• “Something in the air” takes on a whole new meaning today than that magic spring night in the 60’s or the Tom Petty song.  Mold, Fungi, Radon, Chinese Drywall and now PCBs.

    Polychlorinated biphenyls or PCB’s have been around since the 1940’s.  They where manmade chemicals that were widely used in construction materials and electrical products, you can visit their website here.  They were banned by Congress in 1976 because of a “concern” about their health and environmental effects.

    The use and disposal of PCBs before the phase-out resulted in their widespread presence in our soil, air, water and food. Despite the federal ban, they remain present today in caulking and sealants used in the construction or renovation of older buildings before 1978.

    So why did the EPA announce guidance about this cancer causing chemical in September of 09?

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency “announced a series of steps that building owners and public school administrators should take to reduce exposure to PCBs that may be found in caulk in many buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978.

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    Because there’s something in the air
    We’ve got to get together sooner or later
    Because the revelution is here!
     
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    The press release acknowledged the growing amounts of evidence of levels of PCBs in caulk used in older buildings with discussion as to the health concerns related to this “banned” cancer causing chemical.

    But, the press release seemed to be carefully crafted such that it did not use the words “must” or “shall” in their discussion for actions and related testing.

    Is this a serious issue? 

    Also the “EPA recommends testing peeling, brittle, cracking or deteriorating caulk for the presence of PCBs and removing the caulk if the PCBs are present at significant levels . . .”

    In referring to high air test levels, the EPA also stated that “building owners should be “especially vigilant” in implementing and monitoring ventilation and hygienic practices to minimize exposures . . . ”

    How are people exposed to PCBs?

    Though PCBs were banned from production in 1978, they still typically exist in low-levels in our environment.  They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and in dirt and dust outside.  They build up in our bodies over many years.

    This long-term build-up of PCBs is what potentially causes harm. The levels of PCBs in our environment and in the bodies of people in this country have decreased significantly over time but on the industries it is still of upmost importance to plan PCB inspections. Luckily, 3D Engineering Solutions counts with cutting-edge technologies to make this process as efficient as it can be. Visit https://www.3d-engineering.net/engineering-services/3d-scanning-digitalizing/industrial-ct-scanning/industrial-x-ray-inspection-services/ to learn more.

    So why all the fuss now?

    Food is a main source of exposure to PCBs. Fish (especially fish caught in polluted waters) contains small amounts of PCBs, as do meat and dairy products.

    Indoor air and dust may also be a significant source of PCB exposure from PCB-contaminated caulk, electrical products, other building materials or products that contain PCBs.

    What about caulk in single-family houses or other places? epa-1[1]

    EPA has found PCBs in large scale apartment complexes and public buildings. To date, EPA has not found PCBs in caulk in single-family houses.  They do note that generally air concentrations are below the public health exposure levels developed by EPA.

    Run through the fields and the houses
    Because there is something in the air
    We’ve got to get together sooner or later
    Because the Revolution is here!
    . . .

    - Tom Petty

     So where does this leave you?

    Unless you sleep with old caulk gun, lick your window sills or snort contaminated dust,  PCBs should not be a great concern.  On the other hand if you work or live in a room where window caulk is peeling and falling on the floor, call an inspector for testing and recommendations before you “break out” into a song . . . you heartbreaker you!

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    . . .  performs the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only “No Denied Claims Warranty” available in the industry. For the last 18 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area.

    Dave Park

    Advantage Home Inspection Raleigh
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    Full Press Release http://www.epa.gov/pcbsincaulk

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  • leagueoftheirownMolds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when spores are present in large quantities, they can be a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

    Molds and fungi are found everywhere inside and outside, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. When molds reproduce they make spores, which can be carried by air currents. Having a dehumidifier in your home can help keep mold out, visit letsremovemold.com to buy a dehumidifier. When these spores land on a moist surface that is suitable for life, they begin to grow. Mold is normally found indoors at levels that do not affect most healthy individuals.

    Because common building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth, and mold spores are ever-present, mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture indoors.

    According to an article on https://qualityroofingliverpool.co.uk/, mold growth may also be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials such as concrete. Flooding, leaky roofs, building maintenance problems, plumbing problems can all lead to mold growth inside homes, offices, clubhouses, and other areas humans gather. Repair Works and Installation is the expert you need.

