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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!

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Charlotte Home Stager Carol Smith demonstrates the benefits of Home Staging

14 Mar , 2016  

Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers, recently provided an excellent presentation to the CRESN group on the benefits of having an accredited professional stage your home for sale. Using a collection of before and after pictures of recently staged homes, Carol was able to show the wonderful benefits that home staging provides to both the seller and buyer.

Did you know that 94% of professionally staged homes sell on average of 29 days or less, compared to non-staged homes?

“Home staging” is the act of preparing a home, condo, or other property for sale in the real estate marketplace. Home staging is not a new term, but for many Charlotte homeowners and real estate agents the concept of “professional home staging” is shedding new light on how to promote a home in the real estate marketplace. more!

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What is your Charlotte NC home worth?

5 Mar , 2016  

Charlotte real estate professional Tim Miller recently provided the CRESN membership with an excellent presentation about how homes appraise through comparative market analysis.

What is a comparative market analysis? A comparative market analysis (CMA) is an evaluation of similar, recently sold homes (called comparables) that are near a home intended to be bought or sold. Comparative market analyses establish the current market value of the home and are prepared by real estate agents. A comparative market analysis is not the same as an appraisal, which is performed by a licensed appraiser. more!

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Charlotte Digital Marketing Expert Synchronicity Helps Businesses Get More Qualified Leads

27 Feb , 2016   Video

Does your website produce qualified leads for you? Do you know what your ROI is?

Randy Smith, principal of the North Carolina-based web development and digital marketing agency Synchronicity, recently spoke to the CRESN members about how is company develops lead producing platforms for his clients.

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. more!

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Tips for a Healthy Lawn from Charlotte Landscaper AA Tex Lawn

20 Feb , 2016  

Member Billy Everhardt of the Charlotte-based landscaping company AA Tex Lawn, recently provided the members of CRESN with an excellent presentation of the services that his company provides. One area of interest was how to establish and maintain a healthy lawn.

It is often said that the best defense against weeds is dense, healthy turf. While dense, healthy turf is the goal, many homeowners are confused as to how to get there.  Mowing the grass and over-seeding once a year is often not enough to get the job done. Getting the lush green lawns so many of us want requires following a process to eradicate the weeds, optimize the soil and fertilize your existing turf. more!

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Charlotte house cleaners Martha’s Cleaning Service

13 Feb , 2016  

Member Paula Aguilera recently presented to the CRESN members about the professional residential cleaning services that Martha’s Cleaning Service provides to their customers.

Martha’s Cleaning Service is a house cleaning service with a highly-trained staff. They use techniques to keep your home free of bacteria and cross-contamination. When you schedule a service, you are never obligated to follow a contract. Their house cleaning company offers weekly, biweekly, or monthly service to clients. They allow clients to see exactly how we clean so they know they are meeting their exact specifications. more!