Tips and Tricks for Hiring Professional Newton County Carpet Cleaning

July 7th, 2014



If you are on the hunt for a Newton County carpet cleaning service, one of your safest bets would be to go with Moody’s Carpet Care. It is one of Henry County’s oldest carpet cleaning firms, and it has been long-established in surrounding areas as well, like Newton, Butts, Clay, and Rockdale, among others. Needless to say, quality and reliability have both been associated with it over the years.

But if you are as of yet still undecided as to which company to approach for your Newton County carpet cleaning needs, here are some factors you should consider to help you narrow down the search.

First of all, do research on what cleaning methods your prospective carpet cleaner offers. This is not limited to actual cleaning processes, nor is it limited only to having the latest equipment available in the industry. It also involves the manpower behind the carpet cleaning firm. These pieces of equipment would not operate by themselves. Make sure the firm you are eyeing has well-trained personnel who have had considerable experience in the industry. After all, even in other services you might require, it is always best to leave it to experts—this will ensure not only your peace of mind, but it will also guarantee top-quality results for you.

In terms of methods, you also have to make sure that the carpet cleaning firm takes a broad view of its tasks. It is not solely about getting a carpet cleaned. For your Newton County carpet cleaning needs, you also have to take into account many other factors like safety for your family, your pets, and the environment.

Secondly, beware of advertising. There is a great difference between getting the word going about the products and services of a business on one hand and shamelessly making claims the business can’t back up on the other. For instance, some carpet cleaners might boast services that leave absolutely no residue; they claim a special solution allows carpet cleaning with zero residue. This is hailed as a breakthrough since all soaps and shampoos leave varying amounts of residue. It is a highly attractive pitch, and most customers fall for it. But it is a well-known fact in the industry that no carpet cleaning method can extract a hundred percent of the solution you apply to a carpet, meaning residue still remains. Both these ‘breakthrough’ and traditional methods leave residue, but in fact the type left by the former may be more corrosive than the latter.  

Don’t trust these advertisements especially if they sound too good to be true, like in the example above. This sounds almost like a no-brainer—but sadly common sense is not always common practice. A good rule of thumb here would be to cross-check advertising with actual feedback from past and current customers—and it would be even better if you can get these through personal contacts.

Lastly, and in relation to the previous discussion on advertisements, don’t trust ‘customer testimonials’ that these carpet cleaning firms provide in their websites or brochures. Nowadays it is too easy to fill numerous webpages with fake testimonials—blog posts, customer reviews, or even video testimonials can be easily fabricated. Some carpet cleaning firms offer some proof—for instance, they show your personal, handwritten reviews from their customers instead. Since some might still take advantage and fake even these, the best option is still to ask trusted friends or acquaintances about the firm. Long-established firms have an advantage in this, since they have had years with which to build customer trust and confidence in the brand. If you are looking for a Newton County carpet cleaning service, it is recommended that you either ask around for firsthand reviews or go straight to the older, trusted firms in the local industry.

Scams about Junk Cars Atlanta Dealerships

July 7th, 2014

Used car salesmen working in dealerships just have the worst luck in the world. They are being called all sorts of names – liars, cheaters, stealers, and scammers who are only out to rob unsuspecting people of their precious money in exchange for a huge piece of junk disguising as a vehicle. They should not be trusted by people who have a limited sense of what constitutes as still usable and what constitutes as junk. This stereotype persists to this day since a considerable amount of these salesmen are indeed liars, cheaters, stealers, and scammers. Those who are in the business with no intentions of deceiving people at all are thus affected.

When buying a junk car or salvage car from junk cars Atlanta dealerships, always be on the lookout for used car salesmen as well as individual sellers who use three prominent schemes in order to sell rust buckets disguised as cars to gullible customers. These three schemes are title washing, car clipping, and selling the car quick while stating the fact that its title is lost.