    For significant mold growth to occur, there must be a source of water (which could be invisible humidity), a source of food and a substrate (material) capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall, furring strips, carpets and carpet padding are food for molds}, we strongly encourage you to consult with a roofing company if you are having any issues like this, at https://www.danesroofing.com/ you can get a free estimate without mentioning their excellent quality and exceptional customer service.

    In carpet, invisible dust and cellulose are the food sources. After a single incident of water damage occurring in a building, molds grow inside the walls. The right conditions, such as high humidity, can activate a mold bloom even after a long period of being dormant after the event has occurred.

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    If there are mold problems in a unit or home only during a certain time of the year, then it is probably either too air-tight or too drafty. Mold problems occur in airtight homes more frequently in the warmer months (when humidity reaches high levels inside the house and moisture is trapped) and occur in drafty units or homes more frequently during the colder months (when warm air escapes from the living area into unconditioned space and condenses). If a house is artificially humidified during the winter, this can create conditions favorable to mold. Moving air may prevent mold from growing since it has the same effect as lowering humidity.

    Assessment

    The first step in an assessment is to determine if mold is present. This is done by visually examining the premises. If mold is growing and visible this helps determine the level of remediation that is necessary. If mold is actively growing and is visibly confirmed, sampling for specific species of mold is necessary.

    These methods, considered non-intrusive, only detect visible and odor-causing molds. Sometimes more intrusive methods are needed to assess the level of mold contamination. This would include moving furniture, lifting and/or removing carpets, checking behind wallpaper or paneling, checking in ventilation duct work, opening and exposing wall cavities, etc.

    Careful detailed visual inspection and recognition of moldy odors should be used to find problems needing correction. Efforts should focus on areas where there are signs of liquid moisture or water vapor (humidity) or where moisture problems are suspected. The investigation goals should be to locate indoor mold growth to determine how to correct the moisture problem and remove contamination safely and effectively. If furniture and belongings are affected, hiring a removal company to take care of it is usually best. Sites like www.theremovalist.net.au will have the service you need. Be thoughtful and mention the specific problem you have so that they can prepare their staff appropriately.

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    The first step in solving an indoor mold problem is stopping the source of moisture. Next is to remove the mold growth. Common remedies for small occurrences of mold include:

    *Sunlight

    *Ventilation

    *Non-porous building materials

    *Household cleansers

    Significant mold growth may require professional mold remediation and removal of affected building materials. As this issue has become more and more prevalent, different states have different requirements for licensing, certifying and qualifying mold remediation technicians.

    There are Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, and Certified Environmental Hygienists, all professionals that provide services relating to mold problems. While some mild instances of mold may be able to be addressed in a do-it-yourself way, if in doubt, a professional should be engaged for this purpose. The preparation of the area for the removal of the material, the disposal of the material removed, the personal precautions that are required, generally exceed those of a maintenance worker or handyman.

    If in doubt, call a professional.

    Maverick Rules!

     

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh performs the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only No Denied Claims Warranty available in the industry.

    For the last 18 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area.

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    It appears that “Green” is making builders “Blue” these days. 

    A new poll shows that people who once put a huge emphasis on the government’s green efforts now have other issues they care about more.The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that the economy and job market have jumped to the top of the priority list for most people. Last January, 75 percent of Americans polled said that the economy should be a top priority, and in a year’s time, that has jumped to 85 percent.On the other hand, however, protecting the environment has fallen from 56 percent a year ago to just 41 percent today. Of the 20 issues raised, the least important issue raised was global warming.

    As a buyer you want to buy “Green”.  As a builder you want to build “Green”.  The problem for builders is being prepared to show the economic benefits of buying “Green.”

    Buyers now appear to be less likely to spend their hard earned greenbacks on anything in today’s declining economy.  Green must present a personal benefit for the buyer.  Not 20 years from now, but in the average ownership time frame.  (Currently 6 to 7 years).

    Is the demand there?  I believe so, but reality and times have changed for America.

    America is worried about economic prosperity, health care and social security.  With this focus home buyers are cutting their budgets and green is the first to go.  Unless you can show the immediate benefits and long term savings, selling green will probably go nowhere fast.

    People generally want to save money on utilities, protect mother earth and her resources.  It is the right thing to do and people will warm up to it.  Products must be developed to meet immediate needs of the home buyer.

    When it comes right down to it, people are looking for “Green” to not add “Red” to their bottom line!

     Maverick Rules!

     

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh performs the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only “No Denied Claims Warranty” available in the industry. 

     For the last 18 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area. 

