Maintenance of Metal with Powder Coating

Powder coatings on metalwork are usually quite resilient, but they can lose gloss, discolour slightly or become chalky. Even without these effects it is always a good practice to clean installations of grime, dirt and grease.

Warm water and a PH neutral detergent is always a good starting point when cleaning powder coatings. Avoid anything abrasive. Use soft cloths, sponges or brushes with very soft bristles. Powder coatings can be cleaned in much the same manner as windows. Always rinse with after cleaning with detergents so as to remove any residue. It is best to wear rubber gloves.

That was part 1 of a two part tips for maintaining and cleaning metal. Part 2 can be found here:

Cleaning Stainless Steel

This post was supplied by VOHC Sydney, VOHC provides the highest quality construction services. With over 15 years experience, they have specialists in metalwork, glazing, fabrication and structural steel projects. They also specialise in balustrades and pool fences.

For more information, feel free to visit their website.


When Saving & Planning a Holiday

Pay bills promptly. You will avoid late fees which do you no good at all.

Maintain a good credit rating. In some countries a bad credit rating means higher interest rates on loans, which add up to thousands of dollars over the years.

Find cheap transport methods. Private cars chew up money very quickly; even when sitting in the garage the depreciation is considerable. Cycle, or use public transport. Get a smaller car.

You could also hire a airport shuttle or charter bus service, this is great for larger groups.

Buy in bulk and save. Making only one shopping trip per month means lower transport costs. Items with a short shelf life (milk, vegetables) can be purchased and carried home when you make other trips. Stock up on non-perishable items when they are discounted.

Find a mobile and internet plan that works economically for you. Using one provider for both can save you money.

Look at you monthly debit statements and see if anything can be reduced or cut out. $20.oo a month is $240.oo at the end of the year, plus lost interest.

Take lunch to work. Buying a $5.oo lunch every day is $1300.oo at the end of the year! Bringing food from home is less than half that cost, and is probably healthier too. Same goes for coffee.

Consider a part time job on Saturday where you might get paid a weekend rate. An extra $500.oo in your holiday budget because you spent a month of Saturdays loading boxes makes a big difference when you travel. It also feels more satisfying.

Heating and hot water bills add up quickly. Use them sparingly, have short showers, and find economical way to keep warm or cool.

Never make any cost cutting measure that compromises your health or safety. If eating well means one less sick day per year, then it’s worth it.

Those are some great travel tips, thank you to VIP Airport Shuttle for the nice tips.

VIP Airport Shuttle - Charter Bus & Sydney Airport Transfers

For Charter Bus Services in Sydney or Sydney Airport Transfers, feel free to visit the VIP Shuttle website.

Hard & Soft Water

Hard water is water that has significant mineral content. The water is quite safe for drinking, presuming there are no other issues, as the minerals are naturally occurring calcium and magnesium; but for machinery the build-up of mineral deposits can be an issue. Mineral build-up looks unsightly on bathroom and kitchen fittings.

A vinegar solution can be used to remove hard water mineral build-up on bathroom and kitchen fittings. Vinegar should be diluted by 50%, sprayed onto affected taps, faucets, or other areas, and left for at least 5 minutes. Provide ventilation or a fan if the vinegar smell is too strong.

Else, mix orange or lemon peel with the vinegar to neutralise the smell.
After 5 minutes the bathroom fittings can be wiped clean. Polishing with a microfiber cloth can produce an effective shine.

Hard water can affect washing detergent. If necessary, look for a washing machine detergent that compensates for this.

Thank you to JohnClean for these neat cleaning tips ! If you require Strata, Office, Apartment, Unit Cleaning in Sydney, feel free to visit JohnClean for more information.

Tooth Brush Bacteria

Studies have shown that hollow headed toothbrushes, such as the ones used on electric toothbrushes, actually retain a considerable amount of bacteria. Solid headed brushes retained less bacteria.

The study does show how much bacteria was retained, but not how the bacteria on a brush affects health. The bacteria is linked to health concerns, but whether the brush is responsible for transferring the bacteria is another matter. Given the link now know to exist between gum hygiene and cardiovascular health a hygienic toothbrush would seem important.

Some electric toothbrushes have solid head attachments; a visual inspection can find this type. But while they retained less bacteria than hollow models the bacteria still existed.

Those worried about the accumulation of bacteria can use UV light to disinfect their brushes; an option that some electric toothbrushes already include. Else they can soak toothbrush heads in mouthwash and let them dry thoroughly.

Toothbrushes should be changed regularly, especially after an illness.


Dentists Sydney - Dental Focus

Our first blog post is supplied by Dental Focus. Dental Focus Specialise in Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics in Sydney. If you require some dentistry needs such as general dentistry, dental implants or children’s dental care, feel free to visit their website for more information.