Title washing or lemon laundering involves registering a junk vehicle in a state or multiple states that has or have lax laws and regulations on vehicle titles.  Certain states may have looser definitions of what constitutes as a junk vehicle compared to the definitions used in other states. Those states may even wash away the “salvage” or “junk” title from the vehicle, hence the name of the act. Adding to this washing away of the title is performing cosmetic repairs on the salvage vehicle while masking the real defects inside it. When the title is washed away, the scammer will earn a lot in premiums just because he sold the junk car as a typical used car. Title washing may be a legal act, but scammers use that technicality for their own ends.

Car clipping involves the following process: two salvage vehicles are cut off in half, and then the ends of those different vehicles are welded together like nothing happened. This is done to hide any signs of collisions that affected the certain sides or ends of the salvage cars – and it can be easily done with two cars that are of the same make, the same model, the same year, and the same body configuration. Car clipping is usually hard to detect since all it takes for the scammer to hide it is a fresh coat of paint and a reworked interior.

The quick sale and lost title scam is more common among individual car sellers rather than junk cars Atlanta dealerships. This scam involves selling the car quickly at a ridiculously low price. There is an excuse for the low price: the title for the car is lost, and the seller does not have the time or money to apply for a new one. What the buyer does not know is that the car actually has a salvage or junk title. Like in the case of title washing, the scammer will be paid a lot on the premium due to hiding the actual title of the vehicle being sold.

Therefore, before thinking of buying from junk cars Atlanta dealerships always keep in mind the following tips in order to avoid the three scams.

Always ask for the title when buying a salvage car from a junk cars Atlanta seller. If there are some alterations made on the title, stay away.

Order a comprehensive vehicle history report. This documents every instance of damage sustained by the vehicle from all agencies concerned. It may cost some money, but the money to be saved from avoiding a potential scam is even more. Perform some further research on the vehicle’s history on the internet.

Different Ways Baseball Pins Are Made

June 12th, 2014

Baseball pins can be made in a number of methods, each with their own unique features and designs. The pins can be made using the Cloisonne process, soft enamel process, die struck and photo etched method. Each comes with their own costs, with photo etching having the highest cost. Each process can make pins of different shapes and sizes.
    
The Cloisonne process gives the baseball pins a distinct look because the design is embossed into the metal base instead of simply being placed over it. This gives the pin an added dimension. Pins made with the Cloisonne method are die-struck from a bronze or copper surface. This gives a more detailed impression. The outline of the pin is made from a different mold; afterwards, the pin hand-filled with colors using a mixture that is similar to powdered-glass.

One by one, each color is printed onto the pin. The process guarantees that the colors do not bleed and that they will last and keep their vibrance. The next step in the process is the pins are plated in gold or silver and then manually polished. The Cloisonne process probably gives the highest quality and durability.
    
The soft enamel process is a popular method because of the colourful enamel fills and the raised metal surfaces. The baseball pins are manually filled with enamel colors and baked to 160 degrees to ensure that the colors are evenly and properly distributed. These pins are plated with bronze, silver, or gold. To finish off, the pins are polished by hand. Additionally, the pins made through soft enamel can be coated with a layer of epoxy to make it even more resistant.
    
Baseball pins that are die struck give the design the carved look and feel. The first thing that is done in this process is that a die is cut tailored to the desired design. This is then stamped onto a sheet of copper or iron; take note that copper costs more than iron but it gives a sharper image. Next, the cutting molds are done, and the pins are cut to the outline of the design. Afterwards, the pins are plated with copper, bronze, silver, gold, or black nickel; gold being the most popular choice. Lastly, the surfaces of the pins that are raised are polished to a beautiful finish.
    
Photo etched pins have images that are taken directly from a photo negative. This can be used to place the greatest baseball moments on pins. Who wouldn’t want a pin with a batter who swung a home run? The first step in this process is the image is transferred from the photo negative onto the metal’s surface. It is then etched into the pin base via an acid-reaction process. This also makes the image longer lasting.

Next, the indents are filled with enamel colors that are covered by hand. The colors are then baked into the metal, and the raised portions are plated. There is also an option to add an epoxy protective coating for the colors to not fade or crack over time.
    
Other processes include photo dome, screen print and the 4-color process. Each process of pin making gives the pins different unique looks, whether it is desired for the design to be embossed, raised, colourful, or have the carved look.

