Where Are All the Good Contractors!!

Written by Celise Bealer

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Remember, before hiring any contractor, dorepparttar following:

·Contactrepparttar 135521 Better Business Bureau to find out ifrepparttar 135522 contractor is a member ofrepparttar 135523 bureau. If so, obtain a copy ofrepparttar 135524 bureau’s report. The report contains general information aboutrepparttar 135525 contractor and will inform you whether or notrepparttar 135526 contractor has a satisfactory record withrepparttar 135527 bureau. The report also contains information such asrepparttar 135528 number of complaints, if any,repparttar 135529 contractor received within a determined period of time (usually 36 months).

·Askrepparttar 135530 contractor to provide references and pictures (if applicable) of his or her completed work from previous jobs.

·Make surerepparttar 135531 contractor is fully licensed and insured.

·Try to obtain a minimum of 3 price quotes forrepparttar 135532 job to be performed.

After you have selected a contractor for your project, be sure to PUT EVERYTHING IN WRITING! This can save you downrepparttar 135533 road inrepparttar 135534 event that something becomes a disputable issue in court. Your contract should include a detailed description ofrepparttar 135535 work to be performed; materials that will be used; timeframes (dates) forrepparttar 135536 progression and completion ofrepparttar 135537 project; a cost breakdown forrepparttar 135538 project and payment information. Penalty clauses should also be included for any breach ofrepparttar 135539 contract by either party. The contract should be signed and dated.

By looking for contractors inrepparttar 135540 right places and doing a little research prior to hiring a contractor, you will greatly increase your chances of having a satisfying and relatively trouble free experience that will be a win/win for you andrepparttar 135541 contractor.

Celise Bealer is an independent distributor for Tahitian Noni International. TNI markets an all natural health supplement called Tahitian Noni Juice, which helps people who suffer from ailments such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes and allergies. Tahitian Noni Juice, along with information about TNI’s unprecedented home-based business opportunity can be found at http://www.tahitiannoni.com/cbealer. Celise’s email address is cbealer@tahitiannoni.com.

Persian Rugs - Care and Cleaning

Written by Jeffrey Brokob

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4. Moths. Moths can do some serious damage to your rug. Checkrepparttar back regularly for infestation. Moths are common in rugs that are in hidden inrepparttar 135429 dark, such as under a bed.

5. Storage. If you need to store your rug for an extended period of time, roll it tightly into a cylinder. Don't forget to mothproof it first. Cover with kraft paper. Then wraprepparttar 135430 rolled rug in Tyvek®, which is water resistant and breathable. Do not use plastic as it will not letrepparttar 135431 rug breathe and could lead to mildew. Store in a dry, cool well ventilated area. Don't makerepparttar 135432 mistake of storing it in your attic, or inrepparttar 135433 rafters of your garage.


Simple, use a professional. This is not a job for a do-it-yourselfer. Consult your phone book for a reputable place. Plan on having it cleaned every 1-3 years, depending onrepparttar 135434 amount of traffic.

Spills. Clean them up immediately. Don't wait forrepparttar 135435 company to leave. Work fromrepparttar 135436 outside ofrepparttar 135437 spill torepparttar 135438 center so as not to spread it. If you've got a stain, be cautious with using commercial spot removers, as they could damage your rug. If you do use one, test it first, if at all possible.

Jeff Brokob is a freelance writer providing tips and advice for consumers buying Persian rugs of all types including Oriental carpets, antique and contemporary rugs. His numerous articles offer money saving tips and valuable insight on typically confusing topics.

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