Feb 022014

4 Tips For Hiring A Contractor

Contractors are often essential personnel on large-scale renovation projects. But how do you know you’re hiring the right people? Here are just four ways to sift through the rubble and find a gem.

1. Look for a License

While not every state requires its contractors to be licensed, contractors can still take the exams anyway to prove their knowledge and competency in the field. Ask for a licensing number before you sign any contracts or make any deals.

2. Verify Their Insurance

Good contractors have insurance. If they don’t, you could wind up liable for any accidents or injuries incurred during your remodeling project. Make sure you discuss insurance coverage during your initial consultation.

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Jan 292014

The Many Advantages Of Photo Editing Software

Gone are the days when only professional photographers had the skill to click different kinds of pictures. Nowadays, anyone who owns a sophisticated camera will be able click pictures as and when required. But if you compare the pictures you have clicked with the ones clicked by the professional photographer, you will notice that the images clicked by the expert look absolutely perfect. Do you want your photos to look flawless as well? If yes then you should get hold of photo editing software as soon as possible.

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Jan 252014

Precious Metals And Gems

Do you ever wonder what your unwanted jewelry is worth? Would you like to have an in-house laboratory offer you a comprehensive carefully-detailed process analysis using state-of-the-art analytical techniques in its precious metal recovery, refining and assaying business?

The four primary precious metals are silver, gold, palladium and platinum. It can be determined what the precious metal content and gemstone value are. Pieces are carefully inspected by an experienced and highly trained staff. Fillings and stones are removed before testing the metal for purity. The weight and percentage of the precious metal determines the final value.

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