When ordering custom pins, the choice would come down to preference or budget, and when ordering custom pins, don’t forget that ordering in large quantities is the way to go for it is cheaper, and makes up for the cost of the designing of the pins. Samples of the pins each process results in can be seen online through custom pin shops.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Depository Safes

May 5th, 2014
If you are a business owner> and your establishment requires your employees and customers to handle cash regularly, then it would be wise for you to buy depository safes. Purchasing them could be one of the best investments your company can make when it comes to security.

This type of safe has a unique feature that allows owners to drop money or other small items in them by inserting it through a small slot.  The one who dropped the money into the box may not necessarily have access to what’s inside the box.  The control of whatever is in the safe rests on the one that holds the key or the combination.  This makes the cash or anything else dropped in the box secure.  

Depository safes are especially useful for businesses that don’t have a lot of workers. Without this type of safe, a cashier, or someone in charge of collecting money, could never abandon her post because of security risks. Through this equipment, the personnel in charge of the money does not have to keep his eyes on the box all the time.  

These safes are also made out of steel, like ordinary safes. Although they are usually lighter than regular ones, some of these safes are designed with holes at the bottom, which can be bolted to the ground to make them more secure.

Here are some things to consider when purchasing depository safes:

1. Size – These safes come in different sizes to suit your office set-up and other business needs. The price range is commonly according to size, but it is money well spent. You should take into account the size of the safe, especially if you require several compartments for different purposes.

The smallest ones have a single door. They can easily be bolted beneath a counter. You can use this to drop your cash, envelopes, night time deposits, and other valuables.

There are also dual-compartment types. These are bigger but can allow tellers to handle money in the bottom compartment without having access to the contents of the upper compartment.

2. Drop slot – As mentioned above, what’s so special about depository safes is the addition of an open slot in which to insert your valuables. As with sizes, there are also different configurations of slots to consider.

The first one is called front loading drop, and is the most common. The drops are made through the upper front portion of the safe and the parcel falls into a secure chamber.

The second is the rear loading drop. As the name suggests, the opening is at the back side of the safe. This type is used on offices where the locking mechanism of the safe needs additional security. And so while the safe is secured in a locked room, only the back portion of it is exposed so that drops are made from the outside.

The third configuration is the top-loading rotary hopper. This is designed for bigger packages that are deposited on top of the safe. A rotating drum is slowly turned to drop the deposit.

3. Lock – The locking mechanism of the safe is also an important consideration before purchasing. It will depend on the required level of security that you wish to implement in your company.

The first kind of lock is the combination lock. This is the most common and reliable, but one disadvantage is you have to bring the safe back to the manufacturer for a reset if ever the combination is forgotten or lost or if it is revealed to unaccepted people.

A more advanced type of lock is the electronic keypad lock. It permits quick access and can be reprogrammed right there and then if ever the security codes are compromised. The bad side is that the codes can be easily acquired or hacked in some way.

Another type is the dual-key lock. Dual-key means that there are two keys needed to lock and unlock the safe. Each key is held by two different people. This method gives better security as long as the two persons don’t conspire in stealing the contents of the safe.

These are three things to consider when purchasing depository safes. Happy shopping!

The History of Taylormade Golf

April 16th, 2014

Taylormade Golf Company is one of the best names when it comes to this sport. Beginners and professionals alike go to them for all kinds of golf equipment. Seeing that “T” emblem on a club would mean it is made of high quality materials. When people talk about golf equipment, Taylormade is always mentioned in their conversations. For a young company which just started in the late 70’s, how could they form such a big name in the industry?

The brain behind the company was all from Gary Adams. He started a humble life as a golf salesman. He sold equipment such as clubs, gloves and golf bags. During that time, woods were really made out of wood. He started playing golf as well and the two-piece ball was newly invented. He wondered why the balls didn’t go as far as intended. He realized that the golf ball was not really the problem. The clubs needed to be upgraded as well. Why didn’t anyone think of inventing better clubs?

