Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Basic Air Mover Maintenance

Water damage restoration can be a big job.  Using a commercial air mover in the affected areas in order to dry the area quickly can prevent serious problems, such as warped floorboards, carpet loss, damaged walls and ruined furniture.  This machine is usually the first piece of equipment that anyone performing restoration goes to for that very reason.  You probably want to keep your air blower for a long time and keep it running properly.  In order to do so, there are some basic maintenance steps you can take.

Look Over the Air Mover

Before you even plug in the air mover, inspect the power cord for any signs of cuts or fraying.  This damage can lead to short circuiting or shocks.  Look at the intake and exhaust grills for dust, dirt and any other blockages.  If you find any, clean it off.  Also, be sure to check for any loose screws or other parts.

Listen for Strange Sounds or Vibrations

Turn on the air mover and listen to it.  If you hear any unusual sounds or vibrations, this is a sign that there is a problem.  Turn it off and have a technician take a look at it or replace the malfunctioning part.

Keep the Air Mover Clean

It is important to clean the air mover, especially after each water damage restoration job.  For larger models, wipe down the grills, inside of the air mover and the blades.  Wipe down the outside with a damp cloth.  For smaller units, use a vacuum or air compressor to remove dust, dirt and other debris from the interior.  Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth.  Always allow the air blower to dry completely before using it again.

Lubricate the Motor

Some air mover motors require occasional lubrication.  Consult the owner's manual to see how often this should be done.

Replace Old Parts

Some parts wear faster than others.  In order to keep your machine functioning properly, replace old, worn out parts.  Consult the owner's manual for part numbers to ensure you get the correct ones.

In order to prevent serious damage after a flood, an air blower is a great tool during water damage restoration.  Perform basic maintenance, and you can keep your air mover working in peak condition whenever you need it.

Homeschool Seasonal Breakdown

With homeschooling comes a lot of misconception on how it works for the students that go through it. However, the same type of schedule is kept when it comes to learning from an actual school or whether it is learning online when the student is home schooled. Depending on what exactly the student is taking, and which grade they are in, the curriculum can be different, but having the same breaks and days off as the other schools is something that continues to be done, as well as the hours that they put into the school work that is done with online home school classes.

What is Provided Through eLearning

Through the use of eLearning, the curriculum is approved through the state, so that the child is able to learn the same material that is needed to gain graduation status with their schools. In addition to this, the student will also have to make sure that they pass the tests and put in the required number of hours for the schooling. Online home school is somewhat new to the world, but it is quickly gaining attention since online education is just about as popular as the classroom setting.

Consider making the switch to an online education setting when it comes to your children, and being able to make the most of what it is that they are being provided. As the world changes, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best possible option for them. This is something that you should make the most of, and also make an informed decision.

The seasonal changes that the regular schools go through are the same as what you would find within an online home school classroom, so there is not much change when it comes to being able to learn while at home, and not having to head out in the cold to go to school.

For the best services in online education, visit www.FutureSchool.com for more.

Are Adventure Weddings The Next Big Trend?

There is a trend taking off with weddings, having many couples leaving their high heels and tuxedos in the wind and lacing up some sneakers instead. These couples are taking tying the knot to extremes, they are following wedding trends of adventure weddings. These types of weddings tend to be more appealing to many couple’s and their guest’s, catering to their active interests.

Involve the Family in an Adventure

Couples waiting to tie the knot, are looking for different ways to involve their guests and make this special day one that is more memorable to others, especially ones that have paid to bring in a lot of family to share in this day. If a bride and groom spend to bring aunts and uncles in from out of state, why not offer them something exciting to do they will never forget? If a couple feels comfortable having their wedding venue set up on top of a mountain, or in the middle of a football field, they should be able to do so.

Recharge Time

Spending several hours sitting at a reception for many wedding guests can become boring. Why not let them recharge by having them enjoy in a game of beach ball, or participate in classes such as yoga or spinning. There is always time for some rock climbing or bungee jumping for the more daring guests, or have them take in some scuba diving. Weddings no longer have to be normal, with the adventure weddings trending, almost anything is possible.

Joining Together

Of course, every wedding has some guests that are not as adventurous as others, or are unable to be, such as grandpa and grandma. For these guests, there is still the grand get-together where everyone will join, at the banquet halls in Glendale CA

Easter Gift Guide and Basket Fillers For Kids

Easter baskets can be so much fun to put together for your kids! We have some great ideas below from our friends.

