Scope Technologies Launches Time-Saving Tool for Painting Contractors

Scope Technologies Launches Time-Saving Tool for Painting Contractors

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Work just got a whole lot easier for painting contractors! Painters will never have to worry about risking measurement errors, running out of paint midway through a job, or sketching elevations ever again. Scope Technologies, the leading provider of remote aerial measurements, is pleased to announce the launch of PaintScope®, a new tool that uses advanced takeoff technology to compile precise measurements of a home or building’s exterior surfaces into an easy-to-use report.

“PaintScope® was designed with busy painting contractors in mind,” says Jerod Raisch, Founder of Scope Technologies. “Contractors can have hours worth of measuring and drawing work completed for them by simply ordering a PaintScope® report online. Painting companies will save time and money by minimizing manpower, driving time, fuel consumption, planning efforts, and wasted paint.”

Each PaintScope® report, compiled into an environmentally friendly five pages, includes satellite imagery of the structure; clean elevation drawings of the structure from every angle with color-coding to distinguish surface types; and complete, accurate measurements of all surfaces including:

-Fascia, window and corner trims
-Railings
-Outdoor ceilings
-Soffits
-Doors, garage doors and garage door trims
-Surfaces of the same body colors
-Any other surface that could potentially be painted

PaintScope® reports can be branded with the painting contractors’ company logo and color-scheme so that contractors can share their measurement reports with customers or potential customers, demonstrating their professionalism and painting expertise.

“It’s the little details that make PaintScope® such an incredible benefit to contractors,” says Raisch. “From the detailed elevation drawings to the branded reports that helps with sales, PaintScope® is essential for helping painting professionals improve their business’ bottom line.”

PaintScope® reports come at competitive prices. Discounts for high volume orders are available. Speak to a Scope Technologies representative for custom pricing by calling 877-697-2673 or order a PaintScope® report today at PaintScope.com.

About Scope Technologies
Founded in 2011 to help companies expand their business, Scope Technologies uses advanced mobile and cloud technologies to provide tools that help streamline processes with the ultimate goal of improving businesses’ bottom line. The Denver-based company’s visionary leadership, engineering and programming teams develop Scope Technologies’ state-of-the-art systems and programs for use in the cloud for optimal delivery and growth.

Homeownership Vacancy Decreases in First Quarter 2014

Homeownership Vacancy Decreases in First Quarter 2014

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau released its Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report on April 1st, revealing that homeowner vacancy rates have decreased since last year. The vacancy rate is now at 2 percent, about 0.1 percent lower than the first quarter of 2013. CF Funding is happy to see the economy recover as more homebuyers are able to fulfill their dreams of homeownership.

Although rental vacancy increased slightly (about 10 basis points to reach 8.3 percent), the vacancy rates are still relatively low in comparison to the past few years, and are now at levels last seen in 2001. The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter of 2009 reached as high as 11.1 percent. The homeowner vacancy rate in 2008 reached 2.9 percent. As CF Funding has mentioned before, the housing industry is experiencing large improvements that show signs of economic recovery, which has led to rising house prices and interest rates.

In regards to prices, the first quarter of 2014’s median asking price for rent in vacant units was $766, and the median asking sales price for vacant for sale units was $139,200. Rental prices have been steadily rising since 1999 as seen in the chart. Home prices were rising steadily until the recession (2007-2009) where a visible decrease shows home values sinking. As the economy improves, home prices are now rising again, which has put equity back into the homes of many, allowing homeowners to refinance in recent years. Read more about refinance options on the CF Funding website here.

The U.S. Census Bureau also divided vacancy rates by region: Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, as well as Metropolitan Areas, suburbs, and others. The vacancy rate for rentals in cities was at 8.5 percent, versus the suburbs’ 7.7 percent, and other areas (outside Metropolitan Statistical Areas – or MSA’s) at 9.7 percent. The homeowner vacancy rate in cities was 2.3 percent, versus the suburbs’ 1.8 percent, and the rate outside MSA’s of 2.3 percent. Rental vacancy was highest in the South at 10.3 percent. Midwest rental vacancy was 8.5 percent, in comparison to the first quarter of 2014 where the Midwest vacancy was 9.5 percent. Northeast rental vacancy was 7.0 percent, not statistically different from the West at 6.4 percent.

