What it means to be a Plumber

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What it means to be a Plumber

Plumbing is one of those skilled professions we all have to turn to at some time in our lives. Whether we pay for the initial installation of plumbing pipes and equipment, or the maintenance of our existing fixtures, we are all going to have to pay the piper, or the plumber in this instance, at some point. And as is the case with many household items, making sure our original install of plumbing fixtures and appliances is correct can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the years. Plumbing repairs
But if you do have to turn to a plumber for some type of maintenance, it’s a good idea to consider installing new equipment. But new install, or simple maintenance, although you may be able to handle some small jobs yourself, at some point in your life you will have to employ a professional plumber.

And as a desirable profession, plumbing is definitely an evergreen skilled trade. Water lies at the center point of our existence, so we will always need plumbers. Washing machines, faucets, hot water heaters and dishwashers all rely on water to be effective, and this will always be the same regardless of any advances in technology. Certainly reliability will be improved over time, but these items will always need installation and maintenance. And any corner-cutting or use of substandard equipment by builders to save money will only further guarantee the need for plumbers moving forward. For those seeking a good paying career, plumbing is guaranteed to be in demand for the foreseeable future.

It pays to be a Plumber

And unlike becoming a doctor or lawyer, learning the plumbing profession does not take years of schooling, tons of money and expensive universities. Also, plumbers make well above the national average salary. Some on-the-job training and a trade qualification, coupled with a plumbing apprenticeship, and a determined student can become a professional plumber in very little time. You obviously need the ability to work with your hands, but this is a knowledge-based job. Once you learn certain crucial tasks, you can perform them for years, as the basics change very little.

As far as the basics are concerned, many Do-It-Yourselfers and homeowners with a basic grasp of plumbing and some basic tools can perform their own money-saving plumbing jobs. But don’t kid yourself. If you are unsure what you doing, you could turn a very small job into an expensive nightmare repair for a professional. And you should definitely locate and use the water shut-off or stop-cock before you start any job, large or small. This not only limits the amount of damage an untrained plumbing hopeful can do, but also gives you plenty of time to get a professional on the job should something go wrong.

Basic installation and maintenance jobs can be handled by just about anyone with a rudimentary grasp of plumbing. This often involves simply unscrewing an old faucet or fitting and installing the new one. But if there are underlying problems, even this simplest of plumbing repairs and get out of hand quickly. Plastic pipes are a favorite for rats and mice to chew on, and this is just one example of the many considerations you should take before beginning even a simple job.

Of course, whenever your level of expertise is in doubt, calling a professional is definitely the way to go. And with the power of the World Wide Web, there are online resources, streaming videos and How To instructionals which can help you acquaint yourself with the job in question. This then allows you to speak intelligently with any plumbing tradesman you hire. Certainly, most professional plumbers are hard-working, honest and scrupulous individuals. But there are some shysters out there, and it is very important that you know what each job entails, including labor, materials and overall expense, so you don’t get taken to the cleaners.

When you do decide to contact a professional plumber, it’s a good idea to ask about upgrades instead of repairs. Sometimes the repair is just a band-aid that needs to continually be replaced. In this case, paying for new fixtures or appliances now saves you time, money and frustration down the road. If you simply patch cheap materials, you’ll be calling your plumber back. But having made the replacement now, as opposed to repair, you’ll sleep better at night, and keep more money in your pocket over the long run.

And now that almost every reputable plumber has a presence online, finding a good professional plumbing service in your area is as easy as turning on your computer. Plumbers understand that if they can’t be found, they can’t work. That is why reputable plumbers join online business directories, and the sites invite customer feedback. Checking the reviews of previous customers is an outstanding way to ensure your satisfaction is high, and your cost is low. And with the increasing proliferation of smartphones, many plumbing websites and directories have even been optimized for mobile, which is a big help when you need to make an emergency call.
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How to use FTP upload to add images

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How to use FTP upload to add images and other files to your website. Upload your logo to personalise your site.

Today we will learn how to upload files to your CMS website. Why do you need to do this ? Actually you may never need to upload anything at all, but some times you may want to upload images that you want to use o­n your site. Some times you may just like to have the hosting features that other web hosts provide you. With our program,, I want to make sure I provide you with everything you need today as well as everything you may need in the future !Internet Marketing

To Upload files we use FTP (File Transfer Protocol). If have an FTP client program like CuteFTP or WSFTP, that is great we can use it. If you do not have an FTP program, you can download and install o­ne but remember I had advertised that you will not have to install anything ? Unlike other sellers o­n the internet, I keep my promise ! So if you do not have an FTP program, I have setup a web based FTP that you can use from your browser. Just go to http://biz-whiz.com/ftp/ and from here you will be able to do everything that an FTP client can do.

