Tips to Avoiding Plumbing Scams

Rogue traders are everywhere, and unfortunately, they can leave people’s properties needing further expensive work to fix the bad job that was done before.
If you’re currently looking for a new plumber klang,  follow these tips to avoid falling victim to a plumbing scam.

1.If you can, always use a plumber recommended by a friend or family member. If they have done good work in someone else’s home and you trust that person’s opinion, you’re likely to receive the same standard of work.
2.Don’t rely on online reviews. Scammers often fake good reviews on their websites to lure in new customers who are none the wiser.
3.Don’t go for a plumber who is offering services very cheaply. These people will probably use cheap materials and tools. Good plumbing work comes with a moderate price tag due to the skill involved and expensive long-lasting materials used, so be skeptical of anyone quoting very cheap prices.
4.Some contractors will try to scam you by quoting a high price but using cheap materials. One way to combat this is to ask for a list of parts they will use and checking their price online or in a hardware store. If you find they’re using cheap, bad materials and overcharging you, find a different plumber.
5.Check the parts and materials they are installing before installation, to check that what they say they will use is what’s really going into your home. If cheap materials are used, you’ll soon find yourself needing to hire a plumber again.
6.Another scam sometimes used is when a plumber subcontracts out some parts of the work to others, and you end up with a large bill because of all the people working on your job. If you notice lots of people working in your home, question what each person’s role is. Sometimes they are apprentices, but sometimes they are extra workers the plumber has called in and claimed are necessary, when really, they’re not.
7.You may be a victim of overcharging if you live in an affluent part of town. Before starting work, get quotes for labor and parts from three different plumbers before disclosing where you live.
8.Always get a price estimate in writing and sign a contract that details this amount before any work is done. This way you can’t be unfairly overcharged and have a document to this effect that you can take to court if needs be. If you don’t get a quote in writing, the plumber could scam you for lots more money, claiming the original quote didn’t cover the cost of labor and materials that eventually were used.
9.Avoid being scammed by always hiring reputable contractors. This is easier said than done; but you can usually work out who is a professional and who is an unreliable smooth talker by talking with them and asking lots of questions. Honest and reliable contractors will respond well to your questions and won’t mind answering them. Be wary of anyone who can’t give you a straight answer.

5 Different Occasions That You Need To Hire A Locksmith

There are handy people who love to work minor damage on their homes like in plumbing work but one thing that you should not compromise is the security. We need to get someone who has the utmost skills and knowledge to secure our premises that is why master locksmith is there! They do not just have the skills, they also have more experience in various locks and security devices that you might want to install on your property to keep it secured and safe but the question now is, when is the time you need to hire the professional locksmith? Below are some instances where you need the service of the master locksmith in your area.

  1. Installation Of Security Locks

From ordinary to the most modern device that offers a different level of security for homes and commercial establishment, you can call the service of the master locksmith. They can suggest, offer, and provide installation services for ordinary locks, biometric technology lock, infrared devices and others to upgrade the security level of your place.

  1. Repair and Rekey For Locks

Think you already got the new key for your homes and it is secured, think again! Maybe you want to secure that no one else except those permitted can get access or enter your place so you might need to replace the new lock. If the digital locks in your home do not work anymore, then there must be something wrong with the wiring installation. Your trusted locksmith can diagnose and repair it too.

  1. Upgrade Security

Let us face it. There is a lock in our homes that are so easy to break in. If you want an upgraded security then you can call a locksmith service and they will advise and suggest the modern locks that are available in your area since they are more experienced than you.

  1. Stuck Key In Ignition System

Yes, you are driving your car from office to home. But what if it gets stuck? To whom are you calling for help? Your family and friends will surely get you to get the service of the master locksmith and to remove the stuck key in the ignition system. That is why you need to keep a contact number on your wallet for emergency cases like this.

  1. Lost Duplicate

When you forget your key and you do not have a duplicate copy of it, then you need to secure another key to open your house. The professional locksmith can open the door for you and in addition to that, they can also fit the lock and supply you another key. If that is what you want then when you are in this situation, you can call the locksmith services.

The locksmith industry actually provides relief for many individuals and there is truly peace of mind when you do not have to freak out whenever you lost your key somewhere. You can just call them and they will get to your place to help you open the lock of your home. Follow us for more about door lock spare part in singapore.

7 Problems when hiring a moving company

People often get stressed out when they are to move stuff from one place to another because it is an overwhelming thing to do most especially if you got the whole house and a whole old life to pack and move on to another place to start again. Being aware of the problems though will give you clues and be ready with the cons for you to be prepared for everything. SO the following are a list of at least 7 of some challenges you are to encounter when you are to hire a moving company compared to packing everything up DIY.

The very first thing that you must consider is the price. Yes, honestly, hiring movers can be very expensive. This is because you will hire an entire team to do the stuff for you. You will enjoy the fact that there will be no heavy loads or exhausting feeling of packing every tiny stuff you got home, but you must also make sure that you have already prepared a sufficient budget for the moving day to come.

Another thing that might worry you about moving is the control on how they do the process of packing and how they take care of your stuff. Unlike when you are to pack things yourself, slowly but you know your stuff very well, surely you can pack everything with care though may take some time to do so.

Then one thing, moving companies might sometimes be not available most especially with the nearest in your area if you don’t book ahead. If you are in a hurry to move, you have to check those that are in a kind of far from where you live, and that would mean an additional charge.

