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Machines are tools that do not last forever. When it comes to insulation systems, partial discharge can have damaging effects no matter the machine. Voltage level, frequency, and the various shapes of the systems can all affect the damage intensity caused by partial discharge. So how can you ensure your machines are protected for as long as possible? Thankfully, partial discharge testing now comes in a variety of forms and can even be conducted at-home with proper equipment. Here is our crash course on partial discharge testing. What Is Partial Discharge? High-voltage machines are susceptible to partial discharge damage. Partial…

Even if you think your house is well-organized, it does not mean you do not have junk lying around or accumulating in someplace hidden from view. Even a clean looking home is not free from trash. That is why organizing and yearly cleaning is essential. But the challenge is not deciding to remove clutter; instead, it is maintaining the focus and drive to get the job done. We all know how overwhelming organizing can be, let alone the hassle of hauling and disposing of piles of garbage. But there are many reasons why you should not overlook the importance of…

Home renovations are a major undertaking for anyone. From redoing your kitchen to building a home addition, home renovation can also produce a lot of waste. Before you start tearing out walls or flooring, it pays to consider what you’re going to do with all that renovation debris. Removing Non-Hazardous Renovation Debris Non-hazardous renovation debris should not be difficult to get rid of. You can drive debris yourself to a landfill, where you may have to pay a fee to trash it, or you can hire a junk removal company to take care of the debris for you. There’s a…

There is one deceptive item that people flush down the toilet even though it causes lots of plumbing problems. While the packaging says otherwise, flushable wipes should never be tossed in the toilet. A single wipe will make it through your home’s plumbing system without an issue — like hair or floss, the problem lies when there is a large amount that collects together. Since they are not easily biodegradable, the mass gets bigger as more wipes come down the pipes. When they bind together, they will eventually form a toilet clog that can’t be fixed with a plunger. A…

Homeowners and businesses depend on their electrical systems to work properly all the time. When they flip a switch, they expect lights or appliances to come on, and if remodelling or additions are made to a structure, they expect the electrical panel to provide enough electricity to accommodate the new extensions. But that isn’t always the case. A large percentage of the modern technologies of today are powered by electricity, but as more appliances and equipment are brought into homes and offices, the electrical panel may be put into overload. Unfortunately, as technology advances and becomes more sophisticated, there becomes…