TIGER PAINTING – ROOFS

Painting Services Sydney – Roof Painting

The material and colour of house’s roof affect the inside temperature. Some materials conduct or insulate heat, and some colours will absorb more heat than others. Darker colours, especially black, absorbs the most heat and raise the temperature inside the house. Repainting the roof in a different colour can lower the temperature inside the house, thereby reducing the summer electricity bill.

 

Research over the last generation has discovered that groups of suburban houses subjected to the Sun can create Heat islands. A Heat Island is basically an area that absorbs and retains more heat than an otherwise unoccupied area. The roofs of many houses absorb the Sun’s rays and keep the local outside temperature 1-3 Degrees warmer in the day, and up to 12 degrees warmer at night. This has a bad environmental effect, if only because of the raised air conditioning bills.

Appropriate Colours for House Painting Sydney

Australia is divided into 8 climate zones, with 69 subzone divisions. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) advises on the most suitable materials and colours for roofing in each of these areas. Following these guidelines will reduce energy expenditure and electricity costs in private housing.

 

Installing solar panels on the roof of a house will mean the sun’s energy is put to good use. Electricity from solar panels can be used to cool (or heat, if necessary) the inside of a house, more than compensating for the heat of the Sun.

 

House Painting Services Sydney

For House Painters Sydney is a fairly stable situation. While there are seasonal fluctuations Sydney residents do not have to tolerate extreme conditions like snow or tropical storms. One roof material and colour does quite well for the entire year.

Talk to your painters about the right look for you house, and the best way to keep temperatures stable. The benefits are long lasting.

DENTAL SEALANTS

Dental Sealants significantly reduce decay problems in the back of the mouth.

Our back teeth have an uneven upper surface. This surface, which is used for chewing, tends to accumulate debris. This can lead to problems with decay, especially if there are small pits and fissures in the tooth. Dental sealants are an invisible coating applied to the upper surface of the molar teeth. This sealant fills in any gaps, pits, fissures or unevenness in the tooth surface, prevent problems with accumulating debris. This keeps teeth cleaner and healthier.

Children who have dental sealants applied to their back teeth have significantly lower decay problems. Cavities are reduce by 60% to 80%. This saves both the teeth and considerable money in the long term.

Modern sealants are either resin or glass ionomer based. They usually last four years, but some have reportedly lasted nine years before they needed replacement.

Wisdom Teeth Dundas

If the mouth is kept in good health there are fewer problems later in life. Wisdom teeth are one of the few exceptions to this. There is often insufficient room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to emerge properly.  Nonetheless a healthy mouth will lessen in problems that develop here.

Invisalign Dundas

Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth. It will effectively treat minor and moderate alignment problems, and has an advantage in being far less noticeable than braces. Both traditional braces and Invisalign benefit from a mouth that is free from any other issues.

Implant Dundas

Implants consist of an artificial tooth attached to the jaw with a titanium post. They are an idea method of replacing a lost tooth. Optimal dental health will reduce the need for dental implants. Keeping natural teeth is always the best option.

 

Sealants are not a permanent solution. But they will protect a child’s teeth for several years, after which time the child is in a better position to look after their mouth.

 

Flight Advice

A few flight attendants, pilots, shuttle drivers and those who fly frequently offer some experience based advice.

