DeVry University Seniors Learn There’s Value in Pro Bono Work

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – In a social media powered society, instant gratification is something we have come to expect. More of our daily routines are executed online, be they personal or professional, so when our computer crashes so does our productivity.
In the not-so-distant past, PC problems, virus removal and most other computer-related issues were resolved by carting your PC or laptop into a service center. This is not an easy burden to bear when time is of the essence. With immediate response in high demand, computer support companies have moved their services online, offering comprehensive tech support without the hassle of waiting at in-store service lines.
With the ability to get news, updates and results online in real-time, shouldn’t you be able to access computer troubleshooting online when an issue arises?
In an effort to harness the potential of remote access, some standout IT businesses are implementing remote services to create a better user experience for their clients. Geeks On Call, a trusted provider of on-site IT services nationwide, recently announced the launch of their Remote PC Repair Services.
If a person’s computer suddenly crashes, slows down or gets a virus, Geeks On Call is there with comprehensive technical support to see the issues through to solution. Because the troubled computer is remotely accessed through the Internet, there is no need to wait for a technician to make a house call. However, if there is no Internet access to the computer, Geeks on Call still has an on-site assistance option — in many cases, it can get a technician to you the same day you call. And unlike other services, it can dispatch a technician directly to your location with the ability to refund the majority of the service call.
By taking advantage of remote computer repair with services like those offered by Geeks On Call, users will see real-time solutions for serious computing problems. Remote Services are available 8 a.m. to midnight in the customer’s time zone at 1-800-905-GEEK (4335). For more information, visit www.geeksoncall.com.

Tips to Prevent Winter Household Heating Fires

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Don’t let the quest to keep warm this winter turn into a fire-safety hazard. With wintery weather and chilly temperatures come increased risks within the home. Follow these precautions now so your heated home and family can secure warm feelings of safety while keeping winter chills out.
* Use heating equipment properly. In 2008, heating equipment was responsible for an estimated 66,100 reported U.S. home structure fires. These fires caused $1.1 billion in property damage. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, many of these fires were a result of improper use of heating equipment. Follow all safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.
* Avoid clutter around space heaters. What may at times may seem like a harmless heating device, space heaters can quickly become a mountain of potential risk as home clutter accumulates around and on top of them. Take time to make sure all clutter is clear of any heaters in the house. Keep heaters at least three feet away from paper, bedding, furniture and other potentially flammable household items.
* Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory. If you don’t recognize the testing laboratory, have a qualified technician check to see that the unit has been properly installed.
* Look for new safer heater models. Supplemental zone heaters, like those from Sunheat (www.sunheat.com), are ideal for homes that put safety first. Sunheat heaters have been tested and proven unable to start a fire while effectively using infrared heat to warm 800 to 1,000 square feet. They produce no harmful emissions and are safe around children and pets.
* Install gas-fueled heating devices with proper attention to ventilation. If unvented gas space heaters are used in bedrooms or bathrooms, make sure they are small and well-mounted. National Fire Prevention Association codes prohibit use of liquefied petroleum gas heaters with self-contained fuel supplies.
* Inspect solid-fueled heating sources. Have all wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, chimney connectors and all other solid-fueled heating equipment inspected annually by a technician. Have them cleaned as often as a technician proposes.
* Test safety-alert devices. Test smoke detectors monthly and install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm in a central location outside each sleeping area.

Earth-Friendly Tips for Motorists

Motorists who want to go “green” don’t have to change vehicles to help the environment. Changing a few habits can make a big difference, say the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals.

According to Martin Lawson, editorial director at ASE, regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two strategies that virtually every vehicle owner can embrace. The following tips from ASE can put you on the road to environmentally conscious care today:

Reasons to Let a Pro Winterize Your RV

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Camping season is coming to a close, and it’s time to put your RV in storage. But are you equipped for do-it-yourself winterizing?

Many blogs and other Web sites will tell you “yes,” but a mistake could lead to costly repairs come spring. For example, if you fail to drain all the water from your RV’s pipes and lines, the water will expand as soon as temperatures drop below freezing. When you turn on the water next spring, you’ll likely find a flooded mess.

A technician’s expert eyes will notice problems that you might not recognize. Look for a certified RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician, who must continue their education after receiving certification. They offer premium, up-to-date service.

You can take some steps to prepare your RV for long storage. For example, if you have any battery-operated clocks or electronic equipment, remove the batteries. Turn off TV antenna boosters and clocks.

After you get it winterized, store your RV on a level surface. If you live in an area with insect problems, you might want to spray ant repellent around your tires. Lift your RV off of the ground with wooden blocks.

Now what should you leave to a professional? The Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association offers these instances where a professional can help save you money down the road:

– Fixing leaks. You might not notice a subtle leak or know how to repair it properly. RV technicians listen for leaks when they pressurize the water system. If they hear a leak, they repair it immediately.

– Removing water. Some luxury RVs have complicated water systems. RV technicians are familiar with many types of water distribution systems and manifolds and won’t miss small lines that you could easily overlook. Technicians also know how to route antifreeze through the cold water lines — an important protective step — without filling the tank.

– Emptying holding tanks. You don’t want to leave waste sitting in your RV until vacation season returns. RV technicians know to check the holding tanks as well as macerator pumps and their transmission lines.

For more information or to find a RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician near you, visit www.rvda.org.

Who Is Working On Your RV?

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – As the weather becomes warmer, many people will start thinking about hitting the road for vacation. But if your vacation means pulling out a recreational vehicle, you might want to consult a technician before stocking up on road snacks.

Keeping a RV in storage — even one that was properly “winterized” — can allow various problems to develop. Critters can move into corners and storage compartments. Hoses and gaskets can develop cracks and leaks, propane tanks can rust and engines can develop strange noises.

While most RV owners winterize and de-winterize their RVs, only an expert eye can recognize subtle damage that may have occurred to intricate components while it was sitting.

But do the technicians who service your RV have what it takes to provide the best diagnostic care? If they are certified through the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program, you should be getting the best possible service.

The RV Service Technician Certification Program began testing and certifying technicians in 1993. Now, there are over 3,500 certified RV technicians across the U.S. and Canada. All of these technicians worked hard to achieve their status, and they continue to educate themselves in order to maintain that status.

How do you find a certified RV technician when you need one? It’s easy. Go online to www.rvda.org and click on the “find a dealer” tab. Then, click on the pull-down tab next to ‘Company State’ and select your state.

The season isn’t going to wait for you. So, as an RV owner, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to have your RV de-winterized? Getting your RV roadworthy sooner will only bring a longer timespan to take in the view and enjoy the freedom of the road.

For more information, visit www.rvda.org.