Oreck Vacuums Vs Simplicity Vacuums

Oreck and Simplicity are similar in design since both are about 8 lbs, are easy to push and clean better than most vacuums on the market.
Both brands use a direct-air fan motor. The fan pushes huge amounts of air into the hypo-allergenic bag and a brush spins to agitate the carpet to loosen embedded dirt and pet hair.
The typical vacuum found in most stores, like Dyson,Hoover,Eureka, use a suction motor that pulls air through a series of filters into a dust containment bin.
The problem with this design is that the filters quickly clog with dirt ,reducing the cleaning power. Dyson does a better job and is considered the best
bag less design on the market,yet it still won’t clean like a direct-air type motor.
Other brands you may have heard of use a direct air motor are Kirby,Royal and Eureka commercial vacuums.
Simplicity vacuums have a larger motor and fan and have tested to clean 38 percent more than the basic Oreck model. The air path from the carpet to the bag is also larger than Oreck with less twist and turns, enabling a more efficient air-flow.

Another huge factor in carpet cleaning is the belt and brush roll.
Most vacuums use a cheap plastic brush roll and slip belt that needs frequent replacing. The plastic is prone to melting,warping and seizing up if too much thread or hair gets wrapped up into the brush. The means a 25.00 replacement,if you can find it.
Oreck uses a quality maple wood brush roll made by Cleavland Wood Products
It is much better balanced and makes less noise than an unbalanced plastic brush roll. It does have slip belts that will need changing and is not to hard to do with the proper tools. The brush roll itself will need changing after a few years because it wears and softens,like a tooth brush, and will do a poor job of carpet agitation.
Simplicity goes all out by making it’s brush roll of chromium steel with replaceable brush inserts.( F3700 Freedom model). The extra weight of the brush roll imparts greater kinetic energy to the carpet which vastly improves cleaning power. The steel won’t melt or imbalance,the bearings can be lubricated and the brush strips cost a mere 12.00 as opposed to the 49.95 an Oreck brush roll will cost you.
The belt on the F3700 is a serpentine,multi-grooved type like the timing belt on your car. It is protected by a Hall sensor. This device shuts down the motor the milli-second it detects something jamming it up. Your belt will not wear,burn or break and is guaranteed for life!
All of these innovations allow for Simplicity to out clean the Oreck and give you less service headaches. The Simplicity,although more powerful, is louder. So if noise is an issue ,consider an Oreck as a quieter option.
Before buying any vacuum, you owe it to yourself to visit an Oreck dealership and a vacuum repair store that features Simplicity and test the both out yourself. You will find that either brand will do better for you and the service is vastly superior to anything you will find at a Box store or an X club!

Pets In The Classroom Program Exceeds First Year Expectations

The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that the Pets in the Classroom Program saw surprising growth in 2010. The program awarded 2,060 grants to teachers in 2010, its first full year of operation. With an average of 30 students per classroom, the program has brought pets into the lives of almost 62,000 children. Some of these children may have no other contact with a pet except in their classroom. In many cases, it could be the beginning of a lifelong interest in pets and pet care.

Pets in the Classroom is an educational grants program supporting responsible pet care for school classrooms. Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, the goal of the program is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in Kindergarten-6th Grade classrooms across the U.S. and Canada. Many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. The Pet Care Trust sponsors this program to help teachers purchase or maintain pets in the classroom through direct, no-hassle grants. The program leaves it up to the teacher to select the pet that is most appropriate for her/his classroom. There have been a wide variety of funding requests, from snakes and lizards to guinea pigs and rabbits, proving that many different species provide interesting classroom companions.

As of December, 2010, 2,066 certificates were granted totaling nearly $264,000. . The programs initial goal for the year of 700 grant requests was far exceeded. Pets in the Classroom has funded the following classroom pet requests:

Aquariums- 761
Reptiles- 435
Small Animals- 737
Birds- 93
Sustaining- 40 (These grants help teachers who already have a classroom pet with food and supplies).

The program hopes to fund an additional 2,000 classroom grants in 2011. All funding for Pets in the Classroom has come from the Pet Care Trust endowment. As the program expands to reach more elementary school classrooms across the country, the program will rely on direct financial support from the pet industry. Pets in the Classroom welcomes support from corporate and individual donors through tax deductible contribution to the Pet Care Trust. Visit the Trust website today at www.petcartrust.org.

