Mold and Water Damage

Mold damage is a huge problem in the United States each year.  In more humid climates it can be a very serious problem, and one that definitely requires your attention as a homeowner.  It is imperative to make sure that you do not have trapped moisture or building problems within your structure.  Each year there are many homes and buildings that require a great deal of cost to make repairs, or even sometimes have to be demolished.

Mold damageMany cases of mold damage have led to extraordinary lawsuits.  This is sometimes the result of a home builder taking shortcuts during the construction process.  When the shortcuts for taken many times it results in defective and shoddy workmanship, and thus resulting in problems down the road.  It is so important to make sure that you check the history and building record of the company that you choose to build your home.

You only get one chance to do this research, so it must be done thoroughly each and every time.  There have been patterns of the same builders making the same mistakes during home construction over the years, which have led to mold damage, water damage, in general home deficiencies.  We had significant water damage in our home two years ago, and had to hire www.daytonacarpetcleaning.com to repair and replace the damage caused by this moisture.  And if you have water damage on your foundation or your concrete floors, there is no amount of carpet cleaning in Daytona Beach that is going to correct that problem.

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Poorly Maintained Property

It is hard to believe that something as simple as properly maintaining the trees and shrubs on your property can lead to a major lawsuit, but this is exactly what can happen. We had someone in my family who owned a piece of property in Daytona, and on this property there was a tree that was overhanging into the roadway. That it was not very far in the roadway, but just enough to slightly blocked the view when driving.

There was a driver several years ago was driving on this road and turned at the intersection, and the tree blocked her line of sight and she got into a very bad accident. She then sued this person in my family and it actually dragged out for more than 3 years. It was finally settled prior to going to trial, but there were thousands of dollars spent in legal fees before it was all said and done. Many people were hurt by this situation, and we did feel bad for the family of the driver.

overgrown-propetySo this is a valuable lesson that we all can learn from. It is so important to properly maintain your property at all times, and to make sure that it never gets to a point where it starts to overgrown and intrude on other’s property and certainly not on public property. It’s just a matter of staying on top of routine upkeep. We have hired www.daytona-tree-service.com to keep up our properties so that this does not happen again. They have done a very good job and we recommend them for any property upkeep. They now perform all of our land clearing that we have needed done in the past few months.

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Vehicle Recalls from Automakers

automakersClass action lawsuits have become such a major problem for the major auto corporations, that it has literally changed the way business is done. They had tightened all controls to a point we’re it is starting to impact all aspects of the industry. There are more and more recalls now in nearly every type of car, and this is all a direct result of the auto manufacturers taking every possible step to protect themselves and their companies.

If I recently took my SUV up in for an oil change and routine maintenance, and while my truck was there it was determined that there was a recall in place for my particular vehicle. As a result, they would not release my SUV until the recall was completed, and they held in there for over a week. They paid for a rental car which I used for the week, but it was very inconvenient and a hassle to deal with.

This is all the result of the many lawsuits that the big three auto corporations are dealing with, and it has definitely changed the way business is done. Now if you have a recall on your vehicle it is almost like a police state where they will hold it against your will until the recall is satisfied. And the volume of recalls has increased drastically, because as soon as there is the slightest possibility of a potential problem then it immediately comes a recall where every vehicle must fix the potential flaw, and everything comes to a grinding halt until that is complete.

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Hotel Lawsuits and How to Avoid

indexDaytona Beach is home to many beautiful resorts, hotels, and convention centers. They’re a great place to get away on vacation and really enjoyed a great time. There have been several lawsuits recently against hotels in this area as a result of defective products installed within the hotels. This is so often the case when hotels are trying to save money and purchase and install defective systems just to save a few dollars. It generally never works out in the end and it nearly always makes more sense to purchase quality products in the beginning.

This is especially true if you’re dealing with very technical and very delicate products like solar products. We have found Daytona Beach solar panels be a very high quality and installed in a very professional manner. They also have solar water heaters in Daytona Beach that are a great investment for hotels, resorts, and even homeowners. And if you purchase these type of quality products and you will reap the rewards in the future as they will perform better and save you money in the long run, and likely help you to avoid lawsuits.

A great example of where hotels try to save money is by not investing in the proper safety precautions around their swimming pools. There have been many stories of young children drowning as a result of the swimming pools not having their pools properly marked and safeguarded. Now it is more common to see signs that tried to avoid liability and take no responsibility for anything that happens in their pools.

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Big Tobacco Lawsuits

big-tobaccoTobacco lawsuits are among the most widespread in the entire United States, and the judgments from these lawsuits have been astronomical. An entire industry has been turned upside down as a result of consumers becoming more aware of the devastating effects of cigarette smoking. The large tobacco companies have been brought to their knees and forced to pay enormous fines to people have been harmed by cigarette usage.