Homeowner vacancy rates in the south were also the highest at 2.2 percent in the first quarter, followed by the Midwest (2.0 percent), Northeast (1.8 percent), and the West (1.7 percent). The age group with highest homeownership vacancy was age 35 or younger at 36.2 percent. The age group with the lowest home vacancies was age 65 plus at 79.9 percent. For more detailed information, visit http://www.census.gov.

Today, most home payments are similar to the cost of renting. CF Funding has been helping renters achieve their dreams of homeownership for over 10 years. The lender has programs available with as low as 3 percent down (or no money down for veterans!). Renters who are looking to buy and gain valuable equity should contact CF Funding today by calling 888-344-4080 or visiting http://www.cffunding.com .

EnviroFry Introduces Best Protocol To Kill & Remove Mold Growth in HVAC Air Ducts & Equipment

EnviroFry Introduces Best Protocol To Kill & Remove Mold Growth in HVAC Air Ducts & Equipment

Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry and EnviroFry are now providing the most effective mold killing and mold removal procedures for use in heating and cooling equipment and ducts in residences and commercial buildings in the Midwest and nationwide USA, Canada, Asia, Europe

Online PR News – 18-March-2014 – EnviroFry Environmental Hygienists have developed and now offer the most effective procedures and protocol to kill and remove toxic mold growth that often infests heating/cooling air ducts and equipment in homes and commercial buildings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and nationwide in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and world-wide.

Most residences and commercial and public buildings have significant mold growth inside their heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and ducts, according to Phillip Fry, EnviroFry co-manager, Certified Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialist.

Fry recommends this five step mold removal protocol.

Step one, have an environmental hygienist take an air sample of the outward air flow from one or more HVAC air supply ducts, plus an outdoor control air sample (for comparison purposes) and then send the air samples to a mold analysis lab for mold species identification and quantification (count number of mold spores of each species).

In addition or alternatively, the entire lengths of the HVAC ducts can be internally examined with a long-cabled fiber optics video camera connected to a television display screen.

This initial testing and/or video camera inspection can determine whether or not the HVAC system needs mold cleaning and decontamination and also establish a base against which to compare mold levels after the HVAC treatment.

Step two, if mold testing documents a toxic mold problem in the HVAC, kill the mold spores and mold growth by using a high output ozone generator to inject ozone gas for eight hours into the return air duct of the HVAC system while it is operating on fan ventilation, and not the cooling or heating function. Ozone benefits, use directions, and high output ozone generators for sale are available at www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com.

There can be no people, pets, or live plants in the residence or building during the ozone treatment. Because ozone gas will be coming out of the HVAC air duct registers, this treatment will also help to kill mold throughout the building.

Step three, do air duct cleaning with an experienced duct cleaning company to remove HVAC mold growth, bacterial growth, and accumulated dust and dirt, both of which can be food for mold to eat and multiply with. For duct cleaning information, visit www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

Step four, use a professional fogging machine to fog an EPA-registered fungicide and surface encapsulation product (approved for use in HVAC systems) into both the return air duct and air supply registers to kill and encapsulate (coat with a protective layer) any remaining mold spores and mold colony growth. For fogging machine information, visit www.moldfoggingmachine.com.

Step five, have an environmental hygienist re-test the outward air flow from one or more HVAC air supply ducts to determine whether the HVAC mold level is now safe for building occupants.

For more information on the cleaning and decontamination of HVAC equipment, ducts, and window or wall air conditioners, email mold consultant Phillip Fry phil@moldinspector.com, phone Phillip toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit the mold information website www.airconditionermold.com.

