I was able to buy a small apartment building for a lot less money than I expected. I had inspected the building beforehand, so I knew that there was a lot of work to be done. I still considered it a steal though. One of the first things I had done was an inspection, and this was when it was determined that there was a slight mold problem. I had no idea how to handle this on my own, so I did an online search for a Charlotte mold removal company, which is how I found EDS Disaster Services.
They have an entire page dedicated to mold. It really helped me by learning all about mold this way. I have heard the term before, but I honestly could not explain it beyond knowing it was a fungus that can be dangerous. This site explained it in further detail, and it also explained how harmful it can be if it is not taken care of as soon as possible. That was enough to scare me into immediate action, so I called and made an appointment for someone to come out and help me get rid of it.
The team that came out really knew what they were doing. This was not a team that had a day of training. They went through extensive training in both how to use the tools that are required for the job as well as how to remove it. They follow strict protocols and follow all safety measures. That is what I wanted. I know there are companies that take shortcuts, but I did not want that. I want the problem to be taken care of right the first way so it does not cause harm further down the road. That is exactly what I got too!
If you have a pickup truck, you have a rolling business. If times are tough, there are things you can do to earn extra cash. When they cut the overtime at work, I took the time I would have been working extra hours at my job and put them to use collecting metal. Aluminum, copper, tungsten and other metals are worth money to scrap metal dealers, and most people just throw out metal scraps. I did not even tell people I was hurting for money. I just asked every family member, coworker and neighbor to keep aluminum cans and other metals for me. For people close by, I just picked them up. For coworkers who lived farther away, they brought them to me. I told people at work to just toss them in the back of my pickup truck.
I asked all my neighbors if they put out scrap metal for the trash if it would be okay if I picked it up. Some people call that garbage picking. I call it free money. As I said, I did not tell anyone it was for income. I did not deny it if asked, but I just mentioned the recycling aspect of it and how they could easily do their part. I had people give me scrap copper wire, aluminum cans and much more. Steel is not worth much, but it can be sold to scrap metal dealers too. Tungsten is heavy for its size, and it goes for about five bucks or more per pound, depending on where you live.
There is scrap value in most things people throw out. If you have specialized scrap dealers that want certain things in your area, you can focus on just those things. I like to deal with easy to find metal such as aluminum and copper that people throw out. People throw out a lot of aluminum. It is used to make cans, pots and pans, gutters, storm doors, outdoor furniture and more. Every ounce adds up to cash in your pocket.