  • Don’t take shoes, off, or at least walk around the plane without them. You don’t know what other travellers have been walking through.
  • Planes are periodically cleaned, but the other passengers (and yourself) could be bringing anything into the plane. Treat all surfaces as unclean.
  • The special meals, kosher, gluten free …etc. Are almost always prepared just before the flight. And they are often the first served, if you find being first an advantage.
  • Food tastes different on a plane because of the low pressure, noise and the fact that the meal must be pre-prepared. Some airlines compensate by including more salt. Avoid eating too much of the airline food.
  • Know the emergency procedure. We never know how we will react in a crisis, or how others react. It helps if we can follow a procedure in a reflex manner.
  • The water on the planes is of dubious quality; this includes the tea and coffee. Bring an empty bottle and fill it up at the airport before leaving. Do drink water, because the flight will dehydrate you, but make sure it is clean.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks – the low air pressure and the bubbly drink will make you feel bloated.
  • Caffeine and alcohol will dehydrate you, more so in the dry plane conditions.
  • You are exposed to UV light through the cabin window, much like a sunny day. Wear sunscreen or draw the shades.
  • Do some leg exercises to help you circulation. The socks that prevent deep vein thrombosis are good if you travel frequently.
  • There are dress codes, but they are rarely enforces. As long as you are neat and tidy, and not showing flesh, there is very rarely an issue. The exception is if you are on an employee pass, where you are representing the company and are expected to look the part.
  • Find a way to adapt to your destination’s time zone ahead of time.
  • An old trick, but chewing gum or a throat lozenge makes it easier for your ears to re-pressurize during accent and decent.
  • Many airlines are looking at changing all flight entertainment so they it relies on Wi-Fi. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi device you will have little to do.
  • An airport shuttle solves almost all baggage and transport issues. Pre-book an airport shuttle and avoid the hassle and logistic planning at the beginning and end of you trip.

501 of the Migration Act

In December 2014 there were changes made to section 501 of the Migration Act. Now an individual’s Visa can be cancelled if they have spent 12 months in jail or if they fail a ‘character test’. This has taken many foreign individuals by surprise. In 2016 more than 1000 visas were revoked.

Before the changes to section 501 were made there were occasional enquiries made by foreigners concerned about the future of their visa status, about one per month. Now there are about two calls per day.

 

There are many more individuals on visas who do not any enquiries because they are unaware of any issues. Some people have been in the country so long that they consider themselves citizens. But legally they belong to another country, and could be deported if they have substantial criminal history.

 

There is sometime ground for appeal in these cases; if people with Australian born children, for example. But in many cases they do not have the financial resources to appeal. If their visa is revoked they will be denied legal aid, and they often cannot afford a lawyer.

 

Several New Zealanders have had their visa revoked, often while serving time in prison. They are not told of the deportation till the prison sentence is over. About 100 New Zealanders were deported for criminal offences in the 12 months following the policy change.

 

About 2,358 non-citizens have had their visas cancelled since December 2104

 

Immigration Lawyer Sydney

Individuals concerned with their legal rights and immigration status should consult an immigration lawyer. Talks to Hope Immigration, a migration agent Sydney residents can trust.

Avoid Common Brushing Mistakes

  • Reusing the same toothbrush for too long. A recent internet hack has been to restore the toothbrush with boiling water, but this resorted brush doesn’t last very long.
  • Our tooth enamel is slightly softer after many meals; if we brush straight away we risk damaging the teeth. Gargle with water, and brush 30 minutes later.
  • Clean the tongue as well. This harbours bacteria and causes problems like bad breath.
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride, or have some fluoride on your teeth with a mouthguard.
  • Hard bristles and hard brushing damage the teeth. Use a soft bristle brush and be persistent but gentle.
  • We don’t need that much tooth paste. Brush more often, but with less paste.
  • It makes all the difference as about 30% of the tooth area is between the teeth’ easily the most common place for debris to get caught.
  • Missing any section of the teeth. They are all prone to problems, and they all need cleaning.
  • Brush two to three times a day. Any more than this might be too often.
  • Clean the brush with hot water after use.
  • Always store the toothbrush with the bristles facing upward, so the moisture can drain away.
  • Keep the toothbrush away for any source of air pollution, like a toilet.
  • Ignoring any pain in the mouth is an issue.

Brushing prevents most dental issues, but not all. Teeth cannot be straightened by brushing, and wisdom teeth can will cause problems no matter what we do, often requiring extraction. But keeping our teeth clean will benefit the procedures that rectify crooked teeth and problems with partly emerged wisdom teeth.

