Archive for February 2019

Fine Detailing of the Carpet Cleaning

Carpetsare real decorations of our house. They create an atmosphere of comfort and warmth, harmoniously complement the interior, but require additional care and cleaning efforts, collecting dust and attracting various odors. It is necessary to clean carpet products as often as possible with a vacuum cleaner and, making spring cleaning, not to forget about wet cleaning of carpets with the help of various household chemicals. Shampoo should be chosen according to the material from which the carpet is made. When the carpet is treated with a special detergent, the dirt dissolves, rises to the surface of the pile, and it, which has already dried up, is easy to assemble with a vacuum cleaner.

If there are hard stains or dried spots on the carpet, they must be removed manually before starting the main cleaning.

Eaten stains from carpets are successfully removed with fast-drying carbonate-based cleaners. It is possible to prepare such an agent at home:

  • in a bucket of water should be added a quarter cup of vinegar,
  • as much ammonia,
  • a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, preferably colorless,
  • shake to foam
  • evenly cover the entire surface of the carpet.

Stains left by tea and coffee on light-colored surfaces should be removed with heated glycerin. It needs to be applied to the stain for 15-20 minutes, then blot dry with a terry towel. To combat the old spots, you can use oxalic acid (half a teaspoon for a glass of water). Apply the solution, wait a little, and then rinse thoroughly. With the Professional carpet cleaning this is very true now.

Fresh Stains

Fresh stains from iodine are derived using starch diluted in water as a slurry. Starch, reacting with iodine, gives a blue compound that is easily washed off with water. Dried iodine stain is recommended to fill with baking soda, top with vinegar and leave for at least 10 hours, then rinse with water.

  • Traces of tar and tar should first be scraped off with a knife, removing the top layer, and then treated with turpentine and alcohol solution, which are taken in equal parts. Iron through a paper towel.
  • Black spots left by soot, soot and shoe polish, containing in addition to the pigment also fats, should first be degreased with gasoline. Wash with alcohol (if not, you can use cologne) or turpentine, and when the stain is cleaned, wipe with a brush dipped in warm soapy water.

To remove a pencil or marker from carpets, apply a small amount of dentifrice. Spread the toothpaste on the surface of the stain using a brush, soak 2 – 4 minutes, then rinse the area with water and wipe with a damp cloth.

How to Pass Your Sound Test – Some Simple Steps to Compliance

How do we pass our sound testing? This is one of the most popular questions we get asked by clients. The answer can be quite complicated so we will try and break it down into simple steps.

Firstly, get advice on acoustic design before starting construction. The most effective way to ensure you pass your sound test at the first attempt is to plan your project with sound insulation in mind. This does not need to be costly, and can save considerable time and cost at the end of the project, by reducing the chance of needing to undertake remedial works and re-testing.

The two main areas to take into consideration will be the divining wall and flor partitions. If you are unsure of how to build the separating wall and floor partitions and associated junctions across your project we can offer an acoustic design service. The degree of guidance you require can vary from site to site; however we can cater for every eventuality by offering sample sound testing of your existing constructions – if it’s a conversion project, to establish the sound insulation performance of your existing wall and floors. Thereafter a more targeted design review can be undertaken.

The first stage of the acoustic design is to send through the design drawings – to include sections etc. We then review the design to check that the construction details proposed are capable of passing the sound tests. This usually takes place straight after planning has been approved as increased cost savings can be realised at the earliest stage, we will evaluate the construction methods and materials specified to ensure that they are capable of meeting the acoustic requirements of Approved document E. The typical areas we check are:

There are no flanking points, where isolated partitions are wrongly mechanically fixed together to caused noise bridging.

The walls and floors design are acoustically robust, to comply with Building Regulations Part E.

The acoustic treatments for Soil Pipes, Stair Cases Steel Beams etc. to ensure they are acoustically fit for purpose, as these are some of the areas that get usually missed.

Acoustic floor treatments are compatible with the proposed floor finishes i.e. Carpets, Laminates, Floor Tiles and under floor heating systems.

We also provide on-going acoustic design support service, so you will have direct contact with the allocated acoustician from the start of the process through to the successful completion of the project. One of the most important services is the going site survey visits which allow our clients to feel confident about the outcome of testing at the end of the build. The site visits let us check that the installation teams are installing the acoustic materials as per manufacturers avoiding crucial onsite mistakes. It’s worth remembering that although you may have a robust compliant design, it may still fail due to poor workmanship.

Also prior to your sound test, you will need to ensure that all items are fully prepared in-line with the following checklist:

All doors, windows, and cladding must be installed.

Windows are fully fitted with locks in place.

Window trickle vents are in place or temporarily blocked up for testing.

Individual room and front doors are in place and closable.

All wall surfaces in rooms to be tested are complete (including sockets and switches) f. Structural floor and ceiling surface are complete.

Carpets or timber laminates have NOT been laid in rooms where floors are to be tested (except for specifically manufactured permanently bonded carpet that forms part of the structural floor.

Smoke alarm detectors must be deactivate

We will require a clean & quiet working environment for our testing works.

Both properties to be tested should be clear of materials and operatives for the test.

To prevent trailing  temporary cables preventing the closing of both doors 240v mains electrical sockets must be on in each of the properties/rooms under test

Please download our full sound test checklist to help you prepare for your sound test.

When your project is underway, we recommend that you regularly check the construction against the plans for deviations from the design. Seemingly minor alterations and poor construction quality can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of your sound insulation measures.

If you have a new project and you need help with your acoustic design and/or sound testing then please email us at: info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or call us on 01525 303905. If you want more information on our full range of services please visit our website at: www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk

In order to avoid repairing air conditioners you must be careful

In the vast majority of cases, the need to repair air conditioning equipment results from poor utilization of the same. Do you want to avoid an air conditioning repair?

Things that you must keep in mind to enhance the longevity of the air conditioner

First and while it may seem obvious, do not forget to close windows and doors, so you can fully feel the cooling and heating performance of your air conditioner. Also, do not install the indoor unit in a hot location. This will make the air conditioner always in an effort to perform its function. The choice is to choose a north or east position, which corresponds to the areas of the house less exposed to direct sunlight. On the other hand, do not hide your air conditioning. Aesthetically, an air conditioner can ruin your decor and be a piece that awakens the look, by its size. Trying to hide it can cause condensation coils and ventilation to be compromised. The result is certainly a decrease in effectiveness. Be strict with regard to maintenance. You have to pay attention to small things that are vital to prolong the life of your equipment. The filters should be cleaned every two months and, if necessary, replaced. And if the air conditioner is used too often, this time may need to be shorter. The evaporation coil must be checked every year. The seals and drain pipes related to the appliance must also be checked. To know more about Air conditioning repairs Geelong, you can always seek online help.

What can fail?

There are several reasons to call an accredited technician to repair your air conditioner. Here are some of them

  • Leakage or little refrigerant gas
  • Drainage problems
  • Electrical control faults
  • Problems with the sensor
  • Emission of bad smells

An improper installation can be the cause of many faults

So, start by choosing the right company to install your air conditioning equipment. If you are reading this article it is very likely that your equipment is in trouble and you need Air Conditioning Repair. First, there are numerous causes and solutions for air conditioning repair. Therefore, we will present a quick and practical guide for you to be able to identify possible causes and solutions of problems of your air conditioning. Now that you know the different types of air conditioner maintenance, you have to worry about some tips when choosing a partner to take care of your device. Check the experience of the company or the professional in your model there are different models of air conditioning, and you will want someone who understands the specifics of the operation of your device