Mar 10 2017

How to Clean a Seat Cushion

Seat cushions take a lot of abuse every day. Because of that, they require regular cleaning. The nature of the cleaning depends on the types of dirt. It could be pet hair, pet dander or simply dust. There could also be grit, funny odors, or debris. Each requires a specific type of cleaning:

Dust, dirt

A chair cushion, regardless of the type of material, will attract dirt over time. The situation is worse for households with pets. For pet hair, wipe the seat with your hand while wearing a rubber glove. For dirt, a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to loosen debris. If there is dirt that is harder to remove, use a toothbrush.

Spills

Even the most careful people eventually spill something. The first step is to blot as much of the liquid as possible before it spreads. White paper towels or soft fabric are good for dye from spills. When it comes to food items like chocolate, use paper towels remove as much as possible. Follow this up with a damp cloth to remove any remnants from the spill.

Odour

Sometimes, stains and spills might not be the issue. The problem could be an odd odor or stale smell. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the surface of the cushion. Give it a few minutes to extract the smell and use a vacuum to remove the baking soda.

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Mar 03 2017

Ordering Pre-Hung Doors Online

Published by under Hardware,Home Improvement

Written by: California Mailboxes

If you’re shopping for exterior doors, you’ll find that most of your choices will be listed as “pre-hung”. For first-time buyers, it’s not always clear what comes with a pre-hung door and how to measure for one. This article will help clarify some of those questions, and help you find the door and accessories you need to successfully upgrade your front door.

How-to-Order-a-Pre-Hung-Exterior-Door-OnlinePre-Hung Definition

A prehung exterior door is literally pre-hung, meaning you’re buying the frame, the door and all hardware that accompanies it. The alternative is a slab door, which can be somewhat cheaper but harder to size. A pre-hung door is usually sized to fit one of four or five common sizes, with French doors being more of a custom upgrade. Both kinds of door may require additional hardware, but slab doors are more difficult because you have to work within the boundaries of your existing frame.

Ordering Pre-Hung Doors

The first step in ordering pre-hung exterior doors is to measure the frame. You measure the width of the door jamb, and the height and length of the door frame from the outside. Once you have accurate measurements, search for a style you like and choose the size you need. You may need additional shims to install the door, and some hardware to complete the installation.

Installing the door can be done by the avid DIY homeowner, but most people will find hiring a contractor much easier. The good news that it’s not a job requiring a terrible amount of precision, but one must be careful when fitting the door into the space once occupied by the old frame.

 

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Feb 12 2017

How to replace a dining chair cushion

Written by The Foam Factory

Dining table seating is the most abused seating in the entire house. They withstand the worst of people sitting down and getting up several times a day. In addition, since the setting involves food, there are drops and spills. Here is a quick step-by-step guide to replacing these cushions yourself:

The first step is to remove the seat from the frame. There is a drop in version, which requires a push from underneath to remove. The others have screws in several places. Make a note of which side is the front and back.

Remove all the old padding, fabric and tacks or nails holding them in place. The result should be a wooden board. Use the wooden board to mark and cut the foam replacement. Remember to mark any screw holes to cut out of the foam.

Place the foam on top of the wooden board. Some chairs have a slight bump towards the middle. You can get this effect by using some batting towards the center. Now tack on these layers to the wood.

Finally, place the new cover over and staple the fabric under about halfway. Once the entire cover is in place, fold and create pleats for neatness. Once complete, use a stapler and secure the fabric in its final place. Repeat the entire process for seat backs.

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The Foam Factory is a specialist company when it comes to providing chair cushion and foam replacement solutions for various types of projects.

 

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Feb 12 2017

Three categories of polyurethane applications

Published by under Home Improvement

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

Polyurethane products include everything from paint to forklift tires. However, three-quarters of the global use of polyurethane products are as foam, both rigid and flexible. The use of foam is rarely direct. Often it is behind another product. Furniture and upholstery use flexible polyurethane foam. Freezers use rigid foam types within the walls for insulation. These are just a couple of the many different applications of polyurethane foam. Here are some categories that use foam in different forms:

Spaces and cavities

Foam Canada is ideal for filling hard to reach spaces and cavities. Two liquids combine to form a space filler. One of the two liquids is polyurethane, which expands when mixed and aerated. Consumers will see these space fillers at hardware stores. Once the filler expands, only machine tools will cut or break them.

Water vessels

Almost every vessel that hits the water has some form of polyurethane use. Inflatable boats use urethane for an air bladder inside the inflatable portion or as a coating on some vessels. Surfboards construction involves the use of rigid polyurethane for its core. Larger vessels use rigid foam in between the fiberglass hull sheets.

Varnish

The most surprising use is a part of paints and varnish. The use of polyurethane gives some products a hard and abrasion-resistant surface, which is perfect for floor and wall application. However, these are not suitable for furniture and related coatings.

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Dec 17 2016

An introduction to the claim evaluation process

Published by under Business Services

lylecharles-8Written by Lyle Charles

Once a claimant files a claim, requesting for the benefit, a construction claim is opened for investigation. In order to reduce damaged construction companies should know that it is important to present the claim correctly. This will often involve a team focusing on construction claim preparation. This stage will involve gathering facts and information relating to the claim. This information will then have to pass through a construction claim analysis to understand what information is available, needed and the legal theories behind the claim. Most construction companies hire construction claim experts to assist the company’s employees to conduct the analysis.

The entire process will then have to be evaluated to understand the amount or the extent of the additional costs that were incurred as a result of the breach. This evaluation will start with a price analysis. This will break down the primary cost elements into the following;

Labor

Material

Equipment

Subcontractors

Overheads and profit

The evaluation will look at the contract price compared to the bill of quantity. This will require all billing details plus budgets created by the construction company. It is important that this process is detailed, so that the conclusion can be accurate, providing the correct variance from the contract price. Therefore, it is vital that construction companies include a cost monitoring system and control mechanism in all their projects to make sure they are on track with projects specifications.

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