How to Become a Professional Construction Mediator

How to Become a Professional Construction Mediator

When construction delay claims arise, companies need someone to try and help resolve the claim as quickly as possible. This person is in charge of claim preparation, and usually requires some certifications by the state in order to do their job. A good claims mediator has a strong working knowledge of construction law, but isn’t necessarily an attorney. Here are the steps one needs to take to become a certified claims manager. Get Certified One thing you’ll notice about construction consulting services: they come with a great deal of certifications. Certifications demonstrate your knowledge in a particular aspect the employer may be interested in, such as private mediation or injury claims. Some other specialties include communicating with management and...

The basics of water damage restoration

Written by Movincool Whether its from flooding due to a storm or broken pipes, it is important to act quickly. The longer the standing water is allowed to remain, the higher the damages and the harder it will be to restore. People who act quickly will have a higher chance of getting everything back in pristine condition. Here are five basic steps of water damage restoration: Call a company The first step is to find and call a professional outfit that undertakes water damage restoration. At the same time call your insurance agent if the home is covered for flooding and/or water damage. Assessment Once the contractors arrive, they will do a thorough assessment of the situation and come up with a plan to remove the water and dry the remaining items. For areas that...

Differences Between a Burglary and Fire Safe

Differences Between a Burglary and Fire Safe

In general, there are two categories of safes: fire and burglary. Obviously, each serves a specific purpose, protection against either theft or fire. Some may provide a degree of protection in both categories. If you are going to purchase a safe, consider what you need it for and which best suits your purposes. Burglary Safes Criminals will use a variety of methods to break into safes. A burglary safe is designed to be impervious to the most common, including hand and power tools, cutting torches, chemicals and explosives. While no safe is completely burglar proof, they are engineered to deter theft, prevent burglaries by the untrained and to ultimately delay a skilled burglar’s intent. If you include intrusion alarm systems, something like a TRTL30x6 safe...

Mattress Buying Guide for Newlyweds

Mattress Buying Guide for Newlyweds

Written by: The Foam Factory, Inc. This buying guide will help newlyweds find the mattress of their dreams. When you’re a newlywed, buying a bed is something truly special. It’s where you’ll share nights together, but both of you also have to be able to sleep. That’s the hard part, as your body might have different needs than those of your mate. If one of you is heavier, or if the female partner is very curvy, these can present problems shopping for the right mattress. If you want to upgrade to a memory foam bed, this guide will help. Natural Materials Lately, there has been a push to inform people of the benefits to buying a natural latex mattress. This type of foam doesn’t degrade much over time, and it’s anti-microbial so it protects from allergens....

Top Reasons to Replace Bedding in Your Boat

Top Reasons to Replace Bedding in Your Boat

Written by: The Foam Factory If you haven’t ordered a boat mattress replacement in the past ten years, there are a few reasons why you might want to consider the upgrade now. A lot has changed in the past decade: memory foam has become a lot more affordable, and there has been a steady push for organic bedding. Whether you live on your boat, or you just enjoy taking it out on weekends, upgrading the bedding is a major benefit that will make every voyage that much more enjoyable. Toxicity Your old boat mattress might contain chemicals that are toxic to you or your family. Companies use chemicals to help prevent fires from catching, but this has the downside of affecting your respiratory system. Especially if you use the bedding for several years. Replacing that...

Can a Burglary Safe Save Money on Your Home Insurance?

Can a Burglary Safe Save Money on Your Home Insurance?

According to some estimates, three to four homes in the country are broken into and burgled each minute of every single day. While you may not think it could ever happen to you, the insurance company knows that it’s actually a very real possibility. That’s why many providers of homeowners insurance offer discounts on monthly payments if you’ve taken steps to increase the security of your home. Depending on your provider, installing an advanced intrusion detection system, strong locks and high security safes can lower premiums by as much as 20 percent. Keeping precious mementos and valuables in a jewelry safe was once common practice, but many people in modern homes simply rely on their walls and doors to keep thieves out. Unfortunately, even...

Reducing Your Mortgage Debt Can Benefit Your Retirement

Reducing Your Mortgage Debt Can Benefit Your Retirement

If you’re nearing retirement and still paying for your mortgage, you could be facing some serious financial issues. It’s important to plan financially prior to retiring so you can maximize the amount of capital that you have and fully enjoy the rest of your life the way you should. Here are some ways that you can go about doing this. Increase Your Mortgage Monthly Payments This route is ultimately tied to your financial leeway. If you can afford to do so while still living comfortably, don’t take the chance and consider doing so. Not only will this lower the overall life of your mortgage but you’ll be able to be mortgage-free come retirement. Many financial advisors suggest that many homeowners tend to pay off their mortgage at a faster rate during their...

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