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Maintenance :: Car Wash Equipment - 07 Jun 2016 08:00


[[html]]A Car wash system requires certain sophisticated equipment that speeds up the process of cleaning. A variety of car wash equipment and a large number of dealers are available in the market, so choosing selections for your business should be made after a careful study of your requirements. Dealers and manufacturers with good track records will ensure lower maintenance costs and higher efficiency in your car wash. <br><br>The most important equipment, of course, is the conveyor, which takes the car through different stages of washing and to the other end looking as good as new. The correlator will ensure the safe and smooth entry of the car into the conveyor and is as important as the conveyor itself. <br><br>High-pressure equipment is the key to a speedy and effective car wash. High-pressure foam, water, and soap sprays clean every corner of the car as nothing else can. McNeil's, a trusted manufacturer of car wash equipment since 1982, has complex high-pressure systems like the Under Chassis Wash, Rinse Arch, Eliminator Wheel Cleaner and Foam Hawk that take care of the cleaning of almost all parts of a car. Their other exclusive products include wash curtains; foam brushes for wheels, sides and tires; dryers; and tunnel systems.<br><br>Tunnel systems guarantee the smooth progress of the cars through the car wash systems in the bay. The conveyor runs through the tunnel system, where foamers, underbody washes, top brushes, air dryers, tire treatments, and rain arches are fitted at different points, and the car on the conveyor is cleaned step by step. Fuller's Car Wash Equipment Co. offers a range of tunnel equipment that uses soft-cloth and touch-free accessories, spot-free rinses and central vacuum systems. <br><br>Support equipment for car wash systems include Hydraulic power packs, washer extractors, water reclaim systems, air compressors, vacuums, high- and low-pressure pump stations, and hot water heaters. These form the specific parts that initiate the cleaning process using brushes, dryers and foamers. All the equipment requires a heavy power source and a digital control system to ensure smooth functioning. These wash control systems automate the cleaning process and decide on the pressure, density and air compression used for car wash, all of which are essential to all types of car wash systems.<br><br>&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How To Dry Clean At Home - 02 Jun 2016 07:00


[[html]]We encourage you to always read fabric care labels, but even if it's indicated, sometimes a professional dry cleaner is not necessary. In fact, in 2008, Proctor &amp; Gamble found 65 percent of clothing that women dry cleaned were actually machine washable, according to The New York Times, meaning you could potentially save more than half your dry cleaning bill if you washed your clothes yourself. But before you attempt to remove any stains, be aware that home dry cleaning remedies are for lightly soiled garments only. And, rich fabrics like leather, suede and velvet should always be managed by a pro. When in doubt, ask your local dry cleaner. Otherwise, try these dry cleaning alternatives in the comfort of your home. <br><br>Know what works for different fabrics. Believe it or not, wool, cashmere and certain silks, like pure, shantung and dupioni silk, can simply be hand washed with cold water and a tiny amount of detergent. And, store-brand shampoos sold explicitly for cleaning wool or cashmere can also work. Remember to rinse and lay the fabric flat to dry. For silk, always hang dry it. Polyester and nylon can also be hand washed. As for rayon, don't scrub too hard because it will weaken the fibers and give it a fuzzy look. Finally, there's cotton, which is surprisingly tricky to hand wash because it is absorbant and can get very heavy. Cottons can also stretch and shrink easily depending on how hard you wring it out or the temperature it dries at. So, to be safe, lay it flat to dry. And, again, leave it to a professional to take care of your leathers and suedes. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Give home dry cleaning kits a chance. If soaking expensive silks and wool into water seems too unnerving, try home dry cleaning kits, which can be purchased online and at any major retailer. In this process, stains can be spot cleaned with a provided cleaning pen or wipe. A few brands even offer fabric-protection bags to throw your clothes in along with cleaning cloths. Then, throw the clothes in the dryer for a short time, and your garment should come out stain free. What's the downside? Home kits aren't very effective with oil-based stains, like ketchup and lipstick. <br><br>Iron for a professional look. There's nothing like a crisp wrinkle-free shirt after it comes back from the cleaner. However, if you hand wash or use a dry cleaning kit, chances are your clothes will look slightly crumpled afterward. Don't be dissuaded; ironing takes but mere minutes. And, if you don't have an iron, give the garment a few spritzes with a fabric softener and water mixture and let it hang dry, or try any of our other methods for removing wrinkles without an iron. For a professional dry clean look, consider investing in a clothing steamer, which costs about $50. It's easy to use and will smooth out wrinkles just as nicely as your neighborhood dry cleaner. <br><br>Click through the slideshow below for more great cleaning tips.<br><br>The Best Cleaning &amp; Organizing Tips<br><br>Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.<br><br>Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at moc.tsopnotgniffuh|snoissimbusemoh#moc.tsopnotgniffuh|snoissimbusemoh. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="279" />[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Desperate and disgusted: India's human waste removers - 29 May 2016 19:02


