Smart Homes https://smarthomessystem.com Latest in Smart Homes Technologies Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:14:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Glass Railings of Swimming Pool – A Perfect Solution to Protect Your Pool https://smarthomessystem.com/glass-railings-of-swimming-pool-a-perfect-solution-to-protect-your-pool/ https://smarthomessystem.com/glass-railings-of-swimming-pool-a-perfect-solution-to-protect-your-pool/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:14:19 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=887 Are you considering building a pool in your yard? If yes, then there are a number of things to think about. A good starting point would be to think about the size of your pool. One of the most important things to take into consideration when building a pool in your home is the safety. …

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Are you considering building a pool in your yard? If yes, then there are a number of things to think about. A good starting point would be to think about the size of your pool. One of the most important things to take into consideration when building a pool in your home is the safety. If you have kids, pets and elderly people in the house, you would want to protect them from falling into the pool. So, how you can make sure the safety of your family while building a pool in your home? Read on to find out more about it.

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Install Glass Railings/Fencing

One of the best ways to protect your family from accidentally walking into the pool is to use the glass fence. You may be wondering how glass fencing can provide protection while it sounds fragile because it is made of glass. It is important to note that pool fence that is made of glass is thick and tough. It is unbreakable and shock proof. To hold it together, stainless steel glass spigots are used. These stainless-steel spigots are tough and will keep the tough glass fence intact. There are a number of reasons why you should use glass pool fencing. Let’s look at a few of the good reasons:

Glass fencing is tough and unbreakable. However, it heavily depends upon the thickness of the glass, along with the quality.

  1. It is easy-to-install.
  2. It is easy to clean and maintain.
  3. It will provide maximum safety to your family, which is undoubtedly the most important reason to have glass pool fencing.
  4. It is available at a reasonable price.
  5. It improves pool safety for children and pets.
  6. It offers a clear view of your pool area.
  7. It enhances the look of the yard.
  8. It is very strong. Tempered glass is used for glass pool fencing. This glass is tough enough to withstand cracking.
  9. Glass fence doesn’t need painting, oiling or any other type of maintenance. Just simple cleaning with detergent is required.
  10. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of your garden even when sitting by the pool. The transparent glass of your pool allows you to enjoy the scenery of your pretty.

Choosing the Right Glass Railings for Swimming Pool

It is vital to take some important factors into consideration when choosing the glass railings for your swimming pool.

Thickness of Glass

The thickness of glass railings for the swimming pool varies from one location to another. There is no right or wrong answer to what is the correct thickness for the glass railings for the swimming pool protection. It is advised to look at the building authority guidelines and/or local building authority laws in your local area.

Glass Railings with or Without Frames

It is completely your personal choice and preference if you would like glass railings with or without frames. In case of using frameless glass railings, you will need spigots that have been through some solid stainless steel casting. Also, same sure they are rust-proof and can withstand high winds. It is strongly advised to do some research before choosing the frameless glass railings for your swimming pool.

Quality of Glass Railings

The quality of glass railings to protect the swimming pool is of great importance because good quality railings will last longer. You should make sure that you choose only high-quality railings to ensure maximum protection.

Price of Glass Railings

The rice that you will pay depends upon a number of things, such as how many panels you are using, what is the size of railings, what is the quality and what is the service provider charging you for the railing installation. However, good quality glass railings are available at a reasonable price.

In conclusion, protecting your family from accidentally walking into the swimming pool should be your first priority when building a swimming pool in your home. For this purpose, one of the best options is to choose the glass railings. The above-mentioned information should help you get started with the glass railings purchase.

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Moon Lamps https://smarthomessystem.com/moon-lamps/ https://smarthomessystem.com/moon-lamps/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:30:50 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=884 What is more beautiful than a bright full moon in the night? Well, I guess, everybody loves to see that full moon in the sky and dream of having it in real. Isn’t it? Well, it can be quite possible this time. Yes, guys, it is possible to create a magnificent effect inside your home …

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What is more beautiful than a bright full moon in the night? Well, I guess, everybody loves to see that full moon in the sky and dream of having it in real. Isn’t it? Well, it can be quite possible this time. Yes, guys, it is possible to create a magnificent effect inside your home with 3D Moon Lamp.

