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Let’s Go on Vacation!

It’s that time of year where we get ready to travel to see family and friends. More people are expected to travel this year than the last few when COVID kept many of us homebound. As you are getting ready, buying plane tickets, and making fun plans, don’t forget to prepare your home for your …

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Unusual – But Real – Ways a House Fire Can Start

Fire hazards are all over your home, so just keep in mind what you are doing and make some small adjustments to avoid a fire. 
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Get Your Home Ready for Fall

While Atlanta winters may be milder than those experienced “up north,” it is still important to do some routine maintenance around your home to prepare for the cooler temperatures. Some of these tasks will also help prevent water damage, fires, and mold growth as well. From top to bottom, here’s what we recommend.  Trim Tree …

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High Water Bill? How to Avoid a Water Disaster

Have you recently received a higher-than-expected water bill? Or has your water bill been inching up for no discernable reason? It could be your family members are taking more showers in this especially hot summer, or that your kids are home for the summer and using more water than normal. But if you can’t find …

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Summer is Mold Growth Season in Georgia

We are having a fairly rainy and hot summer so far in the greater Atlanta area. While it can put a damper on your outdoor plans and lead to higher-than-normal air conditioning bills, it is also ripe for mold to grow in your home.  Why Is Mold Bad? Mold is around us all the time …

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What Property Managers Can Do to Minimize the Impact of a Disaster

Managing properties, whether it is a community of homes, condo complex, or office buildings, is challenging. Your days are filled with marketing vacant properties, screening tenants, responding to maintenance requests, and collecting rent. Add to that the need to stay on top of changing landlord-tenant regulations and doing what you can to control maintenance costs, …

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March Showers Bring April Flowers (and Mold Growth)

Spring is definitely in the air. Along with the warming temps, pollen is now coating everything in sight. What you may not see as clearly are mold spores floating in the same air.  All homes have a small amount of mold which is unavoidable and not dangerous to humans or pets. But if conditions cause …

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Spring Brings Volatile Weather – Be Prepared

There’s nothing like spring. The weather is beautiful, flowers and trees are blooming, and we all head outside to enjoy ourselves. However, with the advent of spring also comes unpredictable and volatile weather as warm moist air collides with cool dry air creating thunderstorms, flooding rains and even tornadoes.  Because spring weather can be so …

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Do Not Become a Victim of a House Fire!

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), US fire departments respond to an estimated 346,800 home fires per year which cause an average of 2,620 deaths, 11,070 fire injuries and $7.3 billion in direct property damage. Additionally, the instances of house fires increase during the winter with the greater use of space heaters and …

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How to Protect the Pipes in Your Georgia Home from Freezing

While this may not be an everyday issue in Georgia, our winter temperatures are known to drop low enough to cause pipes to crack or burst. In fact, even a tiny crack in a pipe can leak hundreds of gallons of water causing flooding and structural damage and leading to toxic mold growth as well.  …

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