Contact:
Phillip Fry, Co-Manager
EnviroFry
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616
Cell Phone 1-480-310-7970
phil@moldinspector.com
http://www.moldexpertconsultants.com

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Phillip Fry
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1-866-300-1616
 

Best in Backyards Announces Swing Set Giveaway

Best in Backyards Announces Swing Set Giveaway

Mahopac, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Best in Backyards is starting spring off the right way–with a swing set giveaway! One of their best-selling wooden swing set models, the Dream, is up for grabs!

With products that range from storage sheds to outdoor kitchens to basketball systems and trampolines, Best in Backyards has one goal in mind: Help folks create an outdoor space that fits all their needs, and keeps them happy for years to come. Our latest contest, the swing set giveaway, is aimed at making sure the little ones have a great place to play and enjoy the outdoors.

Best in Backyards is partnering with WHUD 100.7 FM to host the contest. One lucky winner will receive a Dream swing set, made from 100-percent cedar and manufactured by Eastern Jungle Gym. Complete with delivery and installation, the swing set is valued at $2,500. It comes with a clubhouse, rock climbing wall, ladder, 10-foot wave slide, Jacob’s rope ladder, ship’s wheel, binoculars, grab handles, two sling swings and a ring/trapeze bar combo.

“Giving back to the community is a priority at Best in Backyards, so we’re thrilled to be giving away this swing set,” said Vice President of Sales Rolf Zimmermann. “We know it’ll be the source of many happy memories for one family.”

The contest is open to anyone over the age of 21. It runs from April 28 to May 18. Free delivery and installation is limited to the State of Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley in New York. To enter, click here.

For more on our products, head to http://www.bestinbackyards.com, stop in at one of our six showrooms or call 1-800-752-9787.

About Best in Backyards
Best in Backyards is a division of Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer and supplier of cedar swing sets for more than two decades. Both Best in Backyards and Eastern Jungle Gym are based in the northeastern United States, with superstores in Connecticut and New York.

Phillip & Divine Fry Announce Their Training & Certification as Air Duct Cleaning Specialists

Phillip & Divine Fry Announce Their Training & Certification as Air Duct Cleaning Specialists

Mold consultants Phillip and Divine Fry report that they completed their classroom and hands-on training on March 7, 2014, to become Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialists to serve homeowners and commercial building clients in the Midwest and nationwide USA.

Online PR News – 21-March-2014 – Montrose, MI, March 19, 2014 — Mold consultants Phillip and Divine Fry completed their classroom and hands-on training and certification on March 7, 2014, as Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialists in the RotoMasters Certified Training program in Dallas, Texas, to enable the Frys to provide effective cleaning and environmental decontamination of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) air supply and return ducts.

Our Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialist training and certification helps us to better serve our EnviroFry residential and commercial clients in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and nationwide USA, commented Phillip Fry, who usually is the instructor rather than a student in his role as the training director for the Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) environmental training programs.

Mr. Fry is the lead instructor in the worldwide E.H.A. training and certification programs for Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, Certified Environmental Hygienist, and Professional Industrial Hygienist. For training information, visit www.ecology-college.com.

E.H.A., in conjunction with Upkeep Masters, LLC, is currently inviting air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning companies nationwide to participate in the new Upkeep Masters program to enable cleaning companies to provide comprehensive and total year-round cleaning, maintenance, and environmental services for both homeowners and commercial building owners and management services.

For information on EnviroFry HVAC cleaning services or the new Upkeep Masters building maintenance service, please email Phillip Fry phil@moldinspector.com or phone Phillip toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit the website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

Contact:
Phillip Fry, Co-Manager
EnviroFry
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616
Cell Phone 1-480-310-7970
phil@moldinspector.com
http://www.moldexpertconsultants.com

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Phillip Fry
http://www.moldexpertconsultants.com
1-866-300-1616
 

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Passenger in CTA Blue Line Derailment

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Passenger in CTA Blue Line Derailment

Corboy & Demetrio has filed a negligence lawsuit against the CTA on behalf of a victim of Monday’s Blue Line derailment.

