February is one of the best months for businesses. Everyone is more willing to splurge to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you think couples and wooers are the only ones opening up their wallets, you are wrong. Many single people also spend more during the month, indulging themselves in an attempt to chase off the loneliness of being alone. To sweeten the lemon, as my single friend used to always say.
Businesses that don’t see increased profits during this month have to be doing something spectacularly wrong.
Making your business a bigger target for Valentine spenders is very easy and does not need to be expensive. One of the best methods in terms of efficiency and affordability is with the use of promotional flags. Flags are one of the oldest advertising tools. Yet they are still widely used today.
The promotional flags for Valentines tell people you have something to offer for this romantic occasion. Something like a Valentines-themed flagpole and flag, and heart-shape pennant sends a very clear message. This will drive traffic to your business as people trying to come up with gifts or how to celebrate Valentine’s Day explore around. The more traffic to your business, the higher the chances of making sales or finalizing deals. That is just basic business sense.
Accidents can happen when you do things that you should not to your flagpole. These may seem commonsensical. But, surprisingly, plenty of people get injured or cause damage by doing these things.
Do not climb the flagpole. Doing so would be very dangerous. Most flagpoles are not designed to carry the weight of a full-grown adult. If there is a problem with the flag or the flagpole, call the installation company or third-party service and have them fixed it. As an added note, make sure that kids do not try to climb the flagpole. There are various flagpole designs that prevent kids from attempting to climb on them.
Do not neglect your flagpole. Make it a point to check your flagpole at least twice a year. Have problems fixed right away to prevent them from getting worse and compromising the structural condition of the pole.
Do not overload the flagpole. Flagpoles are built to withstand certain forces. Putting a larger flag than what was intended can cause the pole to bend or even break during strong winds. Also, do not put anything heavy on top of the flagpole. Pennants used to decorate the flagpoles are lightweight and specially made to account for the structural limitations of the pole.
The flags are several of the earliest marketing devices. Using flags is a conventional type of marketing that has been greatly neglected by today’s organizations. There many business that are so concentrated on contemporary advertising and marketing techniques that they cannot find the advantages of easier kinds of advertising.
A primary advantage of advertising flags is its lowered expense. You produce the style, you find the optimal areas where to install the flags and request permission from the right authorities, as well as afterwards you proceed with the real installation. There are also flag businesses that does all the called for job, from design and making to the installation of the flag.
The flags are best for local advertising and marketing and also advertising. There are great deals of kind of flags created to carry out such jobs. Banners are flags that are mounted on wall surfaces or across streets.
An additional major benefit of marketing flags is that there is little to no maintenance needed. Numerous various other flag components like flagpoles and also pulley-blocks can be made in such a means that they don’t need upkeep and also hardly ever requires substitute.
Flags are good accessories for houses, churches, gardens, and also organization establishments. No other decorations can provide off the mood that is given off by a flag flying energetically in the air.
Mounting a flag is very easy if you know just what it requires to finish the project. You have to have all the products and also tools prior to you start with the task. You need a flagpole set that contains the post and all the various other flag accessories like halyards and pulleys. The package typically has all the information and guideline for its setting up.
The initial step installing the flag building the foundation. You have to dig a hole with measurements of advised in the flag kit. The opening is normally regarding 50 centimeters vast and also 90 centimeters deep. Taller flagpoles may need broader as well as deeper openings. A pipeline is put in the center of the hole. The pipeline is where the flagpole will be put. As soon as the pipe is centered, concrete is put right into the hole. The concrete is allowed to set over night.
While waiting for the concrete to establish, the flagpole is constructed adhering to the instructions from the flag firm. The flag as well as various other accessories like pulley-blocks and also halyard are set up. Other accessories like a ball are mounted on the top end of the flagpole.
Once the concrete has actually dried, the pole can be inserted into the pipe. This maintains the flagpole in position. The entire job is extremely uncomplicated but needs some initiative.
Exposure to rain and humidity can cause any metal flagpole to rust. Even the ones with anti-corrosion finish will inevitably succumb to rusts as the protective finish deteriorates. Flag owners are advised to regularly check the flagpole for rust. The reason being that rust can weaken the flagpole. It would not be able to endure wind speeds it was originally rated for. This increases the likelihood of the flagpole failing during powerful winds.
What to do with a rusted flagpole depends on the severity of the corrosion. Minor surface rusts are nothing to worry about as far as structural strength is concerned. They can cleaned off with a metal cleaning solution. There are many metal cleaners available on the market. When working on a bare metal flagpole, find a cleaner that also provides protection. The difficulty of cleaning depends on the length, type of the flagpole, and foundation. Old painted flagpoles with worn paint can be repainted after cleaning to restore the protection and also the aesthetics.
For more serious corrosion, the flagpole can be reinforced. A sheet metal can be shaped and welded on to strengthen the affected areas.
A corrosion so severe that it has penetrated through the interior of the flagpole only has one solution. The flagpole must be scrapped entirely. Penetrating rusts turns sections of the flagpole dangerous brittle. In order to prevent injuries and damages to properties, the pole must be taken down and disposed of.
Anything that happens in the United States resonates across the world. A very heated debate is currently ongoing involving the National Football League (NFL) and the comments made by the US President Donald J. Trump criticizing athletes from the league that he claims are disrespecting the flag. The athletes from different teams who are protesting the deaths of black people on the hands of the police knelt during the singing of the US national anthem before games. The POTUS did not respond too kindly to the kneeling gesture. He went as far as to say that those athletes should be fired by the team owners. The league and its athletes did not respond nicely to his criticisms. Other athletes from other sports jumped in on the discussion.
Being a self-proclaimed nationalist and patriot, it is easy to see why the off-the-cuff POTUS said what he said. And while this incident has brought out some negative emotions amongst many and even if people will continue to have different sides regarding the matter, the issue has brought up the seldom talked about subjects of respect for flag and the what nationalism means.
The national flag is more than just a piece of fabric stuck on top of a flagpole. It is also more than a representation of a country. It represents not only the country as a territory but of its people and their entire history. The flag represents the camaraderie and sacrifices, both in the form of sweat and blood, that led to the existence and persistence of the country. It represents both the past struggles and future aspirations of the people.
Nationalists are people who cherish the entirety of what the national flag represents. They see themselves as having the responsibility to protect what previous generations have struggled for. That is why when they see the flag being disrespected, they cannot help but feel hurt. To them, it is like having your loved one insulted and disrespected because that is how they feel for the country.
It doesn’t take an experienced handyman to install a flagpole. Companies specializing in flag products often also have flagpoles that are designed for easy installation that even a single person will be able to accomplish the task. However, there are certain safety measures that need to be followed to avoid accidents and injuries.
Install away from overhead wires
This is no rocket science. Overhead power lines are dangerous. There are experienced installers that have lost their lives just because of a slight contact between the pole and the power line. When installing a flag, make sure that there are no wires nearby that the flag can tangle with.
Do the installation during calm weather
Don’t install the pole when there are strong winds. Although flagpoles nowadays are made of light material, its length will give you a leverage problem and will make it difficult to balance when raising it. Strong winds will only make it much harder.
Keep kids and pets inside
An accident can happen no matter how careful you are. Make sure that no kids are near you when installing the flagpole. Keep the kids inside the house or the building. This is also true if you have pets. Pets tend to be playful which is great and all. But you don’t want your pet tugging
your legs while you are trying to raise a 10 meter pole.
Make sure there are no underground pipes and wires
A flagpole requires cement foundation which necessitates some digging. Before you dig, make sure that you won’t be hitting any wires or pipes. Some places require you to call the authorities before doing any digging.