The art gallery has created a fabulous thing this time which people can use either as a gift item or for the decoration of your room. A moon lamp kept on the table near your bed looks really pretty and creates a beautiful environment in the room. Isn’t it? The eco-friendly material and a realistic shape of the moon throwing the fresh light is one of the most beautiful things that one can feel in the complete darkness.

You can choose the colors between bright white and warm yellow according to your preference. You can even choose the level of brightness which best suits you. If you want a bright light, you can have that option, or you can have a dim light option also with a single tap only.

A 3D Moon Lamp is best for the most realistic moon lamplight which will not never disturb your sleep and will, in fact, create a beautiful environment in your room. The material which manufacturers use in designing these lamps are mostly eco-friendly, and FDA approved. So, one can gift it without any worry and even gift it without a second thought.

 Many moon lamps offer both remote control as well as a touch sensor for adjusting the light brightness. Yes, you can adjust the brightness of the light with a simple touch only. Well, these lamps are high in demand supporting the high number of customer reviews and ratings. A lamp offering a glowing light and a beautiful shape looks beautiful when kept inside the room.

Well, not only lamps, but you can also buy a moon key chain for your loved ones. If you want a gift item which is simple, small, and beautiful at the same time, a 3D Moon key chain or a pendant can be other best option. Well, as I said in my last article, a 3D moon pendant or a key chain can be the best gift which you gift it to your loved ones and make their day special. Well, what would be better than an item similar to the real moon kept in your hand and reflecting different shades of light?

Final Verdicts

So, guys, it is all in this article. I hope you guys liked it and are now aware of what a Moon Lamp or a pendant is. Well, it is a fantastic item to decorate your room or gift it to your kid and decorate his/her room with such beautiful things.

Well, now I would end up my article here, if you want any other detail regarding this product, you can either explore our site or can ask us through comment section below. Thank You.

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The Real Cost of Termite Treatment https://smarthomessystem.com/the-real-cost-of-termite-treatment/ https://smarthomessystem.com/the-real-cost-of-termite-treatment/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:29:47 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=882 When considering the cost of termite treatment, many people overlook the obvious. What will it cost if you do not treat your home?  In the long haul, termite damage can be more destructive and cost you more money than damage caused by hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and floods. And to make matters worse, the damage is …

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When considering the cost of termite treatment, many people overlook the obvious. What will it cost if you do not treat your home? 

In the long haul, termite damage can be more destructive and cost you more money than damage caused by hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and floods. And to make matters worse, the damage is not covered by your insurance. That’s why it vital to act soon if you see the signs of infestation. 

The actual cost to treat your home for termites can vary depending on the type of construction and the severity of your infestation. On average, most termite control programs can range from one thousand to several thousand dollars. 

Important factors that affect the price of a termite treatment include the square footage of your home, the layout, crawl spaces, and whether you are on a slab or basement. Not only do these things factor into the price, but they also affect the type of treatment your home will require. 


First Things First



Ask questions before committing to a company or deciding the type of treatment you need for your home. We’ve provided a list of relevant issues to ask any termite company before they treat your residence: 


  • How long has the pest control company been in business?
  • What level of experience do the employees have?
  • Is there a guarantee for the work, and for how long?
  • Will they treat your home again in 12 months as a courtesy?
  • Are the technicians licensed and insured for your state?
  • Do the technicians have ongoing training?
  • Does the company offer a free, no-obligation estimate?

Protect Your Biggest Investment



Your home, condo, townhouse or other dwelling place is one of your most significant investments. Investing in termite treatments can help maintain the value of your home. 

If you are on our site now, you are probably in need of some termite treatments for your home. Hiring a qualified pest control expert can help you maintain a structurally sound home by killing the pests that are eating out its core. 

Usually, such exterminators make customer satisfaction one of our highest priorities. 

Reach out to one who pledges to respond within 24 hours or less. Your property is essential to your family, and the last thing you want is to end up on someone’s backlog. 


Schedule Your Free No Obligation Termite Inspection



Make sure to do business with an exterminator that is confident of their prices and services to be competitive. Call a veteran exterminator today to have one of their trained professional technicians inspect your property and provide a FREE price quote. 

