The air quality of your home is very important for your health and for the home itself. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't often think about the air quality of their home's interior, or they may not realize that they can have that air tested and improved somewhat easily. Note a few factors to consider about your home's indoor air quality so you know if you should have that air tested and what to do to improve its quality, if necessary.
By now the dangers posed by the asbestos sheeting commonly used in older building is self-evident, and the mere mention of this dangerous insulating material sends a shiver up the spine of many a homeowner and property developer.
However, asbestos doesn't just exist in the rigid, fibrous boards that inhabit the public imagination -- asbestos was also used as an integrated material in many other building materials, but this asbestos is no less dangerous than its 'pure' counterparts and must still be removed promptly.
Septic tanks can offer certain benefits to the homeowner over using the public sewer systems, which has made them more popular than you might think if you're not someone who has one.
But if you are, you're no doubt aware of all the ways in which they can be useful. And even though they put the responsibility for waste management firmly in your hands, the actual time and effort needed to keep on top of it all is really fairly minimal.
Whether you're buying a home, looking for a space for your business or just making some renovations to an existing structure, you've probably heard a lot about building acoustics. But what does it actually mean, and why should you be concerned about it?
The science of sound
When something makes a noise, it agitates the air around it; the sound travels as a vibration through the air until it reaches our ears.
When you're building a new home, you have a lot to think about, as you focus on design, structure, internal components, appliances and so on. You may be forgiven for considering the lawn as an afterthought and something that you will just seed when the time is right. You do need to focus some of your energy here as well though, because if you don't put down the right type of turf, it's not going to succeed in Australia's harsh climate.