Do your neighbors or acquaintances ever remark their sump pump after a heavy rain? They could argue that if it weren't for this gadget, they'd be ankle-deep in water, with water damage repair expenses up to their neck. Here are some facts on sump pumps to help you decide if you need one.
Recent research by the Home Office has found that ninety percent of home intrusions are opportunistic in nature. According to them, a building that has been burgled once – stands four times more chances to be broken into all over again. More than twenty percent of the premises belonging to commercial establishments are targeted by burglars every year in Ireland.
It is no surprise though, that detached properties are at a higher risk than those in better populated areas. The seclusion factor works in favour of the intruders, who prefer to work those premises that are at the end of a street, or next to alleys, parks, or waste yards. These spaces provide the criminals easy access, and prevent the closest neighbours from taking much notice. Although property owners might think otherwise, boundary walls, pickets, fences or bushes in or around the premises actually enhance the camouflage for burglars, instead of keeping them out.
When a break-in does happen, apart from the loss of goods and valuables, it leaves a trail of damage on the property. Most of this damage is taken by entry or exit points, ventilations, and other small openings in the building. Whatever is the case, it is the property owner who has to ultimately bear the brunt of it all, although insurance can take care of a part of the losses. At this point, what a home or office owner needs is a reliable locksmith service that can provide cost effective and long lasting window repairs and related services.
Professional locksmiths provide comprehensive window repairs that include cleaning up of broken glass, installing new panes – and new frames if needed, fixing any cracks or breaks etc., and are available round the clock to attend to any mishaps. The best companies also fix leaking roofs, vents, and door and window locks.
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In recent times the most common treats to home and business are can be burglary. Throughout the country crime and burglary is on the increase. This can be as a direct effect due to the rescission.
Most burglaries occur when we are out of the home however this can leave a home or business owner feeling vulnerable and violated. Avoiding becoming one of the statistics you must first gain some knowledge on why the crime was committed and by whom.
Most crimes are based around the day time when n the intruder believes there is no one at home. Most modern families need t o have both parents working to survive. Statistics would believe that most crimes are committed by young males raging between the ages of 18-25 looking for items that are small and converted to cash quit easily. Expensive items like jewellery would be top of the list due to high prices paid for gold in the market place. Some of the most variable items would be watches, chains, bracelets, laptops, game boys, Xboxes to name but a few. Generally fast selling items are needed to gain cash quickly for possible feeding of a drug habits.
Most burglars would tend to prefer entering though an open door or window however failing that they will use force to gain entry.Tools used tend to be screw drivers, vice grips, pliers or small sharp instruments. Most burglars with know a particular home or estate preferred.
It is important that you must put in place some deterrents to help prevent your home or business being next.
Window and door locks.
Make the front and rear doors more secure as if it appears difficult they will simply bypass your home to find a less difficult one. Avoid keeping keys under the mat or plant pot; avoid keeping spear keys in the car as the burglar tends to know all the tricks. Fit 5 lever mortice locks (dead bolts) to all doors where possible. Have a solid wooden door or metal door; use a high quality dead bolt, use additional security on all rear doors. A pipe hole can be a good idea on a front door allowing you to see who might be at the door before answering. The weakest point of a door tends to be the receiver for the lock so be sure to have a good quality one fitted. Patio sliding doors tend to be venerable so extra security is a must. Some patio sliding doors can simply be lifted off their rails so fitting an anti lift device can resolve that issue. The cylinders on most patio doors tend to stick out too far allowing a tool is gripping it and snap it off. To avoid this you can use an anti snap cylinder so simply fit a smaller baby cylinder which will be flush with the door itself. Don’t be afraid to use decals stating alarm system in operation or guard dog as burglars don’t like either.
A window left open is an open opportunity to an intruder as it is an easy form of access. Even an upper window can be attractive to the burglar if there is any form of access via a roof or ladder lying around. Use secondary locking devices or additional security. There are products available on the market which will allow you to have a window slightly open without allowing it open fully.
Neighbours can be a good form of security. They can be visual on when they see a burglar simply on the lookout. Get to know your neighbours even if it too only watches your house when you are away, you too can return the favour when they are away. Neighbours can pick up newspapers, milk etc not allowing your property to look like there is no one there. Leaving a key with them will avoid you having to leave the key under the mat or under a plant pot in which the burglar will check.
Lighting can also be a good deterrent as a well lit home or business can be the difference between you being the target or not. A burglar does not want to be seen or identified which a light will do. Use timers they will allow you to set times when a light comes on or not.
Alarms play an important part in burglar prevention as if an intruder attempts to enter a property the alarm will activate causing a loud siren to go off also causing a distraction to other local homes, the intruder know this and will often get away as quickly as possible. If the alarm is contact to an alarm monitoring station it will notify the occupants and the Police.
Alarms can be a very effective deterrent when maintained and used correctly. It would be beneficial to notify your neighbours on the use of your alarm system as during a false alarm and you not being available they can resolve the issue.
Safes have now become very affordable. You can buy a good security safe for a small amount. However it is important to buy from a reputable dealer who can advise on one to suit you. There are many things to bear in mind, the amount cash to intend to put into it, the value of jewellery, weather you require it to be fire proof or not, key verses digital keypad, wear it’s going to be fitted.
