How to remove tarnish from silver without losing any of the silver

Word Count: 378 Summary: Fed up with polishing your silver? Here’s an easy way to keep it clean and it’s better for the silver, too. Keywords: cutlery,flatware,silver,tarnish Article Body: Tarnish occurs because surface molecules of the silver react with sulphur from the air, or certain foodstuffs such as eggs, to form a compound called silver sulphide. So when you polish it off, you are actually removing some of the silver. For silver plated items, this means that with repeated polishing over many years there is a danger of wearing completely through the plating and exposing the base metal. The only solution then is to have the item re-plated. So a better idea is to remove the tarnish by converting the …

How Pool Cleaning Robots Can Work You

Word Count: 623 Summary: It used to be that cleaning a swimming pool required manual labour, a brush on a long pole hooked up to your pool filtration system, and a lot of your valuable time in the heat. But thanks to technical innovation, robotics, and artificial intelligence there is now an easier way. Just drop a pool cleaner robot into your pool, push a button, walk away, and enjoy your free time. Keywords: Aquabot, Pool Cleaning Robots, Pool Cleaners Article Body: It used to be that cleaning a swimming pool required manual labour, a brush on a long pole hooked up to your pool filtration system, and a lot of your valuable time in the heat. But thanks to …

5 All Natural Spring Cleaners

Word Count: 655 Summary: Giving you an alternative to environmentally safer products that cost less than store brands. Keywords: home, non-toxic, safer, alternative, cleaners, natural, less expensive, family Article Body: Spring cleaning has started. It’s time to get the dirt from the winter off and start clean. I’ve found 5 all natural cleaners I can’t live without while cleaning the house. These cleaners are much safer for us and our environment. I don’t have to spray the cleaner and run of out of the room. My house smells clean and fresh with no artificial smells. 1. Natural glass cleaner • Biodegradable ingredients • Non-alkaline • No phosphates or ammonia • Contains natural ingredients (like white distilled vinegar) instead of caustic …

How Bad Is The Air In Your House?

Air Purifiers are all the rage now, everybody has them and everybody sells them. There are Ionic Air Purifiers, regular filter Purifiers and HEPA filter purifiers. The Journal of the American Medical Association now suggests that the air pollution existing today in the US raises the risk of lung disease to a point where more than half of the US population is breathing unhealthy amounts of air pollution . More than 50 million Americans seem to be suffering from allergies and more than 20 million battle asthma. There is such a thing as Sick Building Syndrome, a worldwide phenomenon, when chemical substances used in office construction such as glue, insulating materials, cardboard, and fiberglass are steadily released into the atmosphere …

How A Hepa Air Cleaner Works

The term HEPA has become synonymous with clean air. We hear about vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters that keep the dust particles from your carpets from floating back into your air. You may be aware of your office building have a HEPA filtration system because you’ve seen the maintenance crew come through and periodically change the filters. But do you really know what a HEPA filter is and does. This article should clear the air about what is fact and what is fiction as it relates to a HEPA air cleaner. The HEPA Standard First of all HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. Any air filtration system that claims to contain a HEPA filter must be able to remove 99.97% …

How A Filterless Air Purifier Works

If you watch television late at night, you are probably familiar with a filterless air purifier called the Ionic Breeze. These systems have benefits and drawbacks. Lately, there has been some controversy over their safety. Some consider them to be unsafe, while others swear by the results. How a Filterless Air Purifiers Work A filterless purifier works by giving the incoming air an electrostatic charge. This charge also charges particles in the air. The air is then moved past an oppositely charged collection grid. The impurities in the air are attracted to the grid, like a magnet. The grid must be removed periodically and cleaned of the impurities. This is easily done with a damp cloth. Once the grid is …

How Different Types Of Water Filters Work

According to reports around 7 million American people use contaminated tap water for drinking. Now people are becoming more conscious of using filtered water. But many research studies indicate that filtered bottled water is also of tap water quality. There are many conventional ways where people are using filtered water. The following are some of the main ways to get filtered water. 1.Use of water pitchers is a simple, cheap and easy method. You can fill the pitcher with tap water and allow it to filter. But this process takes a lot of time to filter a liter of water. This is not a proper method for immediate use. 2.Use of Faucet Mounted Water Filters is a cheap and convenient …

Starting with a Water Garden

Gardening is one of our primordial fascinations. For thousands of years humans have gardened and for most of that time a major part of our diet came out of our gardens. As we became better at feeding ourselves, we also gained the time to indulge in activities that weren’t directly linked to our very survival. Flowers, ornamental shrubs, decorative trees all became a part of gardening for beauty and pleasure. Water is a source of life. We are actually composed of 50 to 70 percent water and without water we can die in hours or a few days – far faster than from lack of food. Throughout history, water has been a necessity, even a source of warfare. We find …

5 All Natural Spring Cleaners

Word Count: 655 Summary: Giving you an alternative to environmentally safer products that cost less than store brands. Keywords: home, non-toxic, safer, alternative, cleaners, natural, less expensive, family Article Body: Spring cleaning has started. It’s time to get the dirt from the winter off and start clean. I’ve found 5 all natural cleaners I can’t live without while cleaning the house. These cleaners are much safer for us and our environment. I don’t have to spray the cleaner and run of out of the room. My house smells clean and fresh with no artificial smells. 1. Natural glass cleaner • Biodegradable ingredients • Non-alkaline • No phosphates or ammonia • Contains natural ingredients (like white distilled vinegar) instead of caustic …

5 Useful Tips To Care For Your Plants While You Are On Holidays

Christmas and holidays are coming and it is frequent to travel away to meet with family and friends. What happens to your plants when you are on holidays? You may have asked your neighbours if they can take care of your plants at that time, just to find that they are similarly going away. However, you can ensure your plants are going to be well taken care of by following these useful tips. Some time before you go on holidays you can take some precautions to help your plants go through this period without the daily care they need. Even though you may find some minor damage in the plants when you come back, these can be minimized if you …

Flushing Season’ Brings Rust and Iron Stains

Word Count: 318 Summary: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. Keywords: ‘Flushing Season’ Brings Rust and Iron Stains Article Body: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. It’s flushing season: The time of year when cities and towns flush out the water mains to help remove sediment that has settled in pipes. You know flushing season is here when you see city crews opening fire hydrants around town. The problem with flushing season is that some of the minerals and sediment being flushed get into your home water system. While not dangerous, this can lead to some ugly, rusty …

3 Chemicals You Need

Every pool owner has to deal with chemicals at some point in time. When dealing with chemicals, there are a few things that you should know. No matter how many chemicals you have, you should never attempt to mix them together. Also, you should never try to add water to dry chemicals of any form. Last but not least, you should never under any circumstances attempt to handle chemicals with your bare hands. Throughout your time of owning a pool, there are 3 chemicals that you simply must have for your pool. These chemicals are very important, as you’ll be using them quite frequently. 1. Chlorine tablets Chlorine tablets come in dimensions of either 1 inch or 3 inch. Chlorine …

Flushing Season Brings Rust and Iron Stains

Word Count: 318 Summary: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. Keywords: ‘Flushing Season’ Brings Rust and Iron Stains Article Body: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. It’s flushing season: The time of year when cities and towns flush out the water mains to help remove sediment that has settled in pipes. You know flushing season is here when you see city crews opening fire hydrants around town. The problem with flushing season is that some of the minerals and sediment being flushed get into your home water system. While not dangerous, this can lead to some ugly, rusty …