To login to your account, you should enter the servername, username and password that were sent to you in your welcome email. The portnumber is set to the default standard 21, you will never need to bother about this. If your site is http://yoursitename.com then your servername will be yoursitename.com and your username will likely be yoursitename @ biz-whiz.com

After you login to your ftp account, you will be able to upload, download, create, edit and delete files and folders. the files that you upload will be accessible from the browser as http://yoursitename.com/yoursitename/filename

This means that if you upload a file called logo.gif after you login to your ftp account, that file may be viewed by anyone using the link http://yoursitename.com/yoursitename/logo.gif (replace yoursitename with the domain name of your site).

The logo.gif is a special file that your CMS system identifies. If a logo.gif is found in your ftp account, it will use this logo o­n your website in all your pages, otherwise your CMS system will use the default logo that comes with the theme you select. So if you want to have your logo appear o­n all pages of your site, all you have to do is to upload it as logo.gif and you are done. Now how easy was that 🙂

If you want to customize the theme that you have chosen, you should send me an email mentioning which theme you want to customize and I will move the files for that theme into your ftp account. You will then be able to make minute changes to your theme in any way you wish, these changes will affect o­nly your site.

You can also upload html pages, scripts, e-books, sound files, anything that you want.
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If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, just hit the reply button.

Today we learnt how to upload files and how these files may be accessed from the browser. We also learnt how to change the logo o­n your site and if you need to make changes to your theme you know what you should do.

You should continue to add content to your site. the content of your site is the reason for the existence of your site and without the content all the features that you learn are of no use, so keep adding content to your site. Tomorrow we will see how to exchange links with other webmaster.  

Exposing the Brown Recluse

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Exposing the Brown Recluse

San Antonio and all of South Texas is no stranger to the Brown Recluse, plus many other kinds of Spiders. Good or bad, poisonous or not. A San Antonio Pest ControlTechnician will point them out and treat your House accordingly. Some of these Spider can have a nasty toxin that will affect you for quite a while. So don’t wait when you think that you have a Spider problem and call the Experts from the Pest Control in San Antonio See more here

We get a lot of phone calls in our office at The Bug Man. Most of the time, the calls aren’t alarming. However, when it comes to brown recluses, most of the calm, cool, collectedness in our customers capsizes.Getting bit by bugs is usually not #1 on the list of fun for most people. Our desire is to offer educational materials and partner with you to keep your home pest free. We try to dispel the fear that comes with bugs through our pest control services as well as educational, informative, and humorous resources. Hopefully this blog will both teach you and tickle your funny bone.

Please take a seat in our virtual classroom, and pull out your study materials. The bell has rung and it’s time for Brown Recluses: 101.

True to their name, brown recluses usually stay away from people. They don’t prey on humans, but they do bite in defense if they are threatened. Brown recluses are active at night and will move if disturbed. They typically hang out in areas that don’t receive heavy traffic, such as in storage boxes, closets, and in piles of unused clothes on the floor.

To prevent brown recluses from getting into your storage and clothing areas, vacuum and clean as often as you can and store your items and clothes in sealed plastic containers. And, shake out any items/clothes before you put them on to try remove any spiders that may be in there.

Brown Recluse spider specimen that a customer brought in to our office

It is important to note that brown recluse venom is tricky. The size of the person, the amount of brown recluse bites and the immune system of the bitten one all have to be factored in. Some people get bitten on a Tuesday at the beginning of the month and don’t notice anything until on a Friday at the end of the month. Conversely, results of a bite could be immediately apparent. No two people are alike in the way they respond to bites. No blanket statements here. It all depends. It just depends.

Although it is widely publicized that brown recluses are deadly, a bite from a brown recluse has yet to kill someone. Many health issues are mistakenly attributed to brown recluses because of the hype associated with them. Because brown recluses are well known, they get the wrap for other skin problems, like flesh eating bacteria or bed sores.

If a person gets bitten by a brown recluse, it could lead to a large, ulcerative sore if left untreated. However, if the person bitten seeks medical attention and the help of a pest professional within a reasonable amount of time, the bite likely won’t lead to lost limbs.

Let’s put it this way, if you duke it out with brown recluses with the help of The Bug Man and a medical professional, you won’t end up like the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “It’s just a flesh wound.”

Though the violin shape on the back of a brown recluse indicates what type of spider it is, it’s best to call a pest professional who can properly identify the spiders and track where they are coming from. We have two approaches to brown recluses: conservative and an infestation treatment. When possible, we try to use the conservative method to treat them. We place glue boards throughout your home to monitor where the spiders are coming from and how many of them you have.

After monitoring the amount of spider activity, we will move forward with an infestation treatment if we need to. If necessary, we will come back for several follow up appointments until the problem is totally taken care of.

Well, class, we hope you learned a lot today. Please raise your virtual hands via leaving a comment or our Ask an Expert page. We’ll see you next time!
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