Bounce House Sanitation and Cleaning

Bounce Houses can be breeding grounds for bacteria. Whether you are renting a bouncer, own your moon bounce, or have an inflatable rental company, make sure the unit is kept sanitized and cleaned. If you are renting, you are depending on the rental company to take the necessary steps to insure the rental equipment is sanitized and clean. If you own your jump castle for either personal use or as a business, below you will find the steps we use when cleaning our inflatables.

Step 1

Inflate the bounce castle. Once inflated, enter and remove any loose debris. After any debris is picked up we sweep out the unit, including the pillars and netting.

Step 2

Once the inflatable is free of debris and dirt, we begin the sanitizing process. We were turned on to a product many schools use to clean their gymnastic and wrestling mats. It is call Matt-Kleen and can be purchased in concentration by the gallon for around $55. This is very powerful and can be d

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DIY Winnie the Pooh Keychains

Making your own do-it-yourself Winnie the Pooh hard plastic key chain charm is a great project that parents and their kids can do together. When finished, you’ll have a rigid, transparent, waterproof plastic charm of Pooh that you can use as a key chain, Christmas ornament, as a part of a hanging mobile, luggage tag, necklace or earring pendants or anything else your imagination can dream up.

Here’s what you’ll need:

A large piece of clear #6 plastic (polystyrene)

Fine tip permanent marker (black)

Color permanent markers (Yellow and red for Pooh Bear)

Scissors

Tape

Use of the kitchen oven and an oven mitt

Sheet of aluminum foil

Drill

Keychain or string

First obtain a large piece of clear #6 plastic (polystyrene). This is easily identified by looking for the recycling symbol. A #6 in the triangle means you’re good to go. The clear lids for to-go food trays are usually made of #6 plast

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Getting the Most Out of Solar Energy Systems

Each day, individuals throughout Australia recognise that they should switch to solar energy and maximize the efficiency of their home. There are plenty of reasons for this change, including the fact that homes have the potential to be powered for free and home electrical bills can drop significantly.

If you’re considering adding solar power to your home, or if you’ve added a residential solar power system and are still getting used to it, there are some tips you’ll need to keep in mind if you want to make the most out of the solar panels.

Make the Sunshine Count

Home solar panels on Mornington Peninsula homes will collect and produce energy when the sun is shining, which is only for a portion of the day. This fact means that you can essentially use as much energy as you need without paying for it, though you will only have until the sun goes down. Energy needs will be different for every household, but some of the things you can do to maximise

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Different Varieties of Garden Furniture

The main thing to remember when deciding on purchasing garden furniture is that it needs to compliment your style, as well as your garden. Some garden furniture that you may want to consider for your special garden may include the following:

Table and Complimentary Chairs – The size of the table needs to compliment the size of your outdoor area, without being either too small or too large. When choosing the appropriate color of your chair and table set, pick something that makes you feel happy and relaxed and matches the blossoming flowers of your garden. There is no right or wrong color of furniture for your garden. It should always be based on your design taste, and what is pleasing to your sight. Always remember, if you are picking the furniture that is made of cast iron, you want to ensure that you pick appealing cushions to also compliment your garden and your style. Rocking chairs are another option for your outdoor garden, which can be matched with a small table

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Your AC System Needs to Breathe, Too!

A well-built home is not necessarily a well-ventilated home. And a home or small business that doesn’t properly ventilate (e.g. “breathe”) leads to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), which causes illnesses. This is no small thing: IAQ is becoming a major health issue.

Consider Shawn and Jim. Shawn enjoys having a bonfire in his backyard on warm evenings, but the smoke bothers Jim, who can’t open his windows. Shawn, on the other hand, has allergies and is upset about the diesel fumes caused by truck drivers in their neighborhood. He’s in a quandary about opening his windows, too. What upgrades could Shawn and Jim make to their homes to resolve their problems?

Basically, there are three ways in which an AC system does not breathe properly.

1. Older HVAC systems in homes and small buildings may not ventilate the building at all, which contributes to poor IAQ and illnesses.

