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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tow Company

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Air Conditioning: Yearly Maintenance

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Tree Service 101: What to Consider
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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tow Company

Usually, we hear of tow trucks when we park in the wrong areas, and our car will be impounded by the government. However, other than that, tow truck companies can also serve special services for their clients, and tow trucks can be helpful for other types of emergencies.

With so many companies available, it’s difficult to choose which towing St. Louis company is the best to call. If you’re still unsure about tow truck services, or it is your first time in hiring such services, here are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a tow company:

WHAT KIND OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Of course, you are asking a tow company because you want to have something towed. However, not all companies are the same. Some offer other services as well, such as maintenance and repair if your car is broken and needs to be towed. This is why before hiring a tow company, it’s best if you inquire about their other services.

HOW FAST CAN YOU FINISH THE JOB?

We all want quick and efficient services, and this includes towing St. Louis services as well. You should ask them how quick they can get the job done, and do some comparisons between the service speeds of different companies. After all, just because their service is faster, does not mean that they are more efficient at it.

WHAT ARE YOUR PRICE RATES?

When hiring towing services, we should also be mindful of their service rates. Some companies offer higher price rates than others, and this might be because their services are safer and more efficient. Before hiring a company, you should ask them for a list of their services, including the prices and other inclusions in the bundle. Moreover, you should also ask them for their special promos and discounts, since these discounts might be time-limited depending on the occasion.

WHAT IS YOUR OPERATING SCHEDULE?

Sometimes, we hire towing services during emergencies, like when our car breaks down in the middle of nowhere at 3 in the morning, or if you need to get somewhere important but run into a car problem. This means that you need a towing company that can get to your location as quickly as possible, regardless of the time of day. Most companies operate 24/7, but some do not. Make sure you know the schedule of the tow truck company near you, which can be useful for emergencies. Otherwise, you can ask them for their operating hours.

WHAT ARE YOUR GUARANTEES AND INSURANCES?

Other people do not hire towing St. Louis companies because they fear for the safety of their car. Other tow truck companies are not as careful in services, and they can end up scratching, denting, or worse, damaging your car! If you want to prevent this, you should ask the company about their guarantees and insurances, so that you will know if your car is insured when you hire their service. Moreover, companies with licenses mean that their people are more experienced on the job.

Air Conditioning: Yearly Maintenance

Summer afternoons are brutal. 

 

A trail of sweat lines your clothes just by doing the bare minimum. You don’t know how many glasses of water you drank just to cool you down but your mortal enemy, the heat, looks like it won’t be backing down anytime soon. 

 

Then you suddenly have this awesome idea that you should have done hours ago. A click!

 

You went to find your new best friend, your air conditioner remote and pressed on. A chilling breeze blasts from your AC which envelopes your scorching skin making summer a little bit bearable. 

 

A lot of people probably thought the same idea as you, but they weren’t as satisfied. They keep pressing on, but no cool air comes out of their AC. You see, most owners take their HVAC system for granted. Many issues start off small which progresses into something more catastrophic in the future. 

 

This is why it is so important that you stay on top of your yearly maintenance tasks. 

 

There are several reasons to put a yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment as your main priority and you should continue reading to know why.  

 

 

  • Improves Efficiency

 

 

An HVAC system that is repaired constantly will stay running longer than you can say heatstroke. Without regular maintenance and timely repairs, they will eventually succumb to wear and tear. Breakdowns beget breakdowns, a malfunctioning part causing a domino effect which will break the system apart in the future. Regular maintenance avoids this from happening which will surely prevent you from a major headache. 

 

 

  • Reduction in electricity consumption

 

 

If the system is not running at its peak efficiency, you’ll be facing dirty cooling coils, low refrigerant levels, clogged air filters, low furnace gas pressure, poor combustion efficiency and those are just some of the avoidable horrors. But if you address these issues during your yearly inspection from your trusted HVAC technician, you will be ensured that your system is working at its top notch quality. This means that your system uses less energy and fuel and more savings for you! 

 

 

  • Better air quality

 

 

Making your home warm or cool is not the only function of your HVAC system. It also includes improving the quality of air in your home by filtering indoor air pollutants at a minimum. The EPA reports that indoor pollutant levels are 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels which can have a direct effect on your health and your loved ones. If you have dirty blower parts and coils in your AC unit, the indoor air quality degrades easily. Fungi, pollen, and bacteria can build up in the vents and spread through the ventilation system throughout your home or company. It causes poor air quality, which can cause asthma attacks, inflammation of the eyes, eye, and mouth, and diseases similar to flu. 

 

 

  • Safety of your family and home 

 

 

A malfunctioning HVAC system not only burns a hole in your pocket but also endangers your family. A routine checkup can prevent these issues such as checking if there is a crack in a furnace’s heat exchanger which could put you and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Your HVAC technician can also spot short circuits that could potentially cause fires.