What Is A Magic Wallet And How Does It Work

Many of us hold the opinion that wallet is that flat case that goes in to our pocket every morning before we go out for office. But dont mistake it as a mere flat case. The bills, receipts, drivers license, credit cards, cash, contact list etc it carries plays an important role in your life and your life would have come to a stand-still without those. Thus wallets have started to play a vital role in the lives of every man. In this article our focus of discussion will rest not just on any ordinary wallet but on a magic wallet. The other name for magic wallet is trick wallet.

Magic wallet: History

The magic wallet is not a new concept. This revolutionary concept appeared for the first time in the year 1920 and since then it has been existing in the market. A French wait staff invented the magic wallet urged by necessity to conceal receipts and tips. Soon afterwards his invention became popular all across the world and huge numbers of look-alikes were manufactured worldwide. Initially it seems that the magic wallet works on a complicated theory but in reality the theory on which the wallets functioning is based, is not that very complicated. A magic wallet is all about pure skill and it will put an end to all your credit card disorganizations and crushed bank note issues.

Magic wallet: The magic

The magic wallet is shaped as a rectangle and is styled like a booklet. The size is a little bigger than a credit card. You can open the wallet from either side; i.e. both right and left. The opening of the wallet gives you a feeling that you have opened a small book. When you open the wallet, you will get to see vertical straps, two in number running across the left-hand side and two X shaped straps on the right-hand side. The X straps are the tricky part. Fold any paper you have in to of its total size, put the paper on the X and shut wallet. Next step is to flip your magic wallet over and use the left side this time for opening it. You will be wonder-struck to find your paper on the right-hand side securely kept in place with the help of the vertical straps. This is indeed magical. Many people are initially intrigued by this trick. Therefore the name magic wallet is a very suitable name for this kind of a wallet.

Magic wallet: The Theory

Magic wallet functions on an elementary theory. It is basically a three-paneled gadget that has to be made out of any malleable material. Panel 1 is a simple rectangular shaped panel. Panel 3 is also rectangular shaped and bears X shaped straps. Panel 2 or medial panel bears vertical straps, 2 in number that act as a joining link between first and third panel. The first panel remains in the shape of a folder underneath the vertical straps. The wallet finally seems like a booklet with its strap panel resting across first panel on left-hand side and panel bearing the X straps on the right-hand side.

So now you know a little bit more about a magic wallet!

Helping Your Dog Get Along With Other Family Pets

If you have, or are planning to have, a multi-pet household, one of the first things to consider will be the breed of dog you want. Some breeds of dog are friendlier than other breeds and include poodles, beagles, cavalier spaniels, and retrievers. These breeds, among many others, will be more likely to accept another dog or pet in the home, while other breeds may present some problems. Always remember that all dogs are individuals and you will find variation in personality in all breeds.

Some dog breeds were developed to participate in dog fights and these breeds may be best in single-pet households – pit bulldog, Tosa, Fila Brasileiro, and Akita are all dog breeds that have a high level of dog-to-dog aggression, and they are often aggressive to other pets as well.

While some hunting dogs, such as Labrador or Golden Retrievers are calm dogs that will accept all pets, some breeds still have a high prey drive and will hunt and chase smaller pets in the home, such as cats, rabbits, and Guinea pigs. Afghan hounds and Dachshunds will never be trustworthy around smaller pets, and this should not be held against them, it is simply their innate nature.

If you are bringing a dog into a household where there are already cats, or are adopting a cat, you should remember that the cat will probably be terrified of the dog, regardless of the dog’s docility. Some dogs have absolutely no interest in bothering cats, while others will look forward to a good chase. However, except in extreme cases, it shouldn’t be difficult to get your dog and cat to at least be respectful of one another.

A puppy, naturally, will be easier to train to accept a cat. Because the personality of the pup is still developing, familiarity with cats at an early age will lessen the chances that the adult dog will act aggressively towards them.

Regardless of the age of your dog, however, keep the dog and cat separated to begin with. The cat will probably be frightened of the dog and must be allowed to become accustomed gradually to it. Keeping the animals in separate rooms, but allowing them to sniff at one another through a gate is a good way to promote tolerance, and hopefully friendship.

