Tiles and stones are used almost everywhere nowadays from Public Buildings such as Hospitals, Shopping Centers, Schools and Churches to Homes.
They are not only visually appealing but their maintenance is also quite easy. Only one problem still remains; i.e. Danger of slipping!
According to the statistical data analysis of accident insurance companies, the accidents that make the top of the list are the ones those which involve stumbling, slipping and falling during the operating activities.
It is observed that the slipping hazards are majorly maneuvered by the type of material and surface structure of the floor covering besides the degree of contamination with lubricating substances.
So keeping the above mentioned statistical data analysis in mind there is a product which can make the surface Anti-Sashay.
- Anti-Slip Treatment:
It is a form of chemical treatment which makes the floor entirely slither-defiant whether the surface is dry or wet.
Since there are quartz and silicates present in the floor, so when this liquid chemical product comes in contact with these quartz and silicates; this makes the rise of small non-visible pores which in turn prevents the slipping.
The treatment gives the impression of being the same stare as it does not vary the gaze of the floor rather it cleans deeply and ensures that no bits and pieces and odds and ends are left behind and the floor can be brought into play again immediately after the treatment.
The course of treatment is that, first the floor is cleaned and then depending on the kind of flooring material; the corresponding material is evenly applied on the floor for 10 – 15 minutes to rinse the surface. The water is then sucked with a water-suction device and disposed off and the floor is subsequently cleaned and can be used off again.
The duration of the slipping prevention depends upon the area and the number of people present in that area.
Garbage, trash, rubbish, debris or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, nor toxic waste products. Garbage is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal.
A garbage chute is the most quick, safe, and efficient method of remodeling and demolition debris. A chute is basically a tube or slide that carries trash and construction debris from the remodeled zone and out of the house and into a dumpster or trash barrels, using gravity.
A garbage chute is a single point collection of entire building garbage. Easy operation with hygienic garbage disposal. Separation of wet and dry garbage collection possible.
Garbage chutes can be installed in residential, commercial buildings and malls. In any duct, common lobbies, landings, staircase, midlandings, utility ducts, dry balconies and kitchens. In floor level, intake Hoppers shall be at every floor level. In mid-landing, Intake Hopper shall be at alternate floor level.
Your home is a healthier and more comfortable place to live and the situation is annoying when there are Unwanted Visitors at your home. This situation leads to some such kind of solutions like the need to use such kind of insect sprays for the purpose of the pest control that are not suitable for health.
Are you Sick & Tired with the Unwanted Visitors?
In order to keep your home a clean, green and healthy place to live; the Secondary Protection via an Insect Screen is the safest and cheapest solution to your problem eliminating the need to use ozone depleting fly sprays.
These Secondary Protection Insect Screens are:
- A compliment to any interior including domestic homes, restaurants, high rise buildings, hospitals, boats, army camps, trucks, cars and caravans.
- Complete seal by magnetic with no gaps.
- Constructed from plastic coated; non-flammable; reinforced nylon fiberglass mesh.
- Easily adhered to the windows with unique magnetic sealing system and also easy to open.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Flexible screens with Fiberglass mesh with PVC coating for enhanced durability.
- Keeps out pest and let the fresh air in.
- Light Energy absorbent.
- Minimize the light reflection and glare.
- Simple to remove for washing; cleaning and also replace.
- Strong and Durable.
- Unobtrusive mesh screens.
When we heat the air in our homes, the warm air rises straight to the ceiling. This rising air displaces other warm air near the ceiling, which then slowly sinks as it cools, travelling down the walls.
When the air travelling down the wall passes a cold window, conduction occurs causing the warm air to be cooled as it passes the cold pane of glass. This cooled air can then fall even faster and often causes a draught effect at the bottom of the windowsill that result in cold spots being felt within the room.
This cycle will continue to pull warm air against the window establishing a convection current that will cool your room throughout the day and night.
Since warm air holds more moisture as water vapour than cold air and as the falling warm air in a room cools a dew point can be reached; and as a result the water vapour condensing into water droplets and forming on cold surfaces such as glass.
This wet, unhealthy environment can encourage the growth of mould and mildew on the windowsills causing the deterioration or rotting.
