Month: January 2019

Choose Best Car Detailing Products For Interior and Exterior Detailing

Auto detailing is no effortless job. Eliminating hardened dirt, tree sap, squashed bugs, and grease on vehicle exteriors usually entails hours of scrubbing and the use of harsh chemicals. Cleaning the interiors can also be an overwhelming task. Just vacuuming the carpets and upholstery will not remove coffee stains or juice spills and foul odors left by cigarette smoke, sweat, and splattered food. To manage such challenging jobs, you should be equipped with feature-rich, dependable and mobile vehicle cleaning systems.

It is straightforward to acquire high-good quality car detailing items, such as steam pressure washers and carpet cleaners. All you have to do is browse through the websites or blogs of leading distributors, take into account the attributes of merchandise they provide and decide on the ones that appear right for your needs. Here is a appear at the major classes of vehicle detailing items accessible from reputable suppliers.

High-quality Products for Cleaning Vehicle Exteriors

Just as the name suggests, steam pressure washers combine the best attributes of steam cleaners and pressure cleaners. Classic steam cleaners do feature the cleaning power of steam but do not feature the adequate pressure levels necessary for automobile detailing jobs. Conventional pressure cleaners come with extremely high-pressure levels that can seriously damage vehicle exteriors. For this reason, exceptional suppliers now offer you steam pressure washers with moderate pressure levels and wet steam cleaning power.

The greatest steam pressure cleaners developed for auto detailing applications feature pressure levels at or below 1500 psi to guarantee optimal cleaning without damaging vehicle surfaces. Super-heated steam at temperatures as high as 250ºF succeeds in dissolving the toughest dirt and grease deposits. These versatile steam-powered car detailing systems are also great for melting off snow and ice that blankets vehicles in the winter.

To allow effortless transportation, these auto wash systems come with wheeled configurations. This aspect of mobility significantly simplifies and speeds up the cleaning approach.

Employing these portable auto pressure washer merchandise does not involve adding any toxic chemicals or harsh detergents. Hot steam is all it takes to get rid of most kinds of stubborn deposits and stains from vehicle exteriors. The mobile automobile wash equipment, therefore, helps implement eco-friendly cleaning strategies. Nevertheless, for further speed and cleaning power, users can pick to inject green cleaning detergents. These green chemicals optimize cleaning power without causing any dangerous side effects on the environment, users, or even vehicle surfaces.

Sustaining Vehicle Interiors with Advanced Carpet Cleaners

Most vehicle owners regularly vacuum interiors, but rarely ever wash them. Even so, vacuuming only assists eliminate debris from carpets and upholstery. It does not clean off stains and stubborn grime. For this reason, you must attempt utilizing steam vehicle wash units created for interior detailing.

Top-grade suppliers now offer you steam automobile wash merchandise, such as heated carpet cleaners, that make use of low flow cleaning technology. With a minimal amount of water, these mobile auto wash units accomplish excellent cleaning results. Low water consumption also helps carpets to dry quicker, a requirement in the low air-flow environment of vehicle interiors. In fact, the portable carpet cleaner machines can leave carpets inside vehicles clean, dry and fresh smelling in just two hours.

These mobile car wash goods are highly durable, efficient, trustworthy and user-friendly. The advanced technologies make these car-cleaning systems unmatched in terms of performance, lowering the time required for each detailing job – a tremendous benefit for both skilled detailers and hobbyists. Employing these cleaning products will surely transform an auto detailing session into an easy and even enjoyable 1. So check out these exciting items right now and discover how easy vehicle cleaning can really be!

The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014

There are a lot of things happening in the world of education. Technology is finally making a big enough impact that teachers can feel like they are well within their right as teachers to bring things like iPads into the classroom. I know of some schools that still basically ban all new technology and they remind me a bit of ostrich with their head in the sand.

So it’s reassuring to see the following visual. As you can see below, there are now some pretty significant technology trends happening in the classroom. The guide below outlines the biggest edtech trends that you should know about. It touches on the 4 big ones of this year plus 6 more trends that we should expect to see next year.

Do you agree with the guide? It seems to be pretty well on target from where I’m sitting. What about you? What are some other trends you think should be added to this list?

BIGGEST TRENDS OF 2013

  1. The usage of SMS / text messaging in the classroom
  2. Enabling students with social media
  3. Students can take more free online courses than ever before
  4. 3D printing is coming soon to a classroom near you!

UPCOMING TRENDS OF 2014

  1. Universities are finally embracing e-books
  2. Counseling is going high-tech
  3. Game-based learning is leveling up
  4. BYOD is becoming a standard way to bring edtech into the classroom
  5. More schools will be putting their resources into the cloud
  6. Schools will continue to embrace open textbooks

Those are just a few of the trends we’re watching right now. There are still plenty of other big changes happening to education right now. It’s happening slowly though. Don’t get too excited now. In fact, education is notorious as an industry that takes it’s time to revolutionize. That’s because there are so many moving parts, vested interests, and a lot at stake. You don’t want to screw up a student’s future or understanding of a key concept just because you chose to embrace a few wrong trends. It’s a tough call, so do your research on all these trends!

Wobbly Restaurant Tables

One of the first things I do when visiting a dining establishment (at least one where you choose your own seating) is checked to find a clean and stable table. Why stable you ask because I can’t stand spending my hopefully fully pleasurable lunch or dinner experience dealing with a table that rises and falls at every change in the balance of our food.

First off, a dirty table is completely unacceptable. I know that others have dined before me, and hopefully thousands of them because the place I am eating is that good; I just don’t want to think about it. Even worse, I don’t want to see remnants of what they were eating. So for all those restaurateurs out there, please take special note to be well staffed enough to have those tables spotless right after the previous diners are done.

