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Are you ready to remodel your home but aren’t sure where to start or who to trust? If you’re about to undertake a home repair project, you’ll want to keep an eye out for red flags. The more research you do, the more likely you’ll find an honest contractor over one who might try...
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When faced with the task of finding a new contractor, it is common to fear being taken advantage of by someone you don’t know. People new to an area are especially vulnerable because they may not have contacts yet to ask for personal recommendations. If you have no...
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The initial idea behind Best Pick Reports was simple: go straight to the source—homeowners—and gather invaluable data on company performance in a variety of categories. What began as a door-to-door review aggregation service is now backed by a robust database of hundreds ...
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In 1972, Ed York formed the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC) as a way to establish and promote standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries. Today, the former IICUC is called the...
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Now that swimming pool season is in full swing, you might be wondering how to ensure that your pool is in the hands of the best pool maintenance contractors around. The National Swimming Pool Foundation offers an internationally recognized standard of training for...
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Investing in flooring can be a costly endeavor. The materials, labor, and regular maintenance required to keep your wood flooring in tip-top shape can total thousands of dollars over the years, and having the right information up front can ensure that homeowners spend that...
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When you’re renovating your home, it’s best to make sure that the company you hire is dedicated not only to improving your home but also to keeping it safe. Common renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint (like sanding, cutting, replacing...
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Homeowners generally want to know they’re hiring only experienced professionals to take care of their homes, and the same is true when it comes to the trees and plants in their yards. To make it easier for homeowners to find a contractor who will know how to safely and...
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The National Comfort Institute (NCI) was founded by Dominick Guarino and Rob Falke in 1994. Originally known as the National Balancing Institute, the NCI provides independent training to HVAC professionals. Homeowners looking for certified HVAC workers should...
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The initial idea behind Best Pick Reports was simple: go straight to the source—homeowners—and gather invaluable data on company performance in a variety of categories. What began as a door-to-door review aggregation service is now backed by a robust database of...
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