How to Remove Black Mold From Your Home

 

Black mould, also called toxic or black mould, is a type of fungus that forms its conidia, or reproductive spirals, in black sludge or slime. It can be found in dry soil and rock grains, although the preferred location for the fungus is in damp or moist building materials from water-logged or wet areas. Toxic black mould can be found in homes, offices, and other buildings built over a century ago when drainage systems weren’t as efficient as they are today, making the building more susceptible to mold growth. Mold growth is not the only hazard posed by toxic mold; it is also responsible for a range of health problems, including allergies, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, sinusitis, asthma, depression, and chronic respiratory illnesses.

One of the primary symptoms of toxic mold is the accumulation of a black powdery substance on surfaces that come into contact with it, such as bedding, walls, ceiling, flooring, or storage. This powdery substance is usually odorless or has a mild toxic odor. In addition, it releases spores into the air, which can be inhaled by humans or animals if exposed. However, there are some types of toxic mold that release toxins into the air when the conditions are right. When this happens, people living or working in the area are at risk of developing serious health problems, even if they have only been exposed to the mildest of the toxic forms of black mold.

When the environment is constantly moist, such as during the summer or fall months, the structure is more likely to accumulate damp walls and floors that are prime spots for mould growth. Leaks in the walls and floors will let dirt and grime seep into the walls and the ground, where it is easily ingested and can build up. The environment is also at risk when there are not enough barriers between the floor and ceiling, or a section of the ceiling is leaking. These gaps allow moisture to escape, creating an environment that is perfect for mould to grow.

If there are not enough barriers to prevent moisture from escaping, the ceiling and walls will condense, causing them to swell and become soft, making it more likely for water to enter the building. This condition, which is called sagging and ceiling dew, will result in cracked and crumbling paint, wallpaper, and drywall. Low condensation levels in the building are another sign of poor ventilation. If the moisture is not removed quickly, the moisture will find its way into the air by collecting on window panes, causing interior moisture problems and the development of mould.

To get rid of black mould, you must first get rid of the conditions that make it grow in the first place. It cannot be eliminated, but it can be controlled so that the risk of it starting is greatly reduced. For this to happen, you need to make sure the following things are in good repair:

Examine the inside of walls and ceilings: if they are cracked, look for signs of dampness and condensation. This may mean that they have had a leak recently. If you see discolouration on the interior, the walls are probably damp. It is recommended that you use a special mould killing solution to get rid of any damp areas and to clean and paint the walls immediately to eradicate any mould that does appear.

Clean gutters regularly to prevent the build-up of damp moss on roof tiles and shingles. Remove debris from gutters to allow them to drain properly and to prevent the accumulation of moisture on the roof. If you see any moss growing anywhere around the house, this needs to be removed as soon as possible. The moss can grow into black mould very quickly if it is allowed to grow unchecked.

Remove high levels of indoor dampness: this can cause serious health problems later on in life. Mold grows best where there are high levels of moisture present, such as behind doors, windows and in cupboards. You should also remove high levels of humidity, such as from a shower. If you do have mold growing anywhere inside your home, you should seek advice from a health professional as soon as possible to avoid the build-up of other health problems.

Black Leather Sneakers – What You Need To Know

 

White leather sneakers have been out of style for many years. They aren’t just one of the most stylish sneaker craze, they are also one of the most well-liked sneaker styles. Since summer is now in full swing and in the process of changing into winter, we are taking a look at black leather sneakers.

Today’s style of the sneaker is based heavily on comfort, as many people wear shoes for all kinds of activities. From casual walking to running, sneakers are available that can withstand all kinds of weather. However, if you are looking for something different then you should take a closer look at a pair of leather sneakers.

For a long time, white shoes have always been considered a very casual outfit. Black sneakers have been more fashionable and this has lead to an increase in demand for the pair. Leather shoes have now become a favourite footwear for both men and women due to their popularity. Many people like to add a bit of flair to their wardrobe by adding a pair of stylish shoes to their daily attire. It gives you a unique look that is completely unique.

There are a lot of different styles of these types of sneakers. Let’s take a look at some of them.

This type of sneaker is great for a casual look. The soles are made from leather, so the shoes don’t easily slip or slide when wet. These are also known to be very durable and long lasting. A lot of kids like these shoes as they are very comfortable to wear and will never feel tired. If you wear these shoes during the warmer months, you will probably want to keep them with you during the day. The bright color of these sneakers is also very popular among kids.

