11. May 2016 · Comments Off on Signs You Need a Bathroom Renovation in Perth · Categories: Bathroom Renovation

The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house in terms of size. Despite that, we actually spend a fair amount of time in this room: it is the place where we clean ourselves to get ready for our work, and the place where we refresh ourselves after a long tiring day.

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In addition, the bathroom is also where we often share with our guests to our home. As such, the bathroom is a place that should be clean and comfortable, which is why the bathroom is the most renovated room in the house next to the kitchen.

There are a few signs that you need a bathroom renovation. If you want that you and your visitors’ first reaction when you enter your bathroom is WOW, then you need a bathroom renovation.

A bathroom renovation should also be considered when the room is already messy. It is easily the room in your home most susceptible to mould, mildew, and other signs of water damage. As our bathrooms age, fixtures become more drab looking and mildew stains between tiles become more prevalent. Remodelling this room can make it more relaxed and you no longer feel stressed and disgusted.

When you decide to sell your home, you want to be sure that all areas look at their best. A bathroom renovation project can be expensive but a simple bathroom renovation can increase the value of your property; make some simple upgrades that drastically impact the market price of your home.

Bathroom renovation takes a lot of time and requires money and effort. However, it can bring many benefits to you and the satisfaction it can give you is priceless. If you want a less stress and more convenient bathroom renovation, you can hire a professional bathroom renovation expert.

 

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27. February 2015 · Comments Off on Green Cleaning Methods for Offices · Categories: Green Cleaning

Southern Cross Cleaning for office cleaning services in PerthPeople around the world are steadily discovering the positive benefits of GREEN living. We, as well as the other organisations that are environmentally concern, are promoting the exclusive use of products and services with very small to zero impact on the environment.

One of our goals is to encourage office and residential owners around the world to eliminate the utilisation of cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals that linger in the air and have potential of causing harm to the people around the premise.

So for business or office owners, we encourage your all to use green cleaning method or hire a company like Southern Cross Cleaning for office cleaning services in Perth or any other service-providers who are using green cleaning methods. Aside from decreasing the possibility of hazardous chemical spills in the workplace, hiring an environmentally-conscious cleaner can help reduce the amount of sick days for your employees.

Office cleaning is not all about spotless and bright results. When cleaning your office, you should consider its impact to the environment as well on your health. Use green cleaning method and start living healthy.

 

In case you are planning to renovate your bathroom, you might want to check out our blog post for some tips and insights.

 

30. August 2018 · Comments Off on Getting kids in the garden · Categories: Perth News

Have you heard about “green diet”? If you do, perhaps you often hear it from health-conscious friends or family members, or maybe have read it from health blogs and channels.

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Eating clean and green foods is believed to be the healthy diet option. For decades, we have taught by experts such as dieticians and nutritionists that eating green foods like fruits and vegetables helps our body become stronger against sickness and diseases. Several studies have also shown that such kind of foods can help our body fight against stress and aging. These are the reasons why most parents in Perth and other states around the world encourage their kids to eat green as young as they are.

Green diet is basically eating foods that are produced in the gardens and farms rather than processed from factories and manufacturing rooms. If you want to be healthy together with your family, you should encourage everyone to substitute fruits and vegetables for packaged food or even meat. This doesn’t mean that you have to be a vegetarian or cut out need all together. But if you do decide not to consume any meats during your green diet for a day you’ll be doing much more to help the environment.

When your kids eat fruits and vegetables, they will have more supply of vitamins and minerals which their body and brain need in order to function properly and for their long-term health. You can green up your kids’ diet by getting rid of the vitamins and supplements that come in bottles. Researches have shown several report that vitamins from the pills are not as effective as the vitamins from the unprocessed food.

The perfect place to get the vegetables for your green diet is right from your own organic garden. So if you want to enjoy green foods and outdoor environment at the same time, make them love your garden, read this article: https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/getting-kids-in-the-garden-ng-b88927409z

21. May 2018 · Comments Off on Medicinal cannabis has given Perth girl a life … but for how long? · Categories: Perth News

One of the hottest debates right now is wether or not the world should accept and legalise the use of marijuana or cannabis for medical and health purposes. Those who agree with medical marijuana argue that the medicine is not only harmless, but also extremely effective in treating certain diseases and health issues. However, skeptics disagree. Nonbelievers are constantly protesting marijuana’s effectiveness as a medication, as well as warning people of the supposed dangers.

