New Business Owner Enlisting Your First Contractors? How Can You Ensure The Work Will Be Finished?

Posted on: 3 October 2016

If you've recently launched your own business, you may still be adjusting to the myriad demands on your time and attention as a business owner -- from making the marketing decisions that will provide the most bang for your advertising buck to handling disputes between employees or complaints from dissatisfied customers. Enlisting contractors to repair or make improvements to your building can also seem like a much more complicated process than when you were a civilian. [Read More]

You Have WHAT Living in Your HVAC System? Dealing with Bats, Bugs, Birds, and More

Posted on: 3 October 2016

Picture this scenario. Spring has arrived, and you've settled down for a long nap in front of the air conditioner. You turn it on, and suddenly you hear a horrendous skittering inside the vents. Is your HVAC system about to die? Have aliens moved in? Either diagnoses are technically possible—or at least they cannot be scientifically ruled out in advance—but the more likely cause is that you have something much less exciting living in your HVAC system. [Read More]

2 Steps To Help You Celebrate Independence Day Safely

Posted on: 28 September 2016

Independence Day in the United States is a time when families and friends get together to enjoy picnics, outdoor activities, and fireworks. If you don't want to fight any crowds to watch a professional firework display, you can put on your own fireworks display at home. Here are two steps to help you do this and celebrate your country's independence safely. Step 1: Know Your State and Area Laws If you are new to the area or have never purchased fireworks, it is a good idea to check the laws in your area to find out what types of fireworks, if any, are allowed. [Read More]

Buying An Older Home? What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know About Lead Contamination

Posted on: 27 September 2016

Buying a home is a proud moment for any family and even more so for the first-time home buyer. But if the home is one that has been contaminated by lead, the dream of home ownership can quickly become a nightmare for the family living there. If the home was built later than 1978, home buyers can be assured that lead-based paints were not used in the construction process, but those considering homes that were built in the decades prior to that time frame should be aware of the likelihood that some level of lead contamination is likely to exist. [Read More]