Reputable pest control companies will provide you with a fair estimate that is both competitive and accurate. Don’t put off your FREE inspection. Those termites won’t stop their damage while you wait to decide; they will keep eating away at your beautiful home. 

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How long does wet weather gear last? https://smarthomessystem.com/how-long-does-wet-weather-gear-last/ https://smarthomessystem.com/how-long-does-wet-weather-gear-last/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:34:20 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=879 If you’re shopping for waterproof jackets, you’re looking for value for money. You want hard-wearing PVC jackets that will last you for as long as possible before needing replacing. Choosing clothing with a long life is better for your wallet and for the environment too, as well as saving you the hassle of having to …

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If you’re shopping for waterproof jackets, you’re looking for value for money. You want hard-wearing PVC jackets that will last you for as long as possible before needing replacing. Choosing clothing with a long life is better for your wallet and for the environment too, as well as saving you the hassle of having to shop for a new one. But how long does the average waterproof jacket last, and what can you do to prolong its lifespan?

Lifespan is often affected by usage

While the quality of the item is key to its lifespan, how much service your waterproof jacket provides is often affected by how it is used. You need to shop with usage in mind. For example, if you’re looking for something hard-wearing for commercial fishing, construction, farming or another heavy-duty use, it doesn’t make sense to buy it from a leisure outdoor wear retailer. You need a specialist instead.

Shopping carefully – what to look out for

To help you make the best possible decision when buying waterproof jackets, choose a specialist retailer with a good reputation. The retailer should also offer a decent warranty and have lots of positive feedback from previous customers. Next, look at the item itself. Was it specially designed for what you want to use it for? Is it made from a strong, hard-wearing material like PVC, with features like reinforced or welded seams to help it last longer?

How to spot the signs of wear and tear

If you aren’t sure how much life your existing waterproof jacket has left in it, look out for these tell-tale signs of wear and tear:

  • Loose cuffs
  • Sticky zippers
  • Rips and tears
  • Fading or discolouration.

Remember, it’s not always the waterproof material that goes first. You may find that the rest of the item starts to show signs of wear before you notice water penetration through the outer shell. Stormline, a specialist wet weather gear manufacturer recommends buying only gear that has welded seams, for extra durability.

How to care for PVC waterproof jackets to prolong their lifespan

There are also things you can do to prolong the life of your PVC waterproofs. For starters, make sure you follow the care instructions on the item’s label down to the letter. Avoid using commercial stain removers or bleaches as they can damage the item, and wash outdoor clothing only as much as is really needed. As a rule of thumb, if it feels damp, clammy or wet, or looks really dirty, pop it in the wash.

Holes and tears can sometimes be repaired using patches provided with the garment, which can be applied with PVC cement.

An additional note about how to wash waterproof jackets

The last thing to remember when caring for waterproof jackets is that you need to wash them in a particular way. As above, follow the instructions for washing on the label, avoiding biological washing powders and fabric conditioners as they can leave a residue behind. Rinse everything thoroughly and allow to drip dry inside out until completely dry. If putting in a washing machine, use a low temperature and make sure all straps and flaps are fastened so they don’t snag in the drum.

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Artificial Turf Cannot be as better as the Original One https://smarthomessystem.com/artificial-turf-cannot-be-as-better-as-the-original-one/ https://smarthomessystem.com/artificial-turf-cannot-be-as-better-as-the-original-one/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 20:12:28 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=876 Replacing any original material with the artificial product which doesn’t require any maintenance and care seems to be the perfect solution. Isn’t it? But does it supports the same benefits as the original one? Well, I think you all will agree with me that no artificial item can ever compare with the original one. And …

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Replacing any original material with the artificial product which doesn’t require any maintenance and care seems to be the perfect solution. Isn’t it? But does it supports the same benefits as the original one? Well, I think you all will agree with me that no artificial item can ever compare with the original one. And to make you believe, I am here with today’s article on Artificial Grass Cannot be as better as the Original One. I will give you five reasons which will make you believe that artificial turf is not the one what you are looking for.

It requires cleanliness.

Similar, to the other plastic carpets, artificial turf requires proper cleaning time. It will collect bird droppings, pieces of pet, and liquids from a human which will not lose part and regrow them like the natural plant materials. So, you will need to conduit it with water for better cleanliness.

