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Going To Court With Board of Commission - 05/29/09 07:12 PM
Anybody have any guidence? The realtor that sold a friend's house has been investigated by the board of realtors comission (or whatever it's called) in New Jersey. Between the realtor, his company, and the title company my friend lost out on over $10,000. My friend had given POA to a relative as he had moved out of state before the close of his house. Without notifying my friend, the agent lowered the sales price and the preliminary hud that was sent to my friend did not match the one that his relative signed the next day including a different lender and (9 comments)
Weathering Mother Nature's Worst - 05/29/09 10:57 AM
Hurricanes are one of nature's fiercest and least predictable forces. Though it can be nearly impossible to forecast severe storms in advance, a group from Colorado State University (led by long-time hurrican prognosticator Dr. William Gray) predicts an average hurricane season in 2009. The team anticipates 12 named tropical storms between June 1 and November 30. Six of those storms are predcted to become hurricanes, and two are expected to develop into intense or major hurricanes (Saffir/Simpson category 3, 4 and 5). The same group predicts there is a 54 percent chance a hurricane will make landfall on a U.S. coastline. (0 comments)
Electrical Safety in the Office and at Home - 05/28/09 01:52 PM
Electrical outlets can become dangerous when overloaded. Though it may be easy to simply plug in another power strip or extension cord when adding equipment, the wiring in some buildings often isn't capable of supporting too many high-powered electronic appliances. Older office buildings and homes, in particular, often suffer from lack of electrical outlets. The temptation is to simply add a power strip or plug in an extension cord from acrss the room Even in newer office buildings and homes, it can be all too easy to overload a single outlet with power-hungry machines such as computers, printers, scanners and monitors. So (0 comments)
aahh, i broke my blog - 05/27/09 03:13 PM
I'm not sure what the problem is, but I can't blog in WYSIWYG. I have to put it in HTML. Did I mess something up? I can't comment on others either. (0 comments)
Educating Your Children Matters - 05/27/09 08:05 AM
Home fires are always a difficult ordeal to get through, no matter the size and scope of the damage. But the true tragedy is when a fire causes injuries or even fatalities to loved ones Thanks to leaps in fire prevention technology and ever-vigilant firefighters, the United States has seen a dramatic decline in fire-related deaths over the past two decades. As smoke alarms and fire extinguishers become more prevalent in homes, residents have survived home fires at an increased rate. However, tow of the greatest prevention tools continue to be two of the simplest solutions: education and preparation. Merely teaching (0 comments)
How Prepared Are You? - 05/26/09 07:30 AM
A well-equipped disaster supply kit should include, but is not limited to, the following items: * Water: 1 gallon per person per day. * Food: 3 to 7 days' worth of non-perishable or canned food and a manual can-opener. * Bedding: Blankets and pillows. * Clothing: Remember, although it may be warm, you may be working and cleaning and need pants and long sleeves to protect your skin. * First aid kit: In the very least, include sanitizers and bandages. * Cash: Keep some cash and small bills on hand in case banks are closed. (0 comments)
Storm Season: Lightning Safety - 05/22/09 09:15 AM
Every year, Servpro answers the call to help clean up and restore homes and businesses after storm season has taken its toll. After all, when your property or the property of a client suffers storm damage, we excel in helping make it "Like it never even happened." As the weather continues to warm up across the country, severe storms - such as tornados, flash floods and thunderstorms - wil become more likely. Of these forms of severe weather, lighning often gets the least attention. But did you kow that over the last 30 years, lighting strikes have claimed as many lives (0 comments)
10 Key Fire Safety Tips - 05/20/09 07:59 AM
Source: National Fire Proection Association (NFPA) In 2006, the most recent year statistics are available, 1,642,500 fires were reported in the United States, a three percent increase over 2005. These blazes caused 16,400 civilian injuries and cost more that $11 billion in damage. Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association, can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home. * Watch your cooking.- Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling or boining (0 comments)
Stay Grounded when Floods Rush In - 05/19/09 08:25 AM
Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Wheter you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert there is a potential for suffering flood damage. In fact, 33% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 2007 were for policies in low-risk communities. According to the NFIP, houses in the United States have a 26% chance of being damaged by a flood during the course of a 30-year mortgage while businesses face similar risks by flooding. On average, (0 comments)
Understanding the Dangers of Mold - 05/18/09 12:42 PM
From The Ordinary... Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment, and they produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads and other food products. Ble cheese's unique flavor is attributed to mold, and life-saving penicillin is a product of mold. ...To The Unhealthy Even through some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold and extended exposure to molds may present helth concerns for some people. Water intrusion into your office or your customer's home can result in mold (1 comments)
Get Your Ducts in a Row - 05/04/09 09:32 AM
Ventilation systems can often be the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality because many people allow HVAC systems to operate for some time without much attention or upkeep. Your HVAC system could be circulating odors, dust, and other contaminants throughout your property. A routine part of a SERVPRO Franchise Professional's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unith (HVAC). Keeping the GVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breath. SERVPRO (0 comments)
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