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In modern times, the usage of medical cannabis has been a hot topic and is controversial the US and some other states around the world. While many push its legalisation, many individuals and medical associations have issued statements opposing its usage for medical purposes.

In general according to certain researches, medical marijuana is safe. In fact, it can be used to heal wasting syndrome associated with AIDS, epilepsy, controlling chronic pain and muscle spasms, alleviating nausea and vomiting. Several researchers also suggested that cannabinoids may stop many kinds of cancers from growing and spreading. A significant proportion of oncologists support medical marijuana as an option for their patients.

According to the National Cancer Institute, overdose of marijuana is not lethal, unlike many abused drugs. The potential for forming an addiction to marijuana is lower than some prescription drugs and other abused drugs, although marijuana can be addictive for some.

However, marijuana has side effects. It can interfere with attention, judgement and balance. It also suppresses the immune system, which can be damaging to many people, but useful for others with certain health conditions.

David Prestipino of Sydney Morning Herald published a story about how a Perth girl has given life by using medical marijuana. According to the report, Marina Spence has finally discovered cannabis as the solution to her daughter Mikayla’s debilitating epilepsy.

Read the full story at: https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/medicinal-cannabis-has-given-perth-girl-a-life-but-for-how-long-20180420-p4zaum.html

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07. August 2017 · Comments Off on Social Media for Business: A Marketer’s Guide · Categories: Entrepreneurship

Marketing on social media is not new especially to Perth business owners. Social media has been around for about a few years and has been widely used as a marketing platform by all kinds of businesses around the world. A brief definition of it is the process of increasing traffic to your site or gaining attention online though social media sites.

What is social media? Social media is basically a virtual world where humans can interact and share pieces of content such as text, videos, music, or photos.

Social media marketing is very important to enhance and support search engine optimisation (SEO) efforts as once a page of a site or a link is found by social media users, it can then go ‘viral’ pointing many links back to the website which in turn is seen as a sign of popularity to the search genies and giving a boost in rankings to the said site.

Facebook is perhaps the biggest social networking site these days. It is the easiest and most common social media site that people have heard of. Although Twitter has millions of users, many people only use Twitter to follow celebrities or directly for their business. An average Australian won’t always be using Instagram or Twitter, but is more likely to own a Facebook account.

For more on social media marketing, read this: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7832-social-media-for-business.html

02. February 2017 · Comments Off on Financial Management · Categories: Entrepreneurship

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Are you setting up a new business? If you are, you are definitely feeling super excited to produce a different product or service, or set up a new website. However, it could take all of your attention. New start-ups and business owners are often caught up in the day-to-day managing of the business.

Although product development as well as website design can have a major influence on the success of the business, one element that is typically neglected is the financial management of the business. Managing and predicting long-term cash flows could have a significant influence on the probability of success for the business because of the limited resources as well as possibilities of quick growth.

For the new small business owner, their enthusiasm usually focuses in the product creation or field that they will be joining. Although not their top focus, maintaining the business finances can indicate to the owner when they may expect to need outside capital to continue their growth.

When trying to find venture capital or seed funding, managing small business finances can also be critical for businesses. While trying to get outside funding, a major step that is needed is to estimate how much the business is worth.

Managing your money is so important. It is more than just knowing how much your small business has. Instead, you also need to understand the financial state and cash flow of your business. Read more at: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/financial-management

11. November 2016 · Comments Off on Types of business premises · Categories: Entrepreneurship

So, you already have your business plan, resources, and you are all set and raring to become an entrepreneur, but you know you have to do something about the premises first. Once you have decided to start your business, you should be thinking along those lines, because once you stock up it will be too late to call the builders and the decorators in for at least a year or so. Therefore, it is time to make sure that your building is ‘fit for purpose’, before you redecorate.

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Owners of businesses, regardless of type, will need premises of some kind. Others may need a shop, office, workshop or warehouse, but a decision will have to be made as to where to locate the business.

When looking for a premise, the first thing you should be thinking about is your type of business. The type of business you are running will determine what type of building you need. There are a number of things to consider when making a decision on from which type of premises to operate your business.