Another very popular type of black sneaker is the suede variety. This kind of footwear is very lightweight and has a nice smooth finish to them. They are perfect for those who love walking outdoors and can walk for long hours without getting sore or tired.

The last two popular styles are also great options. These shoes are a bit on the expensive side and are made from a lighter leather. and therefore are not as comfortable. It would be best to opt for a pair that is made from suede rather than a genuine leather shoe.

Leather sneakers are definitely an excellent choice if you want something new and stylish. But before you go out and purchase any pair, it would be a good idea to buy some tips and advice first.

What Type Of Phone Case Should You Get?

 

There are so many types of phone cases out there today, making it almost impossible, or simply too hard, to figure out which case is best suited for your daily lifestyle. Fortunately, with a little knowledge about the various types of materials being used, you can easily explain the similarities between each type of case and help yourself make the right choice when choosing a case.

Phone cases for other gadgets are available from several manufacturers, and all offer the same basic features for protecting your phone from the elements. A lot of phone companies to make their own line of phone accessories, which they also market online. While this type of accessory is generally inexpensive, it does not have the same level of quality and durability as one made by a major manufacturer.

One of the most popular types of phone cases is the silicone type, which is also the least expensive. These cases can withstand everyday wear and tear and provide the same level of protection as other materials. However, if you are looking to avoid scratching your phone, or want to choose a material that is more breathable and waterproof, then a silicone case may not be the right choice for you. It is important to understand the difference between the two, because these are not the same, and it is important to understand which one is the better option for you.

There are two main benefits of silicone cases, one of them being that they are extremely durable and will not crack or bend over time. The second benefit is that they are not as attractive as many other options, like leather, suede, or other types of materials. They are usually not as comfortable to wear, and they do not provide the same level of comfort to the touch than some other materials might offer. This is especially true if you are wearing gloves while using your phone, since you will be touching your hands on the surface.

A lot of people make the mistake of buying too many phone accessories at once, and this often results in purchasing a bunch that are not the same size or color, and not fitting correctly. It is important to understand the importance of making sure that your new accessory is the correct size, as well as making sure it matches with the rest of your accessories. In many cases, this can be done by purchasing a custom-made case or even by creating one yourself.

Cases for other accessories, such as those made for laptops, tablets, or iPods, are much simpler and easier to purchase and install. Most of these cases are made of silicone or other types of material and are designed to fit snugly against your phone, providing a smooth, clean look. While some people may find the appearance of silicone too garish and plain, many others prefer this look because it is so discreet.

Some people may choose to buy cases made of leather or other types of fabric, which can be very stylish but are prone to getting chipped up and tearing over time. Other options for protecting your phone cases for laptops or tablets, which are very similar to a traditional laptop case, and they do not allow air to get inside the case.

In the end, when choosing which type of case or material you want to buy, keep in mind that all silicone cases are very durable and provide a safe and solid barrier to keep your phone safe and secure. The most important thing to remember when shopping for a case, whether you choose a silicone or leather option, is to ensure that it is the right choice for you. – something you won’t regret.

Building a Passive House

 

The passive house is an optional standard for energy efficiency within a building, which significantly reduces the environmental impact of a property. It results in low-energy buildings that use less energy for cooling or heating.

A similar voluntary standard, MINERGY-P, is applied in Switzerland. The main difference between a passive and a non-passive house is that passive houses are designed to reduce energy consumption by designing the property so as to capture all of the heat and light that enter the house.

To create a passive house, you need to take into account the following factors: the design of your home, insulation, and windows. By designing your home to capture the heat and light coming into it, you not only minimize the amount of energy you consume, but you also help to reduce the carbon footprint of your building. Passive houses reduce the need for heating or cooling as much as possible, thereby increasing the efficiency of your home.

A passive house is better suited to homeowners who wish to cut back on their energy use but cannot afford to purchase an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their home. Because passive buildings take less energy to heat and cool than traditional buildings, they do not use more power to run than an equivalent sized non-passive house. Passive houses also tend to be cheaper to run than other types of buildings because they are generally much more efficient at drawing heat and light into the building and use fewer resources in order to do this.

A passive home also has other benefits. These benefits include having no heating and cooling costs. Passive houses do not need the same insulation as other types of buildings because passive homes are able to maintain a constant temperature and, therefore, do not need to use as much insulation.

The technology that is used to achieve passive homes also does not produce any pollutants. The use of the Passive House Standard in Switzerland allows for a reduced amount of air pollution and a decreased use of fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. A passive home can also help to reduce the risk of flooding and storms as well as it will provide an extra layer of protection against extreme weather conditions.