No benefits of Plants

As the artificial turf is completely made up of plastic, it will not provide any of the benefits of a plant. So, if you have a natural thirsty loan, you will have many health benefits which you can never have with the artificial one.

Not Safe

In the typical summer season, it will get very hot. They have 20-50 degree Fahrenheit higher surface temperature than the natural grass which is similar to the temperature of asphalt pavement. The highest temperature has gone up to 200-degree Fahrenheit. Well, manufacturers are aware of it, and that is why they have started working upon it. To minimize the risk of heat-related illness, the Synthetic Turf Council has published the suggestions.

Artificial Turfs are not really soft.

Well, if you are thinking that you will get a soft material and the same comfort which you get in the natural grass, let me tell you that you are in an illusion. It can even harm you if you fall while playing because the material of artificial turf is quite hard. It will make the situation even worse if it is tangible under artificial turf.

For the better experience of sports, manufacturers are working on their design. Though it is better than before, I would still suggest you not to go for artificial turf for your kids and pets.

Replace it after a period of time.

Similar to every other product, artificial turf also needs to be replaced after a period of time. Some companies assert the life expectancy between 15 and 20 years while others may only offer for 8 years. But whatever the life expectancy any brand may offer, you would need to replace it after some time. Well, if it is properly maintained, it can work for long just like any gadget or any other product.

Final Verdicts

So, guys, these are some of the reasons which proves that an artificial turf is not like as it looks. So, be careful and think twice before buying it. Well, I would only suggest that nothing can be better than natural things. Well, the decision is up to you. Thank You.

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5 Insider Tips on How to Prepare to Buy Your First Home https://smarthomessystem.com/5-insider-tips-on-how-to-prepare-to-buy-your-first-home/ https://smarthomessystem.com/5-insider-tips-on-how-to-prepare-to-buy-your-first-home/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:05:07 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=873 If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, you are likely fraught with questions and a pressing need to make decisions like where to purchase, how much to pay, and how the mortgage application process works. There are some important elements to keep in mind as you navigate your path to a new home. …

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If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, you are likely fraught with questions and a pressing need to make decisions like where to purchase, how much to pay, and how the mortgage application process works. There are some important elements to keep in mind as you navigate your path to a new home.

With the following insider tips in mind, you’ll be poised to make the right decisions for you and your family to find the perfect

Tip 1: Prepare for the Future

While you might be searching homes for sale that suit your current needs, be sure to think about where you might be in the future—within three to five years. If you’re planning to have children, you’ll want to buy a house that can accommodate your family. An extra room or two will make a world of difference when it comes to a growing household. Be sure to tell your real estate agent about your future plans so they can help you buy a home that suits your immediate and upcoming needs.

Tip 2: Choose Your Neighborhood Carefully

When buying a home, many buyers focus closely on the house without taking the neighborhood or community into serious account. If you have children, it’s important to learn about the quality of the schools. Do you want a home in walking distance from the schools? Is there bus transportation available? Also, find out if the neighborhood is in reasonable distance from medical facilities, shopping centers, and, yes, coffee shops! These amenities will affect day-to-day life for you.

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Tip 3: Meet the Neighbors

According to SpareFoot Moving survey, in the U.S., about “30% of people have moved or considered moving” from their home because of noisy neighbors—that doesn’t even include those who have moved because their neighbors were nosy, unfriendly, or unkempt. When buying a home, you can’t expect the home seller to come clean about the neighbors, but you can still ask. A luke-warm response could be a signal that means more investigation is needed. By introducing yourself to the neighbors and asking a few pointed questions about the neighborhood, you can get a feel about whether or not you want to buy a house next door to them.

Tip 4: Perform a Stakeout

Too often, people buy a home only to discover that they live on a street of endlessly barking dogs. They may discover that their street is too busy to allow for the calm setting they crave. Home shoppers should stakeout an area they’re thinking about buying a home in so they can determine if it’s safe—do cars speed on the street? Are dogs running loose? Are there shady people walking down the roads at night? You might discover that there are some deal breakers that will inspire you to keep on hunting for a better situation.

