Water Damage Restoration Causes, Tips and Advice for Atlanta Residents

February 21, 2014 by  
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English: Atlanta Metro (MARTA), station Peachtree Center in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water Damage Restoration Causes, Tips and Advice for Atlanta Residents

By Bill Smith

Have you ever been confronted with water in the basement or pouring in from your walls or roof?  If you have, then you know how devastating it can be, and downright scary as well.  Water is one of the most powerful elements around, and its strength make it a great nuisance to get rid of.  Water Damage goes far beyond the standing water that is easily visible to the naked eye, the real issue comes with the water that has seeped into crawl spaces, or that has dampened important structural elements of the home, or that has even come to rest behind walls or under floors where mold and mildew will soon set in.  Unfortunately, many homeowners in the Atlanta Metro area only concern themselves with the puddle they can spot easily, and because of this they grab a wet dry vac, suck it up, and believe the danger and damage is gone.  This is a common mistake that will lead to long term expensive issues like the need to tear up floors, tear down dry wall, or rebuild entire sections of a residence – all of which could have been easily prevented by calling a certified restoration company to come do a free assessment.  So now that we have covered why DIY isn’t always the best solution, what should you do if you encounter water in your home?

Immediate Steps:

1)      If the water is flowing from a controllable source like a toilet or sink, cut off the water

2)     Make sure you remove all furniture and personal belongings quickly from affected area

3)     Remove standing water as best you can

4)     Call an IICRC certified firm ASAP to get them onsite to mitigate the damage and do a full assessment

Many of the restoration  firms in Atlanta only do water damage, or fire damage, or only do the clean up, but at Advanced PRS of Atlanta, we specialize in everything from emergency response to entire home rebuilds!  We truly are a one stop shop for all of your restoration needs.  We have drywall contractors, electricians, plumbers, flooring companies, and rapid response water damage emergency crews based locally that can be on site and help your family in as little as 30 minutes, day or night, 365 days a year.  We are a licensed General contractor and have restored many homes and businesses in the Atlanta Metro Area over the last 20 years.

We at Advanced PRS of Atlanta are here to help.  We hope that the information above is found to be useful should you ever have the misfortune of encountering water, fire, or storm damage in the metro area.  If you do, don’t fret, our teams of experience industry professionals are here to put you on the road to recovery quickly, affordably, and properly.  Feel free to give us a call @ (678)733-9797 if you have any questions or visit http://www.advancedprsofatlanta.com for info.

By, Bill Smith

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Know How to Handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

October 29, 2013 by  
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English: Part of Title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code) on a shelf at a law library in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A lot of men and women around the U.S and in the state of Georgia have to make the hard decision every day of whether or not they should file for bankruptcy. For some, bankruptcy can be the last of a long list of options to help them achieve some form of debt relief, so that they can attempt to continue living their lives the way they did before their debt problem. For others, it simply doesn’t work out for them and they continue their foray into the deep, dark crevices of debt.

If you have found that you are considering filing for bankruptcy, have you thought about what chapter of bankruptcy you are going to file for? Do you know the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? If not, continue reading below to find out.

Chapter 7 – When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are more or less asking the court to discharge or get rid of a large amount of the debt that you owe. However, for this discharge to take effect, the bank or trustee can reposes or take any property that is yours and that is not on the exemption list (this differs in every state).  After the trustee claims your property, they can sell it or distribute it however they see fit.

Chapter 13 – Unlike Chapter 7 where you receive a discharge of your debt, Chapter 13 allows you to pay back the debt that you owe through a payment plan that lasts anywhere between 3-5 years. The amount of money that you have to pay back is determined by how much money you make at your current job, the kind of debt that you owe, how much debt that you owe, and how much property that you currently own.

If you think that filing for bankruptcy can help your debt situation, it’s always best to contact an Atlanta bankruptcy lawyer who can walk you through the complications and intricacies of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This way you can find which chapter best suits your unique needs, so that you can get back on your feet sooner rather than later.

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August Note

August 26, 2009 by  
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So here it is August! We ended the last season of Wright Place TV with an interview with Michael Gerber. I realized, my systems need an overhaul. They were made for when the show was a lot smaller and while I have modified them some, I really need to do a systems makeover for the show.

The next season is the 10th year anniversary of Wright Place TV. I am very proud can happy. I am ready to do a bit of a show make over also. I am incorporating green business information now with The Color of Green episodes. I am working on doing another live show with Lisa Marie Platske as a 10 year celebration.

People’s TV in Atlanta now airs Wright Place TV at 10:30 am every Wednesday morning. So am looking forward to doing some things that are based in Atlanta! There are some great gigs coming up in the fall and of course January 2010, we cruise to Belize!

Check out http://www.beontvatsea.com  for the details on that one. All I can say is, it is one of the best vacations you will ever take because you can make it your own. If you want to hang out, do, if you don’t…don’t.  Great networking from around the world on this cruise. We want to a nice group so Wright Place TV can have its own thing.

 

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