 

Wisdom Tooth Removal Sydney

It is not uncommon for our mouths to have insufficient room for wisdom teeth. Talk to the dentist about wisdom tooth extraction.

 

Dental Implants Sydney

Implants can replace lost or severely damaged teeth. If you suspect that you need a dental implant Sydney had may fine dental practitioners.

 

Why replace a Floor?

Why replace a Floor?

 

Out floors serve many functions. Apart from providing the surface upon which we stand and place our belongings they also connect to the environment aspects of the room (the temperature and humidity) and are a fundamental part of the décor. Older flooring can compromise any or all of these aspects of our homes.

Improve air quality

Modern timber very rarely causes health concerns, but older carpet or moisture problems beneath the floor can be an issue. Replacing the floor, and taking measures against moisture, mould and dust mites can make all the difference to a home.

 

Walking surface

A softer walking surface can make life easier on our feet, back and other joints. Floating floors are one option, with an underlay that provides some cushioning.

 

Visual Look

We spend a lot of time in our homes. Life is better is we live in a house that we find pleasing. An upgrade can last for decades.

 

Timber flooring Perth

Wooden floors remain a popular choice. They can look good when colour stained or carpeted. And the options can be changed over time.

 

Floor sanding Perth

Good solid timber can be restored to new condition with a floor sanding. The actual timber can last more than a lifetime. If the floor shows signs of wear it can be re-sanded at look like new. Else, home owners sometime what to re-stain the floor to a different colour after sanding. A floor should be re-sanded every 10-20 years, and still last a century.

 

Floating timber floors Perth

Floating floors are installed above existing floors. They consist of pre-cut timber slates that easily lock together, make for quick and relatively simple DIY projects. While they do last for many years it is possible (and quite easy) to replace the floating floor should they suffer damage, or if the home owners feel like a change or décor.

 

Bamboo flooring Perth

Bamboo is the newer flooring option that is similar to traditional timber. It has a similar durability to higher quality wood and similar stain and colour options.

 

Laminate flooring Perth

Laminate is a low expense option designed to imitate wood, or even stone or tiles. There are more design options with laminate than any medium. It is well suited to floating floors and DIY projects.

Avoid Hacking and Malware

Our phones are not immune to the influence of other people. Nobody is specifically targeting us individually, but there will always be some criminal activity that threatens to steal our credit details or just prove inconvenient. Some precautions can go a long way to prevent this.

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  • Use passwords whenever possible. Make them hard to guess and don’t share them with anybody.
  • Change passwords on a regular basis.
  • Don’t use any programme than remembers passwords. Anybody using you device can exploit this.
  • If your email is hacked, immediately change all other passwords.
  • Backup any photos and files you want to keep. If your device fails you do not want to lose this important information.
  • If you have Bluetooth enabled, turn off ‘discoverable’ so others cannot detect you be scanning.
  • Install mobile security software. Sometimes this is free from the phone manufacturer.
  • Get and anti-virus app.
  • Some apps will let you control your phone remotely if it is stolen.
  • Most public Wi-Fi is unsafe. Avoid any messages with personal data, and do not use any credit cards or make purchases over Wi-Fi.
  • Don’t install any apps that ask for personal information other than what is relevant to their use.
  • Never follow unsolicited email leads.
  • Never answer emails that claim to be from your bank. No bank ever communicates this way.
  • If you install apps, google them beforehand to see if others have had good or bad experiences with them.
  • If the phone has tracker capability the activate it, and use it to remotely lock and locate your phone.
  • Update your phone’s firmware. Newer firmware will provide some greater protection.

 

Mobile Phone repairs Sydney

Has your phone suffered physical or data damage. Have us look at it. It’s hard to get by without a mobile phone in today’s world. We get things up and running as quickly as possible.

iPhone Repairs Sydney

Smartphones are great technology, but even the best devices and not immune to hacking or viruses. Talk to us about the latest upgrades and have any issues promptly addressed.