Tip 5: Save for After Move-In Costs

Many first-time homebuyers make the mistake of saving for their down payment without considering the expense of after move-in costs. After moving in, homeowners will face fees for hooking up things like cable and internet. The bedroom set may not fit well. You may want to replace all the toilets seats and locks. You’ll want to purchase cleaning supplies—maybe even new paint. All of these costs add up, so be sure you have a cushion to pay for them.

Keep these insider tips in mind as you search for your first home. By taking your time, you can make smarter decisions that will enhance your future life. Ignoring any one of these tips can have a negative impact on this important first home purchase.

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The Most Common Problems with Fences &How to Fix Them https://smarthomessystem.com/the-most-common-problems-with-fences-how-to-fix-them/ https://smarthomessystem.com/the-most-common-problems-with-fences-how-to-fix-them/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:29:56 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=865 The fence is an essential structure of any property as it provides you intimacy, keeps your pets contained or even protect your property on some level. Do fences have the same lifespan? No matter how great your fence contractor was, you may still run into some problems sooner or later. In all fairness, fence contractors …

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The fence is an essential structure of any property as it provides you intimacy, keeps your pets contained or even protect your property on some level.

Do fences have the same lifespan?

No matter how great your fence contractor was, you may still run into some problems sooner or later. In all fairness, fence contractors do differ in terms of reliability, performance, and possibility of customizing your fence, so pay attention when selecting your fence contractor. For instance, at Fencerepairgj.com you can choose which type of wall you want to install on your property and never worry about anything fence-related ever again. Don’t worry about the features or the size of your fence, as they can sure do it all.

When you’re not lucky enough to get a respectable and trustworthy fence contractor as the Fencerepairgj.com, you should expect to deal with various problems on your fences.

Structures are exposed to the elements at all times, so it makes sense that any fence has some risk for damage.

The first thing you need to do is to take a look at your fence and make an idea about its current condition. Here is the average life of fences by material:

  • Chain-link- most of these fences have a 15-20 years life span
  • Vinyl- surprisingly enough, a fence made of vinyl may hold up from 15 to 30 years
  • Wood- the type of wood is fundamental for the life expectancy of wood fences. Cedar can last from 15 to 30 years, pine from 5 to 12 years, whereas spruce from 4 to 7 years. In the case of pressure-treated wood, you should expect a 20years life span, as long as you take good care of it.

What are the common problems for fences?

Many things can go wrong when it comes to fences, but we’re only going to focus on the most popular ones:

  1. Installation problems

Vinyl, wood and chain-link fences may present this sort of problem. When you’re not using the right post hole digging equipment, the risk for having this type of problem is pretty high. Here’s what could go wrong:

  • Not separating sloped ground into the design
  • Not setting post holes deep enough
  • Various utility damage during excavation

Here are the typical solutions to this sort of problems:

  • Set the post holes right for creating a secure foundation for the fence
  • The post holes have to be three feet deep. You should set them in gravel or concrete
  • Installing a fence on the sloped ground isn’t impossible. Your fence contractor may establish a stepped design, paying attention to the slope of the land. He may also leave a gap at the bottom of your fence.
  • If you also have an irrigation system, you should shutoff valve as you may damage the sprinkler line. Always be careful to the sewer, water, electric, cable, gas, irrigation, telephone, propane lines, drain lines, and septic tank when installing the fence.
  1. Leaning fence posts, fences or fallen panels

Wood, chain-link and vinyl fences may develop this type of problem. You need to take a good look at the fence and yard so that you identify the cause of the leaning.

Here are the leading causes:

  • Weakened fence posts
  • Adverse soil conditions.
  • High winds.
  • Impact damage

Here are the possible solutions you can try:

  • If the wind is the cause, you should return the fence posts to the original positions
  • In the case of soil issues, you need to get in contact with a landscape professional. Talk to a company with a drainage system/grading experience for solving the main drainage problem. It’s going to eliminate the risk of future issues. Some gravel or down stones in problem areas around the fence are an easy and fast fix too.
  • When fallen tree limbs damaged your wood fence, you need to replace the fence posts and the boards. Replace the damaged panels if the fence is chain-link or vinyl. Use some braces or splints for reinforcing broken fence posts if it’s not rotten yet.
  1. Missing boards or pickets

It’s a typical problem for both wood and vinyl fences. It’s not difficult to replace the posts or the boards for your wood fence. You need to paint/stain the pieces so that they match your fence.

