Plaster Ceiling Water Damage Repair

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Business |

ceiling water restoration miamiYour ceiling is one of the most susceptible areas in your home in regards to water damage. This is because most ceilings utilize a plaster material in their construction. When you have water damage on plaster it can be very nasty and extremely dangerous. This is because when plaster gets wet and does not harden, the area around it will be porous unless it is smoothed out quickly. When the plaster becomes porous it becomes even more susceptible to water damage. Not only will the water causing the damage continue to break down the plaster, it will start to leave mold which will further serve to corrode the plaster. When the plaster corrodes down to just a thin amount it can cause your ceiling to crack and eventually break down altogether. A water damage contractor typically has to be called in to take care of this.

If you want to know how to tell if your ceiling is in trouble then all you need to do is look up. You will be able to notice water stains in areas that are being affected by water damage. When you spot the water stain you need to call in a water damage expert. They will be able to find the source of the water damage and then they will come up with a plan of action to get rid of the water damage as soon as possible. In this case it will most likely involve a trip to the roof as the water damage and water stain indicate that there is probably a leak in your roof.

The leak could, however, be coming from your attic although it is still a good idea to call in a professional to deal with the repair as mold is dangerous and water damage could have damaged the structural integrity of the attic flooring. Falling through your ceiling could be deadly so let someone who knows what they’re doing repair the water damage.

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Firefly Vaporizer Vs. Ascent

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Health |

The next generation in portable vaporizing is finally here. Portable vaporizers are compact and lightweight units, made for vapor enthusiasts on the go. They can be used almost anywhere and are very simple to operate. Most of these units, come in a variety of color and typically use Lithium Ion batteries, flame, alkaline or butane, while there are a few that use car chargers or adaptors. With several brands on the market today, choosing the best unit that suits your needs can be a great challenge. Here is a comparison between Firefly and Ascent, two of the most popular vaporizers on the market today.

Firefly Vaporizer Unit 

From the first time you see this vaporizer, you will fall in love with its design and look. For a portable vaporizer at its price, you will feel it is worth every cent you spend on it. When you purchase Firefly Vaporizer, you get to enjoy several benefits, including easy heating, easy filling, easy maintenance and a long lasting unit, among many other benefits. Its appearance is much more of a cellphone, but thinner at the bottom than the top.

What you will love

Firefly’s Sophisticated Software: one of the greatest features of this unit is how quickly it heats. It rises from 100 deg. Fahrenheit to 400 deg. Fahrenheit in just 10 seconds. It also takes less than an hour to recharge the battery.
Its reliable design and small size makes Firefly one of the easiest units to carry on a trip and use while away from the main desktop device. It also has a magnetic lid that opens easily and shuts reliably as well.

In the Box
A Dynamic convection vaporizer unit
A Charging adapter
A Cleaning kit
High Power Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery and
A carrying bag

The downside

There is a small learning curve associated with getting great draw resistance.

Bottom Line

For its price, Firefly is a really sleek unit and won’t disappoint. Though a bit heavier, it is still a super portable device and fits well in the pocket. One to note; in order to avoid affecting its performance, ensure that you don’t over pack it with your herbs.

You can check around for more reviews online like Vapor Domain’s firefly vaporizer review and see if it is the perfect unit for your needs.

Ascent Vaporizer by DaVinci

DaVinci’s Ascent vaporizer is a pocket friendly portable, smaller than the iPhone. It utilizes a combination of convection and conduction to vaporize both dry and liquid blends at temperatures of up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit (212 degrees Celsius). Its Dual 2,200 MAH Lithium Ion batteries can power for up to 4 hours depending on temperatures used.

It is the first glass on glass portable vaporizer and a favorite among many users due to its capability of delivering some of the purest vapor. The Advanced Technology Control and the materials used in construction enable the glass lined ceramic bowl to maintain a consistent temperature that lends efficient vaporization of the blend inserted to the device.

The Good

This vaporizer delivers smooth euphoric results and flavorful vapor.
It has a very fast heat-up time and long battery life, hence a great choice for travelers.

The Bad

It can take up to 5 hours for it to charge fully.
The glass can break if the draw stem is left out.

Bottom Line

Overall, it is a great unit. It long battery life and smooth vapor quality makes it a great choice.

For more online reviews on the Ascent vaporizer unit, check out Vapor Domain, which offers an in-depth vaporizer reviews including more pros and cons.

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Home and Mold Inspections When Buying a House In Sarasota Fl

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Construction |

mold remediation sarasotaEveryone who wants to purchase a home should have an inspection of the property done before any final papers are signed. This inspection is not considered an appraisal and no grading system exists, so a house cannot “fail” one of these inspections. They exist simply to show the buyer what is wrong with the house and give advice on what can be done about any problems that do exist.

Most contracts to buy a home in the United States will include a clause that the contract will not be considered valid until the property has been looked at by a home inspector. Some states require that home inspectors are to be licensed, but those who are professional engineers do not have to have this license, since their engineering license covers these inspections.

Inspections will usually include checking the basement, water heater, central heat and air conditioning, structural integrity, electrical system, plumbing, and the roof. Other aspects of the building will also be looked at, including areas of the home that are not considered up to code and need extensive repair, general maintenance issues, and etcetera.

Mold is something, however, that is not generally covered under a general home inspection. Having a home inspected for mold growth is typically considered to be a separate act and so a contract to purchase a home should be amended to include a mold inspection before the contract is considered valid, otherwise you may be in for mold remediation. Sarasota Fl is a great example of how these situations could get out of hand quickly if not addressed.

One clue as to whether you will really need a mold inspection or not will be whether the home inspection finds that the home has had a water damage to any area of it. Mold will typically grow where water damage has occurred, but it can also grow in homes that show no signs of this, so purchasing a mold inspection is advised whether your home inspector finds water damaged areas of your home or not.

If damage to the home or mold is found, then you need to decide whether or not to go ahead and purchase the home after having this information in your hand. Some sellers may give you a credit on the price of the home if you choose to buy it and repair the damage yourself and some may repair the damage done for you.

Others may insist that the sale is “as-is” and will not give any leniency one way or another on the issue. Judge the scale of the problem and what it will cost to have it repaired and make the decision that is right for you.

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