When it comes to HVAC systems, hom

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The Importance Of Lighting In Interior Design

How you light your house is an important part of redecorating. A change in the lighting can change how the room is viewed. Lighting interior design contributes greatly to the look and feel of a room. There are many types of lighting which can be used in various rooms. We are no longer restricted to a few lamps around the room.

Ambient lighting is a hidden light source that washes the room with a glow. This creates very few shadows and tends to flatten a room. Japanese paper lanterns and wall sconces both produce ambient lighting. For temporary ambient effects, use a dimmer with your ordinary lighting.

Accent lighting provides interest to a room. This method of lighting interior design highlights and object or architectural feature. To use accent lighting, you only need a bulb and a shield to direct the light to the desired focus. Halogen spotlights and opaquely shaded table lamps both provide accent lighting.

Another kind of lighting used in interior design is t

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Everything Homeowners Want To Know About Retaining Walls

Let’s begin with the definition of a retaining wall. A retaining wall can loosely be defined as any outdoor wall that is used to hold the ground in place. One retaining wall may consist of a horizontal layer of brick, stone, or wood used to level earth on a slope to plant veggies or flowers. Another retaining wall might need to retain tons of soil to prevent erosion. When choosing the services of a professional retaining wall builder, there’s a lot you need to know.

Planning Your Retaining Wall

How high does your wall need to be? What would be the best materials to use? Is the wall chiefly decorative or does it have a specific purpose? You won’t know the answers to these questions until you go outside and take a closer look.

It goes without saying that you have selected a place for the wall. Knowing the shape and approximate length of the retaining wall will tell your installer several important things; it will help him with su

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How to Stay Away From Lousy Commercial Cleaning Service Providers

The business building is the face of every company. It establishes the customers’ first impression, which is why your business must take cleanliness and maintenance seriously. Fortunately, commercial cleaning service providers are there to take care of your cleaning needs, so you can focus on what actually matters most – your business.

Below are the things that should be examined when looking for a commercial cleaner to ensure satisfactory service.

They should present a cleaning service checklist.

To keep away from lousy contractors, make sure to ask for their checklist. The cleaning service checklist contains the various tasks performed for each cleaning. This serves as a work order that shall be signed by your management in order for the cleaning contractor to submit billing. The checklist helps ensure that you only pay for the cleaning services that have been rendered and have met your satisfaction.

They should util

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Placebo Healing Effects of DIY Scenarios

Disclaimer: I base the theories and techniques offered in this article on anecdotal experiences. While I am not a medical practitioner, I have found placebo scenarios act as a counterbalance to my precarious mental state. I grew up in a family where mistakes carry more weight than achievements. And misdeeds of judgment were most detrimental. Thus, from an early age, I had to prop up my self-esteem by making up stories where I triumphed. Little did I know I was using the placebo effect to deflect the negativity and treat my depression.

Another warning: do not operate vehicles or heavy machinery while using this technique as one shuts our reality and the outside world. It is best to apply it in a safe environment devoid of any physical or mental hazards and unwelcome distractions.

Additional warning: if you are under a doctor’s care or taking pain or psychotic medications, advise your physician before beginning this program as conflicts in treatment can occur.

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Energy Myths

Duct Tape – Myth: Duct tape is good for sealing heating ducts. In reality, sealing ducts with mastic or metal tape is the answer because the heat from the ducts dries out the duct tape and it eventually stops adhering to the ducts.

Lights, Computers, Appliances – Myth: Leave them on and you will use less energy than if you repeatedly turn them on and off. The small power surge created when turning on lights, computers, and appliances takes less energy less than when you run the device when it is not needed. Of course, use power management software for your computer and turn lights off when you leave the room.

Florescent Lights – Myth: Florescent Lighting is unhealthy – Claims that fluorescent lights “sapping people’s energy” has no merit. Today’s lights have improved color quality and flickering and hum have been eliminated.

Refrigerator Coils – Myth: Cleaning Refrigerator Coils Saves Energy- in most cases th

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