As vinyl fences are typically prefabricated, you may have to replace a whole panel.

If you need to fix large sections of the fence or you have to replace the boards regularly, it’s better to call a professional.

  1. Stained/mildewed fences

Vinyl and wood fences present this sort of issue.

  • In the case of wood, you need to use a pressure washer for cleaning it. Once it’s clean, continue with applying stain for expanding its lifespan.
  • For the vinyl fence, you need to use some mild soap and water too. Use a reliable cleaning solution or pressure washer if the fence is covered in tough stains. Remember that the vinyl fence does lose its sheen after some time.
  1. Local laws and property lines

These problems may affect wood, chain-link and vinyl fences as well. When the fence contractor doesn’t provide this type of service, you need to get in touch with a survey company for mapping your property line.

Reduce the risk for legal problems by installing the fence within your property and according to the local regulations.

  1. Rot and insect damage

It’s only the wood fences that may develop this sort of problem. If you’re thinking about installing a wood fence, keep in mind that some types of wood are more resistant than others (pressure-treated wood and cedar are good choices).

Never put on hold a termite infestation, especially if the fence is close to your house.

Once you know precisely the extent of the problem, you need to decide if you have to repair or replace the whole fence. You may save small sections or have to change the larger parts.

Stay on the safe side and seal the wood fence every couple of years so that you keep the insects and the elements at bay.

RESOURCES

https://www.bestpickreports.com/blog/post/6-common-fence-problems
https://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-wood-fence.htm

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White Noise Machines- What Are They &Why Use Them in Your Office https://smarthomessystem.com/white-noise-machines-what-are-they-why-use-them-in-your-office/ https://smarthomessystem.com/white-noise-machines-what-are-they-why-use-them-in-your-office/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:26:31 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=863 Blocking out distractions when working in an informal open-office setup is a real challenge. It takes a lot of strength and concentration not to pay attention to the surrounding sounds, but this doesn’t mean that you’re not struggling. Talking to a colleague or trying to focus on significant problems becomes quite tricky and energy consuming, …

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Blocking out distractions when working in an informal open-office setup is a real challenge. It takes a lot of strength and concentration not to pay attention to the surrounding sounds, but this doesn’t mean that you’re not struggling.

Talking to a colleague or trying to focus on significant problems becomes quite tricky and energy consuming, but you shouldn’t go through that.

One of the best solutions to the sound problem in your office comes for the white noise machines, aka the “sound making systems.”

What are the white noise machines?

The sound masking systems can reduce transient noise, helping one concentrate better in their work. Technically speaking, the white noise machine is a broadband noise that includes the entire range of human hearing with the same power at every frequency point.

Equal power doesn’t mean that you’re going to hear every frequency equally loud. Our ears pick up the higher frequencies a lot more, which is why the white noise is a bit “hissy.” You cannot say it’s as soothing as the waterfall or ocean waves.

The term “white noise” is a generic term for all sorts of broadband noise. Scientific studies are also using the “pink noise” term a lot. The pink noise resembles to the white noise, but it puts accents on the lower frequencies. Some think it sounds more pleasing, reminding you of a stream of water.

Is there science behind the white noise machines?

White noise machines don’t block out noise, but instead, cover it up. They send continuous, unobtrusive sound into the office space.

They work because our mind can tune out continuous and steady noise. It’s easier to fall asleep when you hear the rain dropping on the roof. It’s also easier to concentrate if you hear a fan running in the background. It’s a natural thing for our brain to adjust to the predictable background noise. White noise machines are capable of mimicking the steady sounds that are easy to ignore.

The transient noise (someone dropping a box, two colleagues chatting nearby) are difficult to ignore. Our mind is tempted to react, and it’s why we suddenly get interested in snippets of a conversation happening close to our office. It comes from our ancestors that had to pay attention when hunting or gathering for surviving. However, when there are no tigers around, and you’re trying not to miss your deadline, this skill is rather useless.

As we’re smart as we are continually improving, the white noise machines have become the best solution to the problem.

