Posts Tagged homeowners
Hiring a Qualified, Legitimate Contractor
By Kimberly Martin on 2 May 2014
Atlanta — Entrusting a stranger to work on your home in any way is typically a scary process. What if they don’t do the job correctly and leave you with poor workmanship or in an even worse predicament than before they arrived? Scary stories from the news about contractors that took money and ran only add to the fear. Many people don’t like the idea of entrusting their projects to someone unknown, so they tend to either attempt the project on their own, call up a friend who’s handy with a hammer, or simply put the problem off until it gets worse. However, it isn’t as difficult as it seems to hire a contractor who is qualified and trustworthy to handle the job—you just have to use proper, discerning measures, and we have listed a few of the most important steps to make your job a little easier.
Snehta Inc. to Sponsor the 2014 Remodeling Leadership Conference
By Kelly Masters on 28 April 2014
Atlanta, GA – Sales and marketing software provider Snehta Inc. has announced their sponsorship for the 2014 Remodeling Leadership Conference in Alexandria, VA. The three-day event will take place May 7-9 at The Westin Alexandria. Each year, the Remodeling Leadership Conference draws in hundreds of top remodelers nationwide by providing innovative educational seminars and prestigious awards programs.
By Kimberly Martin on 18 April 2014
Atlanta — Termites are sneaky, silent invaders that often settle down in your yard and home so quietly that you won’t notice their presence until it’s too late. These insect hoards feed on parts of dead plants and trees, and it just so happens that the wood in your home qualifies as the major foundation of their diet. As a result many places in and around your home are at risk: your home’s foundation, firewood piles, furniture, and more. To determine whether or not these silent attackers are present in your home, calling up a termite inspector is the only option. Termite inspectors come to your home with two questions in mind:
- Does the home already have a termite infestation?
- Are there conditions present that could potentially invite termites to live there?
But how do inspectors answer these questions? When they begin their inspection, these experts have a checklist of problems to check for and tests they can perform to evaluate the possible infestation in your home. We’re here to take some of the mystery out of the process by explaining a few of these steps to you.
By Melody Boggs on 11 April 2014
Atlanta–Warmer weather brings with it a myriad of happy things—family picnics, sundresses, a new sports season, beach trips—but it also means homeowners must perform constant yard maintenance. Grass grows slowly at the beginning of spring as it awakens from its dormant winter state, but you’ll be surprised how quickly grass can make your yard appear unruly. What’s more, grass growth speeds up the closer to summer we get, and you’ll need to be prepared. Speaking of which, when was the last time you performed any maintenance on your lawn mower? This expensive tool is crucial to controlling grass growth. Any mower problem you have can set you back days on your lawn maintenance routine and can also cost you some steep prices to repair or replace it. Look to our new list of maintenance tips to help you avoid these potential problems in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
Edible Landscaping: Grow Your Plants and Eat Them Too!
By Kimberly Martin on 4 April 2014
Atlanta — Anyone with a large backyard knows that cultivating it into a beautiful, enjoyable space is one of the most fulfilling pursuits of being a homeowner. Compliments on the beautiful trees, lush greenery, and flowering buds make your chest swell with pride. However, have you ever considered utilizing that beautiful space as one that gives back not only beauty, but also food? Many homeowners may not consider growing vegetables or fruits in their backyard because they picture a garden plot that takes away from the overall landscaping, or they think it will be too difficult to maintain. Most edible landscaping arrangements, however, only require a little additional watering and maintenance—and if arranged well, the fruits and vegetables won’t take away from your landscaping at all. In fact, they may add a unique, beautiful flair unlike anything your friends and family have ever seen. We’re here to show you some edible landscaping designs others have created and offer a few tips on how to begin should you find yourself inspired.