What do you do when the weather outside is frightening, and you still need to go out and get to work, school, or shopping? Snow and ice removal is a major hassle in the winter season. But before you shell out a lot of cash to a professional snow removal service, try using some of these unconventional but effective methods to eliminate all of the snow.
1) Table salt is a terrific temporary de-icer when used in moderation. To prevent hard frost from forming on your car’s windshield overnight, try placing table salt in an old sack or sock and rubbing it all over the windows the night before. Make sure to rub firmly and completely over the entire surface.
2) To clear away ice from car windows, door, steps, locks, or walkways, try pouring lukewarm water over the entire area and then prevent additional ice from forming by using a sponge to remove the runoff immediately. Depending upon the volume of ice built up, you might have to repeat the process quite a few times.
3) A plastic tarp or a canvas painting drop cloth can be the secret to speedy snow removal! If snowfall is predicted, cover your car, porch steps, or walkways with a sturdy cloth or tarp. While leaving home in the morning, drag the snow-filled tarp to the side of your backyard and shake the snow off before you head out.
If you are looking for the right snow removal equipment, then we’ve got just what you need. We have sturdy shovels, brushes, de-icers, ice melts, and more!
Energy Efficient Lights to Brighten the Dimmest of Days
Choosing the right light bulbs for homes and businesses is essential. Without the proper lighting, loss of brightness and energy may occur. Check out some of our safe, energy-efficient lighting options.
Incandescent light bulbs are used in a wide variety of applications in and around the home. The most famous incandescent is the A-shape (A19), with a medium screw-in base that is common in general household lighting such as table lamps. Incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light, however much of that energy is lost due to heat. Since 2007, there has been a slight phase-out of incandescent lighting with only a few specialty bulbs exempt, such as antique and rough service bulbs. They still are widely used, and we offer the best selection of Incandescent bulbs available out there!
Halogen light bulbs contain small capsules filled with Halogen gas, which emit bright white light. Using the same amount of power as incandescent bulbs, these lights last longer and generate better quality light. Halogen bulbs are susceptible to the oils on your skin. These oils can form hot spots on the lens, which causes the glass to break when heated, so it is recommended to wear gloves while handling them.
LED Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs are considered up to 80 percent more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs. These bulbs can be found in a variety of shapes, including BRs, MRs, and LED tubes. Certain LED light bulbs may qualify for rebates on top of the fantastic energy savings. Look for bulbs that are Energy Star, Title 24, and JA8 rated.
Need help finding the right light bulb for your application? Shop our selection or speak with our helpful staff today by calling 1-703-356-5496!
Our lighting services cater to both indoor and outdoor requirements. Whether it is outdoor safety lights to detect trespassers, or indoor fixtures to illuminate households, we’ve got just what you need!