When you are into business, you obviously want to earn as much profit as possible. In order to do this, you need to minimise your cost. Hence, when looking for a business premise, it has to be affordable. However, you still need to make sure that that it is in nice location, secured, accessible, and has enough size.

There are several types of business premise. For more details, check out this link: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-topics/premises-location/types-of-business-premises

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10. March 2016 · Comments Off on Waste and Recycling Services · Categories: Waste Management

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Sadly, some people do not have concern for the environment. They don’t care cleaning their premises. They tend to throw their garbage everywhere and we often see junks in rivers, lakes and other natural resources. It pollutes all living things in the bodies of water.

Garbage or waste disposal is a growing economic concern because of the negative effect that it brings to a certain community. Rubbish carries a lot of microorganisms that can be dangerous to human health. In this regard, the government came up with waste management programs that will address the problem.

Many of us do not understand the concept of waste management disposal. In layman’s term, it is basically the process of management of all the rubbishes and waste products accumulated by a certain city, town or community. In reality, waste management program does not stop from collecting junks and putting them in a sanitary landfill. The program goes far beyond that. Waste management includes monitoring, collecting junks, transportation, processing and recycling or disposal.

When it comes to monitoring waste, this process includes the identification of possible solutions or recycling opportunities and how to minimize waste in a local area. The government on this part keeps a record on the different tasks that can be done in order to minimise garbage in their community.

To learn more about the other services offered and the waste disposal programs implemented by the city of Perth, Western Australia, check this out: http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/living-community/waste-and-recycling-services

18. November 2014 · Comments Off on Wind Energy Turbines An Introduction · Categories: Wind Energy

Wind. We don’t see it but it touches our faces, pushes our clothes, carries our kites and makes us feel nippy at certain times of the year. But wind has always had that ability to power or propel vehicles such as a sail boat and even bigger sized ship of old. With the world moving on the path of renewable and clean energy, this wind power is looking up to be one reliable provider of such and this is all done by the wind turbine.

One of the better illustrations of how this contraption works is the common electric fan. As electricity is used to power the motor causing the blades to spin and provide a constant breeze, the wind turbine works on exactly the reverse principle. It captured or takes the energy from the wind as the blades turn, causing a production of energy which is then sent to a grid to be distributed to whatever apparatus or appliance needs power. So how does this “faceless”, clean and unlimited source of energy be harnessed and provide people with warm, light and heat? It is all in the design and innovation of an ancient technology to surpass its original function and meet a more pressing challenge of keeping the remaining resources of the planet and saving it from the destruction from fossil fuels.

The basic design of a wind turbine is like a gigantic electric fan. There are 4 essential components to making a wind turbine work. The blades or rotors are the ones that face the wind and spin as it passes through. They can vary in material and technological advancements such as computer controlled rotors that can adjust with the wind and flexible resilient compounds but it simply turns the wind energy into mechanical energy. While the blades turns, it is connected to a second and vital component called the gearbox. Since the large rotation of the blades is practically too slow to generate power, the gearbox converts the slow spinning motion into a high speed rotary one  enough to generate electricity. The power is created in the third component which is the generator and the very last is the sturdy, sometimes concrete shaft upon where the wind turbine is perched. Within the shaft are cables that lead to batteries to store the electricity or to channel it into a power grid leading to households. As basic as the concept is, much study and technological enhancements are being done to tap the most if not 100% of wind energy. Who knew that an invention back in 200 BC to pump water, grist milling and sugar cane squeezing, and grinding wheat and corn could actually play a part in keeping the planet green and healthy?

But what is stopping people from just planting these things anywhere? Wind turbines can somewhat be likened to businesses where the important factor is “location, location, location!” Wind turbines cannot work when there is no wind so site studies are required to observe and record data on the frequency, strength and most importantly its consistency. Wind turbines need to be positioned approximately 280 feet above the ground to catch a stronger gust in an area that is clear of tall buildings that would reduce the wind’s energy or strength. Think of standing on the highest point of a hill. Without any obstructions in the wind’s path, a person can lean into it without falling over. Having the prime location for wind turbines may be all for naught if placing of each turbine is not correct. Since the turbines remove or take the energy from the wind, it would greatly affect what would be going to the other turbines misplaced closely behind or beside it. Dispersed wind would not be at all beneficial for harnessing a good amount of energy.

