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Perils of the rainy season: Summertime severe thunderstorm safety

July 20, 2017

Summer is prime time for severe thunderstorms. Hot and humid weather often contributes to the formation of storms. Hmm…hot and humid? Sounds like Atlanta, right? Severe thunderstorms can be terrifying, with the torrential rain and cracks of thunder that can shake a house. Only about 10% of thunderstorms are declared “severe,” but if they are … Read more

Flooding isn't covered in standard homeowners policies.

Flood insurance FAQs: The truth about flooding and your insurance

July 18, 2017

Imagine this. It’s the Atlanta rainy season. It’s hot, humid, and pouring down rain as it’s wont to do in the summer months. It’s been raining heavily for the past week. You get home from work one day, eager to escape into the air conditioning after a muggy ride home, and burst inside. You put … Read more

Part Two – How to choose a company to install a fence around your yard

July 13, 2017

You’re ready to invest thousands of dollars in a new fence. Doesn’t it make sense to learn some of the common mistakes fence installers make? In Part 1 of this series, we discussed what to look for when selecting a fence company in Atlanta. In Part 2, we’ll examine a few shortcuts fencing contractors might … Read more

Part One – How to choose a company to install a fence around your yard

July 11, 2017

If you’re looking to have a fence installed around your yard, listen up! In today’s article, we interview Eddie Clark, CFP of Accent Fence. He offers some awesome tips on selecting the right fence contractor in Atlanta. In this two-part series, we’ll investigate what to look for before choosing someone to work with. Eddie was … Read more

Summertime grilling safety tips (Or how to grill without burning the house down)

July 7, 2017

Now that we’re well into the summer, you might be thinking about having a barbecue and inviting your friends, family, and neighbors over for an old-school grill-out. You’ve bought the burgers, the chicken, the hot dogs, and, of course, the condiments (which, let’s face it, are the best part.) So grocery-wise you’re all set. You’re … Read more

Part Two – How to choose a business to repair an alloy wheel

July 5, 2017

You’re driving down the road, just cruising along on your way home from work, when BAM! What was that noise? Turns out you hit a nasty pothole, and when you get to your house you realize that your tire has lost air pressure. In Part One of this series, we talked to Manny Heredia of … Read more

Part One – How to choose a business to repair an alloy wheel

July 3, 2017

You just ran your car through the local car wash. Ah, now your car is nice and shiny! You’re drying your car, and…wait a minute. Are those scratch marks on your beautiful alloy wheel? Then you remember – yesterday you lent your car to your teenage daughter, who just got her driver’s license. Yikes! What … Read more

10 fireworks safety tips for the 4th of July (or any time of the year)

June 30, 2017

The Fourth of July is here, and with it, lots and lots of fireworks. Georgia recently legalized fireworks, so you might be thinking about putting on a display to celebrate Independence Day. Yes, fireworks are part of the Fourth of July deal, but they’re also very dangerous. It’s important not to underestimate the damage that … Read more

Part Two – How to choose a tree removal company in Atlanta

June 28, 2017

Every spring, you might have tree cutters drive through your neighborhood. A guy might jump out and point out dead trees and then offer a good deal to take them down right away. You might wonder how they can afford to do it so cheaply. In Part Two of our article on how to choose … Read more

Part One – How to choose a tree removal company in Atlanta

June 26, 2017

Millions of dollars are spent every year in repairing homes that are damaged by trees after storms or heavy rains. Dead or rotting trees are dangerous because they can fall and seriously injure or even kill someone. Georgia’s got a lot of trees, and many Georgians have a dangerous tree in their yard right now. … Read more

Your credit score has an effect on your home insurance rates.

Can a drop in your credit score hurt your home insurance rates?

June 23, 2017

Everyone knows that filing claims can cause your homeowner rates to go up. But the latest news shows that your bill paying habits (and your credit score) could work against you too. You probably know that your credit score can affect your mortgage rates, right? The better your credit score, the better the mortgage rate … Read more

It's important to choose the right landscaping company to work on your lawn.

Part Two – How to choose a landscaping company in Atlanta

June 21, 2017

Avoid landscaping contractors that cut corners instead of grass If you’re ready to create your backyard oasis let’s dig right into today’s article about choosing a landscaping company! In Part One of this series, we shared the benefits of hiring a horticulturist to do your landscaping. We also talked about the importance of finding someone … Read more

Part One – How to choose a landscaping company in Atlanta

June 19, 2017

If you’re looking to choose a landscaping company to turn your yard into your own personal Garden of Eden, then you’ll enjoy today’s article! We interviewed Brooks Hutcheson of Hutcheson Horticultural in Woodstock, GA for this two-part article. He’s going to share lots of great tips to help you find the ideal landscaping company. In … Read more

You might decide to hire a contractor to do your valet parking.

What are the risks of offering valet parking for your restaurant?

June 16, 2017

Atlanta is a car city, there’s no denying it. There are always lots of vehicles on the road, and that means that there are a lot of people in need of parking. To solve this problem for the customers who will visit your restaurant, you might be thinking about offering valet parking services. It makes … Read more

Part Two – How to choose a water damage restoration contractor in Atlanta

June 14, 2017

The alarm clock rings and you jump out of bed…onto a slushy rug and wet slippers. Yikes! Talk about water damage! In the first part of this article on how to find the best Atlanta water damage restoration contractor to work with, we discussed why you want to work with an IICRC company. We also … Read more