Quality work will also be an issue sometimes because you can’t have any control over how things are handled. Some workers might find their work usual and do things fast which is good but will damage some goods.

You will also cringe most especially when you see that movers will use substandard packing materials for they work in practicality unlike you packing your stuff, you can make sure that you use heavy duty materials.

You might also worry about the honesty of some employee, and that will give you an uneasy feeling knowing that some people are touching and packing your stuff without your presence yet you may also supervise them if you want most especially when it comes to expensive stuff.

Last, the driver’s speed when traveling your stuff for you will never control over how will they carry the goods. Hiring movers will make things as easy as waiting for everything to be transferred to the new house yet you can never see how well they carry your stuff and if they take things as easy as they could so nothing will get damaged.

So now, you have an idea of what to deal with when hiring a moving company.

Easing the Pain Communities Must Act to Heal Wounds of African-American Boys and Young Men

The plight of young African-American males can best be described
by the aforementioned definitions of pain, which in many ways
summarize their life experiences. Too many young black men endure
severe daily emotional stress or anguish, which they often strive to avoid
by any means necessary. Their daily walk comprises many perceptions
or assumptions that paint them as causes of trouble and sources of
discomfort or unhappiness. The weight of these perceptions and beliefs
are often unbearable and leave many of these boys and young men
feeling hopeless, confused and trapped in a society that does not value
them.

These feelings of worthlessness have been exacerbated by the
recent case and court decision regarding Trayvon Martin. The series of
events that led to his death as well as the assumptions and stereotypes
about African-American teenage boys and young men were at the center
of countless debates across the country. Are all young African-American
men viewed as shiftless, suspicious and dangerous? Under what circumstances is it safe to
wear a hoodie or to question why you are being followed? These and other questions are in the
minds of countless African-American youth as they attempt to persevere through a tumultuous
life journey in America.
President Barack Obama in a July 19, 2013, speech cited the Trayvon Martin tragedy
as emblematic of a broader American problem regarding African-American teenage boys and
young men. He challenged the nation to figure out what could be done to give this specific
population a sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to
invest in them. These are powerful and potentially prescriptive words that should not be
left for political banter. Only through sound political leadership and bold public policies can
the daunting challenges of young African-American males be fully identified, addressed and
resolved.

Immigration Path to Prosperity or Calamity?

It has often been said that the United States is a country of immigrants. Since the
turn of the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of Irish, Italian, Slovenian and Hungarian
immigrants, among others, have found their way to cities such as Cleveland, Ohio, to start
new lives. America was seen as a melting pot of backgrounds, where economic opportunity
and good fortune bubbled within reach of anyone willing to take a chance and pursue a
better future for themselves and their families. Given this welcoming past, it is quite curious
that, since 1955, “nine national surveys have shown an overwhelming majority of U.S.
citizens opposed to increasing immigration levels” (Fallon, 1996, p. 141). There has been
and continues to be a debate in this country about the impact of immigration on the U.S.
economy and society. Significant amounts of research have provided both proponents and
opponents of immigration with data to buttress their respective arguments. However, in the
final analysis, it is difficult to dispute that immigration provides – or has the potential to
provide – an economic benefit to our gross domestic product (GDP) and contributes to the
long-term stability of our society.

As Northeast Ohio begins the second decade of the 21st century, local political,
business and community leaders are engaged in a concerted effort to redesign and recast the
future of the region economically and socially. Several initiatives are currently under way
to improve educational attainment for students from preschool through college graduation,
stimulate business and economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for people in
the region. These efforts include early-childhood development programs, innovative and
career-oriented public schools, and scholarship and mentorship programs, to reference a
few. Although noble, these efforts have generated marginal results at best, particularly for
marginalized immigrant and minority populations.

Policy Bridge History

PolicyBridge is a 501c (3) non-partisan public policy think tank based in Northeast Ohio with a legislative office in Washington DC. Our key objective is to monitor urban policy issues and inform regional public policy debates by framing issues of relevance to the minority community.


FOUNDERS; RANDELL MCSHEPARD, MARK BATSON AND TIMOTHY GOLER

Randell McShepard – Board Chairman (Click here for Bio)
RMcShepard@policy-bridge.org

Gregory L. Brown(Click here for Bio)
gbrown@policy-bridge.org


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gregory L. Brown
Executive Director PolicyBridge

Jeffery Johnson          MSNBC Contributor & TheGRIO, White House Correspondent

Mittie Davis-Jones, Ph.D.
Director – Urban Child Research Center
Cleveland State University

Craig Follins, Ph.D. 
President, Olive-Harvey College

Rhonda Y. Williams, Ph.D. Director, Social Justice Institute/Alliance & Associate Professor, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University

Terri Hamilton-Brown (Board Treasurer)
Consultant

Valerie McCall
Chief of Government Affairs
Cleveland City Hall – Office of the Mayor

Randell McShepard (Board Chairman)
Vice President of Public Affairs
RPM International Inc.

Steven A. Minter
Executive-In Residence
Cleveland State University

Ronald V. Johnson
Vice President & Associate Counsel – Law Group KeyBank NA

Scott D. Roulston 
Former CEO and President
Fairport Asset Management, LLC

Sharon Sobol Jordan      President & CEO
Center for Families and Children

Steven Sims
Director of Office of Small Business
Regional Transit Authority

Eddie Taylor
President & CEO
Taylor Oswald Companies

Danny Wiliams
Executive Director
The Cleveland Free Clinic