Creating Easter basket ideas and gift for kids ,get BIG smiles from the little ones. 

The new Mega Bloks American Girl product line features highly detailed building sets and fully articulated mini figures based on the American Girl’s popular Girl of the Year characters, including past favorites Grace, Isabelle, Saige, McKenna, and Nicki. To extend the playability, the line also includes eight individually packaged American Girl mini friend figures, along with two style collections containing additional figures and mix-and-match accessories girls can use to further explore and expand the Girl of the Year story world. The Mega Bloks American Girl products range in price from $3.99 to $69.99 and are currently available exclusively in-store and online at Toys “R” Us in the U.S. and Canada. On July 1, 2016, the line will expand into other mass retailers in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit americangirl.megabloks.com

VTech 3-in-1 Care & Learn Stroller-

This Easter, your child can learn about numbers, colors, nutrition and more with the VTech 3-in-1 Care & Learn Stroller. The baby doll fits within the stroller to be pushed along on a walk, and the smart sensor activates sing-along songs that teach your little one about letters, colors, places and animals for learning on the go. When baby gets hungry, the stroller transforms into a high chair where your child can pretend to feed the little one while turning the book page to learn about nutrition and healthy habits. After mealtime is over, the high chair changes into a bassinet for baby to rest as 20 lullabies play. When it's time to play again, your little one can use the number keys and music mode to hear counting and piano sounds.

Age recommendation: 2-5
MSRP: $49.99

Available Spring 2016 only at Toys“R”Us

Shake & Sing ElephantRattle™ by VTech®- 

Your child will love rattling the Shake & Sing Elephant Rattle™ by VTech®. Press the adorable elephant’s light-up button and it will play melodies, songs and fun phrases. Little ones will also build fine motor skills by turning the elephant’s trunk and his soft, textured ears, which are perfect for teething. When they grasp the black and white textured handle and shake the rattle, they will activate the motion sensor and be rewarded with a variety of silly sounds. Shake and play with the elephant!

Age recommendation: 3-36 months
MSRP: $9.99

Zoo Jamz Microphone™ by VTech®-

Sing and learn with the Zoo Jamz Microphone™ by VTech®. Join the jungle jam and use the voice-amplifying microphone to sing along to children's songs with the friendly lion and his friends. Speed up or slow down the tempo and add fun sound effects by turning the ring. Press the six light-up instrument buttons and your little one will learn about each instrument and hear the sound it makes. They can also use the light-up buttons to play ten different melodies note by note. Bring the animal band together by pressing the star-shaped button and hear the lion sing with the zebra from Zoo Jamz Piano™ and the giraffe from Zoo Jamz Guitar™ (each sold separately). Go on an exciting singing safari!

Age recommendation: 18-48 months
MSRP: $14.99

Available Spring 2016 at all major retailers nationwide and at www.vtechkids.ca

Dream Buddies Sheep-

These little Dream Buddies Bunny and Sheep are excited for Easter!
·        Projects an actual star constellation
·        Cycles through all three colors automatically: blue, green and amber
·        Collect all 7-inch cuddly characters
·        2 AAA batteries included

Age recommendation: all ages
MSRP: $29.99 each
Available at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada

Hugginz Musical Plushies-


•             Best for infants
•             Heirloom style with a classic pull-string mechanism
•             Plays soothing “La Le Lu” lullaby with just one pull
•             Irresistibly huggable and super soft
•             Measures 6 inches tall

Age recommendation: all ages
MSRP: $22.99 each
Available at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada

Bratz Sweet Style Doll Asst – 

Bratz enter a deep food coma and have a dream about a froyo shop where all of their creations come to life in the shoppe. Each Bratz comes with her very own sweets themed fashion outfit and shoes. Unique candy accessories such as earrings, necklace, bag, sweet themed pet and more included. (MSRP $16.99)

Bratz Remix Doll Asst – 

OPP for Spring! Everyone loves music, especially Bratz! Give your Bratz a stylish outfit and headset that you can mix and match. Each Bratz comes with her very own fashion outfit and personalized headphones. Headphones are inspired by each of their spirit animals and are interchangeable across all. The package also comes with other unique accessories including each character’s own ‘mp3 player’ and iconic hair brush! (MSRP $12.99)

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