The EZ Battery Reconditioning Review

Having done a bit of research around our last post about fire risks associates with reconditioning batteries (also known as regenerating), we stumbled across EZ Battery Reconditioning by Tom Ericson. As we mentioned the ebook in that post, we thought you might like to find out a little more about it. You can find a detailed review on their battery reconditioning method, and also learn how to get your hands on their book on that site.

Here though, we’re more interested in the general concept of reconditioning, and why it’s such a game changer for disposable batteries. Just think of the number that you get through every year, from toys to remote controls, even laptop computers and cars need a new one from time to time. All of those dead ones go in the bin, and if we’re lucky get recycled, but more likely end up in the ground running the risk of leaking battery acid into the ground.

If we can just spread the word that a dead battery may not be at the end of its useful life after all, perhaps we can do a little more to keep the expensive cost of expensive batteries down, leaving more money in our wallets, and less toxic waste from getting dumped.

Is Battery Reconditioning A Fire Risk?

Battery reconditioning is a relatively unknown phenomenon. In its most basic concept, it revolves around taking a spent battery, regardless of size or use, and trying to extend its lifespan.

Unsurprisingly, you wont find this information spread liberally on the packaging of batteries – the manufacturers want you to buy more when they go flat, not have access to information allowing them to be used over and over again.

Reconditioning is not the same as recharging, rechargeable batteries have a very different make up and quality to non rechargeable ones, and as a result it can be dangerous to try to put them in a charger. Potentially a fire or explosion could result.

In some circles, reconditioning is very common, and much of that information is beginning to leak out (pardon the pun) into the mainstream. You can easily get hold of the information you need, with expert guides available relatively inexpensively to help you understand exactly what you need to do, and more importantly what you should not do in order to stay safe.

Often there is confusion between recharging and reconditioning batteries, and that’s one of the reasons that myths have surfaced around fire risks associate with reconditioning. As with many things – if it’s done properly, risks are properly controlled, and its very unlikely that you’ll run into problems.

For that reason, we recommend that you follow the guidance of experts rather than listen to rumour. There’s a huge amount of information on the web, including the very popular EZ Battery Reconditioning Review – an ebook by Tom Ericson, a recognised authority on the methods you can use. He’s gone into great detail about not only his methods, but also where best to use them. Check out that link to learn more.

Going back to the original question, fire risks should be viewed in much the same way as general fire safety at home. You know that house fires can happen, but don’t let those worries rule your life. No doubt you’ll have invested in smoke detection alarms, and maybe other protective measures too, the same goes here. Learn to recondition batteries safely and effectively and you can do so with confidence.

Fire Safes

Here’s an interesting piece we recently came across regarding fire safes, and it touches on asbestos. As we know all too well today, asbestos used to be used in many materials for fireproofing, but the irony ended up being that the very substance used for health and safety purposes ended up being the hazard.

Asbestos removal is a huge industry today, such is the risk posed, and as the below highlights, it’s not just walls and roofing that can be problematic and need attention.

I have heard a lot about fire safes, and I suppose I should go out and get one. There are many things in my home that I wouldn’t want to lose in the case of a fire. There are other things that are essential to life that I most certainly don’t want to have to replace, such as birth certificates and the like. Everyone needs to have one, and if you don’t, you might end up regretting that you never took the time to pick one out to bring home.

I think some fire safes used to be made with asbestos, though I’m not sure that is legal any longer. In fact for the last couple of decades, building with asbestos has been unlawful. Asbestos has been proven to cause cancer, so you may not be able to get one with it included, though it is known to be fire resistant. Today, there are other materials they use to make fire safes, and if they say they will withstand a fire, you can be sure they will. However, if you have any doubts, you can always look them up online to see which ones others recommended.

There are many things you can put in fire safes, and the size you need will be up to you. I know that not only do I want to protect our personal papers; there are other things that I want to include that have value to me. I have ticket stubs from a very special event that I never want to lose, as well as some other memorabilia that I don’t ever want to part with. We all have stuff like that and unless you have it in a safe deposit box at the bank, you need to look into fire safes so that you know you aren’t going to lose it if the unthinkable happens.

Though you may not think of fire safes as great gifts, you might find that someone who doesn’t have one will be delighted to get one. If you know someone who is very hard to shop for, this might be an idea you can mull over. You might want to ask someone close to them if they do indeed one before you go looking for fire safes for them though. If they have one, they won’t really have a use for another one. If they don’t though, you have given them a very valuable gift. You have given them the gift of security.

Welcome!

We’re back with a brand new website, in out brand new location at webbervilleumc.org and we’re glad you’ve caught up with us!

It’s been a whirlwind of a move, and we’re looking forward to settling back down into our new ‘normal’.

If you’ve known us for a while, you’ll be pleased to know that we’re back to business as usual, and our amazing clients can now take advantage of our full range of services including our affordable asbestos testing and removal activities.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon, and thanks again for sticking with us here at WUMC.