[[html]]Story highlightsGanesh Shinde, 42, has been clearing human waste in Mumbai since 2007It's called manual scavenging — the removal of human waste from sites with no flush systemLife expectancy is low, with many developing asthma, skin infections and tuberculosisThe majority are Dalits — people belonging to the lowest strata of India's caste system<br><br>I normally don't dwell on what I am going to wear before I go on a shoot. It's usually something presentable, comfortable and preferably in a bright "TV" color that makes my cameraman Rajesh happy.<br><br>This time, though, I was perplexed. <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="348" /><br><br>I was about to film a story on manual scavenging. We were going to film people who clean human excreta. Knowing I would have to get close to human waste while filming, I opted for a pair of old water-resistant hiking boots. I told Rajesh to wear old shoes too.<br><br>My feet were prepared for what lay ahead. I was not.<br><br>I did not expect to see people cleaning human waste from the roads right in the heart of Mumbai, a booming financial capital and the face of modern India.<br><br>'Night soil'<br><br>It's called manual scavenging — the removal of human waste or "night soil" from sites where there is no flush system.<br><br>Though the Indian parliament passed The Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, in 1993 and reinforced the ban in 2013, private contractors hired by the municipal government continue to employ them.<br><br>Ganesh Shinde, 42, has been doing this job since 2007. "Of course I don't like it," he tells me. "But I have to feed my family."<br><br>Shinde's day begins around 6.30 a.m., seven days a week. He's a contractor who works for the city of Mumbai, earning just $5 a day. Usually, he walks to work. Shinde carries a broom, while his colleague carries a tin plate. Shinde sweeps, his partner scoops.<br><br>According to various studies, nearly 50% of India's population doesn't have access to toilets — which leaves them with no choice but to go outdoors. The situation is acute in villages. And as I found out, in cities too.<br><br>I saw child after child carrying a mug of water come to the road where we waited with Shinde. They pulled their pants down and squatted on the edge of the kerb. They did their business and walked away, leaving Shinde and his colleague with the grim task of cleaning up after them.<br><br>"Now I am used to it," Shinde says, admitting he found it hard when he first started the job. <br><br>Dehumanizing and dangerous<br><br>Another manual scavenger, Sunil Chavan, who works in a different part of Mumbai says he would throw up every day when he started working. "If I take you to the same area I guarantee you will throw up too," he says.<br><br>It's an incredibly dehumanizing and dangerous occupation. Most manual scavengers don't have appropriate equipment. Shinde has no gloves. No boots. He wears a flimsy jacket and thin cloth mask that he made himself. A pair of old sandals leave his feet covered in muck.<br><br>Those who clean gutters use bamboo sticks to clear jams, while standing in the middle of waste matter that can come as high as their chest. In some instances they must crawl through sewage. They hardly wear any protective gear. Sometimes they don't even wear a shirt.<br><br>Often, scavengers have to enter manholes too to clear blockages and it's not uncommon for them to drink a quick swig of alcohol before starting their job. "They have to numb their senses," Shinde explains. "How else can anyone bear the stench?" I know what he means. Standing next to Shinde while he worked was hard enough — the smell was repulsive and overwhelming.<br><br>Life expectancy amongst manual scavengers is low. Many develop asthma, skin infections and tuberculosis on the job. Hundreds reportedly die from the work each year. According to the Mumbai based research organization Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), 80% of the manual <a href="">cleaning equipment</a> scavengers die before they turn 60 because of health problems. TISS says in Mumbai alone, an average of 20 sewer workers die each month from accidents, suffocation or exposure to toxic gases.<br><br>Caste systems persists<br><br>Most manual scavengers are Dalits — people belonging to the lowest strata of India's caste system. They were once considered "untouchable" and were forced to live outside the village boundary. Though India's Constitution bans caste-based discrimination, Dalits are still marginalized, despite government efforts to end it. "They are the most vulnerable section of our society," explains Milind Ranade, a labor activist fighting for the rights of manual scavengers.