking of getting a dog, and you want to start off on the right foot (or paw). You know that a dog can be prone to chew things or damage property.  You want to do all you can to keep your furniture and your property from becoming targets for your dog’s destruction.

If you’re dealing with either circumstance, and you live in the Victoria BC area, look no further than Tomey K9 Services

Tomey K9 Services  is the newest dog training in Victoria BC service.Their basic obedience program provides a place to start training your dog, which will definitely improve his behavior. Dogs that are trained to not damage the furniture provide many years of pleasure to their owners.  The behavior of untrained dogs, on the other hand, can lead to frustration and annoyance with the dog. Those feelings aren’t going to help you in your relationship with your dog.

Tomey K9’s basic obedience program covers the following:

  • Leash behavior
  • Coming when called
  • How to heel and sit on command
  • Staying on command
  • Lying down on command

After a dog has learned these basic commands, Tomey K9 can work with your dog one-on-one with specific, personalized attention. If a dog’s behavior needs to improve – such as, teaching them not to chew on the furniture – Tomey K9 can work with your dog in a practical and customized program.

Do-it-yourself dog training takes time and effort, and a busy schedule may leave you without the time to train your dog so that they won’t damage your property. You may also not know ways to properly praise and motivate your dog. Tomey K9’s training will help your dog’s behavior and give you the peace of mind you need when dealing with your dog. You can then come home to a pleasant home environment, not one where you’re constantly worried that the dog is going to destroy your property.

Tomey K9’s slogan is “exceptional service, with a passion for all things K9.”  If you live in the Greater Victoria BC area and want to keep your furniture or other property intact, contact Tomey K9 Services by phone at (250) 588-9611. For more information, visit their website at tomeyk9services.com, or follow @TomeyK9 on Twitter.

Keep Your Belongings Warm in Winter

Living in Victoria, BC, people have always had problems with weather. Sometimes, because it can be too cold, you have to create certain conditions for personal belongings, especially if they are stored outside your house. Even cellars do not completely protect items from the excessively low temperatures and moist. This especially concerns household electronic devices, such as TVs, LCD screens, laptops, and other items which either serve as household utilities or provide entertainment. Works of art are extremely weather sensitive too. Due to the available Storage facilities Victoria BC has become a more comfortable place to live while keeping personal items safe and secure at the same time.

It is the best climate control systems that U-Pak Mobile Storage company has to offer you. Because they keep containers indoors, the problem with cold weather is easily solved. Your belongings are safe independent of weather conditions. The first reason is, as we’ve just mentioned, all items, along with storage units, remain in the facilities. It is worth mentioning that these buildings are under 24/7 surveillance and all use the best lock system, both warehouse and a single storage unit. Vinyl and the use of Velcro closures make every container fully protected and ready to face the utmost harshness of the season.

The second reason is that, while most storage companies have to offer use metal storage units, U-Pak utilizes containers made of special wood. It is wood that is known for assuring minimal temperature losses, while keeping your belongings in warmth and considerable dryness. Many storage service providers avoid this type of containers because they need some maintenance as well. Besides, they can be heavy compared to light metals. The company does everything to benefit the clients, not to make the company’s job easier.

Victoria, BC is known for the cold winter months. This is a kind of truth that is hard to escape. However, people who live here solve this by turning on the heating or radiators and heaters. At U-Pak they do just the same. Even the transportation vehicles that the company uses have their heating (or warming) systems, which keep your belongings in just about the same conditions as in the storage, as soon as it’s delivered. It is even more comfortable than keeping things at home, as professionals working at U-Pak know all about the necessary conditions for all types of household items. You can be pretty sure that your furniture, electronics, household tools, elements of decor, and even art items are staying in absolute comfort.

U-Pak Mobile Storage Company is a great way of securing good conditions for your personal belongings at times when you just cannot have them at home. Whether it is reconstruction going on at your place, or simply the lack of need in these things you are sending to the storage unit, they will be in good hands. If you like, you can visit the storage facilities and see how everything is dry and warm for yourself.

