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Understanding the Different Types of Personal Care Homes

Personal care homes provide individualized medical services, shelter, assistance, and supervision to their residents. Several governmental and non-governmental organizations ensure that these facilities adhere to the set rules and regulations so that the elderly get nothing but the best services.

When looking for these kinds of institutions, it is imperative to understand the different types in order to make an informed decision. Here is a breakdown of the various types of senior homes.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities, also referred to as congregate housing, are an ideal choice for people who need little to no help. Each resident lives in his or her own fully furnished apartment. However, the rooms are fitted with modern emergency signaling devices that one can use to request emergency medical attention at any hour. The residents also share some spaces, such as the laundry, fitness, dining, and living rooms. Other privileges offered include security, … Read More

Understanding Square D Circuit Breaker Part Numbers

Square D breakers are some of the most popular breakers on the market today, and have been popular for many years. Commercial Square D breakers use a complicated numbering scheme that can be very beneficial to understand. These methods apply to both new and used breakers.

First, we’ll look at a common Square D part number that is available as a new or used breaker, the Square D KA36200.

Frame type: K

Interrupt: A

Termination: –

Number of Poles: 3

Volts: 6 (600)

Amps: 200

Suffix:

As you can see in this example, the part number KA36200 means it is a type K frame, standard interrupt, 3 poles, 600 volts, and 200 amps. These types of breakers usually come in several different varieties, most commonly with different amperages. A 300 amp breaker would be numbered as KA36300.

Square D offers many frame types. The frame type … Read More

Understanding Action-Over Claims for the Contractor

Ask a few contractors. They’ll nod their heads in agreement: Contractor insurance seems to cost more and more, particularly in states that side with the laborer. Ask an insurance agent and you’ll get an earful about the causes.

Some state legislature in regard to labor disputes are predisposed to the worker. It’s for this reason that insurance companies will end up paying more in defense and liability costs if there is a worker that gets injured at your site. And it’s for this reason, the premium is higher.

General contractors operating in these places, as well as property managers – among others like them that hire subcontractors – need to think about getting another form of insurance in regard to worker accident liability. While it’s true that this insurance, known as action-over claims, adds to already high premium costs, in the event there’s a third-party injury claim and the commercial … Read More

Understanding Lap/Channel Siding Grades

When it comes to siding, homeowners have so many different options. Not only with the materials being used, but also with the areas of the house where the siding is located. For instance, we have lap siding, along with board and batten siding, and each type of siding has its own functionality. We are going to focus on lap siding, and we are going to assess the different siding grades that are available to consumers.

A type of lap siding, channel siding is great for homeowners who want their house to have a rustic appearance on the outside, while still maintaining a modern structure and proper protection for the home. The great thing about channel siding is that you can get it installed in many ways. It can be placed horizontally, vertically or even diagonally, depending on how you want the home to look. And if the process is done … Read More