Buried Treasure and Dinosaur Bones…Can You Dig It?

On: April 12, 2018
Most contractors don't begin a project thinking about the possibility of finding century-old artifacts or unearthing fossilized dinosaur remains. But, there have been instances where our early ancestors and nature have left a surprise or two just

Iowa Architect License Renewal and Continuing Education FAQ

On: April 12, 2018
Architect Training Institute meets all your requirements and offers printable certificates of course completion. All classes have HD video, full narration, and printable text.

Real Estate Farming, Choose The Right Soil!

On: April 12, 2018
Real estate farming is the act of focusing your marketing efforts on a certain geographic area “geographic farming” or certain types of clients “demographic farming” to add the most value for clients in a specific area. Real estate farming is very simple and can be applied to many areas of real estate. Think of your marketing strategy the seeds you plant on your farm. Like a literal farm, there are two imperative elements to an abundant harvest. You need to tend your planted seeds by watering them and removing weeds. You also need time for the seeds to grow.

Cover the Trap

Why Cover the Trap?

On: April 11, 2018
Our wildlife expert Stephen Vantassel recommends covering at least half of that trap during setting. What? Why would I want to cover my trap? Won’t that make it harder for the animal to find it? Perhaps, but the benefits far outweigh the loss of a little bait scent in the air.

Go with the Flow: Washington House Rep’s Pass Bill That Will Reduce Flow Rates Below National Standards

On: April 11, 2018
Washington State legislators want to do whatever they can to save water. Their idea is to reduce plumbing flow rates in faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals. Manufacturers are expressing their concern due to what lower flow rates can do to endanger the public. Keeping water in pipes longer and increasing water age can dissipate disinfection agents and foster the growth of biofilms that amplify the growth of opportunistic waterborne pathogens in plumbing systems.

Drones for Builders, Contractors & Real Estate Agents

On: April 11, 2018
How long would it take to measure every corner on the outside of a home being built? Every window and door opening, just for starters? You could fly a UAV and map the dwelling in 1 hour, then post process in your office later with millimeter accuracy.

Safety and Real Estate Showings

On: April 11, 2018
There are many factors that can influence a seller’s judgment when selling a home, and safety may not be a top priority.

Mosquito

National Pest Management Month

On: April 11, 2018
April not only brings May flowers but also the beginning of bug season. That is why April has been designated National Pest Management Month. For the last 30 years, the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) honors those in the pest control industry all April long and encourages the public to take steps in preventing pest infestations.

Self Defense For You

Whether its Work or Play, Safety is YOUR responsibility!

On: April 5, 2018
Ultimately, we are responsible for our own safety at any given time.  Personal Safety and Self Defense instructor Preston "PT" Taylor offers food for thought regarding our own personal safety for work and play. Here are a few things to remember in any situation. 

Arizona Applicator Renewal FAQ

On: April 5, 2018
You must re-certify either every year or two years by May 1st, depending on the renewal you selected. Individuals holding a Certified Applicator license must complete 6-hours of continuing education every year while qualifying applicators must complete 12-hours of continuing education every year.