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    more than just an inspection company!”

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Advantage Companies Announces Program Relationship with B-Dry and Blue Canyon.Bdry checklist

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh and Advantage Home Warranty, providers of home inspections and home warranties respectively, announce a program relationship to offer their clients permanent waterproofing solutions through B-Dry and Blue Canyon’s Healthy Home System beginning July 15, 2009.

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    Raleigh, NC (MyNC.com) July 15, 2009 – Advantage Inspection Raleigh, a home inspection provider and Advantage Home Warranty, a home warranty provider announce their program relationship with B-Dry and Blue Canyon beginning July 15, 2009.  This program will offer permanent waterproofing solutions to Advantage Inspection Raleigh and Advantage Home Warranty clients.

    Think about the records, legal documents, marketing data, cash, and people found inside the walls of your business. Are you doing your best to protect them?

    Here are 10 things you can do right now to secure everything from smartphones to doors. While all of these suggestions won’t apply to every company, if you work your way through this list, you’re sure to find some practical steps that you can take to protect your people and assets.

    Secure Your Smartphone

    What’s on your phone? Every time you use it, you’re holding a storehouse of personal information, and most likely, an access point into your company network.

    Along with the added convenience and productivity, smartphones have also blessed us with some heightened security risks. They can be stolen, hacked, and this can be a worst-case scenario because your passwords and credit card information ar most likely stored inside.

    Use Strong Passwords

    A strong password policy may be inconvenient, but it’s nowhere near as inconvenient as a data breach or a network crash. Here is a simple, three-step method for creating passwords.Once you create that killer password, you’ll also find three rules for keeping it safe.

    Control Your Keys

    Do you have enforceable and up-to-date key control policies? With so much attention paid to high-tech threats, it’s easy to forget that those little metal keys can make you pretty vulnerable, too.

    Think about how many doors in your facility are accessed via mechanical keys. Do your entry doors require only a key to open? What about file or server rooms? Do you have expensive inventory or supplies protected by lock and key?

    Install High Security Deadbolts

    A deadbolt is a physical security standard for protecting exterior doors. Properly installed, a deadbolt will guard your doors against attack by even the most determined intruder. Here is a list of features to consider when selecting a deadbolt for your business.

    Install an Alarm System

    A modern security system like the ones provided by New England business alarm systems, with its array of electronic components, is designed to sense, decide, and act. The security system senses events (such as motion in a room), decides if the event poses a threat, and then acts on that decision. While a security system for your business isn’t a do-it-yourself affair, you should understand the language of security in order to communicate your needs to a security professional, understand any proposals you may receive, and make the most of your security system after it is installed.

     This introduction to security systems takes the sense-decide-act process as an outline and describe the electronic hardware that performs each function.

    Use Security Cameras

    Security cameras are used for two basic purposes: investigation and deterrence. The images that you collect with your security cameras will most often be used to review a crime or accident so that you can understand what really happened. But the cameras themselves also have a deterrent value since people who know they are being watched are usually on their best behavior.

    Mechanical keys tell no tales. If inventory or supplies go missing, you may have no way to determine who unlocked the door.e Advantage Companies selected B-Dry and Blue Canyon because they have separated themselves from their competitors by offering the Healthy Home System.  The Healthy Home System provides a permanent indoor air solution to Odor, Humidity, Radon and Water Penetration.  B-Dry and Blue Canyon create a dry and healthy living spaces for your family.

    BdryAdvantage Inspection Raleigh offers the first and only home warranty in America to be underwritten by the home inspection. The inspection underwriting allows Advantage Home Warranty to cover more of the major systems and individual components of the home.

    The Advantage Companies provide their clients “piece of mind” by providing detailed information about the home and giving the nation’s best coverage of the primary structure, major systems, and appliances.

    It’s important to note how important to one’s health a good night rest is. For both physical and mental health, it has been scientifically proven to be imperative. It also something people don’t often think about. A good flippable memory foam mattress, a good shape, size, and firmness in your pillow can make a big difference.

    To some people having an amazon weighted blanket can mean difference between resting well or not getting a wink of sleep. It depends on the person obviously, but one thing is a constant for all of us. We all need rest, and we should not take its benefits for granted. Put the proper amount of time away to sleep well.

    “Now is the right time for Certainty” said Dave Park, Sr. Marketing Director for Advantage Inspection International.  “Our clients are looking for relationship contractors.  These contractors value our client’s security and peace of mind. B-Dry and Blue Cannon are relationship contractors and as a homeowner this is nothing greater.”