<br><br>Though Dalits are not shunned the way they used to be, they are still discriminated against because of the work they do. Shinde says it's hard to get a cup of tea. He's often turned away from restaurants. A few small tea vendors will serve him a cup of tea provided he stands on the road and does not enter their premises. If he rides a bus, people turn away when he climbs aboard. "It's just easier if I walk home," Shinde says.<br><br>At home, we meet his family. They have a young daughter who was at school. I asked Shinde what hopes he has for his child. His wife jumps in to answer, her eyes brimming with tears. "Not this work," she tells me, "no way. <br><br>"She's going to finish school and she's going to stand on her own two feet."<br><br>Shinde nods quietly. "I had no choice," he tells me. "Perhaps it was my destiny."<br><br>India's current prime minister, Narendra Modi, hopes to change the future not just for Shinde's daughter but for millions of Indians who are forced to live with unsanitary and unhygienic conditions every day. <br><br>On October 2, he's launching a Clean India mission — a nationwide movement that aims to solve India's sanitation problems in five years. <br><br>He's the first prime minister to make cleanliness a national priority. Lets hope he delivers on this promise.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Meet the Crew in Charge of Cleaning Ebola Patient's Apartment - 24 May 2016 18:02


[[html]]A crew of hazardous materials experts called the "Cleaning Guys" are in charge of disinfecting the Dallas apartment where an Ebola victim was staying, they told ABC News today.<br><br>"It's not just another day on the job," company Vice President Brad Smith said.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="386" /><br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="302" /><br><br>"Obviously, I think anyone involved would be worried — not necessarily worried, but cautious. We've had a lot of discussions and team meetings about how we're going to attack the situation. But we run into hazardous chemicals and things that could hurt us probably more often than most," Smith said.<br><br>The company specializes in hazmat services as well as industrial and crime scene cleaning and power washing.<br><br>A sign stands near the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on Oct. 1, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. <br><br>Smith has a crew of six to eight people on the scene at the east Dallas apartment complex where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly disease in the U.S., had been staying, he said.<br><br>They're wearing Level B protective equipment, including fully encapsulated suits and a full face respirator with a shield. Duncan's apartment is a two-bedroom and approximately 1,000 square feet.<br><br>"We're in Phase One cleaning at this point," Smith said. "Taking personal belongings of the patient, and linens, and the bed where he was sleeping. The protocol is to obviously triple bag it and we will prepare it for transportation by another company to its final destination for disposal."<br><br>Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on Oct. 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. <br><br>The Cleaning Guys have been in contact with and receiving guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dallas County health officials and the Department of Homeland Security.<br><br>Today's cleaning, which started this morning, should take about six hours, Smith said, adding that he and his crew have not yet been briefed on what the second phase of cleaning will entail.<br><br>"We work closely with cities as hazmat responders and we have contracts with the city," he added. "We train for this type of thing. Obviously, we haven't trained for Ebola because there hasn't been a situation in Texas until now."<br><br>Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on Oct. 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. <br><br>Kasey Bonner, an administrative assistant for the Cleaning Guys, told ABC News that taking the job was a hard decision.<br><br>"It took our vice president some time to make a decision," she said. "Long and hard thinking on that one. But our team is pretty skilled."<br><br>Duncan, who is from Liberia and arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20, is in an isolation unit and his family is also being monitored, authorities said. Health officials are also tracking down about 100 other people who might have come in contact with the patient.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How to Clean a Japanese Katana and Saya - 22 Apr 2016 02:06


