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Non-Destructive Testing: A Windfall For Art Collectors

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Authenticity is the key value proposition in collectible art.  From coins to jewelry to the occasional rare antique find, fraudulent works have been a continuous problem in the world of art curation for centuries.  Until modern times, the process of authenticating a work and establishing its value to collectors and galleries was more often a matter of personal opinion rather than established fact.  But now, advanced methods of non-destructive testing are equipping even hobbyist antique hunters with the tools they need to secure their investments. Which Collectors Can Use Non-Destructive Testing? Jewelry Collectors Numismatists Canvas Art Collectors and Curators Ancient Document Curators Garage Sale and eBay Collectible and Antique Buyers Whether your collection consists of priceless works by masters of the craft, or a small number of unusual antiques or coins, having a documented pedigree for your collectibles is...

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Benefits Of A Home Water Filtration System

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to Homewyse, it can cost anywhere from $370 to $500 to have a water filtration system installed in the home. While the high price tag deters many homeowners from having such a system installed, there are truly many benefits to having a home water filtration system. Cleaner Drinking Water As you likely know, tap water tends to contain small traces of chemicals, such as fluoride and chlorine. While these chemicals are obviously not hazardously detrimental to your well-being, they may have a negative impact on your health. Therefore, it is a good idea to have a home water filtration system installed so that these chemicals are removed from your drinking water, likely making said water healthier for you. Also, when you have a home water filtration system, the likelihood of drinking contaminated water decreases significantly. If your city’s...

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FAQ About Home Water Softeners

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you live in an area where the public water is “hard,” it’s wise to have a water softener installed in your home. This device attaches to your home’s main water supply, and it treats the water as it comes into the building. Although water softeners are common, many homeowners don’t quite understand what they do or why they are important. The answers to these frequently asked questions will shed some light on that topic. How do water softeners work? Hard water is water that contains a high concentration of calcium and magnesium. These minerals change the way the water behaves. They make it harder to produce a lather with soap, and make the water more irritating to skin. A water softener works by removing these minerals from the water. The water passes through a tank that contains beads...

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Learn How To Turn Old Wine Bottles Into Halloween Decorations

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Before tossing your old wine bottles into the trash, consider reusing them as great holiday decorations. Creating unique pieces of art with the bottles is quite easy to do and will cost a fraction of what you would pay for the traditional holiday decorations. Use the following guide to learn how to turn three wine bottles into great Halloween decorations that you can use year after year. Prepare the Bottles Soak the bottles in warm water overnight. When you wake up, peel the labels away from the jar and use a sponge to scrub away any glue residue that is left behind. The bottles will look more professional, if there are no labels on them. Sand the Bottles The glass will be very smooth and it will be difficult for the paint to stick to it, if you do...

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How Can I Stop Energy Wasted In My Ducts?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

To make sure that your house is as energy efficient as possible, you need to minimize the energy lost through your ducts. While regular duct cleaning, such as by Clean Air Solutions Ltd., is the most efficient way to keep the ducts free and clear for the air to flow through, these additional tips will help you make your heating and cooling system as efficient as possible. Check and seal leaks as soon as possible The most obvious leaks are between sections of the ductwork. Check for separations between sections and, if there are any, join them back up and seal them with duct mastic. Larger gaps will need drywall tape with webs or heat approved tape. Minor holes can also be fixed using these tapes. Do not use rubber adhesive tapes with cloth backings, as they can detach easily. ...

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Two Tips For Power Washing Your Business’ Exterior

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keeping the exterior of your building clean is a routine part of ensuring your business looks great. However, some people are under the impression that this is a highly difficult and labour intensive task, but power washers make it possible to easily perform this task. There are a couple of tips you can follow that will further help with this part of maintaining your building. Spot Test Before Spraying Much Of Your Building’s Exterior Power washers work by spraying water at tremendous speeds, and this is how these systems remove dirt and grime from your building’s exterior. Unfortunately, it is possible for these systems to remove some of the painting from the side of the building. Luckily, you can protect your business from this problem by doing a small spot test. Turn the power washer onto the lowest setting...

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