Mould can then spread and appear on wallpaper, curtains and ceilings. These sorts of conditions are not only unsightly but can be detrimental to the health of the occupants living within that environment especially if this process occurs day after day during winter.
By installing Secondary Glazing in the house, greatly reduces the volume of condensation occurring and that’s got to be better than mopping it up every morning!
SO WHEN DOES NOISE BECOME ANNOYING?
A common conclusion is that noise typically starts to annoy people in a day-to-day situation when the sound levels exceed 63 decibels for more than 10% of the time which is approximately 6 minutes in the hour.
And when the sound levels are exceeded from 63 decibels to 68 decibels, then the number of people reporting annoyance increases rapidly.
Since in a house’s armour the weakest point are the windows through where the noise can easily enter the house and cause annoyance. In such case by installing Secondary Glazing on the window, the aim is to achieve significant noise reductions to your living environment so that the sound should not be at an annoying level.
FURNITURE; CARPETS; DRAPERIES; ARTWORK
All of this homely stuff can be severely damaged by fading through the windows. The most important question arises here that WHAT EXACTLY CAUSES FADING?
A large percentage of people like to give just one word answer to the above mentioned question and that answer is “Sunlight”.
Coming out of one word answer world into a real world where the majority of the fading of household items as mentioned above occur by a small portion of the Solar Energy; called the Ultra-Violet Radiation. These Ultra-Violet Radiations comprises a relatively small amount – 2% of the Solar Energy; but it impacts about 60% in the fading damage of the fabrics and the furnishings.
An ordinary clear glass window blocks about 30% of the Solar U.V. Radiation and the remaining non-blocked Solar Energy as categorised in 3 regions; e.g. Ultra-Violet, Visible and Near Infrared are the main reason behind the fading problems.
In order to deal with this problem and to suppress the fading damage, the homeowners spend a lot in installing lined draperies and curtains; putting on the shutters and sometimes to the extent of fitting tinted or reflective glass or dark stick-on window films.
In the homeowners perspective these remedies can reduce their fading issues. But in actual scenario people are preventing the light from passing freely from the window, ultimately negating the value of having the windows in the first place.
So in order to maintain the value of having the windows in the first place, the easy and cost effective solution to fading issues is the installation of the Secondary Glazing which blocks up to 90% of the Ultra-Violet Radiation Transmissions and allowing only the natural light to pass in the house which is the ultimate purpose of the windows in the house.
Acrylic oriented; better insulator and stronger and safer than glass product can:
- Act as Heating and Cooling Insulation
- Be helpful in the Condensation Reductions
- Be assistance in the Noise Reductions
- Work as the Ultra-Violet Solar Energy Controller
These are the Fabrication; High Molecular Weight Polymer sheets which are innovative and versatile products designed to replace steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in engineering applications, the range of these sheets can be welded to create a wide range of products.
These Sheets are:
- Fully recyclable, reducing environmental impact at the end of the products life.
- Independent structural integrity – can be easily combined with most materials in the engineering context.
- Inert and will not rust, rot, corrode or leach unwanted substances into the environment or other materials.
- Lightweight and able to be worked in a manner similar to timber.
- Not subject to osmosis or electrolysis – ideal for use in harsh natural environments, and around a wide variety of chemicals and fuel oils.
- Specified FDA food grade – suitable for the transport of potable water and a large range of applications within the food industry.
- UV treated – at least 30 years of exposure before some surface discolouration may occur. It is estimated the product will remain structurally sound in excess of 100 years.
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The active compounds are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable.
The body does not metabolize the glycosides in stevia, so it contains zero calories like some artificial sweeteners. Stevia’s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar and some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.
The legal status of stevia as a food additive or dietary supplement varies from country to country. It is generally recognized as safe and is allowed in food products and has been widely used as a sweetener.
USES OF STEVIA
DANDRUFF AND HAIR HEALTH
Stevia concentrate is believed to be beneficial for dandruff, dry scalp, and dull, dry and thin hair. People have noticed stronger, dandruff-free and rejuvenated hair after the regular use of Stevia. Simply mix 3-4 drops of Stevia concentrate into your regular shampoo and wash as normal.
