Hard Water And Limescale

Water may contain trace elements. We are lucky in Sydney to have good quality drinking water. Most of Australia also has decent water, though some isolated areas are not so lucky. The rest of the world suffers considerable variation.

 

Hard water contains a particularity large quantity of minerals, particularity calcium and magnesium carbonates. This water does not harm anybody’s health when consumed; in fact small amounts of the minerals are necessary and beneficial for our biology. But machinery and pipes can suffer long term effects from hard water.

 

If your household has accumulating lime scale in kettles, or similar build-ups on faucets, this is evidence of hard water. Water that does not form a lather is also evidence of hard water; the minerals in the water cause the soap to form a white solid ‘scum’. This is only a minor inconvenience in most situations; simple fixtures can have the mineral deposits periodically scraped off. But is can be a far more serious problem for complex machinery.

 

A heat pump hydronic or Hydronic buffer tank, as well as some piping materials, can accumulate mineral deposits over time. Unlike simple taps or other fixtures these cannot be easily cleaned. Machines with working parts may eventually be compromised by steadily accumulating mineral deposits.

 

Water can be softened if, necessary, with the addition of sodium of potassium ion. This is often the case with washing machines of water heaters. The additional softening component are added to the water through the washing detergent, or and ion exchange device can be used. If the water is being continually recycled through a piping system it only needs only be softened when first installed.

 

Talk to the installers of your Hydronic underfloor heating if you have hard water. Most installers will already be aware of the type of water in your suburb. The solution will probably just entail a minor modification of the Hydronic controls and valves when first installed.

Custom Cakes

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Custom Cakes Sydney

Custom cakes differ mostly in the way they are decorated, though the flavour of the cake is always important too. The decorations are a mixture of several colourful ingredients, the most well-known being icing.

 

The simplest icing is just sugar mixed with water or milk, often with a form of colouring. It dates from at least the 16th century.

Royal Icing

Royal Icing adds egg white to the sugar, and sometimes some citrus lemon or lime. It is a bright white in colour, and popular for wedding cakes. Because it sets quite hard a cake decorated with royal icing is capable of holding up decorations or multiple tiers.

 

Fondant icing

This adds gelatine and Glycerol to the sugar and liquid, with the mixture being partly cooked. Like royal icing it sets quite hard and can be used to support multi-tier cakes or elaborate decorations. As is does not contain any nut ingredients is popular with individuals who suffer nut allergies.

 

Butter Cream

Buttercream is a mixture of cream and sugar, with about 2 parts sugar to 1 part cream by weight. It is often used as a filling. Cream can also be sweetened with smaller amounts of sugar and thickened by beating.

 

Marzipan

Marzipan mixes the sugar with almond meal, though some variations use honey. Though not really a form of icing it is used for making figurines and decorative shapes for cakes. Often marzipan figures are eatable decorations in their own right.

 

Special Occasion Cakes Sydney

Decorated cakes give a special occasion an extra boost. They certainly make for great photos. If you have allergies, talk to the bakery; there are always several good options.

Timber Finishes

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The finish we apply to a timber floor affects both the appearance and the durability of the final product. The durability is an even greater factor if the wood is to be used outdoors. Wooden floors on outside structures (wooden decking) are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis, which steadily damages wood over time. A good finish will significantly reduce this damage, extending the life of the wooden flooring by many years.

There are two main categories of finish for flooring – penetrating and film surface finishes.

Penetrating Floor finishes

The penetrating kind of floor finish is partly absorbed into the wood, or at least its surface. These can make the timber harder and help repel moisture. The majority of these are non-toxic natural oils, though a few synthetic products have been developed. Fumes should be avoided both during and after application.

These penetrating finishes need to be reapplied every five years or so. If the surface no longer repels water a reapplication is necessary. Re-sanding the wooden floor surface is often a good idea.

Wooden Floor Film Finishes

Film finishes are far more popular for indoor use where there is little exposure to the Sun. They are designed to be hard wearing yet flexible; hardness resists scratching and wear, flexibility accommodates the expansion and contraction of the timber.

Film finishes many need to be sanded off and reapplied after 10 years or more of use.

Bamboo Flooring Perth

Bamboo can be treated and processed to reproduce a hardwood look, or many other unique looks. A different type of finish might be used, but the results can be hard wearing and very pleasing.

Floor Sanding Perth

If you want to restore you timber floors and need a floor sander Perth based Knock out Flooring can give the best advice and best results for your floors.

Teeth

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Teeth, or at least their outer enamel, are the hardest part of the human body. Teeth are also one of the longest lasting part of the body, providing we look after them. Our permanent teeth should last the rest of our lives.