Finding a Heat Pump in Victoria B.C

Anyone in charge of heating and cooling bills knows that prices have been getting crazier and crazier. The prices leave consumers wondering if we’ll ever get any relief. Even British Columbia’s relatively mild coastal weather and the minor weather everywhere else (except for winter, of course), the prices can really make your pay check go by fast.

After doing some research, I came across heating pumps. Reading about these, I was surprised that it took me so long to hear about them. These pumps can be reversible and heat in the winter and cool in the summer, making them convenient. They are also more efficient than above ground units because they move air in the opposite temperature direction by taking air from one place, changing the temperature to hot or cold, and moving it to its final destination.

I spoke to my friends about it, and some had already had units installed. They raved about their lower electricity bills and their exquisitely warm houses in the winter, but the ability to use the same unit to cool their houses in the warmer months. Intrigued, I searched heat pumps Victoria BC to see what was available in my area.

One of the first options I found was Red Blue Heating & Refrigeration and after speaking to one of my friend with the heat pump installed, I heard that this was the company they went through as well. They had been very pleased with both the heating and cooling results and the company as whole, so I decided to visit their website. I read a little on the topic, watched a helpful video explaining the mechanics of the pumps, and finally contacted them via e-mail with a few questions I had. They answered promptly and I felt confident that this would be the new heating and cooling solution for my household.

After installation, I saw the difference on my bill right away, and have been very happy with my installation and with Red Blue Heating & Refrigeration on the whole. They filled me in on all of the specifics and let me know what to expect. They’ve been on the whole just very friendly and helpful.

Now it’s my turn to tell people about my little secret for heating and cooling and have referred several friends to Red Blue Heating & Refrigeration. It’s been the optimal way to beat the heat as well and the cold and the huge bills each month, and I want my friends to be in on it too! They have been nothing but grateful and now instead of getting together and complaining about bills, bills, bills, we can get together and discuss how we’ve been able to save!

Tips For Cleaning Leaves Out Of Your Yard

Summer is long, long gone. Welcome to fall! The trees and their leaves do make for spectacular photo taking opportunities.

Do you know what else trees and their leaves make for? They make for a pain in the butt!

Cleaning the yard of leaves is a pain in the fall. It’s wet, cold and the wind just blows them all over the place. No matter what you do, you end up raking more and more. Let me tell you that raking leaves in quite the work out.

I did a bunch or raking of wet leaves at a rental home before I decided to become a homeowner. My lats were so sore the next week. Lesson learned though.

So I want to give you a few tips to help you clean your yard of leaves.

# 1 – Wait

I’m a very particular gal and I like things clean. That includes my yard. So when fall comes and the leaves start falling of the trees, I get the urge to clean them up.

Over the years though I’ve learnt to wait. You must wait until all the leaves fall down, then you clean them up. Trust me on this. If you don’t wait, you’ll spend far more grunt work trying to rake all the leaves up.

# 2 – Do It On Nice Day

I mentioned earlier that I raked a bunch of leaves at a rental home. The one thing I learnt that day was that wet leaves are heavy and require more strength to move them around.

So I highly suggest you wait for a nice day to do it on. I’d also wait for a nice dry stretch of weather so the leaves are dryer and easier to rake.

#3 – Hire Help

If you really hate this task, you can always hire help from a yard maintenance Calgary company come and solve your issues. They might only take a couple of hours so the cost could be worthwhile. You can stay inside and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and let them deal with the work!

# 4 – Get Leaf Blower

A leaf blower can really help you save time and strength. The nice thing about a leaf blower is that I can be used for other tasks around the home like cleaning the driveway or garage. So it’s a good investment.

# 5 – Mulch Them

Another option is to simply mulch the leaves into your lawn. Scots has a great article on how to do that and the benefits of doing so.

# 6 – Remove Your Trees

If you are dead set on how much you hate raking leaves, one option is to remove the problem trees. In doing so, you are saying that you don’t like nature. Trees are amazing and provide shade in the summer. But if you must hire a tree removal Calgary company, by all means do so, it’s your house.

Hopefully you will enjoy and use these tips on how to clean your yard up.  I’ve given a few great options to help with the process and hope you use a few of them to get your yard cleaner more efficiently.