Also, after shampooing, using stevia tea as a conditioner and rinsing it out after 5 minutes can help retain natural hair colour and strength.
Studies show that Stevia may stabilize blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, may even promote insulin production by promoting the pancreas health, discourage glucose absorption in the blood, and inhibit candidiasis – a yeast infection that flourish with sugar. Stevia is a great low carb; low sugar and low calorie sugar alternative and the steviol glycosides are not metabolized by the body and are excreted in the urine without getting accumulated in the body. A Study also suggests that Stevia may inhibit the craving for sweet and oily or fatty foods.
Drinking tea made with crushed raw Stevia leaves or with its extract or tea bags two to three times daily may help with hyperglycemia. To make Stevia tea, heat – not boil one cup of water and let a tea bag or 1teaspoon of its leaves steep in it for 5 -7 minutes. Drink it hot or cold. Or 3-4 drops of Stevia extract can be added to warm or cold cup of water. Also stevia can be used as a natural alternative to any other artificial sweetener being used
Study shows that antibacterial properties of Stevia may help with gingivitis, cavities, tooth decay and mouth sores. It may suppress the development and reproduction of infectious organisms in the gums and teeth, inhibit the growth of plaque and may improve overall oral health. People who have used Stevia as a mouthwash has reported significant decrease in gingivitis and other mouth infections. Simply gargling with Stevia mouthwash and brushing with Stevia added toothpaste may be beneficial. To make Stevia mouthwash, add 3-4 drops of Stevia extract in half a cup of lukewarm water or steep half a cup of tea with its leaves or teabag and gargle three to four times daily especially in the morning and at night. For toothpaste, mix 2 drops of Stevia extract to the regular toothpaste.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)
A few longer term studies done over a period of 1 and 2 years show that stevia may lower elevated blood pressure levels. Simply drinking Stevia tea twice daily may help stabilize the blood pressure levels.
A study performed on chickens shows that by adding Stevia leaf powder to chicken feed it significantly increased calcium metabolism in the chickens and had 75% decreased eggshell breakage. A patent application for possible Osteoporosis treatment with Stevia suggests that stevia may help promote absorption of calcium in the body and help improve bone density. Suggested remedy is to make Alfalfa and stevia tea by steeping Alfalfa herb and Stevia half teaspoon each for 5-7 minutes. Drink it two to three times daily. Adding vitamin D powder to the tea or taking its supplements can be beneficial too.
Recent medical research suggests that low at carbohydrates, calories and sugar Stevia may be beneficial in weight management. One preliminary research suggests that Stevia may interfere with the functions of hypothalamus and may aid weight loss by curbing the hunger sensation. Hypothalamus is a part of the brain which controls hunger, thirst and fatigue along with its other functions. Anti-glycemic activity of Stevia may also control blood glucose levels which is one of the major causes of weight gain. Stevia works as a tonic to increase energy levels in people battling for weight loss. Suggested remedy is to drink one cup of Stevia tea or mix 10-15 drops of Stevia concentrate in one cup of cold or warm water. Drink it 15 minutes before every meal.
WRINKLES AND OTHER SKIN CONDITIONS
Stevia is believed to be a remarkable healing agent for skin disorders. Its antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic activity may help with wrinkles, skin blemishes, dermatitis, eczema, acne outbreaks, scarring, rashes, itchiness and chapped lips. A small amount of Stevia concentrate applied directly onto the affected skin may promote the healing process. To smooth out the wrinkles, before going to bed, apply a paste made by crushed Stevia leaves or its liquid concentrate evenly all over the face and let it dry for fifteen to twenty minutes. Wash and pat dry your face and apply a few drops of extra virgin coconut oil on the face and leave it on over night to benefit from its antioxidant effects.
What are the Side Effects of Stevia?
There are not any reported side effects of Stevia when taken in moderation. Based on intensive global researches and scientific reports, The World Health Organisation (WHO) of the UN and Food and Drug Administration of the US had approved the use of Steviol glycosides as safe and has established an acceptable daily intake of 4mg per kg of body weight. However, if you are taking any medication for diabetes or hypertension, due to its anti-glycemic and anti-hypertensive activity supervised Stevia consumption is advised. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your physician before using Stevia therapeutically.