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5 Considerations When Choosing a Door Lock For Your Home

5 Considerations When Choosing a Door Lock For Your Home

When it comes to home security, the door lock you chose is as important as the strength of the door and the door frame used to construct the rest of the door. Burglars are usually attracted to doors and locks that are easy tobreakinto and for this reason, one must put intoconsideration the type of door lock used especially for the outside door.

The first thing to consider when it comes to selecting locks, is the location of the lock, generally outside locks need to be stronger than the inside ones which should make it harder for any intruders to access your home. Areas like the garage door and the back doors are also usually prone to intruders since they are usually more hidden; this means that a burglar can break into your house unseen. Therefore, chose stronger locks for outside doors.

The second factor that you need to consider is whether the lock you choose has key control. Having a door that has key control will put you at an added advantage; this is because copies of the key cannot be made by an unauthorized person which will reduce the chances of the key landing in the wrong hands. This can be easily done by people who have had previous access to your home such as the house help or guests.

The third factor you should consider is the classification of the type of lock that you intend to purchase. There are different classifications for different countries. Always consider a lock with a higher classification as these have been tested and found to be more secure. First grade locks are usually the most secure compared to other grades.

Another factor is the type of latch used for the lock; deadbolt locks are considered to be the safest since they are hard to break without a key, but they are prohibited in some areas due to the need to use a key on both the inside and outside of the house. This makes it hard to get out of the house in emergence cases without a key which can be dangerous. To prevent this, always keep a key near the door, but away from sight.However,some lock manufacturers have modified the structure of the deadbolt making it easier to open from the inside therefore making them safe in emergency cases. There are other types of bolts such as latch bolts. The structure of the latch bolt on the other hand, incorporates a spring in its structure which makes it more prone to picking. Further still, there are locks which combine both the latch bolt and thedeadbolt making your house more secure than if a separate bolt was used.

Last but not least, after you ensure that the lock you chose is strong and secure then you can consider its aesthetics.  The type of lock you choose should match the decor of the outside of the house so that it complements the existing decor. There are different sizes, shapes and colors in the market that you can choose from depending on what you prefer.If you need your door lock repaired, get in touch with the best lock repair professionals in Singapore for a great service at a fair cost.

Three myths about cleaning

Three myths about cleaning

 

We all have talked about cleaning with our friends and relatives. This topic is going yet to move people until there are homes and we are forced to take care of them on an everyday basis. brush-1324466_640Cleaning is indeed an eternal subject. However, too often we have heard that a friend of our friend has tried doing something new while doing the end of tenancy cleaning and we decide to share this “wonderful” idea with another friend of ours. Then, we end up having spread a new “technique” that is absolutely useless and a friend of our friend who has tried it is more than disappointed. But how can we be sure if what we have understood is true.

Here are three of the most common myths that deserve to be revealed. Read More

“Excuse the Mess. We live Here.”

“Excuse the Mess. We live Here.”

or how to clean your house before showing it to someone else

There is one thing you can never understand. How, the hell, could a house look so perfect and be so clean when there are people currently living in it? How could be the kids’ room so organized, all the windows so spotless and the condition of the entire place so amazing? How? When do those people clean and where do they live, for God sake? Do they live in this magnificently flawless house or do they just present it before others? It is an enigma no one could ever understand. Maybe this is the house of neat freaks, maybe the people who live there have no hobbies, but just like spending hours cleaning, scrubbing and polishing.4003285282_bc688a7c32 And maybe this is a reality you don’t like. But do you have to spend your entire life, saying “Excuse the mess, but we live here.”? And is there a way you could live in this house and make it look super nice from time to time? You could. Take a look at the easiest solution.

The truth is that the main problem you face when a bunch of friends of yours are about to come and you want to show your house in its magnificence is that it is messy. And many people are confused and hardly understand the difference between a messy and a dirty house. Piece of cake it is. The mess is the clutter. All that stuff you do not need that are spread over every room and every surface. Get rid of these and you will be able to perfect your house much easier then. You will vacuum and dust it all within an hour and when the guests arrive, they will wonder: How, the hell, could a house look so perfect and be so clean when there are people currently living in it?

Buying a flat in the downtown or a house in the suburbs?

Buying a flat in the downtown or a house in the suburbs?

If you have decided to settle down, if the years of your wildness and freedom, when you had no certain home and you were travelling through different countries and cities, looking for your soul, falling in and out of love, getting over, getting hurt and being joyful, happy, careless and enchanted.

If the years of your constant adventures are coming to an end and what you are dreaming of now is a place to stay, a shelter and a rescue, a house, which you will turn into a home, a cosy and comfortable, a beautiful and enthralling your home, where the bliss and the pleasures will be just as real as they were this whole time you have been away.

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Pick up pet hair quickly and efficiently

Pick up pet hair quickly and efficiently

The moment you got your cat year and a half ago, you absolutely loved it. And you still do, it is super cute and it is always there waiting for you when you come home, it cuddles and purrs. You moved in and started living with your beloved one some time later, but your lovely kitten came with you as well, and it made your new home cozier and a lot closer. terrier-410298_1280Having a pet means sharing and love and togetherness and safety, early wake-ups, some scratches and a lot of cares, but it means that you have a little someone to rely on, someone, who would be there in the middle of the night when you are sad and you are desperately crying and you feel lonely, it would be there when your heart is full of joy and the smile doesn’t go down from your face, when you are jumping and laughing, when your family extends. You will grow together and only it could teach you some things about life you better always have in mind. It all sounds perfectly nice and it is, but there is a little something that annoys you too damn much and this is the pet hair, which turns out to be everywhere. So the real question is, how could you remove it? You have to find a solution now, or your end of tenancy cleaning would fail because of this fuzz everywhere.   Read More

The creative chaos

room-627215_1280…or why cleaning someone’s mess will confuse him 

We are all too different – we have diverse dreams, desires, aims, feelings and emotions, we have different ideas in life, we like different books, movies, music genres and clothes, different homes and diverse pieces of art. We are too different to have the same habits. And while there are many of us who cannot imagine their lives if everything is not organized – the schedule about the next week, the plans about the summer holiday, and the winter one as well, the end of tenancy cleaning next month, the office, the kitchen, the entire house. Read More

If you don’t clean them now, you will hate yourself later

cleaning is not our favorite activityLet’s face it, cleaning is not our favorite activity, yeah, not at all, we believe it’s too boring, time-consuming and we, secretly, hate it a lot. So any time we think about washing the windows, vacuum-cleaning, refreshing the carpet, or even about the end of tenancy cleaning we master our procrastination skills. There are things, however, that have to be cleaned in a minute, and otherwise you won’t be able to clean them at all. And in the end you will forget the moment you preferred watching the new Game of Thrones episode, but you will see an awful stain every day, and you will certainly hate yourself. Read More

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