Whether you live on the coast or inland, floods are always a threat. All it takes is a prolonged downpour and a few factors to come together for the perfect storm. Knowing how to assess your cars after a flood can be helpful.

Assessing Your Vehicle

If your car has flooded, then chances are you’re dealing with other flood-related issues as well. Before doing anything else, make sure your family is safe and you’ve taken necessary steps to prevent further damage to your property. Once you’ve done this, you can turn your focus towards your car. Here are some things to evaluate and monitor:

  • Call the insurance company. One of the first things you need to do is call your insurance company. If there was widespread flooding in your area, your agent is going to be slammed with activity. The sooner you can get your claim filed, the faster it will be resolved.
  • Check depth of water. Grab a ruler or tape measure and check the depth of the water in the vehicle. This will give you an idea of how serious the damage may be. It’s possible that the water never rose to a level to harm key systems and components.
  • Calculate time of submersion. Estimate about how long the vehicle was submerged in water. The shorter the time frame, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to salvage the car. It’s also a good idea to note the type of water that flooded your car. Freshwater tends to cause less long-term damage.
  • Look at the weather. What sort of weather is approaching in the coming days? Hot temperatures could put the vehicle at risk of corroding, particularly if your car was flooded with saltwater.
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Dissertation writing process is one of the most stressful tasks that students encounter during their course. It is challenging for almost each and every individual. This is why they seek for dissertation writing help

Given that it is the most important part of degree, one cannot afford to skip over this issue. Even though it is difficult, writing a dissertation is not possible and many students pulls off this task with minimal difficulty. Here are some of the valuable tips that must be followed in order to facilitate your dissertation writing process:

  1. The first and foremost thing when writing a dissertation is not procrastinate at all. It is the most important thing to consider initially. Set up a complete plan how you are going to write your dissertation and stick to the plan. Being organized will help you a lot. Do not keep everything on the eleventh hour. Progress in a systematic manner.
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The way people consume TV and movies has changed. The average age of the traditional TV viewer is now 50, breaking out of the 18-48 demographic marketers and TV programmers have targeted for decades. That’s because younger viewers are cutting the cord and defecting to streaming services faster than ever.

Traditional TV viewership has fallen 43.6% since 2012 and the pace of decline is only getting faster; Nielson logged a 15.7% decline year-over-hear between 2016 and 2017. Meanwhile, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Now are taking over the market. As traditional TV viewing declines, subscription streaming services are on the rise – and changing the way people consume entertainment. People no longer want to wait a week for new episodes when they can binge watch entire seasons.

TV isn’t the only type of media that’s been impacted, either. Movies were hit hard by pirating and torrents, but many of the same TV streaming services that have changed the industry are managing to bring customers back from the era of free-for-all consumption.

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When it comes to choosing welding helmets, there is sometimes confusion as to which one to choose. In this article we aim to ease the confusion and give some guidance in the right one to choose. Welding helmets are a crucial piece of welding equipment that must be taken seriously.

Passive or Auto Darkening Lens?

Passive lens helmets will have a fixed shade value that Is usually #10. It is the economical choice as these cost less than the auto darkening lenses. It does however, come with some downsides though.

When using a passive lens helmet it is necessary to lift and lower the helmet, which can make it more difficult to do a tack weld, or short weld. Sometimes it is also hard to position the electrode whilst the helmet is snapping into position, which in turn can cause poor weld quality particularly in novice welders. There is also a risk of welding flash if the helmet doesn’t snap into position correctly when flipping it downwards.

Auto darkening welding helmets solve these issues, by having a variable shade lens. The way this works, is that when the sensors in the helmet detect an arc has begun, it will automatically darken in a fraction of a second, to a shade between #8 and #13. When there is no weld occurring then the welder maintains a lower shade of around #3 or #4 which is enough for the operator to see through and allows them to set up the weld without the need to flip the helmet into place.

The result of this, is generally better quality welds due to not having to shift the head around, whilst adjusting the helmet, and also better productivity. It will also prevent neck injury from consistently flipping the helmet into place.

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