Adams spent many sleepless nights developing the right club to hit the golf ball farther. He tried many materials to mix with the woods to make it more effective in driving longer tees. Finally, he thought of using metals for the wood heads. He noticed that using metal to hit the golf ball made it go farther than the wood. It was also easier to swing than what people used back then.

Adams thought that his new discovery might be a big hit in the golf industry. He needed money to be able to bring his invention to the market. Since he was not a rich man, he loaned his house for $24,000 to start the company. He also leased a 6,000 square foot building in McHenry, Illinois. It is hard to imagine that when Taylormade Golf was born, they only had three employees. There was only one available kind of club then. Only a 12-degree stainless steel driver was offered. Golfers were kind of hesitant to try out the new products because they got so used to using traditional woods.

Taylormade Golf made their first major breakthrough in the annual PGA Merchandise Show. Adams showed his invention to his fellow golf enthusiasts and it gained popularity. People noticed that using a metal driver is a big help in driving long shot. The angle and speed was perfect that it was way more effective than using the old woods. At the end of the event, people started referring his products to others. The company got numerous orders that reached up to $50,000. That is where Taylormade Golf made history.

Eventually, their line of products increased and they started introducing innovations to the golf industry. In 1983, the Burner driver was introduced. It introduced the concept of a lower angle to get a higher speed. It is a club made especially for aerodynamics. Instantly, people loved it. The company grew even more popular.

In 2007, the company added another innovation to their collection. They added adjustable weights for the burner series. This adds more flexibility to the club which makes it newbie-friendly. Even amateur players invested in buying Taylormade products.

Not soon after, they became the leaders for golf equipment. Gary Adams was a very innovative man and he continued producing high quality products until he sold his company.

In 1997, Adidas bought the company but still did not change the name. Taylormade golf was still the name of the brand that produced high quality equipment for golf.

During Adams’ lifetime, he garnered many awards for his ingenuity. 1984, he was honored as the “Man of the Year” by the National Golf Foundation.  He was also given the Ernie Sabayrac Award in 1995.

In 1998, he was diagnosed with cancer. After 2 years of battling the said condition, he lost his life. He may be gone but every golfer would still be benefiting from his legacy.

The Best Misting Fan Buying Guide for Consumers

March 3rd, 2014

A smart consumer knows how to choose the right product as it is really needed and not as it is promoted by a manufacturer. Although acommon residential misting fan normally costs no more than $350, just a portion of what you have to spend for a top-brand air conditioner, it is still imperative that you choose wisely according to the right specifications and functionality. It will be futile to save on electricity if you will just buy an inefficient and unsuitable piece.

Let the tips here be your misting fan buying guide.

1. Narrow down your purpose for buying

Apparently, you need it to be what it is - a cooling appliance. However, there are many types of misting fans that depending on your main purpose will also vary in shape, size and specifications. You surely do not want to spend on a portable type just to find out that it is not powerful enough to accommodate 30 people in your planned backyard party.

Are you planning on using it just occasionally (according to season) or perennially as your main cooling appliance? A highly mobile portable type is the best choice for the former while a fixed/installed type works best for the latter.

Do you need it for alternating usage or in combination with other cooling appliance? A portable type is great for alternating use while a wall-mounted type is most ideal in combination to an existing air conditioning system.

2. Identify the location

You have to consider the size and shape of the misting fan in relation to the available space you are planning to put it in. If you will buy a type with no water tank, make sure that you have an available location in your house where water supply is accessible? Putting a fan with hose in your bedroom is absurd. If you opt for an outdoor type, make sure that you have an existing power outlet. Is it even advisable to use mist in the room you are planning to use it in, like an entertainment room or library?

You have to be very critical with the location because there is a chance that other cooling appliances are more applicable and usable on those instances.

3. Start with portable types

If you just want to replace your old and inefficient cooling fan, it is suggested that you start looking at portable types first. Many brands now design compact yet powerful models. These are efficient and reliable like more advanced types, only at more affordable prices. Most probably than not, a portable type is all you need.

