How to find the ideal generator for your home

Due to the struggle to get constant electricity in Nigeria, generators have sadly become a necessity for any home, business or organization in need for a reliable source of power. Therefore, for the average homeowner/tenant, selecting an ideal generator is a very important part of making any living arrangements. Just like when selecting an ideal car, you have to take note of some factors like: REQUIRED WATTAGE Depending on the number of appliances needed to be powered, the wattage level required will differ from household to household. The best way to do this is to estimate the total wattage required by getting the sum total of the estimated power output of individual appliances in the house, then buy a generator with a power output slightly ...

How to Choose the Best Soap for your Clothes

We’ve all been there, sadly. A favorite shirt turned into casual wear around the house or your favorite Agbada now so faded that the only way to get any more use out of it is to convert to sleepwear. How do the soaps we use for laundry affect our clothes and how can we take adequate steps to ensure that we use the right soaps, hence increasing the value we get from our clothes? There are a number of factors involved in choosing the right soap(s) for your laundry needs namely; Texture of the clothes The texture of the clothes plays a big part in the process of choosing the right soap(s) to do laundry with. Different materials such as silk, cotton, wool, polyester, cashmere etc. have different textures and hence, different detergents should be ...

VConnect is not only giving small businesses websites, they get them to build it themselves!

In my line of work, I get to hang out with software developers often. A recurring joke is me pretending I know whether what is on their screen is C# (C-Sharp) or JavaScript. So the idea of creating a website by myself seems as far-fetched as me becoming an astronaut (really, if you know about any astronaut openings, let me know). When the guys in the product team talked about creating DIY (Do-It-Yourself) websites that would help small business owners customise their websites as they wish, I was skeptical as to how doable it would be. Fast forward to launch fo VConnect sites and I got to play around with the process, and it was as simple as promised. All you have to do is drag and drop images into the templates provided and ...

7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Home Plumbing

Water is such a blessing. You know what makes it even more so? it's that we have so many appliances that get water into our homes and make it easily accessible. Our taps just need to be turned and it runs inside the house. Everything needs proper care. And yes, that includes our plumbing. Without proper care our plumbing fails to serve us and our water suddenly isn't flowing as well as it should. There are reasons for these changes though and we'll let you know at least seven ways you have been ruining your home plumbing. You clog your drains Those paper towels, tampons, baby wipes, condoms, etc in the toilet. The food scraps in the kitchen drains and hair in our bathroom drains. Sometimes we overestimate the capacity of ...

Top 6 Skills Your Carpenter Must Have

Carpenters are the reason behind a lot of beautiful homes. They build and fix structures made from wood and other materials. They construct fixtures such as windows, doors, stairways, drawers, cabinets, and more. Just as carpentry is a specialty, there are also sub-specialities within carpentry. Some carpenters only specialize in residential fixtures. Some are commercial and some industrial. There are certain skills you should look out for when hiring a carpenter. Here are the top six. Critical Thinking Whether we like it or not, things don't always go as planned. A project could have to run longer than the stipulated time or some materials aren't available or there could be a purchase error. Carpenters should be able to think on the spot for a solution or better still, ...

What you must know about the different types of fumigation

Fumigation is a method of ridding living spaces, offices and processed foods of pests with the use of chemicals. It is generally known to be harmful to humans, animals (pets) and plants, which is why it is important to know about the different kinds of fumigation, their uses and the precautions that need to be taken for each. Types of fumigation Gas Fumigation These are fumigants in a gaseous state. It is advised that this is done in enclosed spaces or spaces that have been sealed with gas-proof coverings. It's to make sure that the chemicals don't seep out into the environments that aren't concerned because it's gas and travels faster which makes it dangerous to pests and rodents and even more harmful to humans, pets and ...