Buying an Existing Self Storage Facility

So what are the factors to consider when you purchase an existing self-storage Facility? The traditional measure for determining value is the capitalization rate, or ratio of net income to purchase price. As investors, we are always striving for the highest return on investment, (ROI) but what if you’re considering several properties with similar cap…

How To Solder Copper Piping

The world of plumbing continues to change and evolve just as technology seemingly alters everything in our lives. Due to its resistance of rusting, water supply lines inside the home were galvanized pipe and the sewer system was cast iron pipes. Today PVC, CPVC and varied roll tubing constitutes the majority of newly installed water…

Get the Audience’s Attention: Your Opening "Hook"

Let’s face it… regardless of the type of business; we’ve all sat through some pretty bad presentations. When delivering your presentation, you have to establish the audience’s attention and buy-in within the first 30 seconds. If you don’t have their attention from the beginning AND be able to maintain interest throughout the presentation, your message…

Big Bad Buicks – Are You a 3 Or 4 Holer?

It all started in 1949, postwar creativity gave birth to the Buick fender portholes or ventiports. The combination of “fighter plane exhaust stacks”, along with a “bombsight” hood ornament (rocket through ring) introduced in 1946, simulated a driver’s very own fighter plane. A true tribute to the men and women of the armed forces. Chief…

Commercial Lighting Tips

Installing a proper lighting system for your business is almost a science so it is important to consult with a professional for the best commercial lighting tips available. Typically a business requires more lighting and special considerations than a home in a residential area. Not only do you have to deal with indoor lighting for…

Home Lighting – How Much Is Enough?

A poorly lit room is a lot like a picnic in the rain! A thoughtful combination of well-distributed lighting from ceiling to mid-wall height brings your design to life. Recessed lighting or track lighting, chandeliers or pedant lighting (upper middle plane) floor and table lamps; accent or task lighting and wall sconces create adjustable wash…

The History of Wallpaper

Wallpaper first became popular amongst the growing gentry class in Europe during the Renaissance. This was thanks to the introduction of the woodcut printmaking technique that made printed products more freely available during this period of religious, social and technological growth in Europe. From Tapestries to Paper Up until the creation of the first wallpapers…

Laminate Flooring – A Simple Understanding

Laminate flooring is a photographed wood board designed to look very alike a wood. However you can easily tell the difference when you look close to it. Because of it’s eco-friendly properties and it being a less expensive option than having real wood to the home, it has popularity among many home owners. Its floor…

Preventive Maintenance for Hydraulic Pumps

Every mechanical part needs maintenance, so do the hydraulic pumps. Obviously, the proper maintenance can keep mechanical products under good conditions. Otherwise, the improper maintenance may lead to many problems which will then cause more serious problems. Therefore, you should do some preventive maintenance to avoid some unnecessary failures. The preventive maintenance of the hydraulic…