Saturday, September 18, 2021

What Makes A Good Mold Removal Company

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It is common to find molds in your home after floods or leaks on the taps, roofs, or walls. Mold spores are harmful, and therefore, it is important to hire a removal company to do the task. However, it is challenging to find a reputable company for the job. Do the research and settle for a company with a good reputation.

Important Qualifications of a Mold Remediation Company

Licensed and Insured
Ensure the mold remediation company is insured. A licensed company shows that they are qualified to remove molds in your building. Insurance will guarantee your safety in case of an accident.

Good Reputation
With the internet, you can check online and find out if the company has unresolved businesses. However, some online reviews may be fake, so conduct more searches from neighbors or colleagues. If possible, ask the company for verified referrals to call and hear their testimony.

Using the Correct Tools
Professional mold contractors use the right tools when removing molds. Doing the right job the first time helps the customer save money that would be used for repeat jobs. Also, the right tools will make work easier and safer for the client and other home occupants. The company workers should also have appropriate protection in their eyes, footwear, and respirators.

Makes a Comprehensive Mold Assessment
Mold remediation Reno experts should start by finding the source of the molds. They should perform inspections of concealed areas in your building and identify any signs of mold growth. An experienced contractor knows areas to get molds, such as under the cabinets or behind walls.

Responds on Time
Molds are harmful to human health. So, the mold removal company should respond quickly and attend to the problem. If it takes a long time, look for another company. Also, ensure they complete their task within a given time frame to avoid inconveniences.

Fair Prices
Mold removal is a complex task that should be left to experts. A mold remediation company should not overcharge its clients. They are also transparent and avoid hidden charges.

Experienced Staff
Mold removal experts should be trained, qualified and experienced. Before hiring, check if the employees are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Excellent Customer Service
Good customer service is essential for your clients. The first impression will determine if the customer will hire a contractor. A mold removal company should have an active telephone number and be kind to every customer.

Provides Free Mold Remediation Tips
Experienced mold remediation contractors should not be selfish with information on how to prevent mold growth. The knowledge will save the client from frequent mold removal processes.

Innovative
A good company should be creative when removing molds in some areas without affecting your building structure. If you work with inexperienced people, you might end up incurring extra costs for repairs.

Every customer wants to get the best value for each coin they spend. So, before hiring a mold remediation company, ensure they are qualified, experienced, possess a good reputation, and charge fairly. Also, avoid compromising the safety of your family members.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Free Web-Based Online Games

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There are many online games nowadays and most of them are in the area of battles where you are fighting other people from other parts of the world protecting your territories. Such games become addicting to others. As a parent it is very alarming to us hearing online games addiction.

With this, I was searching for online games that does not only entertain but educational as well. As I was searching the web, I came across the plays.org.

Plays.org has a lot of games that you can choose absolutely free. No registration nor subscription is required.

Here are some of my top picks.

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This game enhances kid’s ability in solving mathematical questions. 
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As the level increases in this interactive game, the difficulty of mathematical challenges also increases.
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One game in plays.org that will help kids expand their vocabulary and word familiarization is the Wordmeister.

Matthew, our elder son, used to compete and win in spelling contest during the face-to-face classes. He also represents his school at the APRISM in spelling category. The Wordmeister game is best for him to develop his spelling skills.
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The game is an online version of the board game scrabble. It will let you play against the computer or other opponent.

Matthew loves Spiderman since he was a kid. This game definitely catch her attention. 
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Unfortunately, I cannot open the game online but you can play Spiderman Mysterio Rush as a web applicationas a web application to enjoy this game.

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Since we are still in the pandemic, most school offers online classes and needs to enhance their typing skills. The Zombie Typing lets you practice and elevate your typing ability using a keyboard.
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The Zombie Typing is like the Plant vs. Zombie game. Instead of hitting the zombies using plants, you need to type for the word under zombies as fast as you can before the zombies reached your location and eat your brain.

Furthermore, Zombie Typing is also great to practice and level-up speed typing skills for those who are staying and planning typing jobs online at home during the Community Quarantineimplementation.

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The Avengers will surely grab kid’s interest in playing online games.
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The Marvel Avengers Hydra Dash lets you play with your favorite Avengers character and finish task while fighting with the villains.

More games were publish daily in Plays.org. You can play it in web browser using either a computer or using mobile phones.

There are other sites where you can play online games that does not only entertain but enhances your kid's skills as well. However, limiting your child screen time must be followed too.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The “Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” web series

 

Visa and Tanghalang Pilipino promote financial literacy with the launch of 
“Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” web series 

The “Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” web series



Manila, The Philippines, 13 September 2021 - Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments and Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), the multi-awarded resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), are launching a new version of their financial literacy themed play “Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” (LLBB). The five-episode web series will be free for streaming starting this September. 

Launched in 2017 as an interactive musical that is supported by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), LLBB features the story of teenager Gwyneth as she struggles to handle her finances and learns the value of proper financial management with help from her family and friends, and some Filipino heroes brought to life. 

“It’s important to teach young Filipinos how to make smart financial decisions and the Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog theater performance has been extremely successful in helping us achieve this objective. This year, we wanted to create new stories that are relevant in the new normal, while making the play educational and entertaining. We are excited to partner again with our trusted allies in financial education such as Tanghalang Pilipino and Teach for the Philippines to introduce the web series, to expand our outreach to more Filipino children and young people in the country,” said Dan Wolbert, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines and Guam.

Written by Eljay Castro Deldoc and directed by Avic Ilagan, the new LLBB stories feature five web episodes that focus on various financial topics such as the concept of promotional sales, value of saving, basics of credit, earning additional income, and scam awareness and prevention. 

