Archive | March 2014

Home Maintenance Tips: Four Tips To Preventing Home Fires

One of the greatest tragedies a homeowner can experience is home fires. Worst ones can either put everything you’ve worked for into ashes or be the cause of death of a family. The source can range from electrical problems such as frequently blown fuses, faulty cords and discolored outlets to simple neglect on the part of the household members. It is then critical to have your house regularly maintained so you will be safe from the dangers it may pose.

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How To Prevent Home Fires

Identify how you can make your residence a good place to live in. Here are some home maintenance tips to prevent this disaster from happening.

  1.        Pay attention to your electrical condition. If you are a new homebuyer, it would be wise to consider the overall structure of the building. For instance, if you are eyeing a classic Spanish-inspired residence in Laguna that has been up since the 1960s, you have to ensure that the old wirings of the Philippine real estate property have been consequently replaced. For current homeowners, do make sure that you set a schedule with your electrician to visit your compound on a regular basis so he can check all corners from circuit breakers and panel boxes to outlets and wires. Your system should always be up-to-date and all existing issues should be immediate resolved. Be warned when you encounter any of these: deteriorating or worn-out wiring, improperly grounded receptacles, overloaded fuse boxes and flickering lights or intermittent power interruptions. Implement these best practices list on your household:
  • Have your appliances apply correctly rated fuses and keep them unplugged if not in use.
  • Do not install cables/leads under the carpets.
  • Position the extension cord in a safe corner that is far from foot traffic and other related hazards.
  1.        Keep your kitchen hazard free. Regardless if you live in a PH condominium, family house or an apartment, the truth of the matter is that majority of the fires start in the kitchens. Hence:
  • Never leave a pan unattended when you’re cooking.
  • Clean your stoves and ovens frequently. Take immediate action if you see grease forming.
  • Place the dishtowels, paper and plastic bags at least four to six feet away from the stove top.
  1.        Apply necessary countermeasures for items that can maximize the volume of the flames. This includes:
  • Keeping the matches and lighters out of reach. Store them on a locked cabinet.
  • Making sure that candles use stable holders, are far from curtains and in no danger of being knocked over. If you can help it, opt for battery-operated ones instead.
  • Gasoline, paint thinners and other flammable liquids should be tightly stored in containers and placed outdoors or in a separate shed outside. Never bring them inside unless in use.
  • Getting rid if not washing oily rags immediately.
  • If one of you is a smoker, refrain from doing it inside the residence. The cigarettes should be completely extinguished with water too.
  1.        Install fire prevention tools. Be it as simple as fire extinguishers and garden sprinklers or as sophisticated as smoke detectors and alarm systems, set them up as a precaution. Devise an escape route too and post it on the walls for everybody else to see.

Where To Find The Right Condo In Metro Manila

Real estate in the Philippines is a growing lucrative industry, indicative of the slow yet steady progress of the country’s economy. New commercial and residential developments are sprouting almost everywhere, even reaching the outskirts of Metro Manila. Developments are seen in Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Batangas, Bulacan, and Pampanga, and are also slowly gaining momentum in Visayas and Mindanao. Areas in Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao are seeing mid- to high-rise condominium buildings and subdivisions.

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Condominiums are more popular than subdivisions in highly dense areas due to the scarcity of land area. An example of which is Metro Manila where there are about hundreds, if not thousands, of residential built by Philippine real estate developers. With so many to choose from, here are some relevant information that may help you decide which condominium in Metro Manila is right for you.

Manila

If you want to live near amusement parks, some foreign embassies, tourist spots like Manila Zoo, National Museum, Intramuros, and the ever-popular shopping destination Divisoria, then Manila is right for you. Living in a condo near Roxas Boulevard also gives you an additional bonus of seeing the admired sunset by the bay each and every day.

Quezon City

Quezon City is home to two of the premiere universities in the Philippines-UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila. Specialty hospitals like Kidney, Lung, and Heart Centers of the Philippines are also found here.  Public transportations are accessible and inexpensive, an added convenience to those who want to live in Quezon City.

Parañaque City

Airports in Metro Manila are located in Parañaque City. If you are one of the many travel enthusiasts, then living in Parañaque City is most convenient for you. There are also several shopping malls and famous churches, such as the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, commonly known as The Redemtorist Church or Baclaran Church situated in Paranaque City.

Taguig City

One of the fastest growing financial districts, Bonifacio Global City, is situated at the heart of Taguig City. Posh shopping centers, international schools, high-end hospitals, and classy condominiums are found here. For a more upscale standard of living, a condo in Taguig City fits perfectly. However, if you want a laid-back residential area but still within Metro Manila, then a condo in Bicutan would be a great option.

Living the life in the metro can be pretty tough and exhausting to some, but with the right condo, life in the metro will surely be bliss.