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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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3 Reasons to Use a Ducted Vacuum

by Darlene Jenkins

You can save yourself a lot of time, aggravation and even money if you invest in a ducted vacuum. A ducted vacuum is just a fancy term for a vacuum system that is built into your home, and isn't a mobile unit like a standard vacuum. It's called 'ducted' because a special system of piping is built into your walls that flows back to a separate container unit that's installed in another part of your home, usually your garage.

The ducted vacuum operates through the use of inlets that are installed in several areas of your home so that you have multiple options as to where you can vacuum. Ducted vacuums also feature traditional hoses and accessories much like standard vacuums. Read on to learn about the other perks of using a ducted vacuum.

1. More powerful suction

Because a ducted vacuum doesn't feature a self-contained motor unit like a standard vacuum, its motor is much larger. Manufacturers of standard vacuums are constrained by the fact that they have to design their vacuums to be portable, which limits how big a motor they can build to power the vacuum.

No such limitation exists with a ducted vacuum, giving you a machine that can pick up a lot more dirt as the suction power is at a much higher level. Not only does this mean you'll collect more dirt, it also means that you'll vacuum at a faster rate with a ducted system.

2. Silence is golden

With a container and power unit that's off-site, a ducted vacuum won't set your teeth on edge by making a din. This allows you to vacuum in a more relaxing, peaceful environment, one in which you can perform other tasks as you are vacuuming, such as talk on the phone, watch the telly or carry on a conversation with someone in your home.

3. Pollutes less

Think about the amount of times you've switched on your traditional vacuum, and had a minor explosion of dust and dirt that clouded the air. There's nothing good that comes out of a vacuum container bag, and if you or someone in your house has allergies, this isn't going to help. With a ducted vacuum you can say goodbye to all that dirt and grit. There's no container bag to worry about, and the actual off-site container unit is much larger than a standard vacuum bag and will last you months before you have to dump it.

You can talk to suppliers such as Ellem's Centravac to learn more about installing ducted vacuum systems in your home.