[[html]]<object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>6. Place a few drops of oil on each side of the blade, or drop some oil onto the oil cloth or nuguigumi sheet then wipe carefully and evenly on each side of the blade.<br><br>Tip: Use an eye dropper or a clean and dry glass rod to reduce excess oil.<br><br>7. Use another clean sheet of nuguigami to wipe away the excess oil, leaving only a thin film of oil evenly covering the katana blade.<br><br>Be careful when working around the habaki (hilt or blade collar) - you do not want any oily build up to damage the tsuba (hilt), especially if it is ornate.<br><br>8. Check the blade carefully (don't touch), to make sure the coating of oil is even and thorough.<br><br>9. Sheath the katana and return the sword to its display.<br><br>To clean the tang of a katana, you must remove the blade from the tsuka (handle). <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="338" /><br><br>Traditional Japanese blades are held in the tsuka (handle) with a single mekugi (peg), made from aged and smoked bamboo. You can find bone or ivory mekugi in ancient katana.<br><br>Cast plastic handles, commonly used on modern replicas, will not be removable. Over time, with repeated use, the plastic handle will become loose. In this case, you will need to make (or buy) a new tsuka.<br><br>Mekugi are usually wedge-shaped and can only be removed from one direction. These pegs should be inspected regularly for damage. If the mekugi fails while you are swinging the sword, the sharpened blade could cause disastrous damage when it flies across the room.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Forget to wash? Devices track hand washing adherence in hospitals - 21 Apr 2016 09:47


[[html]]RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. Forgetting to wash your hands can be a hazard to your health, but it can be especially dangerous for hospital employees who are around sick patients.<br><br>Hospitals have fretted for years over how to make sure doctors, nurses and staff keep their hands clean, but with only limited success. Now, some are turning to technology - beepers, buzzers, lights and tracking systems that remind workers to sanitize, and chart those who don't.<br><br>Health experts say poor hand cleanliness is a factor in hospital-borne infections that kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that one of every 20 patients in U.S. hospitals gets a hospital-acquired infection each year.<br><br>"We've known for over 150 years that good hand hygiene prevents patients from getting infections," said Dr. John Jernigan, an epidemiologist for the CDC. "However, it's been a very chronic and difficult problem to get adherence levels up as high as we'd like them to be."<br><br>About 1.7 million health care-related infections occur each year nationwide, and 99,000 of these are fatal, according to Consumer Reports.<br><br>A study published in June in the Journal of Environmental Health showed that 95 percent of people are washing their hands incorrectly. To properly wash your hands, wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. Make sure to scrub your fingertips, between your fingers and the back of your hands for at least 20 seconds. If you're unsure how long that is, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest singing "Happy Birthday" twice.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>If soap and water aren't available, you can use a at least 60 percent alcohol-based sanitizer. Rub it all over your hands until the substance is dry.<br><br>Hospitals have tried varying ways to promote better hygiene. Signs are posted in restrooms. Some even employ monitors who keep tabs and single out offenders.<br><br>Still, experts believe hospital workers wash up, at best, about 50 percent of the time. One St. Louis-area hospital believes it can approach 100 percent adherence.<br><br>Since last year, SSM St. Mary's Health Center in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights, Mo., has been the test site for a system developed by Biovigil Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich. A flashing light on a badge turns green when hands are clean, red if they're not. It also tracks each hand-cleaning opportunity - the successes and the failures.<br><br>The failures have been few at the two units of St. Mary's where the system is being tested, the hospital said. One unit had 97 percent hand hygiene success, said Dr. Morey Gardner, the hospital's director of infection disease and prevention. The other had 99 percent success.<br><br>"The holy grail of infection prevention is in our grasp," Gardner said.<br><br>The Biovigil system is among many being tried at hospitals. A method developed by Arrowsight, based in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., uses video monitoring. It is being used in intensive care units at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.<br><br>Akron, Ohio-based GOJO Industries, maker of Purell hand sanitizer, has developed an electronic compliance monitoring system using wireless technology to track when soap and hand sanitizer dispensers are used. The SmartLink system gives the hospital data on high- and low-compliance areas. The company said it has installed the system at several hospitals around the country, but didn't say how many.<br><br>HyGreen Inc.'s Hand Hygiene Reminder System was developed by two University of Florida doctors. The Gainesville, Fla., company now features two systems used in seven hospitals, including Veterans Administration hospitals in Chicago, Wilmington, Del., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.<br><br>One is similar to Biovigil's green badge method. In HyGreen's, a wall-mounted hand wash sensor detects alcohol on the hands. The badge includes an active reminding system. Unclean hands create a warning buzz. If the buzz sounds three times, the worker is noted for noncompliance.