     

    AHW is available in SC, NC, KY, AL, TN, & GA. 

     

    Contact:
    Dave Park
    Advantage Companies
    Phone: 919-850-2526
    www.adrdu.com
    davepark@advantageinspection.com

     

    Advantage Inspection & Advantage Home Warranty are registered trademarks.

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    Leigh Carsen, a legal expert in Real Estate transactions states “the right inspector will be experienced, meticulous, plainspoken and ideally have a proven track record in your area.” Ask your agent for a recommendation or check for local members of the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspectors Association (www.NCLHIA.org) or the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.nachi.org).

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh performs the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only “No Denied Claims Warranty” available in the industry.

    For the last 18 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area.

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    more than just an inspection company!”

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  • mount_everest“Tenzing called it the roar of a thousand tigers. Hour after hour it came in whining and screeching in an unrelenting stream ffrom the west with such feriocity it set the canvas of our small Pyramid tent cracking like a rifle range. We were 25,800 fett on the South Col, a desolate saddle between the upper slopes of Everest and Lhotse.” Sir Edmund Hillary.

    Sir Edmund Hillary live a bold life, filled with extraordinary accomplishments. High Adventure and View from the Summit are classic stories of the first ascent of Mount Everest. It is a story of incredible perserverance in the face of danger.

    Sir Edmund’s challenges parallel our own challenges and perserverance today.

    Yes the challenges and adventures today in the home loan and home hunting forest !

    It seems like every day someone is asking about why it is so hard to get a real estate loan.  Just two years ago anyone, and I mean anyone, could get Everyday Loans to buy a house or condo. Well, the times have changed and rules from the lenders have changed right along with the times.  But who is writing the rules?  Why are the new rules a moving target?  Where can I find some answers? Try reading these details about consolidation loans which can help you get your debt sorted out before even looking at buying a home.

    First find a great realtor like Real Estate Agent Greensboro, are a full service organization that services all types of real estate including single family residences, multi-family properties, apartment complexes, commercial buildings/office buildings, and retail shopping centers. realtor

    The right REALTOR is the key to household wealth, wide spread connections, certainty and Peace of Mind.  Your REALTOR should demonstrate clarity in their commitment to you, have easy to use interactive tools designed to provide you with personalized answers about the buying process and be an expert in public relations, marketing & advertising.

    Your REALTOR will have a team of experts that will help in every step along the way.  Your REALTOR’s team will energize, focus and innovate into today’s fast-changing real estate environment.  In a world where every thing’s done at the speed of the Internet, valuable wisdom and disipline are gained from their experience.

    Sound to good to be true, well it’s not.  Just do your research.  The right Real Estate Professional will lower the hurdles in the buying race for your perfect home.

    Maverick Rules!

    Leigh Carsen, a legal expert in Real Estate transactions states “the right inspector will be experienced, meticulous, plainspoken and ideally have a proven track record in your area.” Ask your agent for a recommendation or check for local members of the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspectors Association (www.NCLHIA.org) or the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.nachi.org).

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh performs the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only “No Denied Claims Warranty” available in the industry.

    For the last 18 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area.

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh

    more than just an inspection company!”

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  • green-bean-casseroleHow many times can this lunch and dinner standard be turned into something new and special?

    Most recipes are quick and easy.  You can take your pick as long as they are crowned with French Fried Onion toppings that are crisp and flavorful.  But what can be learned from this handy dish? 

    It is the passion of sharing. 

    The wealth of knowledge that is passed on makes all the difference whether that secret Green Bean Caserole reciepe works or not, has your family asking for seconds or the plate is scraped in with the dog food.  It can mean a clean dish with a smile or more leftovers for the frig.

    At Advantage Inspection Raleigh we share our passion and knowledge.

    Just like the engine of an automobile, you house works as a system of independent parts.  Every part has an impact to the operation of other systems.  A home has well over 15, 000 parts, pieces or stuff in it.  And when all the “stuff” works together, you have a home this is comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. 

    Our job is to report the home’s condition at the time of the inspection and provide education on the operation of the home.  We are not fortune tellers and cannot predict the future, but we can help you from becomming overwhelmed by the home ownership experience by providing the  opportunity to share our passion.

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    Many home inspectors share their passion and expertise at the barber shop.

    We share our passion and knowledge with our clients!