When the cat and dog actually meet face to face, have both of them on a leash, they will be much easier to control. Make sure that you reward with treats for good behavior, and don’t bother yelling if things go wrong, it will only make the situation more emotionally charged.

If the pets involved will be two dogs, keep in mind that dogs of the same sex are less likely to get along than opposites. A male and a female dog will be more likely to become friends than two females, and two males may actually fight.

The size of the dog will also have a bearing on how the adjustment will go, regardless of whether you are introducing a puppy or kitten. Regardless of how friendly and tolerant the dog may be, large or giant dogs can inadvertently harm smaller pets when trying to play with them.

Dogs can be taught to accept and even be friendly to ferrets, birds, rabbits, and other small pets, but still should never be left alone with them. You should always cage small animals if they are going to be alone with the dog when you are not present.

As it has been scientifically proven that dogs have the same set of emotions that humans do, and that their brains respond in the same way, it’s not too surprising that jealousy is among the emotions dogs can feel. Dogs have been living with humans for tens of thousands of years and have shaken off much of their old canine loyalties and transferred them to people.

Some dogs are so attached to their owners that they will even be jealous of inanimate objects, in much the same way that a child may become jealous of the telephone if mother talks on it too much. Never make light of jealousy in a dog, especially in a large breed, as it can result in attacks on people or other pets.

Why To Have A Termidor Termite Treatment Done

Termites are known for destroying whatever is in their path, and getting rid of them never seems easy. According to Capital Pest Services, Inc. general manager Mitch Taylor, an extermination expert who specializes in termite control at his Raleigh-based company, termites dont have to be that scary. As long as homeowners know the proper steps to take to prevent infestations, they can safeguard their properties from these menacing creatures.

In Raleigh, termite control is an especially important topic to homeowners because termites are just so common right now. Usually, I recommend that people looking for the best way to prevent termites from entering their homes get a full house Termidor termite treatment done by a professional pest control specialist.

Conventional
The termite treatment with Termidor is a conventional liquid application that involves the treatment of the soil around the houses foundation. When a termite control specialist from my company in Raleigh reports to the job site for a Termidor termite treatment, we will begin by trenching up the soil around the foundation of the house. The termiticidewhich is a chemical used to kill termiteswill then be applied into the trench, and the soil that was displaced will be filled back in on top to cover all the effected soil back up.

Single and Best
In my experience, the Termidor termite treatment is the single best way to prevent a termite infection from occurring in a home because it treats the soil around the foundation and discourages termites from entering the area to begin with. This method is far better than waiting for trouble and then responding by calling a pest control company, since it is almost always better to be proactive and preventative with pest control issues.

Safe and Environmentally Friendly
In addition, this treatment will not harm dogs, cats, or other pets around the home. Because the termiticide is applied to the soil well below the ground, homeowners do not have to worry about their dogs accidentally eating traps or chewing on found chemicals, which could be the case with some other pest chemicals that people commonly apply.

The termiticide has undergone rigorous testing, and it has even been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use. It is actually one of the more consumer and environmentally friendly products that is on the market. Furthermore, the termiticide that we use in our Termidor termite treatment is also present in the Front Line Flea and Tick Control medication that people give to dogs and cats. So you know that it has been exposed to pets before.

Preventative
It is important to emphasize that Termidor termite treatments are a preventative measure to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place, not just a curative treatment intended to fix an infestation that has already begun.

Termite control is a big issue with many homeowners in Raleigh. In fact, we are usually ranking in the top 5% or 10% in terms of termite infestation rates annually across the entire nation. So our area is certainly highly infested with termites, and they can cause damage really quickly. Possibly more than any other pest, people are adamant about wanting to avoid a termite infestation in the first placeas opposed to waiting until an infestation begins and then treating itbecause they know how much damage termites can cause (though carpenter ants can also cause a fair amount of destruction). And the damage they cause can happen very quickly.

I recommend that homeowners who are interested in preventative termite control in Raleigh call my company, Capital Pest Services, for more information. Whether you live in a home that is new or old, big or small, it is worthwhile to look into having preventative termite treatments done to ensure that an infestation never begins in the first place. Even without ever having termite damage before, it is certainly beneficial to have a preventative treatment done and to be put under a warranty program.