How to Make a Bucket Rat Trap

I really do not like rats, in fact, I hate them and they will eat just about anything they can get their grubby little selves near. To be fair, they are only doing what they need to survive, eating, I just don’t want them eating MY food. Rats are actually pretty crafty little animals and can be fairly tough to catch. The rat bucket trap that we will be looking at today is an effective…

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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Quick Guide to Testing Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

We have looked at preventing carbon monoxide poisoning here on the site before but one of the main steps of doing that is to actually make sure that your carbon monoxide detectors are in full working order. Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a colorless and odorless gas that can be deadly in large enough quantities. Sometimes a homeowner may get sick and head outdoors for some fresh air which can help but more often than not,…

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How to Clean a Smoke Damaged House

If left untreated over a long period, ash and soot can cause irreversible damage to your home. They are acidic and need to be dealt with quickly to avoid any more damage from being done. While you may think that simply using an average vacuum may be effective, these will only redeposit the particles around the building. Cleaning a smoke damaged house also isn’t as easy as simply leaving windows and doors open and letting…

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How to Use a Fire Blanket

Fire blankets are made of fire-resistant materials and are particularly useful for using on fat pan fires or for wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. You will need to check your particular fire blanket to see whether it is single-use or whether it can be used multiple times and learn how to use it correctly and confidently. Fire blankets are typically made from glass fibre fabric, with a thin fire resistant coating….

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What to do if you are Stuck in an Elevator

You don’t have to suffer with claustrophobia to panic about ever becoming stuck in an elevator. After all, they are not exactly very big spaces and can leave you hanging stories above the ground floor. The problem is that there is actually quite a lot of bad and downright dangerous information out there when it comes to the best course of action to take. During this post we want to share only those tips that…

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