Fixing The Electric

It is true that danger is a common feature of everyday life in Israel. However, while most people are worried about physical attacks from assailants on the street here – especially in a city such as Jerusalem, the reality is that a faulty appliance could cause far worse damage or harm to you and your family. So in the case of an electrical emergency or a wiring issue that poses a greater, more immediate threat to you and your household remember that there are a few basic tips and pointers that you should follow to ensure that you and your family are protected from any potential hazards.

This is why it’s generally advisable to make use of a skilled repairman or electrician such as the trained and readied technicians waiting for you at Efes Takalot. In a town like Jerusalem and a country like Israel in specific, it’s important to remember that most of the buildings (and therefore the wiring inside those buildings) that people tend to inhabit here are more volatile or vulnerable to faults in general than modern buildings are. This is simply a cause of time and wear and tear – over time, wires become faulty, broken and stop working. This can ultimately lead to the failure of electronic appliances and general electronics around the home.

By concentrating on a simple, inexpensive system of looking for visible signs of damage or faults, most of the electrical risks can be controlled. There is no legal requirement to label equipment that has been inspected or tested, nor is there a requirement to keep records of these activities. Although it is not a legal requirement, maintaining a record and labelling system can be a useful way to monitor and review the effectiveness of the maintenance scheme. It is recommended that fixed installations (the wiring and equipment between the supply meter and the point of use, eg socket outlets) are inspected and tested periodically by a competent person.

Make sure that people who are working with electricity are competent to do the job. Even simple tasks such as wiring a plug can lead to danger – ensure that people know what they are doing before they start. Check that: in suspect or faulty equipment is taken out of use, labelled ‘DO NOT USE’ and kept secure until examined by a competent person. Where possible, tools and power socket outlets are switched off before plugging in or unplugging; and n equipment is switched off and/or unplugged before cleaning or making adjustments. More complicated tasks, such as equipment repairs or alterations to an electrical installation, should only be carried out by people with knowledge of the risks and the precautions needed. You must not allow work on or near exposed, live parts of equipment unless it is absolutely unavoidable and suitable precautions have been taken to prevent injury, both to the workers and to anyone else who may be in the area

Taking the right precautions and being prepared for an emergency could save you sums of money in repair costs and damage recovery.

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Dealing With Frizzy Hair Without Chemicals

This sulfate which contains dioxane- sodium lauryl ether sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate- is an ingredient in shampoos such as Tresemme, Herbal Essences and Pantene Pro-V. And it’s in the top three ingredients in most of these generic shampoos. Am I saying that grocery store brands of shampoo will give you cancer? Definitely not. And do all shampoos have chemicals or ingredients that could affect you? Probably. But the point I’m making is that exposing yourself to something that could hurt your health to any degree is absolutely not worth the few extra dollars saved for anyone. And there is a perfect balance to be achieved. Somewhere between the generic shampoos which do much more harm than good and are full of chemicals and the expensive, organic shampoos at Whole Foods which don’t give the hair any .

Silicones are often used in hair care products to add shine and gloss to hair, decrease combing friction and tangling, provide conditioning and act as a humectant. However, silicones only give the appearance of healthier hair by coating it to make it appear sleeker, frizz free and healthier. They are also known to add weight and give fine and fragile hair a heavy feeling.

Silicone hair products are also generally not water soluble, which means that they can build-up in your hair over time, especially if you don’t use a proper cleanser to wash them  out. In order to get rid of the build-up that silicone hair products can create, you will have to use a shampoo containing surfactants. Some people do find their hair behaves better with silicones in their products. If this is the case for you, it is best to try and use products with silicones that are all water soluble. For example, the Ouidad products only use water soluble silicones. But if you are using natural cleansers and conditioners, you will want to avoid all silicones so they don’t build up. Honeydew products is where everyone goes to get all of the healthy products out there.

Shampoo is for one thing only: cleansing your scalp. Yes, that’s right. Billy Madison had it right. But seriously, the only place your shampoo should go is on your scalp. Basically, the idea is that your scalp produces oil that naturally cleanses and moisturizes your scalp and hair. The only reason to shampoo is to rinse those oils out when they have built up too much and give your scalp a reset. And the only reason to use conditioner is to then add moisture to your ends and close down the cuticle that comprises the outermost layer of the hair strand. Therefore, it would make perfect sense to only use the shampoo through the roots and the conditioner through the ends. Doing the opposite with either will leave your ends looking and feeling dry and dull and leave your roots looking and feeling greasy and heavy. Neither of which are a good look.

It’s important not to wash your hair with petrol or petroleum based products on a regular basis as this can lead to serious hair and scalp damage over time. Always worth thinking about while you apply that stylish conditioner to your scalp or rinse your hair with that expensive brand of shampoo you bought yourself last week at the Redken sale.

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