A Few Suggestions for Erosion Control on Your Property

Environmental Blog

Controlling erosion is very important for homeowners; not only will you be unable to grow a lush, green lawn on soil that is dry and dusty, but also this type of soil may not be strong enough to hold up your home's foundation and your home may begin to settle. Dry and dusty soil can also mean dust that gets into your home and causes irritation to your breathing and sinuses, and makes your home's ductwork dirty and dusty.

12 September 2016

From Laws to Bacteria: Four Reasons Commercial Kitchens Need Grease Traps

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If you are planning to open a business with a commercial kitchen, you may be wondering why you need a grease trap. The reasons vary, but here is a look at what you need to know. 1. Grease traps are legally required in some cases. When restaurants clean pots, plates and other things in their kitchen, they are likely to rinse a lot of greasy or buttery residue off the plates.

1 September 2016

Know Your Fire Extinguisher

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Fires have many different classes and require different methods to put them out safely and effectively. Having a range of fire extinguishers in the home or the workplace will allow you to tackle most outbreaks should you feel it is safe to do so. A fire needs fuel, air and heat; to remove one of these elements with an extinguisher will put out the fire effectively and safely if used correctly.

8 July 2016

5 Things You Should Never Put Into Your Septic System

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Domestic treatment plants efficiently break down human waste into useful fertilising compounds, but they can't deal with household items that the bacteria in the tank can't digest. The following five items are disastrous for septic tanks. Keep them out of your drains and toilets to protect your septic tank. 1. Grease and Oil Grease and oil don't break down in septic tanks, which means they can hang around in your drainage system and lead to clogs.

30 June 2016

Be Bushfire Ready - How To Spark Proof Your Home

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During bushfire season many house fires are caused by stray sparks finding their way into homes and garages.  Here are some tips on how to spark proof your property and keep fire at bay. Bushfires and sparks When bushfires take hold, they are often wind-driven.  Burning debris is whipped up by the wind, causing myriad sparks to become airborne.  These embers can easily find their way into your home where they will readily start a blaze.

22 June 2016

Consider installing a rainwater tank

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Water is a precious commodity which needs to be carefully managed. The cost of water is also rising. If you want to be more environmentally responsible and save money in the long term, you should consider installing a rainwater tank on your property.   Why would you need a water tank? A water tank allows you to harvest rainwater. You can use this water to flush toilets, wash clothing, water the garden and top up your pool.

20 April 2016

Property Investment: Three Zoning Aspects to Consider

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Zoning is an important discipline that deals with the control of land usage and the buildings built on it. In simple terms, the areas of land in each region are divided by government land authorities into sections or zones. The zones will be dedicated to specific uses or applications, regardless of ownership. This practice ensures that the land developments are organised for maximum efficiency and profit of the entire region. Therefore, it is critical to understand the practices involved if you are planning on investing in land for commercial or residential usage.

18 December 2015