<br><br>HyGreen spokeswoman Elena Fraser said that because some hospitals are moving away from alcohol-based sanitizers, HyGreen offers a second system. A touch of the sanitizer dispenser clears the worker to interact with a patient. If the worker shows up at the patient bed without hand-cleaning, the series of warning buzzes begins.<br><br>Fraser said hospital infections have dropped 66 percent at units of Miami Children's Hospital where the badge system has been implemented.<br><br><img src="" width="397" /><br><br>Nurses using the Biovigil system at St. Mary's near St. Louis wear a badge with changeable colored lights. A doorway sensor identifies when the nurse enters a patient's room, and the badge color changes to yellow.<br><br>The nurse washes his or her hands and places them close to the badge. A sensor in the badge detects chemical vapors from the alcohol-based solution. If hands are clean, the badge illuminates a bright green hand symbol.<br><br>If the nurse fails to sanitize, the badge stays yellow and chirps every 10 seconds for 40 seconds, then flashes red. Once the flashing red starts, the nurse has another 30 seconds to wash up, otherwise the badge turns solid red, denoting non-compliance. Either way, each instance is tracked by a computer. The hospital can track each individual's compliance.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Registered Nurse Theresa Gratton has helped lead the effort toward hand cleanliness at St. Mary's. She heard about the Biovigil system in early 2012 and convinced the hospital to give it a try.<br><br>Gratton said patients are aware of the risk of infection and frequently inquire about whether caregivers have washed their hands. She said the badge relieves their anxiety.<br><br>Bill Rogers, a 65-year-old retiree recuperating at St. Mary's from back surgery and a heart scare, agreed.<br><br>"The first thing I noticed up here was the badges," Rogers said. "It is comforting for me to know their hands are clean as soon as the badge beeps and it goes from yellow to green."<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="362" /><br><br>St. Mary's is expanding the Biovigil system later this year to other units of the hospital and to employees other than nurses, though details are still being worked out, Gardner said. Eventually, the system may be expanded to SSM's seven other St. Louis-area hospitals, he said.<br><br>Biovigil's chief client officer, Brent Nibarger, said customers won't buy the system but will pay a subscription fee of about $12 a month per badge.<br><br>The CDC's Jernigan said the high-tech systems can only help.<br><br>"For a health care worker, keeping their hands clean is the single most important thing they can do to protect their patients," Jernigan said.<br><br>2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Tips On How To Clean Windows - 21 Apr 2016 07:05


[[html]]If you are cleaning smaller windows it may not be possible to use your squeegee. In this case you can simply use your cloths to clean them. To do this you want one damp cloth and one dry one. Use the damp cloth to remove the dirt then use the dry one to polish up the window and remove the film of water you have left. For a more detailed write up of how to do this you can read this article on how to clean windows. There is also a simple video guide over on the right of the screen.<br><br>Sometimes when you are cleaning windows you will come across stubborn stains. The most frequent of these is bird muck. Sometimes this will come off easily when you apply the soapy water, sometimes however you need to take a different approach. You should have a scraper with you, this is a small device with a sharp blade. Wet the area with the bird muck on and carefully scrape it off the window. Occasionally you get some bird muck that is baked onto a window and very hard to remove, here it can be a good idea to soak the bird muck with soapy water, leave it for ten minutes then come back to it to get it off. <br><br>Sometimes there are other stains on windows that are tricky to get off. One can be cement, if someone has had some building work done there can be little balls of cement stuck to the window. Dont try to rub these off with a cloth, there is a danger of scratching the window if you do this. Instead you should once again use your scraper and gently scrape them off. Another thing that is very awkward is grease. If there is grease on a window you will find that you usual method simply moves the grease around the window. In these circumstances you need a strong cleaner. You can pick up something like kitchen cleaner which should do the job, just carry a bottle of this in your vehicle so you can use it whenever you need it, always use a separate cloth when using your strong cleaning liquid though.<br><br>Although window cleaning looks easy it can sometimes be a little bit more tricky than you would expect. Following this simple guide though should give you all the information you need to be a successful window cleaner. You may find that it is not easy using your squeegee at first, but practice for a while and you will soon master the technique. Window cleaning is a great job and it can pay very well, if you do a good job and clean windows well I am sure you be a very successful window cleaner.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How to Clean a Dog Collar or Leash - 21 Apr 2016 06:33


