of the Month!
5 Tips to make it more enjoyable…
Follow these tips before you leave and feel more secure about
your home being vacant:
1. Don’t advertise that you are gone:
- Discontinue newspaper delivery or have a neighbor bring in the paper
each day. A neighbor can bring in the mail and any other deliveries at
the same time.
- Arrange for someone to keep the lawn trim. Leave a car parked in the
- Don’t record a message on your answering machine or voice mail
that says you are gone. If you use an answering machine, have someone
remove messages periodically to prevent overloading its message capacity.
An overloaded machine won’t take messages properly and can tip-off
thieves that you are away.
2. Improve security:
- Make sure all windows and doors are locked, including those above the
ground floor. Use broom handles to wedge sliding glass doors shut.
- If you have an alarm, let the monitoring service know you are going.
Make sure alternate contacts are going to be in town.
- Tell neighbors you are leaving so they can watch your home.
- Install exterior lights that come on when it gets dark/go off when it’s
3. Just in case:
- Hide small valuable items like jewelry. Don’t place items in the
freezer, as it is an overused hiding place. A banged-up box high up in
a closet or in a remote corner of the basement should suffice.
- Photograph valuables as record for insurance purposes. Even better,
take a video inventory of each room, zooming in on brand names, model
numbers, and serial numbers.
4. Prevent water damage:
- If you are leaving town for more than a few days, turn the power to
your water heater off, shut off the main water supply valve to your house
and flush a toilet on the lowest floor to drain the system. Water damage
frequently happens while people are gone for extended periods of time
5. Save energy:
- Close all drapes and blinds to keep your home cooler. Set the thermostat
on your furnace or air conditioner to the lowest setting or turn them
off altogether. If you leave lights on, make sure that they are low energy
most importantly, have a great vacation!!!
About our Company…
Carpet Tech started with one cleaning rig in the back
of a minivan and today we have 7 Vortex units and 20 truck mounted cleaning
units PLUS Flood Rigs, Relay Rigs and State of the Art Truck Mounted Duct
Cleaning Vehicles. In 2003, we reached a significant milestone in our
history by breaking ground for a larger facility and expanding our operations
to more than double that of only a few years ago. We now have a shop in
Amarillo and Clovis, NM so that we are able to service this entire region!
Our Extensive list of services includes: Carpet Cleaning,
Stretching, & Repairs
24 Hour Water, Fire, & Smoke Damage Restoration - Tile & Grout
Cleaning, Sealing, Coloring, Stripping & Rewaxing - Upholstery, Drape,
& Area Rug - Steam or Dry Cleaning - Air Duct Cleaning - Wood Floor
Care & More!
Josh Pridmore, Scott Parkinson, Blaze Bingham, Brent
Stone, and Jerid Pridmore
No company is successful without dedicated and hard working employees,
and our company is no different. Without the knowledge and experience
these guys bring to the industry, we couldn’t handle such a large
network of clients. These are the guys to call to get the job done in
a timely manner. We are lucky to have them be a part of our team.
your home is a wreck, you call Carpet Tech!
For more information about Carpet Tech, click
here to visit their web site!