The last one is probably the most important as most people simply don’t have them fitted correctly and the intruder can simply pick it up and walk away with it. You must secure it to a concrete wall or floor with the correct bolts to. When you choose a safe be sure to get into a regular habit of using it all the time.
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Locksmiths got called to a locksmith job in Dublin eight, we arrived about 20 minutes later it was a church in which required locksmith services, the locksmith was asked to remove his shoes and wear a turban on his head to respect the church while he was working in the church, The Locksmith engineer was more than happy to abide by the requests and took
pride in the lock repair job that he was doing while surrounded by the church goers, some of the church goers were taking pictures of him
in the turban and following him around as they thought it was amusing.The head of the church thanked the locksmith for obliging with the rules and regulations of there church and thanked the locksmith engineer for a job well done and all was well.
The eggineer thanked the head of the church for being so hostpitible and churchgoers and would be happy to oblidge in the future.The locksmith removed his turban/ headgear and hannded it back. It was a plesure to facilatate and oblidge there religion.
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Dyno Glazing have launched a bigger and better van allowing us to provide and store bigger and more glazing units inside the van. Our precious daily runs were proven to be difficult with the smaller van. The roof allows the technician to stand us while in the back of the vehicle. It further adds to be able to carry larger glass sizes for shop windows without have to use the rack on the outside.technician to stand us while in the back of the vehicle. It further adds to be able to carry larger glass sizes for shop windows without have to use the rack on the outside.
A regular question that a customer will ask is why a window will crack or all of a sudden shatter. This can happen for many reasons and listed below are 7 of the most popular reasons that we have come accross
1/ General accident caused by something making impact with the glass causing it to smash, shatter or crack.
2/ Poor installation. This can cause the glass to crack over time.
3/ Hairline crack. This can be caused from when the glass was being cut and would be too fine for the glazier to see or during installation or while in transit.
4/ The size of the glass is simply too tight within its frame causing it to crack.
5/ There can simply be too much heat within a room. Example would be a sun room. Glass will expand and contract.
6/ Hot water pored onto cold glass will crack glass.
7/ The thickness of the glass is not suitable for the installation in which it was intended for.
There are many different variations of UPVC window and doors on the market. It is important to know that the difference between them. Some manufactures with fail to have the frames supported of fitted with with the correct filling. This tends to make a difference on the price. The most secure filling woud be galvanised steel renforced within the window it self. The frame should be thicker and a minimal of 65mm to 70mm as standard. Glass should be A rating and double glased. For other options the glass can be laminated as this is an extra security option. All doors should have multiple locking system, claw bolts, hook bolts, shoot bolts. Windows should have locking bolts upwards and downwards and rollers along the side. Always ask plenty of questions to gain the most uptodate knowledge of all products as it tends to be to late after the event.
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Possible problems that occur with the door closers are as follows:
Door will close too fast and bang off frame
Door closer will have oil leaking form it
After adjusting door closer it will only work correctly for a short time
Door swings past its central point and does not meet in the middle as it did before
Above listed problems would indicate that the door closer would need replacing.
Other possible problems are
The arm could be worn or needs replacing which keeps the door in line on the top
The shoe is on the bottom of the door this keeps the door in line on the bottom
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The window Energy Rating has being launched some time ago . By using information contained on the label consumers can reliably compare one product with another and make informed decisions regarding the energy performance of a window.
The A being the best rating and the G being the worst similar to the labeling used on white goods. The label gives a rating based on the performance of the whole window (frame and window) and therefore allow fair comparison of the window with another.
In the Uk there there is a Energy Saving registered logo which has a trade mark. The non-profit making organisation is backed by the Government. Its aim is to cut emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) which is the main greenhouse gas causing climate change.
Window that have a C or higher rating are eligible to be endorsed by Energy Saving Trust and use there logo. (Subject to approval)
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- Improved thermal insulation
- Improved comfort in the home- Lesser cold spots
- Improved condensation- visible effects
- Low rating windows are cost effective in the long run
- Reduced heating bills
- Environmentally friendly glass saves energy
Energy efficient glass has being available for many years now. However it is now one of the important factors in the home. Incorrect windows can have a dramatic effect on your heating bills. Heat can go out through the frame and into the wall cavity. Manufacturers tend to now put a low E coating on the cavity that faces the surface in order to help reduce the law that mat Accor.
Energy saving glass will be coated with a thin sliver based product and semi-conducting coating of tin oxide. These products are manufactured by many companies
There is also a new system in which has also been developed which is for around the windows it is thermal insulation.
There is an alternative to energy efficient glass which would be to put in triple glazing. Triple glazing offers Energy Saving Glass for your windows.
A customer decided to buy a new window system for there home at a 10% lesser price for a standard window system compared to the low-E rage of windows from a well know manufacture, the manufacture had a good reputation for quality and did recommend the low-E window system.
In the first year of living in the home they noticed that the windows seamed cold. It was then he decided to compare the low-E window system to the standard system.
After calculating the cost it was estimated that the extra cost at the start would pay for it self within 3-4 years however the home would have being more comfortable for many more years.
It is clear that energy loss should be considered when choosing a window system. Energy performance should top the list.
An average home can loose up to 30% of its heat through its windows. Energy efficient windows are designed to save money each and every day not to mention that the comfort you will experience within your home.