[[html]]How to Keep your Dog Clean<br><br>I detest stinky dogs. I love my pups, but they share my home and furniture, and I insist on canine cleanliness. Years of baths and bribing have taught my dogs that, no matter what their dog park friends tell them, bathing is not a leading cause of canine death. They still aren't happy about bath day, but at least they don't actively fight it. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how clean and fluffy a dog is if his or her collar is a filthy mess. Dogs are famous for rolling in disgusting finds, and collars are usually in the center of the action. Nothing ruins the clean dog experience like a stinky collar!<br><br>So how do you clean a dog collar? How about dog leashes? How many sweaty summer walks has your dog's leash experienced, and how many times has it trailed through the dirt behind a bouncing pup? Neither the washing machine nor dishwasher seemed like a good idea, so I modified a hand washing techniques to work the grime out of essential dog equipment. This article will go over an easy way to clean dog collars and leashes to remove the dirt and smell without damaging the webbing material or metal pieces.<br><br>How to Wash Smelly Dog Collars and Leashes<br><br>All you need to wash dog collars and leashes is:<br><br>a large bowlsoap,and hot water.<br><br>Note: I used dish soap because my dog collars and leashes were so soiled that they felt oily, but you could also just use liquid hand soap, body wash, or shampoo. If your dog has sensitive skin, you might want to use a dog shampoo you know works well for your pet.<br><br>Add soap to the empty bowl. Use your judgement on how much to use, but I unscientifically recommend about two good squirts. You'll want enough soap to be effective, but there is no need to use even 1/4 of a cup of soap. Adding the soap before water helps the soap dissolve more easily.Fill the bowl almost to the top with hot water. Run the water gently to avoid uncontrollable amounts of soap bubbles.Add your dog collars and/or leashes. I have two dogs and find that all four items do not fit in a bowl at the same time. Instead, I wash the collars and leashes separately. Let the items simply sit in the soapy water for a few minutes.For added grime extraction, scrub the material against itself. Do not use a brush or scrubbing sponge as this may damage or weaken the webbing material. The video to the right demonstrates how to scrub a collar against itself. If the items are really soiled, apply additional soap to the webbing and scrub it in. You can see filthy soap bubbles on the pictured red leash!If the water is visibly soiled, dump it and add fresh hot water. Additional soap is okay, but usually not necessary. Allow the items to soak a few minutes more.Repeat step #5 until the water remains clear. If you used a large amount of soap, make sure you rinse the items under running water. If you've already soaked them in several changes of soap-free water, this is unnecessary.<br><br>Supplies for washing dog collars | Source<br><br>Add soap according to how dirty the collars are. More grime = more soap | Source<br><br>Submerge the collars/leashes in soap water | Source<br><br>Dirty collar water | Source<br><br>Muddy bubbles | Source<br><br>As long as the water turns this color, dump it and resoak the items. | Source<br><br>How to Dry Dog Collars and Leashes<br><br>Dogs don't have pockets, so they need to wear collars with identification. Your dog's collar is only helpful if it's around his or her neck, so getting collars dry as quickly as possible and back to work is important. Leashes and collars can stay wet all day, especially during humid summer months, but putting them in the dryer isn't a good idea because the metal buckles make lots of noise and can damage the appliance.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="309" /><br><br>Luckily, you can actually get most of the water out of dog accessories with an absorbent towel. If you want to use paper towels, you can, but you'll have to use a whole lot of them. Using a bath or beach towel is better.<br><br>Simply grasp one end of the collar or leash firmly with one hand and hold the towel around the item with your other hand.Pull the item through the towel several times, moving to a dry area of the towel as needed.<br><br>The video below demonstrates this technique. By removing most of the excess water, and a little extra dirt, you can get collars back into wearable condition with minimal air-drying time. A dog isn't just your buddy - many household pets are attached to each other, too. By keeping their collars on as much as possible, you're protecting your friends, as well as their friends.<br><br>A dog isn't just your buddymany household pets are attached to each other, too. By keeping their collars on as much as possible, you're protecting your friends, as well as their friends.<br><br>You can keep collars and leashes looking and feeling fresh, year after year, with just a few minutes of cleaning! Washing your dog's collar and leash is a good idea after they're done playing in the mud, going to the beach, or swimming in a lake. Unless your dog is exceptionally dirty, washing his or her collar and leash every bath day is probably not necessary. Use your best judgementif it looks, feels, or smells weird, wash it. Keeping a dog's collar helps his/her coat clean longer, too. As soon as you strap a dirty collar around a clean neck, that fur becomes soiled.<br><br>We can do it, dog lovers. Together, we can show the cat people that owning house dogs doesn't automatically equate to a stinky home and dirty furniture!<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Four decades later, workers enter site of "Atomic Man" accident - 21 Apr 2016 05:12