Roof Installation and Maintenance: Hiring a Reputable Roofing Company

It is a well-known fact that one of our most basic needs is a shelter—a home. One where we can reside and thrive comfortably. Having a roof above our heads is a luxury that not everyone can afford. A roof to keep us safe from the hottest summer and the chillest winter is something that is usually taken for granted. Since it’s something that’s a constant in our home, it’s easy to overlook it until it gets damaged.

Whether that’s a minimal dent caused by a debris or a full-blown leak due to faulty installation, simply ignoring it will be like sentencing the roof that had been looking over you for years to a very gruesome fate. And you yourself would be subjected to a nightmarish ordeal of spending way too much than you should just to salvage your roof.

So as they say, prevention is way better than cure. You’ll want to make sure that your roof is installed and maintained by a professional to ensure that the roof above your head will be in the best shape. This is not something you’d want to rely on tutorials or DIYs.

Whether you’re looking to install a formidable roof for your new house or decided to have some repairs done to your current roof, here are some benefits on hiring a professional to do that work for you:

  1. Ensured Safety – As with everything else, this should be at the front of your mind when discussing your home. Hiring someone adept in installation and repairing roofs would ensure that you can rest peacefully any time of the day knowing that there is significantly less risk of your roof being damaged.
  2. Quality Materials – A professional would know which is the best material for your roof. They would provide you with the essentials and make sure that it would last for much, much longer. Not only that, they would have better access to inexpensive but quality materials.
  3. Expert Knows Best – You would no longer have to stress yourself over thinking whether you’re doing things right or you’re setting up your roof to collapse any time soon. With their years of experience dealing with it, roofing companies will provide you with results that you will be hard pressed to find any holes and mistakes on. Not only that, they will surely use the appropriate products and techniques to ensure that the project will be anything but subpar.
  4. Cost Effective and Warranty – Especially with the situation of our world today, you don’t want to end up spending a fortune only to be disappointed when you spend twice as much by redoing everything. Hiring a roofing company to install or repair your roof for you will ensure that they have the right knowledge and tools for the job. Thus, making it less expensive if you have to do it all by yourself. Additionally, you will be given the warranty for the materials and service. Within that time, you won’t have to worry about inspecting and repairing the damage on your roof on your own because the roofing company for you.

Edmond Roofing Company

These are just some of the benefits and what you should look for in a good and trustworthy roofing company. If you have any other inquiries, kindly message us so that we can discuss how we’ll be able to help you install or repair your roof. We’ll try our best to answer all your questions because we believe that everyone should be able to feel safe with the roof above their heads.

Tree Service 101: What to Consider

If there are some that are witnesses to history and the passing of time, and will probably still be here once we’ve passed away. . .that would be our resident shade givers. History that is quite literally embedded and can be seen in their trunks. They’re usually the ones standing in the background, either a natural aesthetic or just providing us with air to breathe. But what if the time has come for you to give that piece of history sitting in your yard its rightful due? Whether that’s giving it a makeover or completely letting it go, you wouldn’t want to do it half-heartedly.

 

While tree trimming or removal may not be at the top of your Priority List due to the current situation of our world, it will not completely abandon the trees that have kept us company through the years.

 

Whether you’re planning on treating the trees in your yard or you are simply canvassing for the future, we’re here to provide you with the MUST knows about tree removal and trimming.

Trimming and Removal: Difference and Which Should I Choose?

In layman’s terms, tree removal simply means cutting down the whole tree, removing it from the property, and getting rid of the stump. This is usually the best choice if you have some plan to renovate or put something up in your yard—like a small playground and the likes. Sometimes it is also essential for safety purposes and should be done by trained professionals. 

Tree trimming, on the other hand, only requires removing several or specific branches of a certain tree. Usually, but not limited to, it involves getting rid of decaying or infected branches which is not only beneficial for the tree’s aesthetic but to its growth as well.

Benefits

These are just some of the reason why you should consider having that tree trimmed or removed:

 

  1. Safety

Of course this comes first and foremost. Whether it’s on your own house or your business property, having someone get injured due to a falling branch is not a possibility you should take lightly. Whilst prevalent during the winter season, this hazard could occur at almost any time of the year. So for the benefit of your children or customers, it’s better to start considering having the trees in your property trimmed once they start looking worse for wear.

 

  1. Aesthetic

No one wants to look at a tree that looks like it’s about to collapse any time soon, right? It’s better to just remove it altogether than have it looking out of place in your considerably high class looking yard. However, it would still be better to start early by trimming it before it’s too late.

 

  1. Tree Growth

If you’ve grown attached to the tree in your property, then it’s best to start taking care of it for the long-term. Ironically, you can actually gain a lot by trimming a tree’s branch. It would ensure that every part of the tree would get enough resources and nutrients and therefore increase it’s growth.

And to ensure that your tree  is in good hands, we highly recommend that you consider getting professional help when handling tree removal and trimming. Contact us for more information on hiring tree service and we’ll be sure to help you all the way!