4. Prioritize models with two or more nozzles

Low-end brands often only have single nozzle for most of their models. While this is not entirely a bad thing, models with multiple nozzles more efficiently produce mists that are easier to disperse. That means the air will cool down faster.

5. Opt for nozzles with a size of 10 microns or smaller

Smaller micron means finer mist production. It will be easier for the air to evaporate the mist. Nozzle size bigger than 10 micronsmight wet surfaces even when the misting fan is placed at a longer distance.

When Online Chat Service is more than Just a Chat

September 20th, 2013

In the age of the global economy and the mighty Internet technology, businesses face a different set of challenges compared to the ones that past ventures once faced. Now, there are no longer problems in transporting inputs and finished products. There are no longer extreme difficulties in reaching a wider market. Indeed, the world has become smaller and geographical boundaries have become less and less significant in the conduct of business. However, this does not make doing business easier than before.

Previously, business models were directed towards increased production and financial performance. Today, doing business is different in many ways. Now, some business sectors are under powerful buyers. Business models today have become customer-centric where the customers and not the product or service is at the core of the business function. Today, businesses serve customers all the way. In fact, delays in answering queries, addressing requests, and solving complaints have become intolerable for customers. Businesses have to attend to the needs of the customers not just ASAP but immediately, even live, through online chat service which is one of the most in-demand applications in the Internet industry.

Installing a live chat button in a website is not enough to really get the best out of an online chat service. The technology should be stable enough to handle customer complaints whenever these are brought forth. The representatives should be highly informed so that they can provide accurate information to customers. By accurate, this means not just correct but also persuasive information because online chat can very well serve as a marketing platform too. After all, if a customer is satisfied with the customer support services that the company delivers, he might as well try the company’s product or service with the belief that he can reach the company’s representatives whenever he needs to.

In sum, online chat service is more than just chat. It is not a passive Q&A tool or a way to determine FAQs. Live chat is a company’s way to reach out to its customers and vice-versa. It is a communication platform and given the definition of effective communication, there should be mutual understanding between the two parties. There should be synergy between the customers’ expectations and the company’s performance. In order to succeed in this business, the company must be able to meet, if not exceed, customer expectations even during the earliest stages of the relationship. An online chat service provides a company with very useful opportunities to show off that they are customer-oriented. The company can tap the most advanced communication technologies to respond to customer’s questions, complaints, and suggestions in real time. This is important because in today’s business scenario, it is true that the customer is always right and always in a hurry.

Fish Oil Softgels: The Elixir to Modern Health Problems

May 24th, 2013

Fish oil has been billed by many reviewers as an elixir. It is considered to contain omega 3 fatty acids, one of the most influential nutrients you can ever introduce to your diet. With so much information flow in the market regarding omega 3, many fish oil softgels brands have been introduced to the market to capitalize on the growing need for a healthy diet.

However, you should not just rush to the stores without understanding what these softgels have to offer and how to temper your expectations against the reality. Here are some basics you ought to understand.

Breakdown of Omega 3 fatty Acids

Any supplement website you visit today will no wonder contain information about fish oil softgels. The logic behind this popularity lays in the fact that fish oil contains high levels of two crucial omega 3 acids namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA). These nutrients are not produced by a fish but are accumulated from most of the marine prey fish and algae that they consume.

Ordinarily, there are two types of fat; omega 3 and 6 but while omega 6 is easily available, the former is rarely in your ordinary diet. One of the reasons is because fish is not a staple food in most modern communities hence the need for fish oil softgels to ensure that you reduce omega 6 while enjoying the benefits associated with omega 3 fatty acid.

Pros of Using a Fish Oil Softgel
One of the main worries about fish consumption today is the purity. There is so much contamination of sea water especially by heavy metals such a mercury and lead which are harmful to human health. However, fish oil softgels contain very little amounts of the same because manufacturers go to great lengths to purify their supplements. Molecular distillation processing of fish oils ensures that impurities such as dioxins are also eliminated.

The myriad health benefits associated with omega 3 acids in fish oil softgels cannot also be overlooked. Multiple studies over the years have revealed the importance of omega 3 in alleviating the danger of cancer, cardiovascular complications, hypertension, and mental disorders among others.

