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HVAC: Replace or Repair? -- Questions to Ask



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HVAC Unit Acting Up?

So, your central heating/air-conditioning system is not functioning properly, and you are wondering what to do -- either pay for repairs, or get the system replaced.  It can be a daunting decision for sure, but there are a number of questions you can ask yourself to help cut down the uncertainty.

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Deciding What Property is 'Personal'



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How to Identify 'Anything of Value' at a Job Site

As a Property Preservation contractor, correctly determining whether items that are left at a site could still have value to the former occupants can have big consequences.  Watch as contractor Charles King humorously dramatizes how confusing it can be at times to figure out which items are considered "personal" and which ones are not. 

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Making the Most of Allowables



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Don't Leave Hundreds of Dollars at Your Worksites

Are you ignoring opportunites for extra cash?

You are if you are overlooking certain allowables at your property preservation sites.

Allowables are jobs that clients have already agreed to pay for ahead of time if completed. The problem is that some allowables can change from site to site and from client to client, so it is important to stay informed.

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One Strategy for Drilling Out a Lock



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How to Drill Out A Lock

Ironically, in order to secure a house, many times you have to drill your way in.
Watch as Property Preservation expert Charles King gives tips on how to drill out a lock so he can get to work...

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Fannie Mae Clears Up Boarding Expectations



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Contractors Get a 90-Day 'Window' to Replace Plywood

Don't look now, but Fannie is at it again. . .

Fannie Mae, the government sponsored mortgage agency, has taken another step in stripping plywood from its boarding options completely. . . 

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How to Complete a Property Preservation Grass Cut



How to Complete a Property Preservation Grass Cut

Are You Ready to Roll?

Spring brings birds, barbecues, bike-riding and … lots of grass to cut!
Watch as Property Preservation expert Charles King gives tips on how to complete the perfect property preservation grass cutting ...

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How to Complete a Property Preservation Grass Cut



How to Complete a Property Preservation Grass Cut

Are You Ready to Roll?

Spring brings birds, barbecues, bike-riding and … lots of grass to cut!
Watch as Property Preservation expert Charles King gives tips on how to complete the perfect property preservation grass cutting ...

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The Top 10 Tools Contractors Can't Live Without



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Not All Tools are Created Equal

Our survey results are in!

We asked you --“When heading out to a job, what are the tools that you just can't live without?” -- and we got a variety of replies. Check out our Top 10.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing HVAC Systems



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Think you know HVAC?

HVAC is acronym standing for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.  That’s the easy part!

Factors such as the climate of an area, accessibility of fuel sources, the availability of space, and energy regulations make looking for HVAC equipment not a one-size-fits-all situation.  

...So before you buy, here are 5 questions you need to ask yourself...

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4 Ways to Increase Property Preservation Work Volume



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More jobs, more jobs, more jobs …

Many contractors strive to achieve greater workflow for their businesses . . .

Watch as Property Preservation expert Charles King, in his own entertaining way, suggests a few simple ways to increase your work volume. 

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