 

The basic structure of a tooth falls into four parts, though this apparent simplicity is misleading as the complexities of tooth growth, structure, and regeneration are still under study. The tooth enamel is the outer part of the tooth. It is mostly hard mineral with some water and organic material. Because this enamel is semi-translucent the colour of the material beneath, either the natural dentin or artificial filling, affects the colour of the tooth.

 

Dentin is the material beneath the enamel. It is a porous, yellow material consisting mostly of 70% inorganic material. Being softer than enamel it is more prone to decay that the outer surface of the tooth. The dentin material has many tiny tunnels, about 1 or 2 micro-meters, running form the pulp to the enamel. Each of these tunnels is separate from each other. Recent studies have speculated on liquids flowing through these tunnels, from the pulp to the outer enamel, which may affect both general tooth health and resistance to decay.

 

The pulp (or nerve) is in the middle of the tooth, surrounded by another layer called the Cementum. The cementum is similar to the dentin, but has more organic material, something which allows the tooth to attach itself to periodontal ligaments for stability. The pulp inside the cementum supplies the tooth with moisture and nutrients, and also provides the physical feeling for the tooth. Temperature, external pressure and damage to the tooth (such as decay) are felt through this pulp.

Child Care Cleaning Sydney

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Some tips for keeping clean with children.

  • Get rid of glitter, it gets everywhere. If your little princess insists, use a lint roller to get rid of the annoying sparkle.
  • Keep Play-Doh away from carpet and fabric. If it does get into the fibres, let it dry out and vacuum.
  • Crayon can be removed from hard surfaces with lemon essential oil. Apparently some other citrus based cleaners (de-solve-it) work too.
  • Stickers end up on many hard surfaces. A hairdryer will heat up stubborn sticker problems and help removal in one piece. Else, try citrus cleaners.
  • Many, but not all toys can be cleaned in a dishwasher. This is probably a good daily habit for group item considering the dirt and saliva that gets on many playthings.
  • For toys that consist of many small pieces (e.g.: Lego) put out a large drawstring mat. Keep the pieces on the mat. These can be put in a laundry bag and put through the dishwasher for cleaning.
  • Stains left by many bodily fluids can treated with bi-carb of soda. Leave overnight if necessary

 

 

Child Care Cleaning Sydney

Whether it is for the little details or the large scale upkeep you might like to employ professional cleaners for your child care institution. Parents have their hands full looking after a small family; nobody is expected to look after a class of children all day and clean up after them too. Start each day with a clean set of room, employ some professional cleaners.

Lipstick Trick

They say there is no Royal road to learning. But once we have spent time learning we often find we can achieve good results with minimal effort. We also find we can learn from the efforts made by others. If we find a makeup trick that works well for us we should use it.

 

There are all sort of tricks to making our face look its best. They work by making our features fit together and harmonize well. They also work by appealing to our sense of proportion. There are a few makeup tricks that let us get everything neatly lined up.

 

Our lips are one of the more noticeable features of our face, the eyes being the most important. Full lips tend to make us look youthful. Lipstick can make all the difference here.

 

Our upper lip peaks at two upward points just below our nose; this is called Cupid’s bow. We can draw a cross (X) between these two upward points that meet at the downward point between them. We can then draw two vertical lines on our bottom lip that line up with this bottom point of this cross. Use this top lip cross and bottom lip lines as a guide for applying lipstick. It should give a slightly puckered up (about to kiss) look.

 

Wedding Makeup Sydney

Wedding makeup is somewhat different to everyday wear, different both in type and degree. Find some makeup hacks for everyday wear, so you can look good in a jiffy. Use a professional makeup artist for wedding and the occasional once-in-a-lifetime event.

Tradeshow list

Booths at Trade-shows.

Trade-shows and booths work well for some industries. The people that are there are there for services you provide, or something similar, so you have a fairly good demographic for your business. It’s an opportunity to get straight to interested customers.

 

Prepare Print Media Sydney

Have flyers and other advertising media made well beforehand. Have a custom made booth/marquee which can be re-used.

  • pull up banners Sydney
  • posters Sydney
  • stickers Sydney
  • marquees Sydney
  • T-shirts, if appropriate.

Before the show email any list of clients you have, and any other potential attendees.

Print and send out cards that offer a free item at your booth. This will give a good indication of who is paying attention to your advertising. Make sure to collect contact details on the cards.

 

The Booth/Marquees Sydney

Try to get a good position for a booth. The front of the show, the centre of the floor and booths on corners tend to get noticed. Booths next to eateries and restrooms get noticed too. There are many competitors there, so if you want to stand out a custom marquee can make all the difference.

 

Tradeshows can be expensive. We suggest preparing as well as humanly possible, and then seeing if the situation works for your company and industry. If you get some genuine connections, make some sales and get interested inquiries, continue to set up a booth at tradeshows. Else, use print media and the internet to advertise you company elsewhere.