    Dave Park
    Advantage Inspection Raleigh 
    www.adrdu.com
    davepark@adrdu.com

    For more than 17 years our home inspection process has been the deciding factor for the people we serve: Real Estate Agents, Home Inspectors, and Home Owners. Serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary and the Triangle.

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  • Advantage Companies Announces Program Relationship with Nationwide Insurance.

    AdvantageInspection.com and AdvantageHomeWarranty.com, providers of home inspections and home warranties respectively, announce a program relationship to offer home physicals and home warranty protection to the insurance customers at Nationwide Insurance beginning June 15, 2009.

    Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 8, 2009 – AdvantageInspection.com, a home inspection provider and AdvantageHomeWarranty.com, a home warranty provider announce their partnership program with Nationwide Insurance beginning June 15, 2009.  This program will offer home physicals and home warranty protection to insurance customers of Nationwide.

    Nationwide Insurance selected The Advantage Companies because Advantage  logo-nationwidehas separated themselves from their competitors by offering the first and only home warranty in America to be underwritten by the home inspection.  The inspection underwriting allows Advantage Home Warranty to cover more of the major systems and individual components in the home. 

    Advantage’s “no denied claims” coverage exclusive guarantee is that claims will not be turned down as a result of any pre-existing condition not documented in the inspection report.  This coverage addresses a major complaint in the home warranty industry.

    The Advantage Home Physical and the Advantage Home Warranty will provide their clients “piece of mind” by providing detailed information about the home and giving the nation’s best coverage of the primary structure, major systems, and appliances.  Advantage further offers complimentary Safety Evaluations with every inspection. Homes meeting safety requirements set forth by Nationwide can save on their homeowners insurance. (terms and conditions apply)

     

    “By combining Nationwide’s On Your Side promise and Advantage Companies Total Protection, customers can achieve a greater sense of security and peace of mind as a homeowner – a great feeling to have in these uncertain economic times” said Ronald Wehner, Sr. Business Consultant with Nationwide’s Strategic Partnerships.

    For additional information on Advantage Inspection or Advantage Home Warranty please visit www.advantagehomewarranty.com  or www.advantageinspection.com.  For additional information on Nationwide Insurance please visit www.nationwide.com.

    AHW is available in SC, NC, KY, AL, TN, & GA. 

     

    Contact:                                                                                     

    Dave Park

    Advantage Companies
    Phone: 919-850-2526

    www.adrdu.com

    davepark@advantageinspection.com

     

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh Receives 2009 Best of Raleigh Award

    WASHINGTON D.C., May 20, 2009 — For the second consecutive year, Advantage Inspection Raleigh has been selected for the 2009 Best of Raleigh Award in the Real Estate Inspection category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

    The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community, for example learn more here about  Pressure Washing Sugar Land.

    Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2008 Award recipients qualified as 2009 Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

    About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

    U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

    The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

    SOURCE: U.S. Local Business Association
    CONTACT: U.S. Local Business Association
    Email: PublicRelations@USLocalBusinessAssociation.com
    URL: http://www.USLocalBusinessAssociation.com

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  • You are renovating because you want your house to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. Consider your home renovation plan as a business plan or as your special project you are starting from scratch, using an onlinve rvt viewer is the solution for you, works from within the browser and that can convert all your Revit files into a spectacular 3D visualization.

    RKC Construction 9923 Paseo Montalban #B, San Diego, CA 92129 (619) 449-5899 is a one-stop shop when it comes to the interior and exterior of your home, look at here now how they can turn your existing home into your dream home.

    Get help from Home Remodeling Utah and remodel it. Dogs shed everywhere, and tile floors are no exception. If you hire an architecture he plan for you, but if you want to save money the first step is to visit the website for the Remarkable Outdoor Living they have amazing furniture and with a really good quality, and take charge of the project and do it to yourself. You should also use insulation materials like the soundproofing materials during your home renovation,  Fiberglass is a great option and it is noticeable due to many home builders are using it as their insulating option.n. To know pros and cons of fiberglass click on above link https://www.insulation4us.com/blogs/the-pros-and-cons-of-one-of-the-best-insulation-methods-fiberglass/. In this article we are sharing some DIY ideas on, how to renovate your house on budget? As the roof ages, the asphalt shingles become worn. The shingles shrink, get broken, crack, and have wide gaps, To renovate your roof get in touch with J.O.N. construction on https://jonroofingandsiding.com/easton/.

