Avoid Disaster

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Avoid Disaster Caused by Severe Winter Weather

The weather we experienced at the end of 2022 was epic. And while it was referred to as a “once in a generation storm,” we all know that that isn’t true. If you managed to dodge issues this time around, it doesn’t mean that the next storm won’t wreak havoc. With that in mind, here …

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Maintain – Or Increase – Your Home’s Value

We are hearing quite a few conflicting messages on the future of the housing market. Will home values decrease with higher mortgage rates? Will the low inventory artificially keep prices higher? Are we going to see a housing crash in the next few years?  Our crystal ball is on the fritz, but there are some …

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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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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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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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