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Need pest control in Charlotte? Palmetto Exterminators, Inc

2 Sep , 2017  

Pest control Charlotte

Long time member Nick Frantz spoke to the CRESN members about his pest removal company and the pest control services they provide to Charlotte and the surrounding area. From termites and mosquitoes to bed bugs and roaches, Palmetto Exterminators can control and remove pests from your home.

With 50 years of experience and two graduate entomologists on staff, Palmetto Exterminators is always searching for innovative ways to improve our customer service and satisfaction. Palmetto Exterminators places emphasis on the education and training of their employees with special attention given to providing first-rate termite and pest control protection in an environmentally responsible manner. ...read more!

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Understanding water problems here in Charlotte – Green Frog Waterproofing

26 Aug , 2017  

CRESN Member Andrew Schwartz of Green Frog Waterproofing spoke to the group this week about how water and the soil differ here in Charlotte, North Carolina as opposed to other areas of the country.

According to the NOAA, North Carolina receives an average of 50.1 inches of rainfall per year, ranked #9 nationwide in the most annual precipitation. Compare that to states like Vermont (42.7), Washington (38.4), and Oregon (27.4) and you will see that the Carolina’s receive their share of water. Combined the hard red clay and the high water table and you have a perfect storm for excessive water problems affecting home foundations and residential properties. ...read more!

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Get Home Financing in Charlotte with Sally-Jane Busk of HomeBridge Mortgage

19 Aug , 2017  

Sr. Loan Officer Sally-Jane Busk of HomeBridge Mortgage recently spoke to the CRESN members about the financing options HomeBridge Mortgage offers. Whether you are refinancing, buying your first home, condo or co-op, investment property or even having a home newly built, HomeBridge Mortgage has the loan program to fit your needs!

As a licensed HomeBridge Mortgage Loan Originator in North Carolina (NMLS #269729), Sally-Jane Busk can assist you with your home loan needs, including:

  • First-Time Purchase
  • Second-Home Purchase
  • Refinance
  • FHA and VA
  • Conventional
  • 203(k) Renovation
  • Jumbo

Sally-Jane welcomes the opportunity to serve your needs with quick and accurate real estate financing advice. Sally-Jane has the expertise and knowledge, and will make sure you understand the features associated with the loan program you choose and that it meets your unique financial situation. ...read more!

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Looking for an electrician in Charlotte? ARC Electric Company 

12 Aug , 2017  

Member Mark Sartori of the Charlotte based electrical contractor  ARC Electric Company spoke to the the CRESN group residential and commercial electrical services that his company provides.

They include:

  • Residential Electrical Service
  • Commercial Electrical Service
  • Contractors
  • Whole Home Generator
  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • LED Lightning Service


ARC Electric Company
was started by Larry Harrill in the spring of 1976. When ARC Electric Company was founded, residential installation was the first primary focus. With Larry Harrill’s strong background in large commercial installations, it was only a short time before ARC began to expand into this area. Currently, residential and commercial installations are both strengths of the company. ARC Electric Company is a family owned and operated business. Larry’s son, Chris, joined the company in 1992. Chris handles the day to day operation of the company. Together, they work to strengthen the solid reputation that ARC Electric Company has built over the last 35 years. ...read more!

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PuroClean – Water Damage Experts in Charlotte, NC

12 Aug , 2017  

Have water damage? Living in the Charlotte area?

Jeff Hennings and their team at PuroClean Water/Mold/Fire Damage Experts also service the Charlotte, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Concord communities and more North Carolina communities. PuroClean Water/Mold/Fire Damage Experts has earned a reputation as “The Paramedics of Property Damage.” We do more than clean up after a property disaster. In response to every emergency, we provide a combination of exceptional property mitigation services delivered with an equal degree of compassion. We help rescue homes. We put businesses back on their feet. We help you get back to your life. ...read more!

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Q&A with Leading Charlotte Digital Marketing Experts Synchronicity

29 Jul , 2017  

How to supercharge your small business!

Randy Smith, principal of the Charlotte based web development and digital marketing agency Synchronicity, recently answered questions and provided tips to the CRESN members about digital marketing and how to use social media to increase your online footprint and visibility.

From custom web development to online digital marketing strategies, Synchronicity has the experience to help your business. Synchronicity is a full-service, creative digital marketing firm, well known for our heavy focus on customization and quality. ...read more!

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Guest speaker Maryanne P. Dailey, Vice President of BBB of South Piedmont

2 Jul , 2017  

Last week the CRESN meeting featured guest speaker Maryanne P. Dailey, the Vice President of the Better Business Bureau  of South Piedmont. While speaking about the benefits the BBB provides to many businesses and consumers, Maryanne also answered questions from the group about enrollment, reporting, ratings, and more.

