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3 Tips on How to Find the Best Janitorial Service for Your Business

August 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Cleaner rented to tidy up a personal office spaceGood housekeeping not only keeps your workplace a safe and clean place to do business, it also affects your employee’s morale, engagement rates, and productivity. So, hire the best cleaners you can find. Keep these tips in mind when you’re looking for the best janitorial service in Salt Lake City for your business.

1. Check out their online reviews.

It’s a well-known fact of the digital age: the majority of customers now search online first before making their initial contact of inquiry. When looking for a janitorial service in your area, a quick Google search can help. But it shouldn’t stop there. Apart from comparing pricing and inclusions, you should also compare online reviews from actual past and present customers. You should also check if the cleaning company has certifications from the necessary safety and health departments in your city.

2. Don’t agree to a period lockdown contract.

Now that you’ve made an inquiry and have received a quotation from the cleaning company, make sure that you read the service agreement carefully. There are some companies that insist on signing you up for a period, typically 6 months. But what if you are not happy with the work they’ve done? You’ll be forced to work with them for a period because of the contract. It is highly advisable that you do not agree to a period lock down so you can test the waters before signing up for a long-term partnership.

3. Verify the company’s proof of insurance.

There are many accidents that could happen during office cleanings. Ask the company if they have insurance against common workplace accidents. A good company will always protect their employees against potential accidents when on the job. Ask for proof of insurance.

Consider these tips towards a betters and safe workplace when looking for a new janitorial service for your office or establishment. Remember to take your time doing research. After all, it’s also an investment you make for your business.

How Duct Cleaning Can Help Reduce Your Electric Bill

August 8, 2017 at 2:21 am Comments are Disabled

Air duct cleaningCleaning your air ducts at your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system will not just keep your homes cool in the summer; it will also help you save on power.

The hot weather during the summer months often leads to an increased consumption of electricity, particularly for air conditioners and humidifiers. However, homeowners can reduce their power bills with the right maintenance and controlled usage. Here's how:

Smart Consumption

The continued use of the air conditioner likely accounts for the increase in electricity during the summer season. While it’s impossible not to use this appliance in a hot weather, you can avoid incurring a large bill by making sure that your cooling system is in tip-top shape.

In Maryland, for instance, homeowners can specialists in air duct cleaning in Gaithersburg or Baltimore. It’s ideal that you replace or clean your duct filters at least twice a year, as well as check for any leaks on the ductwork.

Cool Homes

Homeowners can install smart thermostats to control the room temperature at home and reduce energy consumption. According to the US Department of Energy, a well-functioning thermostat could provide up to 10% of energy savings in a year.

Some other alternatives for can be as simple as opening windows and doors to let air flow into the house. In some cases, expert advice and assistance will be necessary if other options have failed to improve your HVAC system.

Most of us will turn on the AC day and night to beat the summer heat, while some might choose not to do so out of fear of paying a hefty electric bill. These present some disadvantages to your health or finances, so it’s best to be aware of money-saving tips to keep your home cool without hurting your budget.

Seating: A Crucial Component for Maximum Auditorium Use

August 7, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

Amazing auditorium seatingWhen considering an auditorium remodel or having a new one built, one of the most important considerations is to make available seating arrangements. The process of choosing the right seats’ comes with even more components to factor in, which can then make the selection a daunting task for anyone.

For this reason, it is vital for building owners and managers – whether educational institutions or commercial buildings – to take the time in creating a plan. To make the process simpler and produce the best possible results, include the following aspects of auditorium seating in the planning and preparation.

Answering the most important questions

First, determine how many people can the space can accommodate, in terms of a seated position and the necessary entry and exit points, as well as the aisles. From here, you can then figure out the number of seats that can fit in the auditorium.

Review the pros and cons of auditorium theater seating (fixed) and stack-able seating. From here, you can then proceed to pick out the most suitable upholstery and finish for the seats. And do not forget to factor in ergonomics too.

When fixed seating makes more sense

Choosing between fixed and stack-able seating depends on the space available, as well as the layout of the auditorium. For theater-style auditorium, fixed seating may be your best option.

This is especially true if you do not intend to utilize the structure as a multi-purpose venue, and that your top priorities include convenience and saving time from the hassles of setting up stacked seats.

When to opt for stacked seating

On the other hand, when you plan to use the space for functions other than seated viewing or if you only have limited available room area, then stacked seating may offer you with a better option.

Selecting the right seats for your auditorium does not have to be extremely complicated and time-consuming. As long as you know the basics, and that you have seating experts on your team, you can get the most out of a new or a renovated auditorium.

Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

August 3, 2017 at 6:36 am Comments are Disabled

Love word formed with popcorn on wooden table
Expressing love is almost a reflex to some people. Although some say love does not depend on the amount spent, there is a special feeling one gets when they receive a gift as a communication of love and affection. Whether you are a man or a woman, deciding the perfect gift for any occasion can be a stressful endeavor. But not to worry, we got you covered. Check out these ideas below.

Something for the Tummy

If there is one thing that we can count on to put a smile on someone’s face, that is food. You have to be really odd to frown upon something delicious and filling. Plus, the good thing here is that there are more options available.

A Delicious Option

Tell them you love them with special treats that will not ruin the diet. Popcorn, for example, has very little calories and actually has health benefits. A gourmet popcorn basket is full with a variety of popcorn flavors. Plus, this basket of goodies is something your loved ones can eat wherever they like.

For the Young at Heart

Another option is a stuffed toy, which many young ladies, or those young at heart, understand. This is especially true if it is their favorite animal or character. This might not be suitable for an anniversary, but they are still very endearing. This is especially true if there is no particular reason for the gift.