Along with that, make sure that whatever rag you are using to clean up includes one to dry it off. Seeing streaks of likely bacterial invested water from your quick clean up job is just about as disgusting as a dirty table.

Now on to my peeve of the day, the table that moves. I realize there is a myriad of reasons why a table can be unstable. That tile floor can’t be expected to be perfectly flat of course, and the table legs are designed to go on a flat surface. Then there is the bozo that can’t help but manhandle the table when moving around your entire middle dining area to accommodate his party of 50 friends and family. Whatever the reason may be, it just bugs me to have a table that amplifies my bad manners of putting my elbows on the table.

Yeah, I admit it, I all too often lean in on my meal with an elbow or two resting on the table. Bad habit I know, but it happens. But that aside, some tables are so imbalanced that simply removing your beverage cup can cause a shifting of the delicate balance akin to the sway of a boat at sea.

Of course, I don’t sit and stew or make a nuisance of myself by complaining about my seating arrangements. Instead of grabbing a napkin or two, fold them up to the necessary thickness, and place it under the offending leg. Most people I dine with know of my need to stability when eating, so they have made it a part of the initial sitting down routine to hold up the leg and help me get things in order. Others grin and are somewhat impressed by my McGyver like ingenuity; at least secretly inside they are.

So, I don’t like ‘em, but I have my own little solution to fix the situation. No instability while I enjoy my meal. Can’t stand it. Ugh.

Clean Hands Dilemma in Public Bathrooms

A little rant the other day about shared bathroom etiquette made me remember another topic I wanted to share about the bathroom, particularly public bathrooms. I don’t want everyone to think that I have a hang-up with bathrooms, quite the opposite, I really don’t think about it much. What I do think about, though, is keeping my life at the cemetery is possible. I have mentioned before that ever since having kids, I have been sick more in my life than ever before. My health overall is fairly good, but I am much more prone to catching the “cold of the month” now that I have children. Because of that, I am very conscious about keeping my hands clean and never touching my eyes, face or mouth after having ever touched any surface or something that may not be clean.

This brings me to perhaps the most unsanitary of places, the public restroom. These dens of germ infestation are places that I will go to almost any length to avoid. Call me the camel of urination, but I’d rather hold it as long as I can to get back to a bathroom I trust instead of using a public restroom. There are those times, though, that despite proper planning and perhaps as much foresight is possible, you have no choice but to use a public restroom.

Clean Hands Dilemma in Public Bathrooms

First off, I hate using any restroom that is not properly cared for. In fact, if an establishment does not care enough to maintain their bathroom facilities, I really do not have much trust in the rest of their business. This is particularly true for restaurants. As a customer, we don’t have the opportunity to tour the kitchen to see what kind of habits they have in keeping things clean and sanitary, so the restroom is really the only place we have to judge other than the table itself. Fortunately, most restaurants realize this take care.

Yet, despite their best efforts, the design of the building itself often precludes your ability to use the facilities and exit in a purely sanitary state. This is what troubles me and the point is this rant today.

Most buildings have a pretty standard layout, meaning they have their stalls, the men’s version has their urinals, and there is a sink or two for hand washing. First off, motion sensor flushing facilities are a must. The idea of grabbing a handle the flash on something that you know hundreds of people before you that very day have grabbed after having touched their nether regions is not the best visual I can think of. I admit in some cases I have chosen to use my foot or a ball of water about toilet paper to perform this task in lieu of actually touching the handle.

Moving on to the hand washing options. Again motion sensors are the best option here. Nothing good has happened since the flushing part of the routine bow for hands have touched the handles to turn on the water. Germs galore. If motion sensors are not available, I typically end up just turning the handle with my bare hands, but after washing, a paper towel is typically my choice for grabbing me to turn the water off. Why wash your hands, if when you are done you are going to grab that dirty handle to turn the water back off anyway. I trust my bathroom habits far better than those unknown people before me. Of course, this only works if they actually use paper products for drying your hands. If they use any air based and dryer, which really isn’t a bad option, this does limit your choices for turning the water off. Hopefully, you got a good combination of motion sensors along with air dryers.

Clean Hands Dilemma in Public Bathrooms

Finally, the part of my rant to gets me the most out of everything to discuss a typical public restroom experience — finally leaving. In the standard layout of a bathroom, of course, it has a door. Grabbing that handle to open the door is the last thing I want to do after finally getting my hands clean and hopefully germ-free. Who knows if the person before me actually washed their hands, or, if they did, how good of a job did they do?

Back in my college days, I took a microbiology class. We, of course, had the typical lecture portion of the class, but we also had a lab portion. One of the experiments we performed was to swab any public surfaces and apply them to Petri dishes to see what kind of fungus we can grow. I am sure many of you may have heard stories like this in the past, but the short version is that some of the best fungi were grown right off of the doorknob to the classroom. I shudder to think what I might have grown at I found the door handle exiting a public restroom. I can guess the results, so it’s an experiment that I choose to avoid.

So with all that said, perhaps my favorite public bathrooms are those found in most airports. If you have traveled, you probably can visualize what I’m about to describe. These restrooms are of course designed for high-volume usage, especially when passengers are disembarking from a long flight. There are no doors, rather a mini catacomb entryway that allows you to wind your way in out of the eyes of public viewing, without ever passing through a door. Granted, this takes a little bit of room to accomplish, but it is the most sanitary of options.

So next time you have the occasion to use a public restroom, think of my little rant here and observe the steps you have to take to end up leaving with hands and sanitary enough that you feel comfortable eating with them. I really don’t consider myself a germaphobic, but I am pretty particular about having clean hands especially when I am about to begin shoving food in my mouth. Maybe this goes back to my previous rant about my semi-OCD tendencies, but I like to think it’s just common sense.