With the wind energy industry picking up its pace and progress, it gives a new definition to the air that we breathe. The air that we breathe doesn’t just fill us with oxygen; it can provide a home with heat, power and a healthy way of living.

18. November 2014 · Comments Off on Geothermal Energy Industry Jobs & Growth Opportunities · Categories: Renewable Energy Training

Not many know that relaxing in a natural hot spring to relieve stress is the key to the world’s future in relieving energy and environmental problems. Once this resource’s full potential is unlocked, it would just like “Old Faithful”: reliable, natural and “faithful” in continuously sustaining life and saving other natural resources. This is called Geothermal Energy, power harnessed from the heat (thermos) kept in the earth (geo) as well as the degradation of radioactive minerals. This stored energy is captured by a system of pipe and conduits that properly channel heat and steam to power turbines or simply just radiate warm temperatures.

Evidence of geothermal energy already integrated into daily living can be seen in countries such as Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Unites States. Direct-Used Piped hot water is utilized to heat buildings during cold seasons and provide warmth in greenhouses. Dehydration of produce, pasteurization of milk and even fish farms are benefitting from the resources. Pipes are also installed under roads to facilitate in the hastening of ice and snow melting.

Geothermal Heat Pumps uses the heat of shallow ground to cool or heat up buildings and homes depending on the season. With the design of pipes in the ground, ducts and air exchangers, hot air can be pulled out to give a cooler temperature or let in to increase it.

Providing natural heat is one thing however producing electricity to drive most of our present day technology is another matter. This is where experts in various fields come together in designing, building, and operating a Geothermal Reservoir. Wells more than a mile are drilled and steam and hot water are used to drive powerful turbines to generate electricity. Three types of geothermal plants are utilized today: Dry steam plants use hot steam greater than 455 F wherein the steam travels to turbines via pipes hence generating electricity. This type has been first used in Lardarello, Italy 1904. Another are the Flash Steam Plants where hot water, at greater than 360 F is released from a pressurized reservoir and the sudden change of temperature vaporizes the water to steam, spinning the turbine.  Third is the Binary Cycle Power Plant that uses hot geothermal fluid less than 400 F and a secondary low boiling point fluid that passes through a heat exchanger and vaporizing the secondary fluid.

The mechanics of geothermal energy for producing electricity requires the technology and knowledge of hot springs, deep oil and water well drilling, construction and maintenance of magma conduits and hydrothermal machineries among others. With all these vital areas, various expertises are required thus providing career opportunities to many. Welders, mechanics, pipe fitters, plumbers, machinists, electricians, carpenters, construction workers, drilling equipment operators and excavators, surveyors, architects, geologists, hydrologists, HVAC technologists, managers, regulatory and environment consultants and many more that reach positions in research and development.

Internationally the world’s geothermal sources have increased between the years 1990 to 2000 with an average of 3.5% every year and a 13% percent increase of Direct Use as well. At present the United States is the leader in the geothermal growth as in 2007 it contributed to 4% of the countries renewable energy. As of September 2009, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are generating power through geothermal reservoirs and by October 2009, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi will soon be joining as well. A total of 3152.72 installed capacity MW comes from the U.S with the Philippines following second with 1909 which was attained last year 2008.

It is said that every dollar invested in this resource, the output to the economy is $2.50. The investment for a 50 Megawatt reservoir would result in an output of $350 Million to the US economy hence a 1000 Megawatt; $2.8 Billion investment would give a $7 Billion economic output.

Once geothermal power is secured and its system properly in place with the economy, jobs would be more secured as shown by employees currently working for the industry for decades. Without the price fluctuating like oil and gas, job stability is more or less guaranteed as well as room for moving up in the industry. Even the industry when near perfection, will require very little or no fuel at all to operate. Due to misinformation, many still are skeptical with its environmental implications. Even the sight of smoke automatically says “pollution”. But the smoke that is seen is just water vapor and is released and some of it keeps generating more power. It is safe to know that with proper emission control, no harm comes to the environment. With the future looking bright, all may enjoy the luxury of relaxing in their own private hot springs.