    The key to renovating your house on budget yet beautifully is primarily to plan the entire process effectively. Whether you’re simply cleaning up old floorboards for a home renovation project, or need precise thickness and squaring for furniture, a top-notch bench top planer, learn more information about thickness planer. Contact Advanced Roofing Technologies today to schedule your free consultation with one of our trusted residential roofing contractors. The following sections will demonstrate how you can divide your entire renovation plans into sub-plans, according to the space you have and renovate your home effectively. If you want latest ideas about Home Renovation see here. And If you are looking to find out top 10 ways to renovate your house beautifully yet economically then read below:

    Divide and Conquer

    As mentioned earlier effective planning is the key to effective renovation. If you are renovating yourself then you need to focus on both the bigger picture and the smaller parts. You might have heard the phrase “whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, you can apply the same strategy to your home renovation project and devise a renovation plan for each area in your house. If you hire an architect for renovation, he will assess your requirements and then renovate accordingly. In this case since you’re in charge, you will brainstorm your requirements, write your end goal for each space in the house and decide the overall goal, and then move on to:

    Budgeting

    Since you want to renovate your house economically it is important for you to decide the total expenditure requirements/limit. According to home remodeling by Sjb Construction Inc. It is important to remember in budgeting that you cannot overestimate your budget, keep your budget underestimated and then move on to researching for things you need.

    Research

    You will be surprised at the number of options you have once you start your research. The beautiful lamp that you liked at a high end store can be purchased at a lower price from elsewhere as well. So, when renovating your house on budget please remember that if you research to find the furniture you like what you would find at Maker&Son catalog, the paint you want or the decorations you would like in your house, you are likely to find most of the supplies at an inexpensive price. You can contact Lineage Tree Care for more ideas on how to improve your house. Take advantage of online shopping, thrift stores and second hand furniture shops and see how far you will go. For step by step instructions on how you can decorate your house beautifully yet economically please read below:

     

    Doors Create the First Impression

    The first impression of your house is your door. If you are unable to change the door completely and if your existing door is in a good condition then you should repaint your door. Your doors could also affect the lighting of your room, and you could benefit from this great technique interior designed Amy Lau uses, “When dealing with a dark room, whatever color is used on the walls, I paint the ceiling, trim, and doors the same color but 50 percent lighter. Too much of one shade can overpower a space.” So, when renovating on a budget if you are repainting your door try to use different shades according to the concentration of light in your house to optimize the lighting of your house the way you want to.

    Bathroom Renovation

    Make sure to either get the best sewer repair and cleanup in dallas to help you fix the leaky pipes or read the tips they have on their website for the cleanups you can do by yourself at home. You would be surprised at the number of inexpensive yet quality products you can purchase to renovate your bathroom and bathroom remodeling Edmonton Do It All Contracting is award-winning for renovations in Edmonton and surrounding areas since 1997. which are perfect for this purpose. If you are looking to install new toilet fixture, you can check our Toto Toilet, and if you are not planning to install any new items, you can fix up your existing toilet by changing the paint, changing cabinet paints and by fixing the pressure of shower etc. Take a look at this huge selection range of mirrors

     

    Paint Affects Lighting

    As mentioned earlier painting affects lighting and when renovating your house you might opt for a new paint. In that case if you are already on a budget purchasing different colored pallets might seem counterintuitive. If you are on a tight budget then opt for a black and white palette, it will give your house a modern sophisticated look and you will have the guarantee that you can never go wrong with white or black.

    Small Rooms don’t have to Look Small

    If you are renovating to make a small house look bigger than an inexpensive and beautiful way of achieving that goal is to use Affordable Blinds and mirrors. It’s an inexpensive technique but it’s used by one of the most famous architects of his time, Sir John Soane, who used mirrors in the breakfast room of his London house. 

    Kitchens and Storage

    If you are decorating/renovating your house then you are probably trying to de-clutter and maximize your storage as well. Utilizing your kitchen to its maximum capacity can help you minimize your storage problems. In order to do this on a low budget you can either DIY kitchen cabinets or storages from recycled material at your house, or take advantage of thrift shops in your area. If you ever need help with Kitchen renovation for either luxury or affordable budget make sure you visit https://kitchendesignperth.com.au/

    No one knows your kitchen space better than you do and your storage needs building DIY storage kitchen cabinets will not only help you save money and reuse old materials at your house but it will also ensure that you’re building exactly what you need. If you already have cabinets which are enough for storage then you don’t need to replace them you can just repaint them to make your kitchen look as good as new.

