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Tree Trimming Best Practices to Follow when Tree Trimming

July 7, 2021


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People trim their trees for any number of reasons that include safety, health, and aesthetics. To that end, if you intend to carry out tree trimming in Asheville NC, there is a whole lot of companies to choose from. Regardless, with enough information, tree trimming is something you can pull out on your own. Whichever way you decide, here is a select tree trimming best practices that you can follow:

Compliance with the American Standards Institute Standard for tree pruning – If you are contacting a tree care company, ensure that they prune as per the American National Standrds Instite, often called the ANSI A300. It stipulates that arborists use certain techniques, particular tools, and methods to trim trees.

Trim During a Tree’s Dormant Season – It is generally okay to prune a tree during any time, however, it is most ideal if you do it during a tree’s dormant season. You can make an exception when trimming the tree during its high season is necessary to help an emergency.

Consider the Size of the Branch – whether to remove a branch or not sometimes comes down to how big in size it is. It is always okay to trim branches that are less than five centimeters in diameter. If the diameter is more than 5 centimeters and less than 10 centimeters, you will need to take it slow. However, if the diameter is more than 10 centimeters, then you will need a really good reason to trim.

Get them Young – If you intend for your tree to turn out a particular shape that is now threatened by the emergence of a branch that will be misaligned with your desired shape, then consider cutting down that branch when it is still young. If you deal with it when it is young, there are good chances it won’t leave nasty scars that will certainly make the tree less comely.

While it is possible that tree trimming is a DIY project you can pull off on your own, it is always best to engage the services of an expert offering services in tree trimming in Asheville NC.

A Burst Pipe Didn’t Ruin Our Evening

July 7, 2021


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When my son called me at work to tell me that water was all over the kitchen, I simply froze for a minute. I was an hour away, and I had no idea what was wrong. I called my neighbor to see if he would go over and check it out. He was able to turn the water off for me, but he told me that I would need to find an emergency plumber in Bergen County NJ that would be able to come out that night. Otherwise, I would have no water, which is something that just could not happen.

He gave me the number of a plumber he had used in the past, and I called them right away. I explained that I was not home yet, though I was already on my way there. Thank goodness for cell phones! The plumber was very understanding of the situation and told me that it would take nearly an hour for him to get there. That worked for me because I wanted to be there when he got there. I trust my son, but he was not responsible enough to make plumbing decisions.

The plumber arrived shortly after me. I had only mopped up the water, not knowing if there was going to be a further mess with the repairs. I had looked under the sink and saw where the pipe had burst, and I was hoping that was the only fix that was needed. The plumber was able to change the pipe and tested it to make sure that there were no other problems. When he turned the water on, it came out the faucet and into the sink, so the problem was definitely fixed. I am so grateful that there are professionals who will still help no matter the time of day!

I Can’t Stand the Cold

January 23, 2021


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One morning when I woke up, I noticed that it was really cold. I have the thermostat to automatically turn on when it reaches a certain temperature to keep my home warm in the winter, but this time, it was doing nothing. I tried to turn it on manually, but it just wouldn’t work. I hate the cold weather, and I didn’t want to live in a home with no heat, so I looked online to find a competent company that could do HVAC repair in NYC on a short notice.

Browsing the Internet in my cold home was a terrible experience. Even though I was fully clothed and wrapped in blankets, I was still freezing. I even had to wear gloves while I was typing on my keyboard. Although I wanted to work as quickly as I could to find a repair company so I wouldn’t freeze, I didn’t let it compromise my judgement. I didn’t just go with the first company I found so that I could be done. I looked at lots of reviews of companies in my area to find out which ones were on the level.

The company that I found had the best reviews among the customers that used them. When I contacted them about my problem, they told me that they could come the same day to look at my heating system, and they did. The problem was due to a part in the heater that needed to be replaced. I was glad that it was simply this part, as I thought that I might have to pay for a whole new heating system. After the new part was installed, the heating system was tested again to make sure that it was working properly. A big burst of hot air shot out of the vents and I was relieved.

One Problem Leads to Another

September 26, 2020


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I’m still dealing with the results of a bird problem that left me with some property damage. A lot of birds were resting on my gutters, and their combined body weight eventually caused the gutters to fall down. This didn’t stop the birds from hanging around on my property. They would just walk around, looking for anything on the ground to eat, while leaving droppings everywhere. I called a bird control to have the birds removed, which took care of that problem, but now I need to have my gutters repaired.

I tried to reattach the gutters on my own by climbing up on my ladder and attempting to screw them back in, but they wouldn’t stay. Not to mention, part of the gutter structure had become damaged, leaving an opening that wasn’t there before. I figured I could find some way to patch up the opening with some kind of sealant, but since I couldn’t even get the gutters to stay in place, there was no point. There was nothing I could do to fix the problem, so I’ve decided to leave it in the hands of a trained professional who knows more about gutters than I do.

I haven’t decided on a particular company to take care of my gutters because I’m trying to find the best deal. I’ve gotten some price quotes from some companies that I’ve contacted, but deciding on which one to give my business is a little difficult, especially for an indecisive person like me. It’s a miracle I was able to even decide on a company to get rid of the birds. I’ll have to make a decision before the next rain storm comes, which could happen at any time. I don’t want the rain water to collect on my property because there aren’t any gutters to drain it away.

Her Hair and Makeup Look Amazing

April 9, 2020


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I told my friend about an on demand airbrush makeup stylist I had the privilege of meeting not long ago. I was temporarily helping a photographer who had a rush job that required the use of the airbrush artist. The makeup artist that was supposed to be there for the shoot did not show, but the photographer had used this on demand service before. The professionalism of the makeup stylist really impressed me, which is why I told my friend about her. She does her own makeup when she is just having a regular day, but there are times when she has to speak in front of large crowds.

When I say large, I mean really large, like in the thousands. She wants to look her best, so she has always went to a day spa not far from where she lives to have them do her makeup when she has to attend one of these speaking engagements. When I told her about the mobile makeup stylist, she was interested because she liked the idea of just getting her makeup done instead of spending half a day there getting other things done too. While she did enjoy a massage and other luxuries, she really only needed her makeup done.

She decided to give this mobile company a try, and she was really impressed with them. What also helped was that they do an airbrush technique that means she can have the makeup application done during the late morning hours, and it still looks as fresh when she gets home as it did when it was first applied. She is actually saving money by having her makeup done this way, and they have started to do her hair too because they can do all kinds of fancy styles that naturally look amazing on her!

My Boss Does Not Care What You Think

November 26, 2019


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If I never told you before my boss has given up caring what the rest of us think and he has decided that he shall have millions of dollars left when he dies, no matter how much fun he has in the interim. By that he means girls, the latest one I was sent to look for and interview. The request was for a brunette escort in Salt Lake City and I was supposed to be sure that he got a girl who did all of the stuff that he wanted her to do. I looked at the web page and understood that there was obviously some room for him to wonder if he was hiring what he expected or if the girl was a stripper who took her clothes off and told you the show was over. At any rate I got in touch with her personally and asked her, but she thought that perhaps I was a police officer.

At any rate she wanted me to see her in public and then she got me to do something that a police officer apparently is not allowed to do. Of course I asked her if I could keep doing that while we talked and she gave me an icy stare. I told her about my boss and that I really did not enjoy doing this sort of thing on his behalf, although I would have been delighted if I had been able to pay off all my student debts and get back to her. She asked me a bunch of questions about where I had gone to school and what my major was. She was really happy when I said computer science and told me I could have a free sample if I was a good tutor in programming in C+. Happily for me I was good enough to impress her.