[[html]]SPOKANE, Wash. — Workers have entered one of the most dangerous rooms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.<br><br>The so-called McCluskey Room in the Plutonium Finishing Plant is named after worker Harold McCluskey.<br><br>He was covered with radioactive material in 1976 when a glove box exploded. McCluskey, who was 64 at the time, lived for 11 more years and died from causes not related to the accident. He became known as the Atomic Man.<br><br>The room has largely been closed since the accident because of radioactivity. But workers are now proceeding with the final cleanup of the room as they get the Plutonium Finishing Plant ready for demolition.<br><br>Hanford, located near Richland, Washington, for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons. The site is now engaged in cleaning up the resulting radioactive mess.<br><br>Cleaning up the McCluskey Room is expected to take a year.<br><br>A crew with contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Co. donned specially designed radiation suits before entering the McCluskey Room earlier this week. One of their first tasks was improving ventilation to better protect workers from airborne contamination as they clean out its equipment.<br><br>"This was the first of multiple entries workers will make to clean out processing equipment and get the McCluskey Room ready for demolition along with the rest of the plant," said Bryan Foley, project director for the Department of Energy. "It has taken a year to prepare for this first entry."<br><br>The room was used to recover americium - a plutonium byproduct - during the Cold War.<br><br>McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from americium ever recorded - 500 times the occupational standard.<br><br>Covered with blood, McCluskey was dragged from the room and put into an ambulance headed for the decontamination center. Because he was too hot to handle, he was removed by remote control and transported to a <a href="">cleaning equipment suppliers</a> steel-and-concrete isolation tank.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="271" /><br><br>During the next five months, doctors extracted tiny bits of glass and razor-sharp pieces of metal embedded in his skin.<br><br>Nurses scrubbed him down three times a day and shaved every inch of his body every day. The radioactive bathwater and thousands of towels became nuclear waste.<br><br>McCluskey also received about 600 shots of zinc DTPA, an experimental drug that helped him excrete the radioactive material.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="308" /><br><br>He was placed in isolation in a decontamination facility for five months. Within a year, his body's radiation count had fallen by about 80 percent and he was allowed to return home.<br><br>Earlier this year, The DOE released a video about preparing to clean up the McCluskey Room (watch below).<br><br>2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report. <br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Business For Sale; 73 -- Business Services; REST EQUIPMENT CLEANING. - 20 Apr 2016 07:44


[[html]]This business provides a quick, safe, clean and cost-effectiveprogram to maintain deep fryers without interrupting day to dayoperations. The micro-filtration and vacuum cleaning removes smallcontamination particles that causes oil breakdown, resulting in cleanerand longer lasting oil, hygienically clean fryers and improved foodquality. Owners live outside territory tired of commute. Includes twoprotected territories in Central Florida. To establish 1 territory FiltaCorp. est it cost $80,000.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="378" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Selling Price: $89,000 Gross Annual Sales: $49,000 Region:&#13;Southeast (AR LA TN MS AL GA FL) Listing #:47149 (B) [To receive the&#13;contact name for this listing, reference the five-digit number which&#13;follows each listing and e-mail to FirstList, moc.tsiltsrif|sregrem#moc.tsiltsrif|sregrem.&#13;FirstList will forward the contact pertaining to the principal or&#13;intermediary representing the business for sale in order to obtain&#13;additional information.]&#13;&#13;<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>COPYRIGHT 2009 Vision Quest Publishing, Inc.<br><br>&#13; No portion of this article can be reproduced <a href="">cleaning equipment</a> without the express written permission from the copyright holder.&#13; <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="380" /><br><br>Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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