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Modular HousesIt seem there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the modular homes. Many people think that they need to spend more money to have modular homes compare than getting normal homes. They also assume that modular homes have higher insurance rate, weaker than on site houses, took longer time to made it, the structure is weak, can damage easily and cannot be modify.

But, the facts are very far from all of those misconceptions which are said above. Although the earliest production of modular homes are very simple and only cover the basic construction of a house.

But with latest technology development and consumer request for higher specification and features from the modular homes, the modular homes that are produced these days are built in modules or parts in a controlled environment of its manufacturer.

Around 90% of modular homes parts are produce in factories then transported to the customer’s site location to be assembled there.

To find out the truth rather than the myth about modular homes, customer should make a little research about these homes first. The actual fact is that these fabricated homes are less pricey compare to on site built housing.

The average cost for modular housing in per square foot is around 10% to 20% less than the on-site built houses with good quality. Meanwhile the insurance rate for these housing are the same as the on-site housing.

In the term of strength, the modular homes are not inferior to the on-site houses. Plus the modular homes are supervised more thoroughly since the parts are constructed in manufacturer’s factory where the environment is always monitored closely and protected from weather exposure, therefore these factors can improve the quality of house structure.

Meanwhile the on-site homes did not get monitored all the time and full open to weather exposure. The weather factor can increase the risk of water damage and mold issues in the future.

Modular housing are also have additional frames and support in its parts. This is to strengthen the parts when they are transported from the manufacturer to the assembly location, so it can stand to load factor such as vibration on the road.

But, in the matter of the strength to wear and tear both modular and on-site housing are equal since both housing type are exposed to weather after they are fully constructed. It will up to the maintenance from the home owner to preserve their homes.

In a matter of time modular housing will have shorter period of time. Since the house parts are built in a controlled environment, the manufacturing process will have less disturbing factors that can hinder the production process.

Most of them require up to 2 month from manufacturing the first parts of the house to the assembling time. Meanwhile most on-site housing require can take longer time, especially since the weather can disturb the home construction process.

Finally, modular houses can also be customized just like the on-site constructing houses. The home owner can customized the house according to their preference just like any other homes.

Cleaning The Soft Dust From Home Improvement ProjectHave you ever do a home improvement or construction project to your house? Whether it is in a large scale project or even just a small improvement project, surely there will be piles of fine dust from the project that scattered all over the place, even at furthest area from the project.

These dusts usually are so soft and light, so it will require a lot of effort and time to get rid of it completely. To save the amount of time and effort to clean it, there are few methods to help you clean your home from these dusts such as;

Do not try to sweep those dusts

Sweeping those light dusts will only make them more scattered all over the place. This is because the dust is so light, it will fly in to the air even with slightest touch. It will be like playing tags with the dust.

Of course if there larger debris from the project such as some parts from the wood, plaster, stone or other material from the project, you will need to sweep them to clean the area. But, do not try to sweep the remaining soft dust immediately after you have disposed the large debris. So, you need to let those dusts are settle few moments before you remove them.

Use vacuum cleaner to suck up the dust

Using vacuum to remove the soft dust is more effective than using broom to sweep those dusts. Vacuum every surface of the floor, furniture, windows and door’s frames using the vacuum’s small attachment.

Use a damp cloth after vacuuming

Vacuumed thoroughly on every surface of object that is in the area including the vertical surface of every object. After you have vacuum the soft dust from the surface of every object in the area and the floor, then you need to wipe every object in the area including the surface of the floor with a damp cloth. If the dust already stick to the surface of an object and cannot be removed with the damp cloth, then you can use cleaning solution that is safe to clean the object.

Cleaning the floor

Regarding with cleaning the floor from the soft dust, you need to vacuum thoroughly if you are using carpets then wash the carpet right away. You can contact a carpet cleaning service if it is too hard for you to wash the carpet.

But, if your floor is hard flooring such as wood or stone tiles, you need to use scrubber drier it after you vacuum it. Mopping it with wet cloth does not effectively clean the dust. You will only make the dust wet and smudge it to the floor causing muddy marks on the floor.

If your home is using floor boarding, you need to put the carpet back on the floor immediately after you have vacuum the floor underneath the carpet. This is to prevent the dust rising up to the surface again from the boarding gaps when people are walking on the board.