Something more serious

Of course, if one has the means, then jewelry says a lot. This is particularly true for extraordinary occasions. Such a gift is often considered as a form of serious commitment in the relationship.

Expressing one’s love is a personal choice by both men and women. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to do so that will delight your partner.

Who is Euronext?

July 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm Comments are Disabled

EuroEuronext is a European stock exchange that is located in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon and Paris. It was formed in 2000 after a merger of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Brussels Stock Exchange, and Paris Bourse. They went on to become one of the world’s largest exchanges in 2002 after acquiring the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and the Portuguese stock exchange, Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto. They have more than 4,000 listed companies and are considered to be one of the world’s most liquid exchange groups. Euronext have this to say about their role in the marketplace:

“Amid rising demand for new and diverse sources of capital and solutions for the transfer of risk, and growing pressure for more transparency and supervision, Euronext’s unique portfolio of market services means it is ideally positioned to play a role in the future development of European markets.”

What’s the latest?

Earlier this year, in March 2017, Euronext made a $10 million investment in liquidity discovery start-up, Algomi. Together, they are embarking on a ten year plan that will develop Euronext’s fixed income ambitions and push their geographical spread into North America and Asia.

What is Euronext Synapse?

Algomi and Euronext have joined forces to create Euronext Synapse, which increases liquidity in the market through technological innovation. It protects the anonymity of traders who are looking for opportunities to avoid telegraphing their movements to competitors. Even as a deal is being worked out, no identity data is exchanged until the last possible moment. This means that, if it does not work out, no breach of the integrity of the trade has taken place, so it can be offered in other ways to different buyers. This level of protection is key to getting traders to adopt the latest technologies.

With the onset of MiFID II, Euronext Synapse is also appealing to companies because its operation assists with compliance. Many companies claim they will not meet the January 2018 implementation deadline due to the complexity involved in applying the new regulations, so software that assists with this could be the answer. Euronext Synapse tracks the genesis and evolution of a deal in a way that can be traced at a later date, if required.

The Services You Should Expect from a Master Locksmith

July 29, 2017 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Locksmith installing CCTVMaster locksmiths can provide lock and security solutions for both businesses and homes. They also have the skills to lend a hand in case of car lockouts or in case you need to upgrade the locks or alarm systems of your vehicle. Professionals can do so much more than simply set up locks and make keys, according to Robinson’s Locksmiths. Below is a rundown of the services you could get from a top Edgecliff locksmith.

Sensible Provisions and Care

Most people will rush to find a locksmith only after a break-in or after they are locked outside their homes, offices, or cars. Ideally, you should not wait till a break in for you to call up a locksmith. Master locksmiths are not just trained, but they are also dedicated to ongoing training. This keeps them abreast of changes and advancements within their trade. In short, they have the skills to consult on your current systems and recommend upgrades where need be. They are also able to handle the required installations, repairs, and replacements.

Installation of CCTV, Alarms, Safes and Other Security Systems

Times have changed, and you should consider various solutions when revamping the security systems within your property. CCTV and alarm system installation, for instance, would be ideal for both commercial and residential settings.

You could also consider getting a safe for important documents, cash or expensive jewellery. According to recent reports, people prefer biometric systems because they could dictate who has right of entry to their premises or safe. In light of these changes, locksmiths now provide the above services to see to it that they keep up with the needs of their clients.

The importance of finding a professional that you could trust should not be underestimated. You want an expert who can provide 24/7 services as well as reliability and trustworthiness. Consider not just the credentials of an expert, but also the flexibility of their services.

How a Bad Bite Causes Dental Problems and How to Fix It

July 28, 2017 at 4:00 am Comments are Disabled

Girl fixing her bite through retainersDentists often recommend correcting bad bites – and for a good reason. Whilst correcting bad bites significantly improves the appearance of the teeth, it also prevents a host of different dental problems.

Problems Associated with a Bad Bite

The teeth can't perform and function properly if they are misaligned. This is bound to cause trouble one way or another.

A bad bite (or malocclusion) can come in many forms, such as an under bite, cross bite, over bite or open bite. It also falls into three different classifications: Class 1 malocclusion, Class 2 malocclusion and Class 3 malocclusion. Whatever the type, an imperfect bite can lead to serious oral complications.

These include problems in the jaw joints, missing or fractured teeth, a progression of gum disease, trauma, nerve or muscle disorders and sometimes damage to dentures or dental implants. In addition, you may be susceptible to frequent occurrence of jaw pain, headaches (which can be as severe as migraines) neck and shoulder pain, as well as oversensitivity to touch.

Straightening It Out: Possible Treatments for Bad Bite

Fortunately, there are many ways to correct an imperfect bite. Liverpool-based practice Saving Faces says its orthodontic treatments are tailored to the individual. Whilst most patients will not require damage control, your dentist may refer to an orthodontist if your bad bite is causing too many problems.

Depending on the type of the bad bite, your orthodontist will recommend a specific corrective treatment. Typically, fixing a bad bite will involve an orthodontic work, which will correct the position of the teeth with dental braces or aligners.

Alternative treatments may be an extraction of some teeth to fix overcrowding, surgery to shorten or reshape the jaw and wires to stabilise the jaw bone, as well as bonding and reshaping of the teeth.

Many adult patients are not keen on getting dental braces due to the many negative implications reinforced by misconceptions and past experiences. But as orthodontic work advances to become more discreet and less uncomfortable, grownups have more reason to seek treatment and experience the benefits of straighter, healthier teeth.