Before you decide whether or not to install a passive house in your property, consider its pros and cons. If you are able to pay for one and have enough funds to purchase a passive home, you may want to invest in one. However, you should also make sure that the passive home you purchase will actually give you the type of environment that you want in your home.

For example, if you are planning on installing a passive home in an area that experiences extreme temperatures, you will need to ensure that you purchase one with insulation that provides excellent insulation. You will also need to choose a material that offers good water resistance. Lastly, choose a material that is able to withstand heavy wind and rain for years to come so that the materials used in your building are able to remain durable for many years.

While it may be difficult to purchase a passive home, you should not worry about the cost of these structures. A typical passive house may cost up to $300 per square foot and many of them are available in this price range. This price is comparable to traditional construction and does not require any major remodeling or structural changes.

If you decide to buy a passive house, you will need to determine the types of products that are available to cover the construction. This will help you choose a material that you believe will best suit the needs of your current climate. When looking for products, you may want to purchase energy-efficient versions of the products that you already have in order to make your home more efficient and save money on heating and cooling costs.

Passive homes can also be built using recycled materials and other recycled resources. Because passive homes are constructed from recycled materials, you can help to protect the environment at the same time you are helping to save money on your heating and cooling costs.

In conclusion, a passive house is a great way to save on energy bills and still live in a comfortable and environmentally friendly home. If you are interested in purchasing a passive home, you should definitely check out one that has been designed by a professional architect or by a certified builder.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList’s expertise in books and reading means that you’ll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

You are now ready to start finding great new authors to read…

 

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  • Our recommendations are crafted by experts, and we let you know who wrote a recommendation and why the recommendation makes sense. We offer recommendations for titles, authors, and series.
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  • A single place for reviews
  • Top ten, best of, favourites — we have hundreds of reading lists that make it really easy to quickly find great books to read.
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Time for Fun. Every Library, Every Saturday.

Come to your local library this Saturday afternoon for some free fun. All our libraries have things to do – see the schedule below. Events start 2pm.

Age Suitability

Most events are suitable for all ages but children younger than 8 years old will require active adult supervision.

Saturdays Darfield Leeston Lincoln Rolleston
27 January Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
3 February Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
10 February Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories,
activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
17 February TBA Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
TBA Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
24 February Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Euchre
Euchre fan? Bring a friend or two for a game.
Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
3 March Craft Make a Book
Write and illustrate and easy folded paper booklet.
Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
TBC
10 March Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
17 March Easter Craft Games Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
Make a Book
Write and illustrate and easy folded paper booklet.
24 March Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
TBC Easter Craft
31 March BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +

Storytime to Go packs

Storytime to Go packs have arrived at Selwyn Libraries!  These are packs of tried and true books on particular themes and they can be taken out by you!

If you are unsure of what to select for your child,  in a rush or just want some great books on the same topic, grab one of our packs today. They can be issued for a month and each pack contains 6-8 books.

Ask us for more details…

Fun after school programme!

Fun after school programme!

Love LEGO®? Join the free LEGO® Club !
Lincoln Library, first Wednesday of the month,
first session 7 February, 3.30–4.30pm
Leeston Library, third Monday of the month,
first session 19 February, 3.30–4.30pm
Darfield Library, second Tuesday of the month,
first session 13 February, 4–5pm
Rolleston Library, fourth Tuesday of the month,
first session 27 February, 5–6pm
Register at your preferred library.
Term time only.

Recommended for primary

school aged children. Children under eight
years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

New opening hours

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents. More details inside.

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents.

With library hours extending into Saturday afternoons, programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. Service Centres at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield will be available on Saturday mornings until midday. The trial hours also include at least one extended evening per week to allow access after business hours.

Darfield

Monday 9:00am – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 7:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30
Sunday CLOSED

Leeston

Monday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
Sunday CLOSED

Lincoln

Monday 8:30 – 5:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 5:30
Wednesday 8:30 – 5:30
Thursday 8:30 – 6:30
Friday 8:30 – 5:30 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30
Sunday CLOSED

Rolleston

Monday 8:30 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 6:00
Thursday 8:30 – 6:00
Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:30 – 4:00
Sunday CLOSED

Teen Book Club

Do you love reading? Are you aged 13 or over? Lincoln Library is running a Teen Book Club this year and we would love you to join us! Come along and talk about the books you love, see the latest Young Adult titles, and get some help with your NCEA texts. Drinks and snacks provided! If this sounds like you, contact the Lincoln Library on 3472876, or email Lincoln.Library@selwyn.govt.nz