The protagonist is Gwyneth, a teenage girl who will embark on a journey to financial literacy with guidance from characters like Lolo Sally and best friend Jing-Jing. The new web series also introduces new roles such as Gwyneth’s mother Blessie and friend-turned-admirer Aaron, with special appearances from Philippine national heroes and cultural icons.

Well-known financial literacy experts Salve Duplito and Rose Fres Fausto are also featured in the after-show interviews with Lolo Sally to enlighten the audience by providing financial education tips. Through their helpful insights and easy-to-apply tips, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of financial literacy concepts and gain better money management skills.

With Filipinos relying heavily on digital platforms to access media and entertainment, the web series is accessible through the social media sites of Tanghalang Pilipino (Facebook, YouTube) and its other non-profit organization partner for children’s education, Teach for the Philippines (facebook.com/teachforthephilippines). It will also be showcased on Visa’s Facebook channel. 

To reach remote parts of the country with limited access to the internet, LLBB also adapted this web series into a radio play which will air in local radio stations nationwide via the radio networks of Manila Broadcasting Company and Cultural Center of the Philippines.

“We are thankful to partner again with Visa for the new LLBB stories. The success we had with the live performances of LLBB in theaters and on campuses showed how impactful theater is when it comes to education. The new LLBB web series will further prove that theater as a medium remains relevant and versatile to help not only the youths but viewers of all ages to become better in managing their finances,” said Carmela Millado-Manuel, Tanghalang Pilipino Company Manager.

Since its debut four years ago, LLBB has reached over 37,000 students and educators across the Philippines. Fans of the show can watch the original story again via Tanghalang Pilipino’s YouTube page. For more information about Visa and LLBB, visit www.visa.com.ph

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of this highly of the popular play:


Philippine cultural icons like the Katmon Tree (in white costume) will help Gywneth (in pink) in her journey in the new LLBB web series.


Philippine heroes like Josefa Llanes Escoda (in terno) will make their appearance in the web series to guide the characters in their financial journey.


From the stage to the screen, Tanghalang Pilipino will showcase Filipino theater talent in the new LLBB web series.




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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

All Saint's and All Soul's Days During the Pandemic

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The "Ber" months have already started and Christmas Season is already on its way. But before this most awaited season of the year, there are still two holidays on the list.

Roughly two months to go and it is already All Saints Day and All Souls Day – November 1 and 2, respectively. This is declared a National and Special holidays here in the Philippines.

The said holidays are just some of the most awaited by many especially those working in the metro. For them, this an opportunity to spent few days with their families in their home town.

On November 1 and 2, many will visit the grave and offer flowers, lit candles, and pray for the souls of their loved ones. This is also the time for many to have a simple reunion.

Speaking of flowers, many brought flower arrangements made from freshly picked flowers in their gardens while others buy a ready-made bouquet in flower shops.

Unfortunately, last year, this tradition was temporarily stopped because of the pandemic. The cemetery was put closed and visits are not allowed. In other places, the cemetery was open a week before All Saints Day. The local government issued a specific day or schedule of visits per barangay to give people chance to visit their loved ones.

Flowers are still allowed during the visit but buying flowers from shops may be difficult due to long queues of buyers. This is because of the implementation of different health protocols like limits in the number of individuals inside the store and social distancing.
There are also flower shops that offer flower arrangement deliveries but advance orders and no walk-ins may be implemented. Hopefully, like in New York City, some shops are offering amazing flowers delivered same day in NYC. By having the said shops, many will have an opportunity to get the flowers even on November 1 or 2.

There will be a big possible that what have been implemented last year will be imposed again this year. Many will opt not to visit the grave of their loved ones because of the existing health hazards. Just like us, we will not be able to go to our hometown. We just offered a prayer and lit a candle in our home.

I hope that the pandemic will already end and everything will return to normal.

Stay Safe Everyone.
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Monday, September 6, 2021

Simple Home Workout Tips

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During the implementation of Community Quarantines, Enhanced and Modified Enhanced, there are several establishments that were put on close like restaurants, saloon and spas, malls, and even the gym.

Furthermore, majority gained weight during the quarantine periods. Even those who are considered themselves athletic and gym buffs admitted that they slightly increased when hitting the weighing scale.

Because of this, many continue their workouts in their own home. But what are the things that we need to prepare before doing home workouts?

Here are some tips to start your home work out activities.

Space
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There is no specific place recommended to do exercise. This can be done bedroom, living room, garage, balcony, rooftop (if there is), etc. As long as you feel free to move and comfortable in the place you picked.

Equipment
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Doing the routine exercise or workout at home does not mean that you need to buy the same equipment you used in the gym. You can have improvised or use other materials that you can see around the house.

For example, you can use gallons filled with water as weights. You can also use stools or chairs to do the bench press or chair push ups.

Clothes
You can use the same clothing you are wearing when going to the gym like your favorite bombshell sexy workout tops, sports bras, and sports shoes.

You can also opt to wear the usual house clothes if you feel more comfortable with it.

Workout Buddy
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Attending the gym usually have a gym buddy. You can do this at home too. Aside from your hubby or wifey, you can also ask your kids to be your new gym buddy. With this, they will be aware of their physical fitness at an early age.

You can also ask your pet, if you have one, to accompany you during your routine.

Others
Of course before going to your workout routine, don’t forget to bring the usual necessities like water, towel, music, and others.

Continuing workout activities does not mean you need to have the same equipment in the gym, you need to be resourceful and observe the things around you.

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