Summer is here!

Summer is here
Summer is here

Summer is here

Summer is here and a great time to enjoy everything Metro Atlanta has to offer. If that’s not enough, then travel in any direction outside the city and you can take your pick of mountains, trails, lakes, parks and so much more!  My favorite pastime is hiking and outdoor music festivals.  Later this month is the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park.  I love relaxing under the stars as the melodic tunes fill the air.  It doesn’t hurt to have a cool beverage in my hand and good company to share the experience.  Relaxing and reconnecting always recharges my batteries. read more

Home Warranty: Managing Unexpected Repairs

HVAC unit covered by a home warranty
HVAC unit covered by a home warranty

Avoid the Risk of Unexpected, Costly Repairs or Replacement with a Home Warranty

Have you ever been to a big box store and purchased electronics or appliances? The experience usually includes an offer for an extended warranty.  Sounds good, but you decline thinking “I’ll just save the money and buy a new one if this one breaks.”  It’s a chance you are willing to take. Most often you are right.  Electronics and appliances already come with a warranty. Most issues arise pretty quickly and can be handled by the store where the purchase was made or directly with the manufacturer.  Viewed as needless add-ons,  it’s no surprise homeowners’ often approach a home warranty with skepticism. read more

Burst Pipes: Ways To Prevent Damage

Burst pipes

Water Expands Nine Percent When Frozen

Burst pipes can occur any time of year, but your home is more vulnerable during the winter months when freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Did you know that a gallon of water expands by nine percent when frozen?  Imagine what happens to pipes when temperatures drop below freezing for a sustained period of time.  Paying attention to weather forecasts during the winter is especially important so you can take preventative steps to avoid burst pipes. read more