Using noise machine for office is one of the best options for increasing efficiency in the workplace. However, keep in mind that it’s not only in the office where you can use the white noise machine. You should check Soundproofable.com to find out more about the functions of white noise. You can use it in and outside of your home, as it’s always important to stay calm and relax and a white noise machine can do that. Soundproofable.com is going to tell you everything you need to know about white noise, its functions, and utility in your life. You need to check it.

What does “white noise” sounds like?

White noise depicts any constant, unchanging background noise and it may describe a various range of sound:

  • Machinery noises: washing, machine, air conditioning noises
  • Nature sounds: jungle, rain, crickets chirping, sea, waves
  • Ambient soundscapes: crowd noise, a crackling campfire, aircraft interior

Some people like using white noise when they’re trying to fall asleep and not the harsh tone of pure white sounds.

Interestingly enough, there are other colors describing sounds. Violet, red, brown and grey noise share their part too. The various colors represent a particular spectral density. Each of them has specific applications in engineering, acoustics, and physics. 

What are the benefits of a white noise machine in an office?

White noise helps to fall asleep, so it doesn’t quite make sense using a white noise machine in the office. Right?

It’s quite common nowadays to have open-plan offices. This type of offices make it easier for an informal stand-up, but it’s not that great for the concentration of the employee. 

Here are the benefits of white noise machines:

  • They create client/patient privacy. White noise can obscure speech so that nobody is eavesdropping when you’re in the middle of a private conversation. Sound masking systems are a regular accessory in hospitals, healthcare clinics, psychotherapists’ offices or in any other places where the confidentiality is fundamental.
  • They increase the focusing power and productivity in the office. Even if the teamwork counts for productivity, it’s the personal performance that matters even more. It seems that human speech is the most distraction type of background noise and it’s in our nature to be tempted by the conversations. White noise machines patterns make a conversation trying to understand, even if you’re nearby.
  • They improve the health as the office noises are lowering motivation and the ability of employees to recall essential details. It means that productivity decreases and the employee isn’t happy as his workplace anymore either.
  • The white noise machines protect the information. We all care for some private conversation, and white noise machines can help us with that.

How to design a white noise system in your office?

Placing just one single white noise machine isn’t going to do it for your office. You should develop a whole system including several white noise machines that you place in specific areas. Below raised access floors, in open structures, above the suspended ceilings are the most common places, but you can install them wherever you think they provide adequate coverage while remaining subtle.

Keep in mind that you don’t need to be an expert on white noise machines. It’s better that you talk to the professionals that can present you with several options. Some white noises devices may work better for your offices, so it’s wiser to have a professional opinion.

It’s useless to install white noises machines that aren’t good enough for your space or needs.

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5 Important Entrepreneurial Decisions You Must Get Right https://smarthomessystem.com/5-important-entrepreneurial-decisions-must-get-right/ https://smarthomessystem.com/5-important-entrepreneurial-decisions-must-get-right/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:20:56 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=860 Developing an entrepreneurial mindset is vital for the daily grind to propel yourself to achieve your business goals. It is about molding a new approach to solving problems. As an entrepreneur, you will face challenges and critical decisions to make. Fortunately, the ability to be a capable decision maker is one that can be improved. …

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Developing an entrepreneurial mindset is vital for the daily grind to propel yourself to achieve your business goals. It is about molding a new approach to solving problems. As an entrepreneur, you will face challenges and critical decisions to make. Fortunately, the ability to be a capable decision maker is one that can be improved.

 

We have discovered a pattern of 5 crucial choices you will encounter on your journey as an entrepreneur.

1. Which idea to turn into a business

Which business to start is usually the first gruelling choice that most entrepreneurs face. They often begin with a set of business ideas. This can be very daunting, since choosing the right enterprise is the foundation of all the work and time you will put in. No one is 100% confident that an idea will work. However, you need to put a lot of thought and consultation in making this first important decision.

 

You should avoid the mistake of investing in an idea that only sounds good to you. Your business has to be about other people, solving someone else’s problem. The venture should also match your strengths and interests. You need to love what you do and be good at it to survive the storms you will encounter on your way.

 

You should also consider your competition, since standing out will profoundly increase your chances of success.