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.

People today are overwhelmed with choices – and often unsure about where to find verified, unbiased information. There are more than 30 million businesses in North America alone; and hundreds of thousands of sites around the world where people shop online. There are thousands of free and subscription websites that offer a range of information, including reviews, reports, directories, listings, and gripe sites. BBB is the one place you can find it all. ...read more!

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8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

25 Jun , 2017  

Long-time member Keith Hudson from Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning recently provided the CRESN members with an excellent presentation with tips on how to keep you home (and yourself) cool throughout the summer.

Keep cool with these 8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

Don’t allow the interior of your home to become dangerously hot since the air conditioner cannot cool it down within a reasonable amount of time. Air conditioners are designed for about a 20° change in temperature, so 100° air would only be cooled to about 80°.  One of the most simple air conditioner tips is to change your air conditioner filter at least four times a year to ensure that your family is breathing cleaner air and your HVAC system is not being overworked, thus potentially saving energy and money. Run your ceiling fans to stay cooler in the summertime. Check your fans to ensure they are going in the correct direction. In the summer, your fan should be set on “forward,” which means the blades are rotating counter-clockwise. There is a switch on the base where you can control this. By moving your fan setting to the forward position, you will receive a nice downward breeze keeping you cool. It is fairly common for an air conditioner to ice up. The air conditioner drain line can also freeze, back up and cause a leak, which is often confused for a plumbing leak. When this happens, immediately turn off your compressor by switching your thermostat over to fan. As the ice starts to melt, make sure you have proper drainage and call a professional. From dirty coils to poorly designed ductwork, there are many things that can restrict airflow. A professional can check them all and get to the root of the problem. Keep heat out of your home by closing blinds, shades and draperies that cover windows facing the sun. Close coverings on east-facing windows in the morning and west-facing windows in the afternoon. Also, installing shades or blinds that are white reflects heat away from the house. This will keep you cooler and save energy. Keep your outdoor air conditioning unit cooler by planting trees or shrubs that provide shade but still allow air to flow around unit. By properly shading the area, your system can perform up to 10% more efficiently. Also, be sure the landscaping isn’t too close to the unit, so a technician can service it easily when necessary. The best defense against air conditioner problems is to have a service agreement in place and make sure your system is maintained year-round, especially right before the heavy heat of summer sets in. This is the time of year when your air conditioning system works its hardest. Regular tune-ups reduce your risk of experiencing common malfunctions and will help you stay cool when everyone else is sweating the heat. Contact ARS®/Rescue Rooter® for a complete air conditioner tune-up. Don’t let heat build up in your home. Appliances, electronic devices and lighting are all common sources of internal heat gain. To combat this excess heat, avoid putting lamps or televisions near your air conditioner’s thermostat. These heat-exuding appliances cause the air conditioner to think the house is warmer than it really is, resulting in the system running longer than necessary and wasting energy.

 

 www.charlotteheatingair.com

Located in Indian Trail, NC, Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. provides heating and air conditioning repairs, serving, and installs.

Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
9416 Heritage Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
704-661-5316
carolinahvac@ymail.com ...read more!

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HOW DIGITAL MARKETING CAN CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS

17 Jun , 2017  

Is digital marketing the secret ingredient your business recipe is missing?

(Answer: It absolutely is.)

Whether you’re new to the idea of digital marketing or ready to take the next step in your digital plan, you’re smart to be thinking ahead. Good digital marketing can change your business. Here’s how.

You’ll Raise Brand Awareness
Nebulous terms like “brand awareness” are hard to wrap your mind around, but if you’re new to the market or expanding your business, brand awareness is everything. The marketplace is crowded. Standing out requires being top-of-mind and recognizable to your target market, and online marketing is the absolute best way to get your brand in front of the most people for the least amount of money. Period. ...read more!

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Searching for a Plumber in Charlotte? 1 Call Plumbing

3 Jun , 2017  

CRESN member Paul Mesiti, owner of 1 Call Plumbing, a highly respected and requested plumber operating out of Charlotte NC, provided the CRESN group with an informative and fun presentation this week. As always Paul used his infectious brand of smarts and humor to get his point across.

Every father in-law in history is a plumbing and home repair expert, but hiring someone that isn’t a trained professional to work on your plumbing could cost you big in the long run. When it comes to repairing or updating your plumbing, installing a new hot water heater, replacing the garbage disposal, or running a line to a new sink, ice machine, or appliance, leave the handy work to a trained professional. ...read more!