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19/08 :  How to Look for Leaks in Your Air Mattress

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An air mattress is your best bet if you don’t want to spend your money on another bed for the people who’ll stay in your house for a few days. It’s very convenient and it’s easy to store. This type of bed is also very flexible.

Unfortunately, it’s prone to leaking, and a tiny leak can already leave you flat on the floor the following morning. And when you look for leaks, it’s like you’re finding a needle in a haystack.

But before you even start looking for the leak, make very sure that the mattress is indeed leaking.

How to look for leaks in your air mattress?
1. Remove everything from the bed, including bed sheet, pillows, and blankets.
2. Move it to a spacious place where you can easily flip, rotate or turn it to find the leak.
3. Fill the bed with air without risking it to burst, but avoid using an air compressor as it’s not designed for high pressure.
4. Make sure that the bed is full of air before you look for leaks. As long as it’s full of air, a tiny pinhole can become very visible to your naked eyes.
5. Add dish soap and water to form bubbles to reveal the leak. An air leak can be easily found using a soapy water.
6. Put it in a pool of water to see if bubbles are rising from the bed to indicate that there are leaks in those parts.
7. Place your hand along that area and feel whether or not there’s an air brushing against your skin.
8. Hear the air escaping from the air mattress.

Now that you’ve found the leaks, what should you do next?
-First you’ll need to circle the area so you can easily find it again.
-Dry that part where the leaking is found.
-Get a hot glue gun and put a small amount of glue over the leak you’ve encircled.
-Force the glue into the hole by pushing it down lightly.
-Allow the area to dry fully before you sleep on it.

If you’re not sure whether or not a glue can patch a leak, you may consult the manufacturer’s guidelines on how to repair a leak.

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05/08 :  The Key Features to Look For in Baby Monitors

  
A baby monitor is an amazing device for mothers who want to keep an eye on their kids when they’re not in front of them. With it, you can easily take a nap or clean your house without worrying about the safety of your baby. If your infant wakes up, the device alerts you.

What are the key features you must look for in a baby monitor?

1. Design
Go for a unit that matches the design of your baby’s room. Make sure that it’s small enough for it to be easily installed. It must also have a design that makes it easier to connect to your computer.

2. Tilting and rotating feature
Advanced baby monitor models can be tilted or rotated automatically through a simple button via your computer. Make sure that it comes with an optical zoom that lets you zoom at least 4 times more.

3. Two-way mic
This is essential so you can speak to your child even if you’re far away from him/her. You can also hear what’s going inside that room and talk to the people in the room via the baby monitor camera.

4. Image quality
The camera must have high-definition quality with wide angle lens that offer sharper images. This means that you can make a bigger photo with more depth, even though you don’t have a decent Internet connection.

5. Night vision
This enables you to keep an eye of your newborn during night time. Make sure that its night vision capacity is of high quality.

Not all baby monitors are made equal. When you purchase one, you have to know what your needs are to help you keep an eye of your baby while you’re away from him/her. Those features can help you get started when shopping around and finding the right unit.

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01/08 :  What Contaminants Can a Water Filter Remove?

  
A water filter is becoming easier to install and maintain these days. What it does is that it removes common contaminants in the water to make it safer for you to drink water from your faucet.

With the latest technology, new filters have new features that make elimination of impurities as easy as turning on your tap. Even the models that directly connect to the plumbing system are now easier to install. Some models you can find have electronic indicators that can tell you when you’ll need to replace it.

So, what contaminants are removed?
The purpose of a water filter is to remove contaminants that can cause harm to your health. Lead, nitrate, radon, escherichia coli bacteria, chloroform and arsenic are common contaminants fond in tap water, and these are removed through filtration.

The bottled water that you see in a grocery store is a great alternative to tap water. It’s safe but it’s not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Furthermore, most bottled water that you find is only filtered tap water.

It’s important to know the type of contaminants that you have in your tap water so you can find a filter that can specifically remove them. You don’t have to test your tap water, all you have to do is check your CCR or consumer confidence report. If you don’t have it, you can check your local government site.

If you're looking for the best home water filter of 2014 then make sure that you read the fine print before choosing a modelr. This is because every product has its own claims regarding the removing of contaminants.

Another important thing to remember when buying a filter for your tap water is your water consumption. You also need to assess how much effort you can tolerate in order to obtain filtered water. Keep in mind that the more contaminants the water filter can remove, the more complicated the process can be.

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