Online PR News – 26-March-2014Corboy & Demetrio has filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of a passenger who was injured when a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train derailed at OHare International Airport on Monday.

The plaintiff is 23-year-old Dalila Jefferson , a security officer who was heading to her job at OHare and was riding in the first car, which climbed the escalator after jumping the tracks.

Dalila was about to get off the train in the first car when she was catapulted forward as the car went up the escalator. She had to be extracted from the car, and is experiencing severe pain from a broken foot, as well as neck and back injuries,” said Corboy & Demetrio attorney Matthew T. Jenkins who is representing Jefferson.

Its clear there was a failure on multiple levels. We hope this lawsuit helps bring answers as to how this could happen and to prevent it from happening again, Jenkins said. Millions of people ride the CTA to and from work and they deserve to feel safe, he added.

Case info: #14L3424, Dalila Jefferson v. Chicago Transit Authority, Cook Co. Circuit Court, Law Division

About Corboy & Demetrio
Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nations premier law firms. The personal injury law firm represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community. The rights and concerns of its clients are at the core of Corboy & Demetrios practice. That commitment, dedication, compassion and relentless drive have resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients. The Chicago law firm has acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained almost 600 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. To contact Tom Demetrio, Matt Jenkins or another Chicago personal injury lawyer at our firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about our law firm, go to corboydemetrio.com.

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Helen Lucaitis
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3123463191
 

Mold Removal Myths

Mold Removal Myths

BALTIMORE, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The average consumer is an individual who is concerned about the safety, knows that mold can cause health problems and a downward slide in the standard of your home health. However, they chose not to go about the proper ways of removing the mold, which is through a registered IICRC firm. What we will be explained to you is that certain techniques that the average homeowner uses to remove the mold can actually do more harm than good. The first idea of the use of bleach and water for mold removal.

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The idea of the use of bleach as being a removal agent is one of the oldest ideas on how to remove mold. In actuality it can do more to make the situation worse rather than make it better. One of the main reasons why it makes it worse is that you are mixing the bleach with water and that in turn makes the area moist, and mold loves the moisture. Also, the content of the bleach does not remove the mold at all just the roots, which means the mold will disappear for a short time but will return. However, you will be thinking well it seems that moisture is the primary cause of the problem spreading then I will just remove the moisture.

If you are trying to dry out the problematic area, it will not work with the regular dehumidifier. Also, removing the moisture from the air does not necessarily solve the problem. It requires the use of special equipment and this is specifically designed to remove the mold as food source from the air. This will allow for the area to be properly be remediated. However, you are most likely still thinking I can remove the mold myself, but still can cause more problems.

One if you are not doing this job properly it can actually spread  through the remainder of the home. Mold can spread rapidly if it is not contained throughout the area, in the proper manner. Also if you do not protect yourself it can result in sickness.  So why would you want to risk endangering yourself, just to save some money. It is not worth the risk to your health, which can cause you to lose a significantly larger portion of your income rather, than any amount that you spend on a remediation firm. However, then why should I bother remediating the issue at all?

You should take care of this issue, because at the end of day it effects too many important parts of your life specifically your loved ones and financial obligations. In order to protect yourself and those that you cherish and pick a certfied firm to do the remediation work. Also, chose one that does not do their own testing, because it might be more expensive, but there will not be a conflict of interest. 

About SI Restoration:For more than 25 years, SI Restoration has provided water damage, fire restoration, mold remediation / removal, hoarding cleanup, flood restoration repair, smoke damage and other restoration services. The company services commercial, industrial and residential customers with an IICRC certified staff. To learn more about SI Restoration, please visit http://www.si-restoration.com.

Media Contact: Jeff Cohn, SI Restoration, 4104586076, info@si-restoration.com

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