Tuesday, 31 March 2015
A typical loaf of bread will last for several days before it gets hard and stale. At this rate, some are inclined to throw it away; but Rochelle Billow of Bon Appétit says there's still hope. H2O to Rehydrate Stale Bread Assuming there are still no signs of mold growth, a slice of stale bread will benefit from a quick bath. Make sure the crust is positioned in a way that the cut-side is facing away from the faucet, but a soaked slice is still good. Warm it up for around 7 minutes (add 3 to 5 minutes if you really drenched it) in 300 to 325 degrees in the oven. Bread goes stale due to a process called retrogradation. As starch molecules harden over time, the bread loses its moisture, which gives its softness. Reheating the bread forces the molecules to reabsorb the moisture, further enhanced by water.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Valerie Ferguson, a civil servant from Winnipeg, had to rely on space heaters and blankets to fight off the winter cold. This is because her condominium unit’s furnace broke down—in the middle of what has been reported as the coldest winter within a century, no less. Being in a cold continental climate area, Winnipeg goes through cold weather within most of the year, with winter temperatures that can be absolutely brutal. Its summer is warm but short. At around 132 days every year, the city gets more than 1 cm of snow depth. Canadians from other provinces even jokingly call the place “Winterpeg”.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Winnipeg air conditioner units are your first line of defense when beating unfavourable temperatures. When the thermometer starts hitting the higher numbers, the heat puts more strain on your air conditioner as you use it. Therefore, your air conditioner should be subject to routine maintenance to ensure that it functions properly. Regular upkeep can help you detect any issues to prevent any inconvenience or mishaps.
Friday, 6 March 2015
Flushing a toilet is one of the biggest uses of water in Winnipeg homes. With clean usable water growing scarcer every minute, every responsible homeowner should do his part in helping conserve water. A traditional toilet uses up more water than a dual flush toilet; in fact, in the year 1992, the U.S. government stated that only toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush should be used. This led to many toilet manufacturers implementing new designs for more efficient toilet systems like the dual-flush toilet, which can be installed for you by a professional Winnipeg plumber from businesses like Bison Plumbing & Heating, Ltd.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
When their drains get clogged, most homeowners would try to fix the problem by themselves. Money-wise, this can be practical—if done properly, that is. More often than not, though, some DIY methods cause more damage than good. By the time they call Winnipeg plumbers, the damage has already reached an extent that entails bigger repair expenses. For Canadian homeowners, here are three drain de-clogging mistakes to avoid.