2. To hire or to outsource

As you run your business, you will run into many tasks. There will be accounting work, marketing, customer service, among many others. You will have to check off all these responsibilities for the smooth running of your business. Unfortunately, you will not be able to do everything by yourself. At this point, you will have to decide whether to hire employees or to outsource a particular task. A simple choice like which web hosting service to use can be daunting. MangoMatter Media is one of the many quality sites that can help you choose the right hosting partner for your digital marketing endeavors.

3. Choosing the prices of your products

The price of your product will determine how you fare against your competitors, and at the same time will give your customer’s perception about its value. If you price your product too low, it will hurt your profits and give your customers an impression of low quality. On the other hand, if you value it too high, you will chase your customers away. Conduct thorough market research to determine what you will charge your customers.

4. To scale up your business or remain small

At one point as an entrepreneur, you will face the dilemma of whether to grow the size of your business or remain the same. Growing means increasing your workforce, business outlets, and production level. Expanding your enterprise may offer new horizons, but it will also come with challenges like HR problems, more overhead costs, and less control.

5. Whether to throw in the towel

Success is moving from failure to failure without giving up. When things do not work out as you imagined, you may have to consider moving on.

 

There you have five key decisions you will encounter as an entrepreneur. Getting them right is vital for your success. Remember that you learn as you grow.

 

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4 Effective Products For Cleaning Up After Your Pets https://smarthomessystem.com/4-effective-products-cleaning-pets-2/ https://smarthomessystem.com/4-effective-products-cleaning-pets-2/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:14:52 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=858 We love our pets. They provide us with companionship and protection. Some of the most popular types of pets are cats and dogs. Despite being adorable, they shed their hair on our floors, carpets and couches. As such, it is important to clean up after our pets. Here are some appliances and products which you …

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We love our pets. They provide us with companionship and protection. Some of the most popular types of pets are cats and dogs. Despite being adorable, they shed their hair on our floors, carpets and couches. As such, it is important to clean up after our pets. Here are some appliances and products which you can use to clean up the hair that your pet sheds.

1. Vacuum cleaner

This is the most effective appliance which you can use to clean up after your pet. It sucks up any hair, dirt or debris that your pet may leave on the floor, carpet or couch. An example of such is the Dyson Animal Complete vacuum cleaner. It is developed specifically to clean up your pet’s hair. With features such as patented ball technology, it turns rapidly and provides maximum mobility when cleaning up after your pet. This vacuum cleaner can suck up errant pet hairs from your rugs, furniture, carpeting and even hardwood floors.

 

An interesting feature of the Dyson Animal Complete vacuum cleaner is the Radial Root Cyclone. This facility compacts pet hair so that it can be discarded easily. Thanks to this feature, you can forget all about regular filters and vacuum bags forever. As such, this vacuum cleaner is a highly effective product for pet hair removal.

2. The Sticky Lint Roller

This is a classic product which can be used to clean up after your pet. The Sticky Lint Roller is very easy to use. It is affordable and effective. You can use The Sticky Lint Roller to clean up pet hairs from your couch, clothes and rugs. However, it can be tedious to use for cleaning up an entire room. Thus, it is ideal for limited cleaning jobs.

3. Evercare Mega Roller

Simply put, this is a much larger version of the standard lint roller. It is quite large. The Evercare Mega Roller has a 3 foot long handle attached to a very sticky roller. It is capable of cleaning up pet hairs from furniture, rugs and low-pile carpets. It is like a big duster for pet hair. As such, it is a must-have for any pet lover.

4. The Grooming Glove

Looking like a prop from a science fiction movie, the Grooming Glove is an effective way to remove errant pet hair. The Grooming Glove can also be used to keep your pet’s coat soft and clean. Simply wear it and pet your cat or dog. By doing so, you’re able to clean out all the stray hairs in their fur. You can perform the same petting motion on your furniture or rugs so as to get rid of stray hairs on your furniture, clothes or rugs. The Grooming Glove is soft and one size fits all. It is one of the most convenient ways of getting rid of pet hair.

 

Pets are loving, dedicated and loyal. We need to clean up after them so that our homes can be clean at all times. We also need to do so for the health of our pets. The products indicated above can help to achieve this. They are designed and developed to clean up pet hairs rapidly and effectively!

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