The Dangers of Renting an Old Office

Not every business can afford to rent an expensive office or move into a modern building with all the latest devices, fastest internet speeds and updated hardware. Sadly, many startups have to rely on old office buildings in order to afford a place to get their business started, but it can lead to some real dangers that need to be sorted out straight away.



Asbestos Fears

Old offices that were built a long time ago likely used asbestos when they were being built. Asbestos is a very harmful material that can cause cancer in areas like the throat and lungs, making it extremely dangerous for people who are exposed to it for long periods of time. If your office was built a very long time ago then it’s a good idea check for asbestos. You don’t want to move into an office that already has a lot of asbestos because it needs to be completely removed and renovated by experts. This means that you’re better off turning down cheap deals unless the cost of renting the office and clearing out the asbestos is worth it.

If you do later find that there is asbestos present, there are companies that specialize in removing hazardous substances and they can often be found in just about anywhere your old office is located. For instance, there is at least one company that performs asbestos removal in Overland Park KS. These companies provide a great service in removing substances like asbestos and making your office or home safer.

Worn Pipes

As water is carried through pipes in a building, it will eventually start to wear out and it’s possible that your piping may suffer damage. In an old office, these pipes could rust and start carrying nasty materials and chemicals through the water, making it unsafe to drink or use for any purposes other than cleaning. Contaminated water can be very dangerous should your employees ingest it, so make sure that you are checking the pipes before you move in and that you’re prepared to place them should the plumber discover something bad.



Electrical Wiring

Although electricity is generally very safe when a building is constructed, structural damage could lead to exposed wires and dangerous tangles in the wiring. It’s a good idea to consider electrical testing if you are moving into an office that looks rather worn out or if the refurbishment was rushed. Many lazy electrical engineers tend to hide problems and don’t repair things to a high standard during the refurbishment process, making it incredibly dangerous for your employees to use electrical outlets and switches.

Structural Damage

Buildings don’t last forever. If a building was built a long time ago in an area that suffers from natural disasters or a lot of rain, it could start to wear down the materials used and eventually weaken the structural integrity of your office. If there is loose flooring or questionably refurbished ceilings, then it could lead to horrific accidents such as the floor or ceiling collapsing.

Final Words
Cheap office rentals can be incredibly good for a startup, but chances are you’re going to be running into a scam where the seller has hastily refurbished the place in order to look good. However, the damage is usually on the inside and it can be hard to tell if there are structural issues that will put your employees in danger.

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Build Your Construction Business Free Of Costs


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If you’re thinking of starting a construction business, there is one factor that you need to consider. If you’re not careful, it could end up costing you a lot of money. We can start to think about the costs of construction by thinking about machinery. Machinery for construction can cost anything from a few hundred thousand right up to a couple of million. That’s certainly true if you want to purchase a large lift crane that you will need to work on a high property. We suppose you could avoid taking on jobs that require the use of this type of expensive equipment. But if you do that, you are immediately limiting your business potential. So instead, we need to think about ways to cut the cost out of this issue as well as others.


Rent Equipment


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Rather than buying up equipment for your construction business you can think about renting it instead. By renting the equipment, you should be able to immediately lower the costs. It certainly isn’t going to be as much as a couple million to rent contract lifts for a large construction job! Instead, you’re probably looking at a few hundred. And, the best part is that you’ll only be paying for this machinery when and if you need it. It’s entirely possible that you never have a job that requires this type of equipment. But you should still look into businesses that can provide it incase you ever do.


Small Team, Big Skills


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One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when you set up a construction business is to hire a large team of under-skilled workers. You might think that the quantity will counter the quality, but this isn’t true. Instead, you’ll end up with high costs to pay for a large team and a shoddy final output. As such, not only will you be paying more for your team, you probably will develop a poor reputation too. This is going to limit the number of return customers and the amount of recommendations they send out for potential clients. Instead, pay extra upfront for a smaller team and reap the rewards of being able to rely on quality.


Keep It Efficient


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You do want to make sure that your construction projects are as efficient as possible. As such, there shouldn’t be massive delays in getting started or receiving info about the job from clients. There doesn’t have to be with the latest tech available on the market. It’s possible to get heavy-duty routers for a construction site. These are built to withstand any type of environment and can boost a signal, even if you are working on a job in the middle of nowhere.


You may also want to look at cloud servers as well as mobile tech. This will allow you to stay in touch with clients and receive real-time information about a construction project. It can make every job streamlined and keep your clients happy, with updates about progress. With this type of tech, you can cut out delays and thus save wasted money.


Will you use some of these ideas to cut costs in your construction business?

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Pain Is Not The Path To Holiness, It’s Just Bad Pain Management

In the theological learnings, pain is the only path to holiness, as men are in the world to please God. Pain is one of the many tests of their existence that can help them to experience sacredness and holiness. While there is some beauty in this thought, there’s no denying that pain is not a divine gift, but an endless sorrow. As there are different types of pains, there are also different ways of coping with it. While not of them for sure lead to divine holiness – although nothing is certain, there’s been no studies proving that it doesn’t either –, finding the appropriate coping mechanism or solution can dramatically improve your lifestyle. So what is the right pain management for your trouble? Find out here.


Physical Pain Can Limit Your Experience Of Life

Physical pain, whether it is the result of unexplained chronic pain or a fall, imposes certain limitations on your life. Suddenly you don’t find yourself able to walk to the shops without experience sharp leg pain or to sit down through your favorite TV show without needing to stand up regularly to release the pressure on your back. It is important to note that physical pain doesn’t come from an injury per se but your nerves communicating information to your brain. As a result, damaged nerves can be a likely cause of chronic pain, when there is no obvious cause. Unfortunately, pain is relative, and for some a 2 on the scale of pain can become an 8 for others; everyone responds differently to pain. Be patient with yourself and keep healthy, natural remedies with herbs and warmth to handle your pain without creating an addiction to medicine. Do also make sure to have medical assistance about managing it more effectively.


Withdrawal Pain: When The Brain Needs Rewiring

One of the biggest pain taboo of this time is drug addiction, and specifically the damages that the addiction does to the brain. It’s no lack of willpower that stops addicts from embracing a healthier lifestyle; it’s the fear of withdrawal pain. Addiction changes the wiring in your brain and creates a series of physical  behaviors in relation to the drug abuse: Cold sweat, anger and anxiety disorder, and tremors are not uncommon symptoms of early withdrawal between each take, forcing the addict to pursue the addiction to avoid further discomfort. Rapid Detox has started a treatment to stop the physical pain and help kickstart a healthy recovery journey. In one treatment, the physical pain of withdrawal is targeted by inducing sleep for the patient. This quick detox approach is a great recovery step.


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Emotional Pain Needs Healing Too

Not every pain is physical. Emotional pain can handicap your everyday life in the same way than a broken leg would. Rejection, loneliness, loss, and guilt are some of the most common burdens that people carry through life. It’s often too easy to turn to self-criticism, hatred and sometimes and harm as a response to hurtful situations. The mind needs to accept emotional accidents of life and learn to deal effectively with them. This can only be done by focusing on your own strength and by using them as a way of rebuilding your self-worth. Bad things happen, but they are in a no way a reflection of yourself.


Don’t let emotions break you

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