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Need a Roof Inspection in Charlotte NC? H & S Roofing Company, Inc. is the answer.

11 Jun , 2016  

CRESN member and H & S Roofing and Gutters sales manager Dan Hood recently spoke to the CRESN membership about his company, their philosophies, and what makes them one of the most successful and respected roofing and gutter companies in the greater Charlotte area.

H & S Roofing Company, Inc. has been providing the highest quality roofing and gutter systems for residential and commercial customers for over 75 years. Their customers can rely on  availability for many years to come. They are locally owned and operated and serve Charlotte and surrounding communities within a 75 mile radius. And their skilled craftsmen have many years of experience serving the roofing and guttering needs of H & S Roofing customers. more!

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Looking for Insurance agencies in Charlotte? Stephanie Washington of Allstate

4 Jun , 2016   Video

CRESN member Stephanie Washington of Allstate Insurance educated the CRESN group this week about the multiple insurance options that she offers to his customers.

With over 10 years in the insurance industry, her knowledge and experience help her provide customers with an outstanding level of service.

Customers count on outstanding financial strength and superior claims service to help protect what they value most. Allstate delivers on their promise. In fact, their outstanding financial strength and superior claims service received an A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best. Quality service, strength, and satisfaction – that’s something Stephanie is glad to be a part of. more!

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Charlotte waterproofing experts Green From Waterproofing: French drains

21 May , 2016  

Member Andrew Schwartz of Green Frog Waterproofing recently spoke to CRESN about french drains and how to utilize them.

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock.French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations. Alternatively, French drains may be used to distribute water, such as a septic drain field at the outlet of a typical septic tank sewage treatment system. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure. more!

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Home renovation loans with Sally-Jane Busk of Prospect Mortgage, Sr. Loan Officer in Charlotte, North Carolina

16 May , 2016  

Sr. Loan Officer Sally-Jane Busk of Prospect Mortgage recently spoke to the CRESN members about the many financing options her company offers homeowners for renovation projects.

As a licensed Prospect Mortgage Sr. Loan Officer in North Carolina (NMLS #269729), Sally-Jane 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. more!

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Local Charlotte plumber Paul Mesiti of 1 Call Plumbing discusses the problems of lead in plumbing

7 May , 2016  

Member Paul Mesiti recently spoke to the CRESN group about a current news topic, lead in older residential plumbing.

Numerous elements and minerals are present in our drinking water. Some occur naturally. Others enter or leach into the water on the journey from utility to faucet. Some of these elements are linked to emotional issues; most notably, lead. Aging infrastructures, including pipe and plumbing system components, are the main contributors of trace amounts of lead in the water supply today. Nearly all homes built prior to the 1980s still have lead solder connecting copper pipes.* more!

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Charlotte Flooring and Carpet Specialist, Barbara Leininger of Floor Covering’s International

30 Apr , 2016  

The CRESN membership recently enjoyed a wonderful presentation from Floor Covering’s International owner Barbara Leininger.

Using samples and photos, Barbara displayed the many types of flooring and carpeting her company can provide to enhance your home.

Floor Coverings International will design the perfect flooring for your home, from options including hardwood flooring, carpet, stone, tile, cork, bamboo, green flooring products, and much more. Now you can enjoy the experience of a flooring boutique right in your own home. Get started with a complimentary, in-home consultation! more!

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Meet Charlotte fire and restoration expert Jeff Henning of PuroClean

23 Apr , 2016  

Have fire, water, or mold issues? Living in the greater Charlotte area? Then we have a solution.

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. more!

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Custom Window Treatments created by Classic Creations of Charlotte NC

2 Apr , 2016  

This week, member Gina Willis, owner of the Charlotte-based window treatment company Classic Creations, provided the CRESN membership with a wonderful presentation about what her business can do.

A window treatment is an interior decorating element placed on, in, around, or over a window. Often, a goal of professional window treatment is to install the elements which enhance the aesthetics of the window and the room.

Classic Creations is for people that want quality window treatments that are custom created and of high quality. With a vast background in interior design, it’s very obvious that Gina’s primary goal is to make her customers happy by providing beautiful and functional designs that exceed their expectations. While showing examples of her work, it also became apparent that Gina is passionate about child safety awareness and education when it comes to window treatments and blinds. more!

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Tips From Charlotte Air Conditioning Repair Experts Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning

26 Mar , 2016  

Long-time member Keith Hudson from Carolina 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 Air Conditioning Tips

  • 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.

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

Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
9416 Heritage Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
704-661-5316 more!

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Looking for a carpet cleaner in Charlotte? Cleaner Carpet Concepts!

19 Mar , 2016  

Cornelius Street, owner, and operator of Charlotte’s Cleaner Carpet Concepts, recently provided a Q&A session with the CRESN membership about the type of carpet and tile cleaning services his company provides.

The benefits of Green (non-toxic) carpet cleaning

In recent years, people have come to realize that our planet is dying because of the chemicals we use. To use eco-friendly or green cleaning methods is morally responsible. The cleansers are bio-degradable so they impose minimal impact on the animals and environment around us. In addition to minimizing harm to the animals, the Green cleaners are also safer for ourselves since they do not depend on harsh chemicals. more!