    Also consider any plumbing or leaky pipe issues you might have stumbled upon throughout the years. Deciding to renovate your home is much like peeling off a financial band-aid and while people often try to go for the budget solutions – studies have shown that plumbing issues account for 15-18% of all household repairs over a lifetime, so our friends at Amarco Plumbing recommend that you check with your local plumbing professionals about whether your kitchen needs an upgrade on the pipes/faucet/etc – to save yourself a lot of headaches later.

    Light Comes through the Windows

    According to Marc Appleton, “half the experience of living indoors is seeing the outdoors” So when remodeling your house install large windows. However, you might not have the budget to change your windows in that case play around with paint and paint your windows a shade lighter than the rest of the room to maximize the light coming through the windows.You can add some nice blockout curtains adelaide for more privacy. If you really want light to come through into your home then consider getting a skylight in our roof for some natural lighting throughout the day. Many home owners will add hopper windows to promote natural light and improve air circulation in smaller, darker spaces, EZ Window Solutions provide hopper window for this. These sometimes get damaged by weather, so if you ever have trouble just contact the emergency roof repair in raleigh nc for some great service. 

    Floor Renovation

    If you are on a budget then floor renovation might seem expensive, and if you cannot find a flooring installation under your budget then you should invest in renovating everything else according to your floor design, and you can also use resources as Scottsdale hardwood floors to improve your floors at affordable prices.

    The key to renovating or redecorating your house beautifully yet inexpensively is to devise a goal for yourself, and paint an entire picture of what you want and then step by step renovate each part of your house like mentioned above.

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  • Well, what does Leigh Carson know?

     

    Leigh Carson is a St. Louis based Family Law Attorney who writes about the Real Estate Industry.  She sees it everyday and how families and their emotions swing through the Home Buying/Selling experience.  

     

    In her article, “What a Home Inspector Can Do for You When You Are Selling Your House“,  she writes, “A home inspector is trained to identify items in a home that need either replacement or repair. A certified inspector will carefully examine the structural components of the home, including roof, windows, insulation as part of an idea we saw in a catalog at their website, siding and tuck pointing, as well as the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems. The home inspector’s report will give far more information than an appraisal or an analysis by a real estate agent.”

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    Ms. Carson continues with the process, “Most buyers make an offer to purchase property that is contingent upon the inspection revealing no significant issues; and even though the buyer will have their own inspection done, it is important to talk with Jackson Hole real estate about the benefit of having an inspection done yourself before you put your home on the market.

    She also points to one advantage of having your home inspected is that the report can be attached to the seller’s disclosure, assisting the buyer and reinforcing the idea that you are being forthright and straightforward in your disclosures about the property. It also puts you in a good position to maximize the listing price and ultimately the selling price.”

     

    The Sellers inspection is not intended to replace the buyer’s inspection; it is there to inform the Seller as to what items are in need of repair.  Decisions can then be made by the Seller as to what repair direction to take before the property is put on the market.  The direction also can move to what concessions on price need to be considered before the home is on the market and offers are being made to the Seller.

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    A Prelisting Inspection allows the Buyer to purchase your home with confidence


    Closings are not delayed due to unknown conditions. Adverse negotiations are minimized since all parties involved know the condition of the home before an offer to purchase is made. When considering selling your homes near charlotte you should consider essex homes charlotte.

     

    A Prelisting Inspection is proven to Sell your home faster


    Make your home stand out in the marketplace as one that can be purchased with confidence. A documented Home Inspection and Home Warranty increase the odds of selling your home. It is a proven fact that homes with warranties sell faster and at a higher average price.

    So, when you think about selling you’ll need to know what to do before movers come preparations to be able to move easier and faster to your nw home, with professional help.

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    Ms. Carson concludes that “the right inspector will be experienced, meticulous, plainspoken and ideally have a proven track record in your area.” Ask your agent for a recommendation or check for local members of the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspectors Association (www.NCLHIA.org) or the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.nachi.org).

    Maverick Rules!

    Advantage Inspection Raleigh perform the Nation’s Best Home Inspection and provides the Nation’s Only “No Denied Claims Warranty” available in the industry. 

    For the last 17 years, Advantage Inspection has been the deciding factor for the people we serve:  Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors.  Advantage Inspection Raleigh serves Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle area. 

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    more than just an inspection company!”

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