On a very fundamental level it seems quite wrong that these tobacco companies were aware of the harmful effects of cigarette smoking, and they certainly should have been more responsible in the way these products were marketed, and provided clear warning to the public and to users. However, they clearly put profits and business interest in front of consumer health and this is flat wrong. This is the reason that class action lawsuits were created.

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Home Contractors for Carpet Cleaning

Upholstery CleaningCarpet cleaning probably seems like a rather harmless activity. However, if not done properly it can create many far-reaching and expensive problems. There was a class action lawsuit last year in Florida when a company used shoddy and broken equipment to do carpet cleaning and rug cleaning in a $2.5 million dollar mansion. The company made some mistakes and was using old and broken equipment and damaged an $80,000 oriental rug that was over 200 years old.

Hiring Qualified Companies

This is why it is so important to hire qualified companies to do work in your home or business. When you don’t do this important research, damage can happen in your home which can lead to many headaches and expenses. When we need carpet cleaning in Port Orange in our town home, we only hire the very best company. We have found Port Orange Carpet Cleaners to be extremely good at what they do, and they do not use old, faulty equipment.  They have all of the latest technology and equipment.

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Poor Upkeep Leading to Lawsuits

Dirty KitchenWe had a house fire in 2010 that started in our kitchen, and it was determined that it resulted from unclean appliances. It turned into a big lawsuit and many companies got involved in this lawsuit, and a great deal of money was spent. All because there was improper cleaning in our kitchen which led to a fire in our stove. Trapped dirt and trapped grease can be a problem if a lighter or match ever gets near it, so don’t make this mistake and end up in a lawsuit.

Cleaning your kitchen cabinets can be both easy or hard, depending on their shape and condition. One common issue with kitchen cabinet is grease which is caused by smoke and food particles. That is why, cleaning products with grease removal properties are usually recommended for kitchen maintenance. You need to choose the best cleaner which can handle both interior and exterior cabinet grime. The most basic idea to clean kitchen cabinets is to wipe down the exterior area with a nice cleanser. Remove everything inside the cabinets and clean the interior. So basically, it is a three step process; purchase an effective cleanser, clean exterior, and then clean interior.

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Lawsuits Dealing With Product Defects

Product DefectsNow that the holidays are over, it is a good time to consider the safety of all products in your home.  Your children probably collected a number of new gifts over the holidays, and it is a good time to take stock and make sure that everything is safe.

Each year there are always stories of children playing with gifts and gadgets that are sometimes not safe.  This, unfortunately, can result in very serious situations.  Product manufacturers sometimes take shortcuts and do not make sure that the products that they sell are safe for both adults and children.

This has led to many class action lawsuits over the years, and it is really one of the few ways to hold these manufacturers responsible for the products that they sell.  But as a parent or guardian, you can do your part also to make sure these various items are safe for use.

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Tree Fertilizers for Growth and Safety

To select the best granular fertilizer, you should pick a blend that offers nutrients particular to the needs of their garden as well as the lawn. No matter whether you are a plant specialist or a casual gardener, you should think about the type of plants you are feeding, as well as how rapid you need growth of the plants. This information will help you choose a mix of nutrients that will nourish as well as feed your trees and plants on a regular basis; without overfeeding or starving them.  Our business hired Port Orange Tree Service to provide tree fertilization for our business in Florida.  They were experts in granular fertilization, and also pointed out the concerns of spray-on fertilizers.

Spray-on fertilizers have taken a lot of heat in the past few years, as there was a class-action lawsuit related to spray-on fertilizers.  Scotts Miracle Gro Green Max was found to cause stains on driveways and sidewalks due to being a dark green color.  The product was supposed to have two purposes: to turn the lawn green like being painted on until the effect of the fertilizer began to take hold.  This resulted in many homeowners having colored sidewalks, and they banded together to file a lawsuit against Scotts.

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Dealing With Insurance Companies

For anyone who has ever dealt with insurance companies knows that they can be very difficult to work with.  They are always very eager to collect premiums, but when it comes time to settle a claim they are generally not as eager.  For this reason they have developed a reputation with many people that is less than positive.  It can be very frustrating when a consumer pays insurance premiums in good faith for many years, and then when something happens the insurance company does not step up and do the right thing.

This hit a new low after Hurricane Sandy.  There have been several class action lawsuits filed by homeowners and business owners in the Northeast as a result of insurance companies not paying claims on damages resulting from the hurricane.  This is truly a tragic circumstance.  Even the government has been dragged into this lawsuit.  These victims are at their most vulnerable point, indeed assistance for the most basic needs, such as food and housing.

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