The American Heart Association and the US National Institute of Health are some of the notable health bodies that highly recommend fish oil for conditions such as Lupus, Alzheimer?s disease, Parkinson?s disease, psoriasis, among many others.

The effectiveness and affordability of these supplements are also influential in the popularity of the same. Additionally, you can use the fish oil without worrying about the infamous fish burps and the pungent smell associated with fish.

In essence, fish oil softgels help you to get the health benefits of omega 3 on the go. With health organizations discouraging intake of sea and farm fish due to contamination, these softgels remain the secret to a healthy life.

A General Guide to Successful JDE Implementation

May 10th, 2013

There is a lot of competition in the market place and therefore there is a need to improve and optimise the use of resources to keep your customers satisfied. Speedy customer response, efficient use of resources and improved operations is exactly what you need when it comes to successful JDE Implementation. The following are some vital steps that you can use to improve your implementation.

Strategic planning is vital to the success of the JDE Implementation process. In fact strategic planning is important for anything to succeed. Planning involves getting a strong project team, examining the current business process and information, setting objectives for your venture and finally developing a concrete project plan. Your project team should involve employees from the relevant departments including sales, customer service, senior management, accounting, purchase and operations. This team will perform the analysis on how the business processes should be improved and therefore set relevant objectives for the process.

In JDE Implementation, procedure review is vital to ensure that the project is being followed through as designed. The procedure review process also helps to identify the wanting areas and what can be done to ensure optimal function. Ensure that you intensively review the software capabilities, identify the manual processes that need automation and develop standard operating procedures or SOPs for every business aspect.

Data collection and clean up involves a four step process during JDE Implementation. You should consider than there may be outdated data and therefore not all of it can be converted during data conversion, you should also define and collect new data. After collection and conversion of data, review the data for accuracy and completeness because this is the data that drives your business.

Training and testing of the database is also very important in JDE Implementation. The project team that was put together is the perfect group to protest the database to ensure that all the formation is accurate and systems are operational. The test should mirror the SOPs that were defined and therefore modifications should be made appropriately if need be. Project team members can then carry out in house training of the other employees.

Once the system has been set up and training complete, you can then go live and evaluate the solution. A structured evaluation that establishes whether the goals and objectives have been achieved and the SOPs have been followed adequately is important to ensure that the JDE Implementation was successful.

Outdoor Bar Stools- What You Need to Know when Buying them Online

April 24th, 2013

Outdoor bar stools are designed for use in an outdoor bar setup which is pretty self descriptive. These stools are used when you need to sit outside your patio or garden to enjoy the scenery or weather. They allow people to extend the entertainment area from inside the house to outdoors.  This can be extremely convenient especially when you have a function with many people in attendance. These stools come in a variety of materials, colors and design. The choice depends on personal taste, budget and the general outlook of your home that they have to complement.

When buying outdoor bar stools, the material is extremely important. You should choose a material that is resistant to the weather variations that you experience. The material should be able to withstand heat, rain, cold and even dust. A material that can withstand these conditions will last long. In addition, you will not have to be running outside every time there is a change in the weather to rescue them.  I you decide to use wood as a material, it will have to be treated to survive the outside elements.

The design of the outdoor bar stools is also crucial. Most of the time people move these stools from the house to outside and vice versa. Therefore, it is advisable to choose a stool that is foldable because it will help with the constant movement. There are some stools that are stationary and you can choose a different design for them. Some of the stools will have armrests or backrests depending on preference. It is also important to check the height of the stool when you are choosing them.  The recommended height is approximately ten to thirteen inches lower than the counter top, where you place them.

You can choose to buy outdoor bar stools from suppliers around or order online. The latter is more convenient because it offers you variety and you can do it at any time. However, the process of choosing remains the same. You should consider material, design, height and even price. Compare prices from different online shops before you buy your furniture. Used furniture tends to be cheaper than new furniture. If you decide to buy used furniture, you should make sure that they are still in perfect condition. Most people opt to mix used and new furniture in order to save on cost. When you do this, ensure that they complement one another.