Ah, summer is here. The temperatures are soaring, the rain is pounding, and the sun is blazing. It’s important that you take the time to maintain your home this summer and to prepare it for the extreme heat that you could be facing. Check out our ultimate checklist of summer home maintenance tips to help you give your home some TLC.
Tow truck driving is not necessarily the safest job out there. The road is a dangerous place. It’s not necessarily fun to think about, but you need to be prepared for what to do if you’re in a car crash. Your actions right after the wreck can make a big difference if it comes to a lawsuit. Besides, knowing what to do and being prepared can help you stay calm and handle the situation.
When you work in a service industry, such as towing, it’s crucial that you establish a strong reputation. That reputation can go a long way towards generating more business for your towing company. By giving your clients a great towing experience, you can develop a good reputation and help your business thrive. Now, that might seem kind of impossible – most people don’t wake up in the morning saying, “Gee, I’d love to have to get my car towed today.” But with the following ten tips, you can give your clients the best possible towing experience.
For small businesses, especially service-related businesses like towing operations, online reviews are worth their weight in gold. People look to reviews to make purchasing decisions and trust the word of online reviewers – for better or for worse. So, for you as a tower, it’s important to get great reviews. While it may seem silly and arbitrary to chase the approval of the worldwide web, it can make a big difference to your company by drumming up business and helping you develop a good reputation. So, we’ve got a few tips to help you score awesome reviews online.
In today’s technological age, we’re coming to depend more and more on our electronic devices. Our phones, laptops, and TVs have a special place in our hearts. We’ve convinced ourselves that we can’t live without them. Aside from our crucial and beloved devices, there are our household appliances/necessities—washers, dryers, microwaves, and other machines that we’ve come to rely on. And what about our lights? We need our overhead lights to see what we’re doing. The common factor of these necessities is electricity. We can’t get around it—electricity powers our lives. Electricity is good, right?
Well, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. If there’s an upswing in the amount of electricity flooding into our homes, it can lead to a power surge. Basically, a power surge happens when the amount of voltage pouring into our devices or appliances surpasses the safe level for our home and overloads it with electricity. While not all power surges spell death for our devices, there’s a definite possibility that they will leave our electronics fried.
By now you’ve probably heard that we’ve got this kinda cool thing happening today. It’s called a solar eclipse, in which the moon will completely block out the sun. Now, the area of “totality” (meaning that the moon will block out 100% of the sun’s surface, is only about a 70-mile wide band. However, even outside that 70-mile range, you can still see a partial solar eclipse from anywhere in the US. The sun will still have a sliver remaining. Near Atlanta, we can expect about 97% totality.
It’s not every day that a total eclipse happens right above our heads. It’s going to be something to see! But there are some safety precautions to keep in mind before you head out to watch the eclipse. You might have heard some fuss about special eclipse viewing glasses that will protect your eyes. It’s never a good idea to look directly at the sun with unprotected eyes, so to look up and see the progress of the moon against the sky you need to make sure to protect your eyeballs. You can cause serious eye damage if you don’t.
One way to protect your eyes is with the special solar eclipse glasses we mentioned (regular sunglasses do NOT provide enough protection.) But if you didn’t have a chance to get some glasses (they went like hotcakes) or if you’re worried that the pair you did get isn’t legit, we’ve got another way for you to watch the eclipse safely. And that’s with a pinhole viewing. You can make your very own eclipse viewer out of a cereal box, some white printer paper, and some aluminum foil.
Filing a home insurance claim can be daunting. The reason that you have home insurance in the first place is to help you replace things that have been destroyed by factors outside of your control. It protects you from losses. Getting the insurance and paying the premiums is easy. Filing a home insurance claim and getting it approved can sometimes feel like another story.
When you’re filing a home insurance claim, it’s important that you keep a few things in mind to make sure that you get the payments that you need to rebuild what you’ve lost. Just because you fill out the paperwork doesn’t mean that the money will magically appear in your bank account. The claim could get denied, which is something that you don’t want to happen. If your claim is denied, you’re kind of back where you started.
To make sure that your claim isn’t denied, make sure that you keep the following tips in mind when you’re working through the filing process.
Flash floods, like the name implies, happen very quickly and with little warning. Usually the summer months have the highest risk of flash flooding because they happen when areas prone to flooding get a lot of rain in a short period of time – like during a summer rainstorm. Summer storms can turn into deluges that make it hard to see your hand in front of your face.
Since summer storms can create conditions that are ideal for flash floods, we’ve got some summer severe weather tips so that you can stay safe when the sky opens up and dumps buckets of rain, cats, and dogs upon you.
It’s finally happened. Your teenager got their driver’s license, and they’re ready to roll. They’ve been waiting for this moment for years, and they’re ready to ditch you and cruise off into the world. They’re excited. You’re worried. It’s hard to think about your little one getting behind the wheel of a car, especially without you riding shotgun to shout “Stop!” and “Slow down!” at periodic intervals.
Whether your teen has their license or is about to get it, it’s your job to protect them and keep them safe. That’s what you’ve been doing since they were a baby, right? Maybe they don’t fit neatly in your arms like they used to, but they’re still your little one, and your priority is still their wellbeing.
There are a few things that you can do as their parent to keep your teen safe when they hit the road (other than making sure your teen is properly insured.) We’ll give you seven tips.
Connected. That seems to be the magic word these days. Social media has come crashing into society, and its effects have been far-reaching. Businesses feel the pressure to go digital and create social media accounts. And social networks can be very beneficial for small businesses – it allows you to connect with others who are involved in your industry, reach out to clients, and even stumble into potential job candidates. But along with all of the benefits of social media, there are risks. Knew there had to be a catch somewhere! The risks, though, are manageable, and we’ve got a few tips to help your business stay savvy with its social media.